Job Recruitment At IITA For Research Supervisor

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 tropical nations. 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. Please visit for more information on IITA.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position of Research Supervisor at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.

Job Title: Research Supervisor (2 year renewable contract)

Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Position / Responsibilities

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Preparation of Maize Seed
  • Processing and storage of maize seeds
  • Planting of maize seed and data collection
  • Supervision of field activities
  • Maintenance of maize cold store
  • Pollination of maize on the field
  • Harvesting of maize trials
  • Distribution of labour and allocation of daily responsibilities
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • BSc / HND in Plant Breeding , Agronomy or any related discipline
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant working experience on a similar role
  • Good skills in MS Office and general knowledge of computer

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be able to follow instructions and work independently where necessary.
  • Possess good organizational skills and demonstrate ability to work under pressure.
  • Be available to work outside office hours and for extended hours where necessary

Method of Application:
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website. 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 to

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

Application Closing Date:

18th April 2014



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