International Trials Manager II at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium.Join a vibrant team that is committed to facilitating agricultural solutions for hunger, poverty, and natural resource degradation throughout the tropics.IITA is an equal opportunity employer and consideration for employment is given to qualified applicants regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national/ethnic origin or social status.The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian for the positions below at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.Position Title: International Trials Manager IIRef. IITA-HR-NRS2016-041 Location: Ibadan Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)ResponsibilitiesSuccessful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:Serve as a manager for the support of project building and sustainable Integrated Cassava Seed Systems in Nigeria (BASICS);Contribute in designing, planning and implementing of project activities for the breeders seed and quality seed components including multiplication of pre-basic seed, design and running onstation and on-farm demand create trials as well as on station experiments to demonstrate the benefits of using clean cassava stems;Contribute to the development, data collection, curation and analysis of all data of IITA’s involvement in the BASCIS project including multiplication production, inventory and cost information, certification and stem sales records, and experiments to improve multiplication methods;Assist with publishing research output in peer-reviewed international journal articles;Implement the SAH rapid multiplication system for cassava in Nigeria at IITA and backstop its implementation with other partners including NRCRI and a private processor;Implement and ensure quality seed production and seed certification for cassava with national partners including associated record keeping;Track seed flows in all stages of multiplication from pre-basic, basic and commercial seed stages;Organize commercial stem transactions at all stages including pricing, payment and accounting of transactions;Contribute to project monitoring and evaluation;Provide technical support to National Agricultural Research and Extension System and commercial seed producers the regions of project operations;Contribute in the development and dissemination of training documents (flyers, newsletters, posters, training and extension manual etc.);Liaise between other projects with similar objectives to ensure the coordination of related activities;Facilitate hosting of RTB staff at IITA;Perform other duties as needed and requested by the supervisor.

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