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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Seek to Recruits Research Supervisor Post-Harvest,Nigeria -July 2020

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. 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:

Job Title: Research Supervisor (Post-Harvest)

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-021
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)


  • The Research Supervisor Post-Harvest Receive, sort, and record samples received from on-station and off-station field trials.
  • The Research Supervisor Post-Harvest Manage pre-processing of roots samples (cleaning, peeling, and weighing).
  • Process roots samples to determine dry matter and starch content.
  • The Research Supervisor Post-Harvest Convert fresh cassava roots into processed products (mainly gari and odorless fufu).
  • Determine product yield per standardized unit of fresh roots.
  • Liaise with Food Science lab to evaluate quality traits on processed products and fresh roots.
  • Ensure all data are digitally recorded using PhenoApps
  • Responsible in collating, curating, and uploading all post-harvest phenotyping data to cloud storage (cassavabase).
  • Liaise with supervisors to plan and ensure procurement of supplies for laboratory analysis
  • Assist in training of collaborators, students, trainees/interns and NYSC members
  • Supervise junior staff and daily rated staff.
  • Perform all job-related duties as may be assigned by supervisor


  • BSc/HND in Agriculture, Biology, Food Science, or related fields with two (2) years’ experience in a field-based phenotyping environment for clonal crops.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good field data collection skills, excellent record keeping, experience in high through-put phenotyping, Trial data analysis skills
  • Be organized, strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills
  • Consistently follow field and lab protocols and other directions and with minimal errors
  • Be dependable, takes initiative and responsibility for own actions
  • Be flexible, adaptable, able to respond to changes in routine
  • Have strong listening, verbal, and documentation skills


  • We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

More Information

  • Job City Ibadan, Oyo

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