VACANCY: Worldwide Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is Recruiting for Mission Coordinators and Area Staff

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Worldwide Potato Heart (CIP): CIP is a not-for-profit worldwide agricultural research-for-development group with a concentrate on potato, sweetpotato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its imaginative and prescient is roots and tubers enhancing the lives of the poor. CIP is devoted to reaching meals safety, improved well-being, and gender fairness for poor individuals in root and tuber farming and meals techniques of the creating world. CIP works with companions to contribute top quality science, expertise, and capability strengthening for sustainable science-based options. CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with workers and actions in over 30 areas throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a community of 15 Analysis Facilities and 16 Analysis Packages principally situated within the creating world and supported by greater than 50 donor members.

The Worldwide Institute of Tropical Agriculture on behalf of CIP seeks appropriate Nigerian for the place under:

 

 

Job Title: Mission Coordinator

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-026
Location: Nigeria
Recruitment Sort: Nationwide (1-year renewable contract)

In regards to the Job

  • NPSSP goals to help potato seed safety in Nigeria by constructing native capability inside the private and non-private sector to provide satisfactory quantities of high quality seed of in-demand and regionally tailored varieties that meet the primary market phase, whereas supporting smallholder farmers in maximizing their investments in seed by way of constructing capability in on-farm seed high quality administration, good agricultural practices for enhancing soil well being and fertility.

Duties
Mission Administration:

  • Study the mission proposal to completely perceive and internalize all the mission mission and be able to contribute as an vital member of the crew in the direction of assembly the set objectives at scale in an efficient, sustainable and cost-effective method.
  • Develop and preserve plans to help the mission together with analyses of activity, schedules and assets wanted’;
  • Underneath the steerage of your supervisors develop an in depth work plan for your self and diligently implement it to realize the set objectives and targets by figuring out, enrolling, handholding and monitoring appropriate mission companions for varied actions within the potato worth chain;
  • Liaise with the Supervisor to make sure that actions are accomplished on time inside price range and meet high quality commonplace which is able to embody creating and implementing plans for monitoring mission progress in addition to scheduling mission conferences;
  • Oversee day-to-day administration and implementation of the mission actions in shut collaboration with Inexperienced innovation facilities for the agriculture and meals sector (GIAE) groups and mission companions;
  • Facilitate the implementation of mission actions within the mission space and take part within the monitoring of progress made in the direction of reaching mission set objectives and outputs.
  • Make sure that quarterly and annual consolidated technical and monetary mission reviews are ready and submitted to this system administration workplace on schedule.
  • Current the actions, outcomes, impacts and outcomes of the mission at skilled, donor and different stakeholders’ conferences;
  • Doc classes realized and greatest practices on mission growth, implementation, and oversight actions;
  • Proactively take duty to make sure security of people and property always and implement the mission actions in well timed method consistent with the budgets allotted;
  • Be entrepreneurial and proactive in figuring out new alternatives, companions and methods in the direction of enhancing the general mission deliverables in the direction of assembly the organizational and donor expectations;
  • Present help to private and non-private sector companions and be sure that they’re totally and actively engaged;
  • Set up good linkages with CIP and IITA Nigeria to make sure that administrative help is offered for fiduciary companies reminiscent of procurement and monetary administration;
  • Set up and preserve good working relationships with authorities extension service, analysis stations, NGO companions, and farmer teams
  • In shut session and collaboration with the Inexperienced innovation facilities for the agriculture and meals sector (GIAE) groups be sure that capability is developed in all wanted areas for varied stakeholders inside the worth chain;
  • Perform every other duties as could also be assigned by the supervisor to satisfy the targets of the worth chain;
  • Aside from working in the direction of reaching this mission objectives, be an envoy for CIP and attempt to place CIP as a GoTo accomplice for GIZ, different donors and for the NARS companions in all issues associated to potato;

Technical Competencies:

