Current Job Openings at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium.We thank you for your interest in IITA and invite you to explore many exciting and diverse career opportunities in a
work environment that enables you to be the best you can, advancing your professional and personal growth in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

Join a vibrant team that is committed to facilitating agricultural solutions for hunger, poverty, and natural resource degradation throughout the tropics.IITA is an equal opportunity employer and consideration for employment is given to qualified applicants regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national/ethnic origin or social status.

Please view our current job openings below.

Job Title: Administrative Support Officer
Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-045
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract) 
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
Administration of IDMU and E-Research:

  • Keeping records of all Unit’s activities and projects in MS Project, synchronized on SharePoint;
  • Monitoring timely delivery of work plan items, task starts all deadlines, institutional calendars etc;
  • To act as M&E focal point of the Unit;

Budget administration:

  • Receiving intense hands-on training on all administrative issues
    with special respect on Oracle core application and relevant add-on
    modules;
  • Handling internal workorder/facility /equipment requests and ready-to-sign-prepared purchased requests of the unit;
  • Monitoring, updating and clarifying issues on cost centres of the unit with the Finance Directorate;
  • Reporting on weekly basis;
  • Keeping inventory data of the unit up to date and clarifying issues with Supply chain or other relevant unit;

Data Management:

  • Oversee the management of data if in line with the unit’s data management plan;
  • Reporting on quarterly basis;
  • Manage unit’s SharePoint site including creating templates, report tracking, tagging, subsite administration;
  • Back up of all unit data and monitoring the backup practices of staff members;

Travel and meeting administration:

  • Keep minutes of unit or E-Research meetings;
  • Manage logistics of meetings, internal trainings etc. for IDMU,
    subunits and E-Research inclusive subcommittees (Open Access, Oracle,
    Com.);
  • Manage meeting documents (invitations, agenda, attendance, presented documents/files, pictures, minutes);
  • Manage travel arrangements (as far as not done by travel office);

Administration of personnel:

  • Keep unit’s leave calendar up to date;
  • Handle all administrative matters of interns, consultants and guests;
  • Collaborate with Corporate Administration, in particular on security and locating staff;
  • Coordinate internal training on administrative matters to Unit’s staff members;
  • Report on monthly basis;
  • Assisting unit’s staff members in using administrative
    self-service applications (Oracle, Hurix, work order request, travel
    authorization, vehicle request, etc.);

General Administration:

  • Coordinate workflow tracking and enhancing unit’s internal communication;

Qualifications

  • HND/BSc in Business Administration, Project Management or any
    other related field with at least five (5) years relevant experience
    performing similar role.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must have;

  • Excellent administrative and data handling skills
  • Good team working skills and must be able to share all relevant
    information with colleagues and users pro-actively at the right time;
  • Good manners in showing flexibility, respect, friendliness and cooperation.
  • Excellent MS Office skills including MS Access and MS Project
  • Experience in using SharePoint or proven ability to learn it quickly
  • Good personality with excellent communication skills

Job Title: Institutional Data Manager
Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-045
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract) 
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Advice project managers and project data manager on data management issues;
  • Serve as major contributor in writing procedural guidelines and
    workflow descriptions on project in collaboration with SharePoint
    designer (creating and refining project/unit SP-site template;
  • Guide in writing project/unit data management plans;
  • Seek approval of project/unit data management plans;
  • Facilitate project data management discussion and also travel to other countries for data management coordination;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
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Qualification

  • MSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or any other
    related field with at least ten (10) years relevant experience in data
    management, research or project development.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must have;

  • Excellent data management skills
  • Strong sense and information/data protection
  • Good team working skills and must be able to share all relevant
    information with colleagues and users pro-actively at the right time
  • Good manners in showing flexibility, respect, friendliness and openness in cooperation.
  • Good training and learning skills
  • Excellent MS Office skills including MS Access and MS Project
  • Experience in using SharePoint or proven ability to learn it quickly
  • Good personality with excellent communication skills 

 
Job Title: Technical Field Supervisor
Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-044
Locations: Abuja and Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)
Responsibilities

