IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of the tropics. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture.
Job Title: Research Technician I-Field
Assist with all research activities for MARS population, aphid, drought, striga and bacterial blight resistance;
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.
OND in General Agriculture preferably crop production, crop protection or related field with At least 2 years of relevant work experience performing similar role.
Be very detailed and highly organized.
Have good time management skill
Possess a valid driver’s license.
Be able to use a tablet or computer for data collection.
Have good communication skill both oral and written
Possess management skills
Good critical thinking and interpersonal skill.
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