Recruitment at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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Recruitment 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.

Recruitment at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Recruitment at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Job Title: Publishing Assistant
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2017-0026
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3 year renewable contract)
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Participate in the designing and producing collateral materials for conferences, training, events, and meetings, i.e., name tags, tabletent flyers, programs, flyers, banners, medical IDs, complimentary cards, staff ID cards, streamers, posters, signages and other visual materials;
  • Participate in developing graphics and visual design, and layouts for various communication products and mediums based on design briefs;
  • Work on publication layouts using templates and prescribed formats
  • Discuss design job requirements, messages, strategies and presentations with clients
  • Digitize and organize documents, publications, images, slides, and other graphic assets for posterity based on specifications and according to IITA archival system and Open Access principles;
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • OND in Computer Science with at least three (3) years’ of experience in doing layouts and compositing or assembling communication materials using computer design packages.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have computer and desktop publishing skills.
  • Have good interpersonal skills.
Job Title: Communication and Media Assistant
Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0026
Locations: 
Oyo, Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3 year renewable contract)
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Regularly produce communication materials, such as the weekly newsletter with CO team of writers, editors, and designers in a timely manner.
  • Write online content, updates, features, and articles for IITA communication outlets, including the weekly newsletter (IITA News), monthly staff newsletter (Talking Drums), IITA social media outlets, IITA website, other IITA online sites, and other communication channels
  • Prepare copy for other communication materials, calendars, posters, flyers, slide presentations, other communication products: as needed.
  • Conduct interviews with scientists, staff, and visitors for institutional events, official functions, human interest and science stories: at least four interviews per month.
  • Document institutional events, meetings, workshops, conferences, and training through stories and photos: as needed
  • Organize media briefings and events for IITA: as needed
  • Provide communication backstopping for other programs/projects and other communication focal points on institutional and project events and other related initiatives: as needed
  • Assist in undertaking communication research and M&E activities: research on newsletter readership and assessment of other publications.
  • Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • HND/BSc. in Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, or related field with minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing same role.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be experience in science writing and in writing copy/stories and posts for various media: newspapers, blogs, flyers, briefing materials, social media platforms, etc.
  • Have excellent writing and verbal and oral communication skills.
  • Have ability to simplify and translate technical concepts into clear, understandable language
  • Proficiency in use of social media and Web tools, including mobile applications
  • Must Have good photographic skills
  • Have knowledge of editing.
  • Have working knowledge of layout and graphic software such as InDesign is desirable.
Job Title: Digital Communication Assistant
Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0026B
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3 year renewable contract)
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Organize and manage the media asset bank and archiving both in Communication Unit and Data and Information Management Unit;
  • Take a logical approach to image management and supply the image database repository with meta tagging information using prescribed tools;
  • Process, upload, store, retrieve and manage research images in compliance with Open Access Policy
  • Provide support, respond to enquiries and requests for images from researchers, colleagues, clients and other databases on media assets;
  • Assure copyright compliance for images and other media assets;
  • Conduct training on image management, metadata tagging, and related topics;
  • Prepare periodic reports on IITA image repository;
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • B.ScHND in Agriculture, Science, Communication, Library Science, Management or related field with at least three (5) years’ experience, preferably performing same role.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be proficient in using computers, archiving and some graphic and imaging applications.
  • Have good communication skill.
Job Title: Marketing and Visitors Service Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2017-0026
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3 year renewable contract)
Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Maintain and promote the institute’s image and brand through a positive and proactive awareness campaign;
  • Organize, coordinate, conduct visits, excursions and tours including logistics support for institutional events, exhibitions, conferences, seminars and workshops as needed;
  • Promote IITA and its work by providing up-to-date and adequate information about IITA activities and projects among various publics;
  • Ensure positive visitor experience for all IITA visitors, i.e. students, farmers, partners, VIPs, media, and other groups/ individuals;
  • Liaise with IITA units, including Security, Facilities Management Services FMS), Hospitality and Travel Services (HOSTRA), General Directorate, Western Africa Hub and other offices to arrange visits and schedules within and outside the Institute with other logistic requirements;
  • Manage the Corporate Store and assist in marketing corporate/institutional and promotional products;
  • Provide support for internal communication, inductions and orientations for new staffs;
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing and information dissemination efforts of the IITA Communication team;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • BSc./HND in Mass Communication, Agriculture, Psychology or related disciplines with minimum of three (3) years’ experience in print or digital media house preferably in an international organization

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have exceptional customer relations and interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have proficiency knowledge of computer applications skills.
Job Title: Research Technician III
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2017-0025
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3 year renewable contract)
Responsibilities

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Carryout regeneration and rescue of seed lots on the field and screen house to improve the quality of research
  • Coordinate Planting, spraying of herbicides and insecticides;
  • Collect and enter research data using appropriate research tools
  • Coordinate labor recruitment, time keeping and supervise casual worker during field activities;
  • Carry out characterization and evaluation of seeds crop;
  • Participate in planting operation in the outstation seed regeneration activities;
  • Coordinate casual Coordinate casual labor and consultants to carry out regeneration and characterization activities on the field and screen house;
  • Organize day to day activities on regeneration and virus indexing of seeds crops.
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Crop production, General Agriculture or related field
  • At least Six (6) years’ experience performing same role.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be computer literate and have good sense of cleanliness.
  • Have good research activity knowledge
  • Have good safety precaution techniques.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified applicants should complete the online application below attaching their cover letters 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.
Recruitment at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
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Recruitment at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Application Deadline  16th June, 2017.

Recruitment at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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