Field Work I Jobs in Nigeria Recruitment at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Field Work I Jobs in Nigeria Recruitment at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Field Work I Jobs in Nigeria Recruitment at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting for the following position:


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Job Title: Field Work I
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-018
Locations: Ife, Owo, Ilesha, Ijebu, Ekom-Cross River
>> Check Out Latest IITA Recruitment 2020 / 2021 (7 Positions)
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)
Position: Field Worker I (6-Positions)
Contract: 2-year renewable contract


  • Carryout data collection activities and maintenance of on-farm trials with participating farmers and private sector technicians;
  • Train participating farmers and private sectors technicians on record keeping using field books;
  • Assist in controlling plot integrity and report any damages to cocoa or shade trees;
  • Assist in controlling cocoa for pest and disease infestation and arrange for control measures according to protocol;
  • Write monthly report on trial activities and status;
  • Collect soil and cocoa leaf samples, conduct cocoa bean harvest, take bean samples and arrange transport of samples to IITA-Ibadan, report damaged equipment’s to the trial manager and conduct visitors to the trial sites;
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.


  • O’level with minimum of two (2) years’ related experience performing related role.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have the ability to use the Microsoft Office tools
  • Have the ability to use ODK forms and procedures to collect and upload data.
  • Have the ability to know the bar code labelling concept and the procedure of allocating and reading bar codes.
  • Have the ability to detect and identify major cocoa pests and disease.
  • Have the ability to rapidly respond to threats.

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

Method of Application
Interested applicant should Click here to apply
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