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International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Is Recruiting Several Positions

Date Posted: 06/Apr/2014
Deadline: 18/Apr/2014

Visiting Scientist – Maize (Ref: DDG-R4D/VSM/04/13)

Background: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of a Visiting Scientist – Maize.

IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating 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 http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.

The successful candidate will be part of the HarvestPlus project team and assist in the development, testing and dissemination of maize germplasm with enhanced levels of pro-vitamin A and zinc to partners. In addition, she/he will help identify sources of novel alleles associated with enhanced concentrations of pro-vitamin A from adapted and introduced maize germplasm and utilize molecular markers to introduce the alleles into maize germplasm with different genetic backgrounds and adaptive traits.

Position/Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of the Visiting Scientist will include:

  • Apply molecular tools to identify and transfer favorable alleles associated with high pro-vitamin A content from introduced and existing germplasm into inbred lines with diverse genetic backgrounds and adaptive traits.
  • Contribute to the development of new pro-vitamin A enriched maize varieties and hybrids with desirable adaptive traits for the lowlands.
  • Assist in organizing and conducting pro-vitamin A enriched maize hybrid and variety trials in IITA’s testing sites and in multiple locations in collaboration with partners.
  • Lead production of seeds of parents of hybrids and synthetic varieties to supply to partners for further multiplication.
  • Run analyses of data recorded in multiple locations using appropriate software package, prepare reports and draft manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.
  • Assist in the preparation of project proposals for funding.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor as required.

Educational Qualifications

The candidate should have obtained a PhD in plant breeding with considerable field experience and working knowledge of molecular tools as well as analyses of QTL and association studies.

Core Competencies:

  • Experience in planning and conducting field trials using appropriate designs as well as collecting and analyzing experimental data with relevant statistical software required.
  • A proven track record in publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Fluency in English and knowledge of a second language such as French would be an advantage.
  • Good inter-personal skills and ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams.

Duty Station: IITA-Ibadan, Nigeria.

General Information: Initial appointment is for a period of two-year with a possible extension to the third year. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.

Applications: Applications including covering letter, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager. Please complete our online application form using this link:

 

 

Cassava Database Curator / Data Analyst (2-year renewable contract)

he International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidate for the position of Cassava Database Curator/Data Analyst at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan.

Duties

Successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for monitoring supervising and screening data entry, maintenance and analysis for the cassava breeding unit
  • Carry out analysis of experimental data such as:
    • Analysis of variance for comparing genotype performance for single location and multi – environment GxE trials using standard applications in SAS, R, GenStat and GGE Biplot software
    • Develop appropriate selection indices for rapid advancement of cassava breeding trials
    • Work closely with molecular geneticist and Biometricians to integrate field and molecular data for genetic mapping studies
  • Backstop cassava breeding staff and research partners in development of experimental designs to apply appropriate statistical model for analysis
  • Prepare periodic status summaries on data analysis activities
  • Contribute to preparation of reports, publications and visual presentation of analysis results
  • Responsible for development and maintenance of IITA cassava breeding database including curation of pedigrees, clone names, genotypic and phenotypic data
  • Contribute to international cassava database development
  • Represent IITA at international meetings on data management
  • Assist with additional activities as requested by supervisor

Educational, Experience and Other Requirements

  • MSc degree in Computer Science, Statistics and other related fields. Minimum of Five (5) years’ research experience with an agricultural research organization or equivalent experience.

The ideal candidate must possess:

  • Excellent English reporting, writing and oral communication skills
  • Good experience with databases such as SQL server, Oracle, and MySQL
  • Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and organize workload; Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to interface with staff from all levels

Remuneration:

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

 

Senior Internal Auditor (2-year renewable contract)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidate for the position of Senior Internal Auditor at its Headquarters in Ibadan.

