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Research Associate at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

Research Associate

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience 5 years
  • Location Oyo
  • Job Field Medical / Health

Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0037
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Responsibilities

  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Participate in the coordination of the A4NH research program in Nigeria;
  • Ensure with stakeholders engagement and research implementation for the A4NH research program in Nigeria;
  • Conduct literature review, preparing presentation and the materials needed;
  • Support activities related to communication and knowledge mobilization (media engagement, stakeholders consultation, writing blogs, preparation of research and policy briefs);
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Master’s in Public Health, Nutrition, Development Studies, Agricultural Economics or related field with minimum of Five (5) years’ experience performing similar role in a structured organization.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must have:

  • Experience using statistical software packages (STATA);
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skill.
  • Ability to work independently and pay close to attention to details.
  • Good interpersonal skills, high energy and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to travel locally or internationally.

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

Method of Application

Applicants should complete the online application attaching their Cover Letter with detailed Curriculum Vitae saved in a single file 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, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

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Interested and qualified? Go to IITA – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture career website on jobs.iita.org to apply

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