Ongoing recruitment at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), 7th June 2017

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), is a
not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to
meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition,
poverty, and natural resource degradation.
Working with various
partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods,
enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and
preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a
global agriculture research partnership for a food secure
future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Publishing Assistant
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2017-0026
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3 year renewable contract)
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Participate in the designing and producing collateral materials
    for conferences, training, events, and meetings, i.e., name tags,
    tabletent flyers, programs, flyers, banners, medical IDs, complimentary
    cards, staff ID cards, streamers, posters, signages and other visual
    materials;
  • Participate in developing graphics and visual design, and
    layouts for various communication products and mediums based on design
    briefs;
  • Work on publication layouts using templates and prescribed formats
  • Discuss design job requirements, messages, strategies and presentations with clients
  • Digitize and organize documents, publications, images, slides,
    and other graphic assets for posterity based on specifications and
    according to IITA archival system and Open Access principles;
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • OND in Computer Science with at least three (3) years’ of
    experience in doing layouts and compositing or assembling communication
    materials using computer design packages.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have computer and desktop publishing skills.
  • Have good interpersonal skills.
Job Title: Communication and Media Assistant
Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0026
Locations: 
Oyo, Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3 year renewable contract)
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Regularly produce communication materials, such as the weekly
    newsletter with CO team of writers, editors, and designers in a timely
    manner.
  • Write online content, updates, features, and articles for IITA
    communication outlets, including the weekly newsletter (IITA News),
    monthly staff newsletter (Talking Drums), IITA social media outlets,
    IITA website, other IITA online sites, and other communication channels
  • Prepare copy for other communication materials, calendars,
    posters, flyers, slide presentations, other communication products: as
    needed.
  • Conduct interviews with scientists, staff, and visitors for
    institutional events, official functions, human interest and science
    stories: at least four interviews per month.
  • Document institutional events, meetings, workshops, conferences, and training through stories and photos: as needed
  • Organize media briefings and events for IITA: as needed
  • Provide communication backstopping for other programs/projects
    and other communication focal points on institutional and project
    events and other related initiatives: as needed
  • Assist in undertaking communication research and M&E
    activities: research on newsletter readership and assessment of other
    publications.
  • Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
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Qualification

  • HND/BSc. in Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, or
    related field with minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing
    same role.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be experience in science writing and in writing copy/stories and
    posts for various media: newspapers, blogs, flyers, briefing
    materials, social media platforms, etc.
  • Have excellent writing and verbal and oral communication skills.
  • Have ability to simplify and translate technical concepts into clear, understandable language
  • Proficiency in use of social media and Web tools, including mobile applications
  • Have good photographic skills
  • Have knowledge of editing.
  • Have working knowledge of layout and graphic software such as InDesign is desirable.
Job Title: Digital Communication Assistant
Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0026B
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3 year renewable contract)

Responsibilities

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Organize and manage the media asset bank and archiving both in Communication Unit and Data and Information Management Unit;
  • Take a logical approach to image management and supply the image
    database repository with meta tagging information using prescribed
    tools;
  • Process, upload, store, retrieve and manage research images in compliance with Open Access Policy
  • Provide support, respond to enquiries and requests for images
    from researchers, colleagues, clients and other databases on media
    assets;
  • Assure copyright compliance for images and other media assets;
  • Conduct training on image management, metadata tagging, and related topics;
  • Prepare periodic reports on IITA image repository;
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • B.ScHND in Agriculture, Science, Communication, Library Science,
    Management or related field with at least three (5) years’ experience,
    preferably performing same role.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be proficient in using computers, archiving and some graphic and imaging applications.
  • Have good communication skill.
Job Title: Marketing and Visitors Service Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2017-0026
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3 year renewable contract)
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Maintain and promote the institute’s image and brand through a positive and proactive awareness campaign;
  • Organize, coordinate, conduct visits, excursions and tours
    including logistics support for institutional events, exhibitions,
    conferences, seminars and workshops as needed;
  • Promote IITA and its work by providing up-to-date and adequate
    information about IITA activities and projects among various publics;
  • Ensure positive visitor experience for all IITA visitors, i.e.
    students, farmers, partners, VIPs, media, and other groups/ individuals;
  • Liaise with IITA units, including Security, Facilities
    Management Services FMS), Hospitality and Travel Services (HOSTRA),
    General Directorate, Western Africa Hub and other offices to arrange
    visits and schedules within and outside the Institute with other
    logistic requirements;
  • Manage the Corporate Store and assist in marketing corporate/institutional and promotional products;
  • Provide support for internal communication, inductions and orientations for new staffs;
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing and information dissemination efforts of the IITA Communication team;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
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Qualifications

  • BSc./HND in Mass Communication, Agriculture, Psychology or
    related disciplines with minimum of three (3) years’ experience in print
    or digital media house preferably in an international organization

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have exceptional customer relations and interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have proficiency knowledge of computer applications skills.
Job Title: Research Technician III
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2017-0025
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3 year renewable contract)
Responsibilities

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Carryout regeneration and rescue of seed lots on the field and screen house to improve the quality of research
  • Coordinate Planting, spraying of herbicides and insecticides;
  • Collect and enter research data using appropriate research tools
  • Coordinate labor recruitment, time keeping and supervise casual worker during field activities;
  • Carry out characterization and evaluation of seeds crop;
  • Participate in planting operation in the outstation seed regeneration activities;
  • Coordinate casual Coordinate casual labor and consultants to
    carry out regeneration and characterization activities on the field and
    screen house;
  • Organize day to day activities on regeneration and virus indexing of seeds crops.
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Crop production, General Agriculture or related field
  • At least Six (6) years’ experience performing same role.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be computer literate and have good sense of cleanliness.
  • Have good research activity knowledge
  • Have good safety precaution techniques.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified applicants should complete the online
application below attaching their cover letters with detailed curriculum
vitae saved in a single file in Microsoft Word format. The
application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three
professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or
previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of
current remuneration package.

Click here to apply

Application Deadline  16th June, 2017.

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