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Research Supervisor At IITA

Date Posted: 10/Sep/2013
Deadline: 17/Sep/2013

Research Supervisor (2-year renewable contract)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the position of Research Supervisor at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan.


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:

  • Collect, collate and summarize field and lab data;
  • Carry out laboratory activities;
  • Assist to train farmers;
  • Prepare weekly plan for all field workers and technicians in consultation with the Research Associate and other Research Supervisors in the Unit;
  • Supervise and coordinate the implementation of the weekly plan for Research Technician and Field Assistants;
  • Prepare the protocol for each field activity and supervise the implementation of these protocols;
  • Supervise and maintain the quality of field books and data;
  • Prepare and implement quality and continuous improvement protocols in the Unit;
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Supervisor.

Educational, Experience and Other Requirements

BSc/HND in General Agriculture/Crop Breeding with a minimum of 1 year in R4D breeding experience.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be open to new ideas and have the ability to change mindset;
  • Be able to follow instructions and work independently where necessary;
  • Be able to work under pressure during planting and harvesting seasons.
  • Be able to travel during planting and harvesting seasons;
  • Be proficient in at least one local language.


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

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.

Please complete our online application form using this link:

Closing Date: 17th September, 2013

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.


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