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist in keeping records of date of planting, Aflasafe application and harvesting of maize during planting season;
  • Assist in collecting maize and soil samples from the farmers’ fields and stores during sample aggregation;
  • Supervise the activities of Field Officers during sporulation verification;
  • Supervise the activities of Field of Officers during the taking of GPS coordinates of maize fields;
  • Provide technical support to Implementers and farmers on best Maize agronomic practice;
  • Assist in training of implementers and farmers under the Aflasafe AgResults project;
  • Assist in field demonstration of Aflasafe application to farmers and Implementers under the AgResults Aflasafe project;
  • Maintain accurate data records and field notebooks and computer
    records of the AgResults Aflasafe project that can be accessed on demand
    by supervisor;
  • Lead AgResults Aflasafe Field Officers for sporulation verification and GPS coordinates;
  • Assist in data entry and work schedule for AgResults Aflasafe project;
  • Ensure compliance with laboratory and field safety regulations;
  • Collect soil and maize samples at aggregation for AgResults Aflasafe project;
  • Assist in report collation and writing for the AgResults Aflasafe Project;
  • Assist in monitoring of activities of Implementers with the AgResults Aflasafe Project;
  • Perform any their duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • HND/BSc in Biological Science or relative courses with at least
    Four (4) years of relevant work experience performing similar role.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Be computer literate with a good working knowledge of computer based control systems and shared network drives.
  • Have strong Excel skills.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of supporting a project manager.
  • Experience of supporting technology transfer to smallholder farmers or innovation commercialization in agricultural sector.
  • Have experience of supporting staffs remotely.
  • Experience of conducting or supporting training for agricultural enterprises.
  • Have good knowledge of management of aflatoxin.
  • Have understanding of the approach to adopt in supporting growth of agricultural enterprises.
  • Have experience in data and sample collection; Experience in supporting stakeholders management activities

Job Title: Project Assistant I
Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-044
Locations: Abuja and Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract) 
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • To undertake duties as directed / requested by the Pilot Manager
    to support the delivery and Implementation of AgResults project;
  • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools
  • Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions
  • Handle requests for information and data
  • Assist in data collection, analysis and presentation;
  • Prepare written responses to routine enquiries
  • Contribute to the work of AgResults as appropriate.
  • Attend AgResults organized meetings and project initiatives as required.
  • Perform any their duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
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Qualification

  • HND/B.Sc in Management, Social Science or Agricultural related
    courses with at least Two (2) years of relevant work experience
    performing similar role.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must;

  • Be computer literate with a good working knowledge of computer based control systems and shared network drives.
  • Have strong Excel skills.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of supporting a project manager.
  • Experience of supporting technology transfer to smallholder farmers or innovation commercialization in agricultural sector.
  • Have experience of supporting staffs remotely.
  • Experience of conducting or supporting training foragricultural enterprises.
  • Have good knowledge of management of aflatoxin.
  • Have understanding of the approach to adopt in supporting growth of agricultural enterprises.
  • Have experience in data and sample collection;
  • Experience in supporting stakeholders management activities.

Job Title: Project Assistants II
Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-044
Locations: Abuja and Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract) 
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • To undertake duties as directed / requested by the Pilot Manager
    to support the delivery and Implementation of AgResults project;
  • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
  • Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
  • Handle requests for information and data
  • Assist in data collection, analysis and presentation;
  • Prepare written responses to routine enquiries
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments
  • Prepare agendas for meetings and prepare schedules and minute taking;
  • Contribute to the work of AgResults as appropriate.
  • Attend AgResults organized meetings and project initiatives as required.
  • Perform any their duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • HND/B.Sc in Management, Social Science or Agricultural related
    courses with at least Four (4) years of relevant work experience
    performing similar role.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must;

  • Be computer literate with a good working knowledge of computer based control systems and shared network drives.
  • Have strong Excel skills.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Experience of supporting a project manager.
  • Experience of supporting technology transfer to smallholder farmers or innovation commercialization in agricultural sector.
  • Have experience of supporting staffs remotely.
  • Experience of conducting or supporting training for agricultural enterprises.
  • Have good knowledge of management of aflatoxin.

How to Apply
Interested applicant should forward their applications including a
covering letter which should address how the candidate’s
background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position
applied for, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three
professional referees (which must include either the Head of the
applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct
Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

Click here to apply 

Application Deadline  9th November, 2016.

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