International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Research Technician I

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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is recruiting for Contract Research Technician I

Job Description

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 I 

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-005 
Location: Ibadan, Oyo 
Contract: 1-year renewable contract 
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract) 

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.


Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements


  • 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.

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.

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.

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About International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world's leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture, with the ultimate goals of reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. IITA's research-for-development (R4D) focuses on addressing th...
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February 1, 2019
Offer Type
Minimum of 2years
February 14, 2019
Research/ Survey
Agriculture/ Agro Allied
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