Jobs at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA): Research Supervisor (Seed Multiplication)

IITA is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.Job Title: Research Supervisor (Seed Multiplication)Ref.: IITA-HR-NRS2016-041Location: Ibadan, OyoResponsibilitiesSuccessful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:Assist in multiplication of virus-free cassava planting material using several different rapid multiplication methods;Assist in testing of treatments to improve multiplication rate and reduce cost of rapid multiplication systems in the laboratory and field;Assist in planting, maintenance, data collection, harvesting and post-harvest handling of roots and stems from variety trials on-station and on-farm;Assist with stem sales of pre-basic seed include keeping records of sales and facilitating payment and deposit of revenue from stem sales;Participate in training of technicians and partners on methods of cassava stem multiplication;Assist in supervising subordinate staff on field, laboratory and screenhouse activities;Assist in providing technical backstopping to cassava seed multipliers,Assist in collection and analyses of field and lab data including preparation of quality technical reports;Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.

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