The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) HND/Bsc Job Recruitment

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) HND/Bsc Job Recruitment

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

1. Job Title: Information Communication & Technology Officer
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-016
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

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

  • Initiate and manage the project’s technology infrastructure including implementation and management of the software applications and hardware infrastructure that support operations;
  • Support the recruitment of trainees using the online platform;
  • Create and maintain the database of trained youths;
  • Develop ICT solutions to support project implementation and agri-business startups using ICT tools to participate in project implementation;
  • Update and maintain the ICT equipment inventory;
  • Perform needs assessment for new applications and modifications to existing ones;
  • Capacity development to improve digital skills of project beneficiaries on computer software and ICT systems;
  • Assist with preparation of operating budgets based on estimated and actual expenditures for ICT systems and support needs;
  • Update of the Youth in Agribusiness website to accommodate information on the project;
  • Assist in the compilation of reports for meetings, trainings and project activities;
  • Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualification

  • B.Sc/HND in Computer Science, Statistics or related field with minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing similar or related roles.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have experience in developing ICT related tools for promoting agribusiness;
  • Have experience in capturing events and reporting agribusiness related activities;
  • Have good working knowledge of MS Office packages
  • Have ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural environment;
  • Have excellent oral and writing communication skills.

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

Application Closing Date
4th June, 2019.

Method of Application 
Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and 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 welcomes applications from female candidates


2. Job Title: Project Coordinator
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-016
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Contract Type: 3-year renewable contract

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

  • Coordinate the day to day implementation of the Youth employment in Agribusiness and sustainable agriculture project;
  • Support the development of young Agripreneurs through demonstration and training in close collaboration with all program actors;
  • Facilitate the implementation of the project activities in all target locations and  participate in the monitoring of progress made towards achieving the project set goals and objectives;
  • Establish good linkages with the project partners to ensure adequate implementation of the project;
  • Ensure that quarterly and annually consolidated technical and financial reports for the project are prepared and submitted on schedule;
  • Present activities, results, impacts and outcomes of the project at professional, donor and other stakeholders’ meeting.
  • Support with the identification and screening of sites for training and entrepreneur incubation;
  • Monitor and manage project resources including financial resources;
  • Support the Youth in Agribusiness Office on training and incubation related activities;
  • Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • BSc/HND in Crop Production, Agriculture or related field with minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing similar or related roles.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have experience on project coordination with stakeholder engagement;
  • Have experience of community or rural development approach;
  • Have experience in market sector, Agribusiness, Civil Society Organization to maximize participation in publicity of the pilot;
  • Have Organizational, Planning and Budget management experience;
  • Have ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural environment;
  • Have excellent project management, interpersonal and team building skills.

Remuneration
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campu

Application Closing Date
4th June, 2019.

Method of Application 
Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and 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 welcomes applications from female candidates


3. Job Title: HR Information System Analyst
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-008
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Contract Type: 3-year renewable contract

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

  • Assist in all HR system upgrades and system additions in partnership with the Information Technology Unit;
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of application and database to automate specific HR process;
  • Input and update existing and new staff data into information system;
  • Maintain data integrity in systems by regularly analyzing and cleansing data;
  • Assist in providing day-to day technical support to HR staff and other HR Information System users;
  • Develop concepts, graphics and layout for print products;
  • Contribute to overall HR goals by carrying out task as may be directed by supervisor.

Qualification

  • BSc/HND in Computer Science, Statistics or related field with minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing similar or related roles.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must have:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • ICT, planning, organizational, business savvy and critical thinking skills.

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

Application Closing Date
4th June, 2019.

Method of Application 
Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and 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 welcomes applications from female candidates

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