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INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (IITA)

JOB OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT


Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0039 Position: Farm Supervisor

Location: Kano Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Date Posted: 18th December 2017 Closing Date: 2nd January 2018

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian for the

positions below at the Institute’s station in Kano.

Position: Farm Supervisor

DUTIES

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

Supervise land preparation (mowing ridging, harrowing etc.) within IITA and offsite

stations;
Jointly attend to and educate students, farmers, and other bodies during

excursions to IITA with the Visitors Assistant;
Assist in driving IITA trucks to and fro offsite stations to convey Tractors,

equipment and implements;
Supervise operators on the use and maintenance of Tractors and implements;
Coordinate the multiplication of all IITA mandate varieties including cover crops;
Initiate the establishment of irrigation facilities in Kano station;
Supervise planting and harvesting of cover crops;
Assist in the management of the entire Kano Farm to international standard;
Coordinate training on tractorization;
Perform any other farm duties as may be assigned by the Head of Station.

QUALIFICATION:

BSc/HND in Agricultural Engineering or any other Agricultural Extension related

discipline with at least 5 years working experience preferably in a very large farm.

COMPETENCIES:

The ideal candidate must have:

The ability to manage multiple priorities/tasks effectively;
Good knowledge of Agronomy and/or Farm Management

The ability to work with little or no supervision under pressure in agricultural

working environment;
Good interpersonal and communication skills;
Have strong computer skills;
Have ability to drive IITA’s earthmoving equipment and vehicles with a valid

Driver’s license.

REMUNERATION

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working

conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover

letter and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA

website: http://www.iita.org/about/jobs/ no later than Two Weeks from the date of this

publication. 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 particularly welcomes applications

from female candidates.




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