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Research Supervisor at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidate for the position of Research Supervisor at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan.

Job Title: RESEARCH SUPERVISOR – Seed Systems (AfricaRice) 2-year renewable Contract

Duties

Successful candidate will:

  • Coordinate all AfricaRice seed foundation activities in Nigeria;
  • Multiply and distribute breeder and foundation seed on requests to the public and private seed companies;
  • Carry out regular varietal maintenance and purification of improved rice varieties
  • Link farmers, seed producers and variety release agents in PVS to speed up the release and dissemination of new varieties;
  • Prepare, develop training and extension materials on seed production and handling for technicians and farmers;
  • Maintain and clean all AfricaRice seed stores
  • Facilitate timely packaging, delivery and marketing of improved seeds to farmers;
  • Undertake any other duties as required by the Deputy Director General of Research for Development, Program Leader-Rice Sector Development and Regional Representative and coordinator.

Qualification and Experience
BSc/HND in Crop Production or related field plus at least 3 years experience in breeder and foundation seed production. Field experience on rice seed production in a research Institution will be an added advantage.

Applicant must:

  • have interest and ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams
  • be computer literate
  • have strong statistical skills
  • possess good interpersonal and communication skills


Remuneration:

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

Application Closing Date:
10th June, 2013

Method of Application
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, 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 and photocopies of credentials, to IITA WEBSITE

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