  • Capability constructing of private and non-private companions on early technology seed potato manufacturing to discipline multiplication and bulking utilizing aeroponics and apical rooted cuttings expertise;
  • Demonstration and coaching of potato on-farm seed administration, soil fertility and different key agronomic practices and improvements by way of innovation websites;
  • Offering technical help to the nationwide program, when requested and inside the limits of accessible assets, in illness detection for seed certification schemes, in tissue tradition for early technology seed manufacturing;
  • Improvement and advocacy for regionally tailored protocols and schemes for seed high quality assurance to the federal and state-level company;
  • Design and implement wide-scale farmer extension supplies, briefs, scripts for cartoons and movies, together with by way of progressive use of ICTs platform;
  • Area bulking, testing, and identification of candidate CIP late-blight resistant varieties for Nigerian nationwide registration;
  • Perform every other duties as assigned by the Nation Workforce Chief or senior members of the organizations.

  • M.Sc in Agriculture or Agricultural associated self-discipline with minimal of ten (10) years’ associated expertise in mission coordination, implementation and administration and 6 years (6) of sensible expertise on potato seed system, good agricultural practices, seed storage, potato pest and illness shall be an added benefit.

Competencies:
The best candidate will need to have:

  • Glorious and demonstrated capability to jot down, publish, and disseminate technical reviews, success tales, and promotional supplies.
  • Means to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary crew in a cross-cultural atmosphere.
  • Means and willingness to journey and work in resource-poor, rural areas.
  • Glorious communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Glorious mission administration, management, interpersonal and team-building abilities.
  • Expertise on mission coordination with stakeholder engagement.
  • Organizational, planning and price range administration expertise.

Remuneration

  • We provide extremely aggressive wage with equally enticing advantages and glorious working situations in a nice campus atmosphere.

 

 

Methods to Apply
candidates ought to full the web software attaching detailed Cowl letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft phrase format. The applying should embody the names and e-mail addresses of three skilled referees which should embody the applicant’s present or earlier direct Supervisor, skilled colleague and proof of present remuneration bundle.

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Job Title: Area Employee II

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-027
Location: Nigeria
Recruitment Sort: Nationwide (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

  • Perform sorting and put together planting supplies for yam discipline trials and seed multiplication plots;
  • Help the institution of trials, seedling nursery and seed multiplication plots;
  • Carryout pollination and information capturing from yam hybridization block;
  • Help the post-harvest processing and information capturing from harvested tubers from yam trials;
  • Carryout upkeep of harvested yam tubers underneath optimum storage situation within the barn;
  • Perform institution of seedling nurseries within the display home and discipline;
  • Help in managing and sustaining established yam discipline trials underneath optimum agronomic situations and help harvesting, information assortment from yam trials, seedlings from the sector and display home;
  • Carry out every other duties as could also be assigned by the supervisor.

  • O’stage with minimal of three (three) years’ associated expertise performing a associated position.

Competencies
The best candidate will need to have:

  • Expertise in yam pollination and be affected person, keen about yam and keen to work further hours.

Remuneration

  • We provide extremely aggressive wage with equally enticing advantages and glorious working situations in a nice campus atmosphere.

 

 

 

Methods to Apply
candidates ought to full the web software attaching detailed Cowl letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft phrase format. The applying should embody the names and e-mail addresses of three skilled referees which should embody the applicant’s present or earlier direct Supervisor, skilled colleague and proof of present remuneration bundle.

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Notice: 

  • IITA is an equal alternative employer and is dedicated to constructing a various workforce. Whereas all functions shall be acknowledged, please be aware that solely shortlisted candidates shall be contacted
  • Vital Notes

     

  • The above statements are meant to explain the overall nature and stage of labor to be carried out by individuals assigned to this job.
    They aren’t to be construed as an exhaustive record of all tasks, duties and abilities required of personnel so labeled.
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    As a result of urgency of the place, we’ve the precise to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile earlier than the above deadline
    Solely certified candidates shall be invited for interview

 

Software Deadline  20th October, 2020.

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