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Research Supervisor At IITA

Date Posted: 19/Nov/2013
Deadline: 05/Dec/2013

Research Supervisor - Kano Station (2-year renewable contract)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the position of Research Supervisor in its Kano Station. This position is funded by African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa (SARD-SC).


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:

  • Assists in execution of agronomic trials to optimize on-farm maize yield
  • Assist with the collation and analyses of date resulting from agronomic experiments
  • Supervision of on-station and on-farm trials
  • Works with other project staff in capacity building of public and private sector partners to develop and disseminate agronomic practices that empower farmers optimize on-farm maize yield
  • Provide supports to national program staff and national partners for field trial management and data management and analysis,
  • Contributes to publications and presentation of research outputs
  • Any other responsibility as may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualification and Experience

BSc in Agronomy or related field. At least 2 years of relevant experience in national/international organizations.

Good communication skills (written and spoken) in English, innovative, ability to work with minimal supervision in a multi-disciplinary team.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good knowledge of computer skills;
  • Be Hardworking and ability to work under pressure with less supervision;
  • Be able to take initiative and be attentive to details


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 no later than Two Weeks from the date of this publication. 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.

Deadline: 5th December 2013

Please complete our online application form using this link:

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


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