Posted on :
10 Jan, 2019
10 Jan, 2019
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. IITA is headquartered in Nigeria, with offices located in other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana. To find out more about IITA, visit our web site at http://www.iita.org
Job Title: Research Assistant – Agronomy/Horticulture
IITA hosts The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg, formerly, AVRDC) which is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan and regional offices around the globe. WorldVeg conducts research and development programs that contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world through increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables. WorldVeg’s Regional Office for West and Central (WCA) – Coastal and Humid Regions based in Cotonou, Benin Republic (with focus countries: Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria among others) conducts vegetable research and development and provides training and information services with the goal of improving nutrition and livelihoods among small-scale farmers and consumers in West and Central Africa.
Based on the World Vegetable Center’s new strategy for 2017 – 2025, the Center is expanding its work in Sub-Saharan Africa to increase vegetable production, household income and consumption with a focus in urban and peri-urban production systems in cocoa based systems along the coastal and humid regions of West and Central Africa. For more information on the World Vegetable Center, please visit: www.worldveg.org.
IITA on behalf of World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg), is seeking a Research Assistant – Agronomy/Horticulture to implement home garden demonstration experimental trials and conduct dry season agronomic, cropping systems research and development activities within cocoa-based systems in the Ashanti and Western Regions of Ghana.
The incumbent is responsible for providing quality support to the WorldVeg Project Manager. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Required Skills or Experience
How to Apply
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV (4 pages maximum) explaining their interest in the position, relevant documents and testimonials and the names and addresses (telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. Applications should be addressed to the Station Administrator, IITA-Ghana, P.O. Box TL 6, Tamale, and submitted by email ONLY to: [email protected] with a copy to [email protected] Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
IITA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply