International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Job Vacancies (3 Positions) – July 2017

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), one of the worlds leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty, is currently seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidates for the following vacant positions below:

  1. Secretary II
  2. Research Supervisor (Tissue Culture)
  3. Research Supervisor (Virus Indexing)

*Job Title: Secretary II

Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0028 
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Position Responsibilities 
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Carryout general office administrative duties
  • Type reports, letter and other document which may be confidential in nature
  • Handle incoming mail, collection, distribution as well as mailing as directed
  • Carry out photocopying, scanning of documents
  • Carry out data entry and organize data in hard and soft copies
  • Organize and maintain archive for each scientist and his team
  • Maintain records of casual contracts, payment disbursement and work schedule
  • Carryout material procurement and track purchase orders as requested
  • Request and maintain record of office stationeries supply
  • Arrange travel through IITA travel authorization system
  • Manage scientists schedules and assist with meetings and training logistics
  • Receive visitors to units in a courteous manner
  • Answer telephone and direct request to the right unit and staff
  • Respond to e-mail requested as directed
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the scientist to whom support is being provided.

Qualification

  • BSc/HND in, Business Administration, Economics, Sciences, Social Science or other related field
  • With at least three (3) years relevant experience.

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to communicate ideas  effectively.
  • Have excellence computer skills, Microsoft application.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication.

Remuneration

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

Application Closing Date
21st July, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed 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.

Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)

Note: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcome applications from female candidates.

 

*Job Title: Research Supervisor (Virus Indexing)

Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0028
Location: Ibadan, Oyo 
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

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

  • Carryout virus indexing of yam and cassava plants using PCR;
  • Carryout virus indexing of yam and cassava plants by next generation sequencing method;
  • Participate in sample preparation (small RNA extraction and library preparation)
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • BSc/HND in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Pathology, Biochemistry or other related field with at least Three (3) years relevant experience

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Have experience in in vitro plant tissue culture.
  • Have experience with basic procedure and techniques in chemical and culture media.

Remuneration

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

Application Closing Date
21st July, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed 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.

Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)

Note: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcome applications from female candidates.

 

*Job Title: Research Supervisor (Tissue Culture)

Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0029
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Responsibilities

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Carryout meristem and tissue culture for in-vitro genebank;
  • Participate in yam and cassava in vitro processing, including establishment and multiplication under sterile conditions;
  • Conduct acclimatization and field transfer of in-vitro materials;
  • Participate in experiment designing;
  • Carryout cassava and yam sample preparation for indexing;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc/HND in Plant Biology, Physiology or other related field with at least Two (2) years relevant experience

Competencies
Ideal Candidate must:

  • Have experience in in vitro plant tissue culture
  • Have experience with basic procedure and techniques in chemical and culture media.

Remuneration

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

Application Closing Date
24th July, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed 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.

Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)

Note: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcome applications from female candidates.



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