Vacancy at IITA

Company Description
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (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.

Job Title: Research Associate

Job Description
The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking highly qualified Research Associate in Agribusiness Development staple crop processing zones (SCPZ) in Nigeria. The Agribusiness Development Research Associates will be under the supervision of the Rice Commodity Specialist.
He or she will lead and drive the technical aspects of the ATASP-1 project in project implementation SCPZs in Nigeria in close collaboration with other project staff.
He or she is responsible for all field based operations and processes targeted at achieving ATASP-1 project objectives to improve rice productivity and income at farm level. Each of the successful candidates will be posted at any of the SCPZ with frequent travel to the project communities.
Develop and coordinate market development strategy and interventions in the rice sector:
Support the design of rice sectors market development strategy within the context of ATASP-1 executed in Nigeria.
Plan and implement rice market development interventions in rice seed systems development, rice inputs and output market sub-sectors.
Organize capacity building for stakeholders (NARIs staff, extension agents, producers’ groups, seed companies, etc.) on rice sector market/ value chain development.

Job Qualification
MBA, MSc, MA, PhD, Fellowship

Job Experience
5 years

Job Location 

Job Category
Agriculture, Agro-Allied

Method of Application

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