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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 on behalf of ICRISAT to fill the position below:

Research Supervisor (Crop-Livestock)

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-005
Location: Biu, Borno
Contract: 1 year renewable contract

Duties
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Implement capacity building for stakeholders (extension agents, farmers’ groups, technicians) on the use of small and medium-scale machines and implements related to Sorghum production and processing;
  • Organize technical support for the farmer on best practices and techniques as related to arable crop production and post-harvest handling;
  • Identify and introduce appropriate machines and implements for drudgery reductions in arable crop production and post-harvest handling;
  • Promote adoption and use of appropriate technologies for crop-livestock integration;
  • Demonstrate new technologies of livestock feeding and practice to increase livestock productivities;
  • Supervise and support field-based staff including community-based facilitators and farmers implementing field activities in the FIF projects;
  • Supervise in conjunction with other project staff as may be required, annual field surveys on the agronomic, socio-economic and livelihoods aspects of crop and livestock farming including data analysis and reporting;
  • Write monthly, quarterly summaries and annual reports to the Supervisors as may be required for purposes of program documentation, M&E and reporting to donors;
  • Provide feedback and manage information to/from stakeholders (farmer organization, private sector value chain actors, etc);
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc / HND in Agriculture, Animal Science or related fields with minimum of two (2) years working experience performing related roles.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have demonstrated ability to carry out ToT capacity building and farmers groups trainings.
  • Have excellent written and spoken communication skills, including presentations
  • Be computer literacy with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.
  • Be proficiency in English language with excellent communication skills.
  • Shows commitment to teamwork with minimal supervision by working positively and cooperatively with others.
  • Have field-based experiences in Agriculture sector development projects implementation.
  • Have good knowledge of Sudan Savanah ecologies and communities in Nigeria with proven farmers capacity building, technology and innovation dissemination qualities.
  • Have previous experience in livestock systems
  • Have experience with community-based projects implementation and/or smallholder-oriented development initiatives are desirable.

Remuneration

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

Method of Application
Interested applicants should complete the online application below, attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word. 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, a professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

Click here to apply online

Click here for more Information (PDF)

Note

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

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  • Job City Borno
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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium.

IITA has aligned all its research programs to the new CGIAR Research Programs. We conduct research on the following thematic areas: Biotechnology and genetic improvement, Natural resource management, Social science and agribusiness, and Plant production and plant health.

We are involved in nine CGIAR Research Programs, namely, those on the (1) integrated systems for the humid tropics, (2) policies, institutions, and markets, (3) maize, (4) roots, tubers, and bananas, (5) grain legumes, (6) agriculture for improved nutrition and health, (7) water, land, and ecosystems, (8) climate change, agriculture, and food security, and (9) genebank.

We lead the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics) which addresses challenges in agricultural systems in the humid tropics. This CGIAR Research Program gives us an umbrella for all other CGIAR Research Programs which are components of the system. These could be commodity programs, such as maize, cassava, banana, or legumes, which could provide the institutional framework for socioeconomic studies, market, policies, and natural resource management. This CGIAR Research Program will have a major impact in attaining system-level outcomes.

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0 USD Borno CF 3201 Abc road Contract , 40 hours per week 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 on behalf of ICRISAT to fill the position below:Research Supervisor (Crop-Livestock)Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-005 Location: Biu, Borno Contract: 1 year renewable contract

Duties Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Implement capacity building for stakeholders (extension agents, farmers’ groups, technicians) on the use of small and medium-scale machines and implements related to Sorghum production and processing;
  • Organize technical support for the farmer on best practices and techniques as related to arable crop production and post-harvest handling;
  • Identify and introduce appropriate machines and implements for drudgery reductions in arable crop production and post-harvest handling;
  • Promote adoption and use of appropriate technologies for crop-livestock integration;
  • Demonstrate new technologies of livestock feeding and practice to increase livestock productivities;
  • Supervise and support field-based staff including community-based facilitators and farmers implementing field activities in the FIF projects;
  • Supervise in conjunction with other project staff as may be required, annual field surveys on the agronomic, socio-economic and livelihoods aspects of crop and livestock farming including data analysis and reporting;
  • Write monthly, quarterly summaries and annual reports to the Supervisors as may be required for purposes of program documentation, M&E and reporting to donors;
  • Provide feedback and manage information to/from stakeholders (farmer organization, private sector value chain actors, etc);
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc / HND in Agriculture, Animal Science or related fields with minimum of two (2) years working experience performing related roles.

Competencies: The ideal candidate must:

  • Have demonstrated ability to carry out ToT capacity building and farmers groups trainings.
  • Have excellent written and spoken communication skills, including presentations
  • Be computer literacy with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.
  • Be proficiency in English language with excellent communication skills.
  • Shows commitment to teamwork with minimal supervision by working positively and cooperatively with others.
  • Have field-based experiences in Agriculture sector development projects implementation.
  • Have good knowledge of Sudan Savanah ecologies and communities in Nigeria with proven farmers capacity building, technology and innovation dissemination qualities.
  • Have previous experience in livestock systems
  • Have experience with community-based projects implementation and/or smallholder-oriented development initiatives are desirable.

Remuneration

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

Method of Application Interested applicants should complete the online application below, attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word. 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, a professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.Click here to apply onlineClick here for more Information (PDF)Note

  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
2020-02-26

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