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Employment Opportunities at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, on behalf of HarvestPlus, seeks suitable Nigerians for the positions below at its country office in Ibadan:

 

Job Title: Program Associate

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2022-002
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

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

  • Support the CBC Nigeria Program Manager to ensure technical, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring of vitamin A maize (VAM) & vitamin A cassava (VAC) crops value chains.
  • Support in strengthening of institution that enhances the performance of businesses along the value chains.
  • Support HarvestPlus partners and stakeholders in the implementation of projects and report project regularly.
  • Develop appropriate business models and plans for the implementation and delivery of vitamin A maize (VAM) & vitamin A cassava (VAC) supply chain.
  • Specifically work with seed companies to ensure production, distribution and marketing of seeds and stems.
  • Work with seed companies and agro dealers to ensure access to seeds at state and LGA levels.
  • Support seed value chains with demand creation exercises and demos to stimulate demand for vitamin A maize (VAM) & vitamin A cassava (VAC) crops value chains.
  • Provide technical support to extension officers to create a multiplier effect.
  • Provide technical support to agro dealers and stem entrepreneurs to provide technical information to farmers at point of sales product at the various commodity markets.
  • Coordinate and network with relevant stakeholders/actors operating in the various vitamin A maize (VAM) & vitamin A cassava (VAC) crops value chains.
  • Work closely in collaboration with other members of HarvestPlus team.
  • Have prior knowledge of private sector development initiatives.
  • Prepare and implement operational plans and budgets for effective engagements with the development, private and public sector and ensure proper coordination of activities along the links of the value chains.
  • Develop and implement technical, organizational and business advisory services, and support to the creation of enabling environment.
  • Develop advisory service models that will deliver appropriate value chain-wide technical support.
  • Have sound knowledge of agricultural extension skills and smallholder capacity building and a focus of inclusive business models.
  • Design and support the implementation of specific studies and request for proposal, country-specific contributions to monitoring, reporting to monthly, biannual and annual progress reports and evaluation of program activities
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Business Administration, or related field with a minimum of five (5) years experience in the food business, marketing and technical function or similar role in a well-structured environment or donor-funded organization.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good report writing skills, high competency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Have basic presentation skills and good at making networks.
  • Have additional training in the areas of value chain approach, entrepreneurship, business development services, policy formulation, advocacy, ICT and experience in implementing nutrition-sensitive value chains will be an advantage.
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Remuneration
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Application Closing Date
12th March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

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Job Title: Market System / Value Chain Advisor

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2022-002
Location: Abuja
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

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

  • Technically coordinate, implement, and monitor biofortified crops value chains.
  • Support HarvestPlus partners and stakeholders in the implementation of projects and regular project reporting.
  • Develop appropriate business models and plans for the implementation and delivery of biofortified crops value chains.
  • Specifically work with seed companies to ensure production, distribution, and marketing of biofortified seeds.
  • Work with seed companies and agro dealers to ensure access to seeds at state and LGA levels.
  • Support seed value chains with demand creation exercises and demos to stimulate demand for biofortified crops.
  • Facilitate contractual relationship between producers and aggregators.
  • Integrate commodity brokers into the various value chains to support marketing of biofortified produce at the various commodity markets/hubs.
  • Coordinate and network with relevant stakeholders/actors operating in the various biofortified value chains.
  • Have experience in integration of stakeholders into value chains and be knowledgeable in identifying constraints and strengthening of weak linkages in value chains.
  • Provide technical leadership for the implementation of activities using a market systems development approach.
  • Build capacity of technical partners and stakeholders to foster market system upgrading.
  • Implement diagnostics and assessments to evaluate market opportunities, identify partners, and design project partnerships and activities.
  • Provide thought advice for the project implementing area private sector businesses, and other stakeholders in improving the market system.
  • Work closely with the field team to strategize and implement activities aligned with the annual HarvestPlus project targets and be experienced in implementing value chain projects in Northern Nigeria.
  • Implement value chains in crisis areas and work closely in collaboration with other members of HarvestPlus team.
  • Prepare and implement operational plans and budgets for effective engagements with the development, private and public sector.
  • Develop and implement technical, organizational and business advisory services and support to the creation of enabling environment.
  • Work closely with the state and federal ministries of agriculture to integrate biofortification into their yearly programs.
  • Develop and implement advisory services models that will deliver appropriate value chainwide technical support.
  • Have sound knowledge of agricultural extension skills and smallholder capacity building and a focus of inclusive business models.
  • Design and support the implementation of specific studies and request for proposals.
  • Country specific contributions to monitoring, reporting to monthly, biannual and annual progress reports and evaluation of program activities.
  • Prepare, moderate, document meetings and workshops and the organization of field trips as requested.
  • Organize and implement field trainings and workshops.
  • Coordinate the work of consultants/resource persons;
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Agricultural Agriculture (Agronomy), Agriculture Extension, Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Economics and Extension, Business Administration, or related field with a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in food business, marketing and technical function or similar role in a well-structured environment or donor-funded organization.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have additional training in the areas of value chain approach, cooperatives / social entrepreneurship, banking and finance, non-governmental organization (NGO) administration, business development services, policy formulation and advocacy ICT will be an advantage.
  • Be experience in implementing nutrition-sensitive value chains
  • Be experienced in agro-industries or development organization to facilitate and promote private sector agricultural development initiatives.

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

Application Closing Date
12th March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

Job Title: Security Guard

Reference No.: STS2022001
Location: Mokwa, Niger
Recruitment Type: STSNational (6months renewable contract)
Duration: 
6months renewable contract
Slot: 2

Duties

  • Watch over experimental farm and maintain fence line.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • O’level with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent communication skill (reading, writing, and speaking) and be attentive to details.

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

Application Closing Date
15th March, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Information

  • Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching a 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 and professional colleague.
  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.
  • While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

 

Important Notice

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to it.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
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  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
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  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

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