Duties

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties

  • Act as head of the Unit in the absence of the incumbent
  • Assist the Unit head in the preparation of the Report to the Audit Committee
  • Assist in development of the Unit's annual risk based Audit work plan
  • Assist the Unit head in managing the units activities
  • Carry out review of audit working paper files
  • Assist in the monitoring of adherence to the Annual work plan
  • Monitor the unit's annual budget under direction of the Unit head
  • Develop and Review Audit work programs
  • Carry out review of Internal Control and processes
  • Carry out substantive test of transactions and examination of records
  • Carry out operational and financial audits
  • Propose recommendation for Improving operations and controls
  • Write and review audit reports
  • Provide advice and support to Unit heads and project Managers
  • carry of investigations as may be required
  • Liaise with external auditor
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the supervisor

Educational, Experience and Other Requirements

  • HND/BSc degree in Accounting, Finance or any other relevant field with 7 years of experience in Auditing of which 2 years is in a senior position
  • Professional Membership of any of the following: ICAN, ACCA, CIA, CISA is highly essential.
  • Possession of MBA is highly desirable.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Good knowledge of International Auditing Standard
  • experience of ORACLE system or any ERP package
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and take initiative

Remuneration:

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

 

 

Oracle Accounting Officer (2-year renewable contract)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidate for the position of Oracle Accounting Officer at its Headquarters in Ibadan.

Duties

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  1. Purchase Order Accounting Management:
    • Reconcile Commitments and or Obligations on Purchase Orders (P.O) / Requisitions;
    • Periodically advise delivery status on paid P.O that have not been receipted and follow up with Supply Chain as necessary;
    • Monitor Local Prepaid orders and follow up with the buyer;
    • Provide Audit figure for Inventory and non-inventory Good-In-Transit at year-end financial accounts compilation;
    • Raise appropriate journal as necessary to correct wrong P. O coding of actual charges or elimination of encumbrances wrongly created;
  2. Inventory Management:
  3. Run daily the Cost Manager;
  4. Adjust for Invoice Price Variance (IPV);
  5. Attend to issue of wrong item pricing and correct as appropriate;
  6. Compute appropriate price when storekeepers are making item transfers;
  7. Close Cost module at month end accounts closure processes;
  8. Coordinate Annual Stock Count;
  9. Provide Year End Inventory Value for annual audit purpose;
  10. Process and upload financial spreadsheets into Oracle.
  11. Review Purchase Orders related payment vouchers as initiated by treasury staff.
  12. Assist in Fixed Assets Management.
  13. Perform any other duty assigned by the supervisor

Educational, Experience and Other Requirements

  • HND/BSc degree in Accounting, Finance or any other relevant field with 3 years of experience performing similar role.
  • Professional Membership of any of the following: ICAN, ACCA is highly essential.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Good experience of ORACLE system or any related ERP package
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and take initiative

Remuneration:

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

 

 

Research Supervisor (2 year renewable contract)

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

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

Remuneration:

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

 

 

Driver II (2 Positions in Abuja and 1 position in Ibadan) (AfricaRice) 2-year renewable contract

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the position of Driver II at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan and its station in Abuja.

Duties

Candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Drive vehicles within and outside Nigeria to convey, IRS, other staff, collaborators and visitors.
  • Record trip details in the vehicle logbook.
  • Liaise with Insurance Officer to ensure that vehicle documents (local and international) are valid and up to date.
  • Carry out routine vehicle maintenance checks
  • Carry out vehicle cleaning and ensure adequate kitting (tools, medical box, and accessories)
  • Liaise with Workshop to ensure prompt servicing of vehicle as at when due.
  • Ensure courteous and prompt attention to passengers’ needs while being conveyed.
  • Ensure due completion of feedback form for each trip completed and return same to Transport Pool Services.
  • Ensure safety of vehicle and passengers property

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

Remuneration:

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

 

 

Research Associate (2 year renewable contract)

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

Position / Responsibilities

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Production of breeder seed of selected early, extra-early and intermediate parental inbreds, hybrids, and open-pollinated varieties.
  • Provision of seed to NARS and Seed Companies of seven WASP countries.
  • Supervision of on-station trials
  • Conduct and management of maize field trials.
  • Direct supervision of staff and activities of the CORAF-WASP project
  • Collation and analyses of data from field experiments
  • Preparation of work plans and progress reports of the WASP Project
  • Perform any other responsibilities that may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • MSC in Plant Breeding , Agronomy 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

Remuneration:

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.

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