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:
Job Title: Field Work I
Locations: Ife, Owo, Ilesha, Ijebu, Ekom-Cross River
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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.