International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is recruiting for contract Research Technician I.
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.
Duties Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
Assist in operating all field activities of the group including planting, harvesting, irrigation, agronomic practices, trait scoring and also in autonomy;
Operate all field activities related to confied field trials (CFT) under supervision
Operating screen-house activities in the BL2 facility under supervision
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Min Required Experience:
National Diploma (ND) in General Agriculture or related field with minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing similar functions or related roles in a structured organization.
Competencies: The ideal candidate must have:
Ability to perform multiple tasks;
Good computer skills Good interpersonal relationships with other colleagues.
Good written and oral communication skills.
Remuneration We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.
Application Closing Date 14th February, 2019.
How to Apply Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae saved with their names 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.