International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Job Recruitment 2018

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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Job Recruitment 2018 – The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the universes driving examination accomplices in discovering answers for appetite, ailing health, and destitution. Its honor winning examination for-improvement (R4D) approach tends to the advancement needs of tropical nations. IITA works with accomplices to upgrade edit quality and profitability, decrease maker and customer hazards, and produce riches from horticulture. IITA is a non-benefit association established in 1967 in Nigeria and administered by a Board of Trustees. IITA takes a shot at the accompanying harvests: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize.

We are enrolling to fill the accompanying positions underneath:

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Job Recruitment 2018

Title: Equipment Operator   

Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0039
Location: Kano
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Operate Tractor for mowing, ridging, spraying and harrowing;
  • Mark fields using marker;  Trail and Plough for research field operation;
  • Spray research field with spraying machine;
  • Apply fertilizer to research field;
  • Carryout harvest operations with harvester; Attend to minor repairs when necessary;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • SSCE or Trade Test with valid professional class E drivers’ licence and with at least five (5) years tractor operations working experience.

Competencies:

  • Must be strong and agile.
  • Have ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Must be hardworking, honest and trustworthy.

Remuneration 

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

Application Closing Date
2nd January, 2018.

Method of Application
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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Title: Farm Supervisor

Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0039
Location: Kano
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

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

  • Supervise land preparation (mowing ridging, harrowing etc.) within IITA and offsite stations;
  • Jointly attend to and educate students, farmers, and other bodies during excursions to IITA with the Visitors Assistant;
  • Assist in driving IITA trucks to and fro offsite stations to convey Tractors, equipment and implements;
  • Supervise operators on the use and maintenance of Tractors and implements;
  • Coordinate the multiplication of all IITA mandate varieties including cover crops;
  • Initiate the establishment of irrigation facilities in Kano station;
  • Supervise planting and harvesting of cover crops;
  • Assist in the management of the entire Kano Farm to international standard;
  • Coordinate training on tractorization;
  • Perform any other farm duties as may be assigned by the Head of Station.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc/HND in Agricultural Engineering or any other Agricultural Extension related discipline with at least 5 years working experience preferably in a very large farm.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must have:

  • The ability to manage multiple priorities/tasks effectively;
  • Good knowledge of Agronomy and/or Farm Management
  • The ability to work with little or no supervision under pressure in agricultural working environment;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Have strong computer skills;
  • Have ability to drive IITA’s earthmoving equipment and vehicles with a valid Driver’s license.

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

Application Closing Date
2nd January, 2018.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should complete the online application attaching their Cover Letter with detailed Curriculum Vitae saved in a single file 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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Title: Research Associate

Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0037
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Responsibilities

  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Participate in the coordination of the A4NH research program in Nigeria;
  • Ensure with stakeholders engagement and research implementation for the A4NH research program in Nigeria;
  • Conduct literature review, preparing presentation and the materials needed;
  • Support activities related to communication and knowledge mobilization (media engagement, stakeholders consultation, writing blogs, preparation of research and policy briefs);
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Master’s in Public Health, Nutrition, Development Studies, Agricultural Economics or related field with minimum of Five (5) years’ experience performing similar role in a structured organization.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must have:

  • Experience using statistical software packages (STATA);
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skill.
  • Ability to work independently and pay close to attention to details.
  • Good interpersonal skills, high energy and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to travel locally or internationally.

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

Application Closing Date
28th December, 2017.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should complete the online application attaching their Cover Letter with detailed Curriculum Vitae saved in a single file 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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Title: Resident Manager, Hospitality and Travel Services

Ref No: DDG-CS/RM/HTS/12/17
Location: Ibadan, Nigeria

Position Profile

  • The position requires a dynamic and energetic individual who leads by example. A manager who can balance the official needs of the Institutes (workshops, conferences and visitors) with those of the multi-cultural resident community (staff with their families) and national staff while marketing its service to fellow organizations to maintain a zero budget.
  • Ideally with a strong food and beverage background, the successful individual would be looking for a challenge a little different than the mainstream hotel and hospitality industry.
  • A demanding and challenging task that can be incredibly rewarding for the right candidate.
  • There would be an initial period of training and integration with the current manger prior to taking full responsibility for the operation.

Responsibilities
This position reports to the Deputy Director General-Corporate Services. The tasks are as follows:

  • Manage I-House, Ikeja Guest House, Abuja Guest House, Sports centre, all to international standards.
  • Manage bookings and the use of the IITA Ibadan Conference Centre.
  • Oversee canteen operations for 1500 national staff.
  • Oversee Travel Services.
  • Continue to enhance revenue generation through effective use of Hospitality and Travel Service facilities.
  • Ensure effective cost recovery of all operations, and meet the set zero budget targets.
  • Provide continuous staff training and good customer care.
  • Lead, recruit, develop and retain staff to deliver services in the most efficient and effective manner.
  • Plan and manage new acquisitions, maintenance and upgrade of facilities of all IITA guest houses as required.
  • Initiate energy saving methods.
  • Ensure delivery of effective client focused services.
  • Give professional support to leisure activities on the Ibadan compound and organize social events to enhance the quality of social life on IITA campus.
  • Develop and market the hospitality operation of the new environmental educational campsite.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by management.

Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate should have a post graduate college Diploma or Degree in Hospitality, Hotel Management or related field. Any related advanced degree will be an added advantage.

Core Competencies:

  • Minimum of 5 years proven experience in the hospitality business
  • Understanding of all hotel management best practices and relevant laws and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of international travel regulations, customs and currencies.
  • Solid understanding of hospitality procedure and best practices.
  • Excellent analytical mind with strong business acumen.
  • Ability to balance customer and business priorities.
  • Knowledge of quality standards (e.g. ISO).
  • Demonstrable aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Reliable with ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Outstanding communication (oral and written) and good negotiation skills.
  • Excellent hands-on experience in customer service or sales management skills.
  • Good interpersonal, excellent leadership, people management and organizational skills.
  • Numeracy and logistical planning skills. Great attention to details.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural environment.
  • Work experience in the hospitality and travel business in Africa is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and relevant software (e-g. ERP); knowledge of hotel management software (PMS) is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other languages is a plus.

Remuneration
The contract will be for an initial period of three years with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding. IITA offers internationally competitive remuneration package paid in U.S. Dollars and housing (depending on the family situation and availability) on its Ibadan Campus.

Application Closing Date
4th January, 2018.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants should complete the online application attaching their Cover Letter with detailed Curriculum Vitae saved in a single file 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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