IITA Ghana Recruitment (Nov.2016) - Jobs in Ghana

IITA Ghana Recruitment (Nov.2016)

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3 Nov, 2016

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Technician Jobs in Ghana

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture, with the ultimate goals of reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. IITA’s research-for-development (R4D) focuses on addressing the development needs of tropical countries. The institute was established in 1967 and is headquartered in Ibadan, Nigeria, with several research stations across Africa. IITA is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Trustees, supported by several countries and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

IITA Ghana is seeking research staff to work on the Africa Research in sustainable intensification for the next generation (Africa RISING) project in the 3 northern regions

Job Description

Job Title: Research Technician – Crop Production

Responsibilities

•   Work with farmers, research, extension and development partners
•   Establish and monitor on-farm cereal, legume and vegetable trials
•   Apply experimental treatments with minimum supervision
•   Collect and enter data into computer
•   Assist with data analysis and writing reports
•   Assist with dissemination of good crop management practices
•   Assist with organising workshops, meetings and monitoring tours
•   Establish and maintain contacts with farmers and relevant stake holders
•   Perform any other official duties assigned by supervisor

Qualification Required & Experience

•   BSc or Diploma in Crop Production, Agronomy or Crop Science
•   High National Diploma in Crop Production, Agronomy or Crop Science
•   National Diploma in Crop Production, Agronomy or Crop Science

Required Skills and Experience

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•   A minimum of 2 to 3 years of post qualification research experience
•   Demonstrated skills in data collection and analysis
•   Good computer skills
•   Good writing and verbal communication skills in English
•   Knowledge of at least one native language

Location: Navorongo or Bolgatanga – Upper East Region and Wa, Upper West Region

How To Apply For The Job

Applications, including curriculum vitae, names and addresses of 3 referees and name of position should be addressed to:

Dr Asamoah Larbi
Chief Scientist,
Africa RISING West Africa Project and IITA Ghana
Country Representative
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Accra, Ghana

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Applications should be submitted by email to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 14 November, 2016

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