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Field Worker I at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Jul 1, 2020, 8:55 PM
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 seek suitable applicants for the position below at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan and its field locations in Ife, Owo, Ilesha, Ijebu, Ekom-Cross River:
     
Job Title: Field Worker I Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-018 Locations: Ife, Owo, Ilesha, Ijebu, Ekom-Cross River Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract) Position: Field Worker I (6-Positions) Contract: 2-year renewable contract
Duties
  • Carryout data collection activities and maintenance of on-farm trials with participating farmers and private sector technicians;
  • Train participating farmers and private sectors technicians on record keeping using field books;
  • Write monthly report on trial activities and status;
  • Collect soil and cocoa leaf samples, conduct cocoa bean harvest, take bean samples and arrange transport of samples to IITA-Ibadan, report damaged equipment’s to the trial manager and conduct visitors to the trial sites;
  • Assist in controlling plot integrity and report any damages to cocoa or shade trees;
  • Assist in controlling cocoa for pest and disease infestation and arrange for control measures according to protocol;
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualification
  • O’level with minimum of two (2) years’ related experience performing related role.
Competencies The ideal candidate must:
  • Have the ability to use the Microsoft Office tools
  • Have the ability to detect and identify major cocoa pests and disease.
  • Have the ability to rapidly respond to threats.
  • Have the ability to use ODK forms and procedures to collect and upload data.
  • Have the ability to know the bar code labelling concept and the procedure of allocating and reading bar codes.
Remuneration We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.
   
How to Apply Interested applicant should forward their Applications include 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  13th July, 2020.

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