Monday, 29 February 2016

Field Assistant/Driver at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (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 position below:

Job Title: Field Assistant/Driver

Reference: IITA-HR-NRS2016-012
Location: Kaduna
Recruitment Type: National (18 months contract)


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Assist in packaging and processing maize trials;
  • Participate in the conduct of research experiments at different sites;
  • Assist in data collection, planting and harvesting of maize trials;
  • Assist in seed production,
  • Drive SARD-SC (Maize) Country Coordinator and convey research materials to all research and development locations;
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.
  • O’Level certificate with 3 years experience performing similar role.
  • A valid driver’s licence is essential
  • Have basic knowledge of crop management operations.
  • Be able to work with little or no supervision.
  • We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.
Application Closing Date
2nd March, 2016.

How to Apply

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: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.