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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Research Technician I (Field) Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-027Location: KanoRecruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract) ResponsibilitiesSuccessful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:Assist with all research activities using MARS and MAGIC populations for tolerance/resistance to different abiotic and biotic stresses (drought related traits, Striga (Striga spp.), Aphid (Aphis craccivora Koch) and Bacterial blight (Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. vignicola (Xav); seed size and grain quality Aphid;Assist with field layout and infestation (bacterial blight, inoculums, striga seed etc.);Assist with data collection;Assist in fertilizer application and planting up to harvesting period and also supervision of casuals;Assist graduate students on research project as required;Drive and maintain breeding vehicles;Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.