IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of the tropics. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.
POSITION : Research Associate
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
Under the supervision of the scientist, undertake project-related activities
Implement approved on-farm and demonstration of Cassava trials
Work with the IITA team, plan field days and training for Cassava farmers
Determine and supervise fertilizer and herbicide application protocols
Collect all relevant research and project data including outgrower contacts, farmers: including location, quantities, and pictures
Write reports of field trials, training, and other farmer participatory activities carried out.
Work with the IITA team to collate on a monthly basis progress report
Any other duty assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification, Experience and Skills
Minimum of MSc in Agriculture with a major in agronomy, or a related field
At least 2 years’ experience in Cassava production
Excellent writing skills
Ability to communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in the English language
Ability to communicate in one or more of local major languages.
Capacity to work effectively in a team
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed 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 either the Head of applicant's current or previous organization or applicant's direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package.