Research Supervisor 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. 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. Ongoing Recruitment in Nigeria | Job Vacancies | Employment | Career.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Research Supervisor

Reference ID: IITA-HR-NRS2022-011
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (2, 3-year renewable contract)


  • Carry out sorting of true cassava botanical seeds and make ready them ready for sowing.
  • Carry out the establishment of a crossing block in preparation for a new breeding season, maintenance of crossing blocks and Pre-nursery beds.
  • Collect agronomic data with the use of field book and manage harvest and disposal of transgenic field trials.
  • Handle transplanting of tissue culture transgenic plants.
  • Maintain and harden tissue culture and SAH transgenic plants.
  • Manage facility equipment, functionality and keep record of survival rates.
  • Establish field trial design with the use of
  • Manage data management, upload to and keep field book files for data collection.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • B.Sc / HND in Agriculture, Crop Science, or related field with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have basic knowledge of seed and agronomic data collection with the use of field book.
  • Have good communication skill (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Be able to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure.
  • Be able to follow instructions and work independently when necessary.


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

Application Closing Date
3rd August, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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  • Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae saved with their names 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.
  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.
  • While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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