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Research Technician at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)


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: Research Technician

Ref: STS2022-019
Location: Abuja
Recruitment Type: STS- National (6-months renewable contract)
Contract: 6 months’ renewable

Duties

  • Assist in implementation of all post-harvest operations under supervision of the post-harvest supervisors and line breeder.
  • Assist in processing cassava roots into designated food products (mainly gari, starch and odourless fufu).
  • Assist in determination of dry matter and starch content.
  • Assist in receiving, sorting and recording samples received from field trials.
  • Assist in data collection on cassava roots.
  • Perform any other job-related tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • O’level with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment.

Competences:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Have data collection and samples sorting skills.

Remuneration
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Or
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their applications with detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three professional referees (including and e-mail address) and photocopies of credentials to:
The Recruitment Office,
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture,
PMB 5320, Oyo Road,
Ibadan, Oyo State.

Application Deadline  6th December, 2022.

Note

  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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