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Senior Research Supervisor At IITA

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

Senior Research Supervisor (2-year renewable contract)

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


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:

  • Manage all day-to-day activities in the AfricaRice lowland breeding unit;
  • Assign tasks and supervise activities of AfricaRice lowland breeding unit staff;
  • Manage the hybridization program of the unit;
  • Assists with the seed production and maintenance of pure rice seeds;
  • Plan, prepare draft and finalize research protocols in consultations with Scientists
  • Supervise executive of rice trials both on-station and off stations;
  • Collation and analyses of data from experiments;
  • Maintain database of all research results;
  • Assists trainees and research fellows in the implementation of their research activities;
  • Provide supports to national program staff and national partners for field trials management and data management;
  • Contributes to publications and presentations of research outputs;
  • Assists in training and perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Educational, Experience and Other Requirements

BSC/HND in Agronomy, Crop Management or General Agriculture plus minimum of 3 years relevant experience.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good knowledge in using computer and software programs such as Microsoft word, Excel, CropStat, ICIS
  • Be able to work satisfactory with minimum supervision in a multicultural setting.
  • Possess good communication skills.


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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