Technical Field Officer Job At International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA

Technical Field Officer

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Technical Field Officer Job Vacancy At the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA

A Technical Field Officer job vacancy is currently available at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified individuals.

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Our award-winning research for development (R4D) addresses the development needs of tropical countries.

DUTIES:

  • Contribute to capacity building of agro-input dealers and Agrochemical companies, extension agents, volunteer extension facilitators, partner seed companies and
  • community-based seed producers.
  • In consultation with the senior agronomist, will be responsible for advising on the technical aspects of the agricultural activities including mechanization.
  • Supervise extension agents in providing necessary extension and advisory services to networked farmers.
  • Link smallholder farmers to agro-input dealers, aggregators, processors, and markets.
  • Work closely with all relevant activity staff to support all aspects of field implementation.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

QUALIFICATION:

BSC/HND in Plant or Crop Science, Agriculture, Agriculture extension and rural sociology or related field with a minimum of five (5) years of experience performing similar or related
role in a well-structured organization.

COMPETENCIES:

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good knowledge of field operations and evaluation as well as data collection and analysis.
  • Have the ability to communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in English, Hausa and one or more of Northern Nigeria’s major languages.
  • Have the ability to travel into rural communities and impart knowledge to smallholder farmers.
  • Be proficient in the use of computers, and have a working knowledge of Microsoft tools, internet-based tools, and other electronic communication tools.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented multicultural environment.
  • Have the ability to deliver accurate and timely reports.
  • Be able to work with minimum supervision and with tight deadlines.

REMUNERATION:

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

How To Apply For Technical Field Officer Job

  • Hit the ‘APPLY FOR JOB’ button below.
  • Follow the displayed link to proceed to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA recruitment portal.
  • Complete the online application form and submit your application.
  • The application deadline is 29th June 2022.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.iita.org.