Job Vacancy at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA): Fieldbank Manager

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.Position Title: Fieldbank ManagerRef. IITA-HR-NRS2016-038 Location: Ibadan Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)ResponsibilitiesSuccessful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:To effectively and efficiently manage operations of the Genetic Resources Center (GRC) fieldbank including staff and resources;To manage the conservation and characterization of GRC clonal crops in the field particular cassava, yam and Musa to a high standards;To assist in the achievement of GRC performance targets and to contribute to the development of GRC as a whole;To liaise effectively with the in vitro Genebank of GRC;To ensure the fieldbank follows best practice and in a modern fieldbank particularly in areas of barcoding, data management and mechanization;To liaise with other units within IITA particularly breeders on the evaluation of germplasm;To exist in the planning and implementation of collecting missions;To undertake capacity development of NARS and other partners;Assist in the development and implementation of research activities involving the fieldbank.

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