Friday, 22 January 2016

Laboratory Attendant, Field Worker II at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of the tropics. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
Job Title: Laboratory Attendant, Field Worker II
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2016-006 
Contract: 1-year renewable contract
Slot: 2

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Assist in field and screen house planting for regeneration and virus indexing;
  • Assist in herbicide and insecticide application;
  • Assist in data collection on characterization for screen house and field regeneration and multiplication activities;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification, Experience and Skills
  • O’ Level with minimum of two (2) years working experience in a similar role.
Skills and Competencies:
  • Experience in inventory updating and seed bank activities.
  • Must be computer literate
  • Have good sense of cleanliness, safety and security precautions
  • We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.
Application Closing Date
4th February, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested applicants should forward their applications with 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 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.

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Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.