April 20, 2024

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit establishment that generates agricultural improvements to fulfill Africa’s most urgent challenges of starvation, malnutrition, poverty, and pure useful resource degradation. Working with numerous companions throughout sub-Saharan Africa, we enhance livelihoods, improve meals and vitamin safety, enhance employment, and protect pure useful resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a world agriculture analysis partnership for a meals safe future.

We are recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: Senior Research Supervisor

Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full-time


  • Support identification of traits in yam breeding traces and germplasm which might be fascinating for recycling as mother or father and development, corresponding to illness resistance, elevated yield, or improved meals high quality.
  • Participate within the execution of breeding trials in several rising situations to find out how properly they carry out in nature.
  • Assist in monitoring and figuring out yam ailments and creating methods to stop them from spreading to different vegetation.
  • Support the event of latest yam varieties that meet particular standards, corresponding to elevated productiveness or improved style, colour, and meals high quality.
  • Participate within the number of one of the best yam clones to breed based mostly on desired traits and traits.
  • Participate within the improvement of breeding methods to supply yam varieties with the specified traits, together with choosing dad and mom with desired traits that may be handed on to offspring.
  • Participate within the multiplication of planting supplies for breeding trials and supply.
  • Coordinate breeding testing networks with companions together with preparation of SOP, trial design, distribution of germplasm for testing networks, retrieving information, and guarantee information entry to the database.
  • Coordinate on-farm testing and demand creation community with producers, entrepreneurs, improvement practitioners, and shoppers.
  • Ensure well timed availability of germplasm stock studies.
  • Conduct and acquire vital information for superior breeding traces in each greenhouses and discipline areas.
  • Maintain breeder work collections within the discipline, analyze information and report back to the Supervisor on time.
  • Supervise each day informal laborers and different subordinate employees.
  • Perform another job-related duties as could also be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • B.Sc / HND in Agriculture or associated discipline with a minimal of 4 (4) years expertise performing comparable function in a well-structured atmosphere
  • Experience in clonal breeding program and on-farm testing can be an added benefit.

The perfect candidate should:

  • Be competent in farmer participatory actions/analysis
  • Have capability to speak successfully with companions and farmers.
  • Have capability to work beneath stress and ship high quality job.
  • Have wonderful group work functionality.
  • Be competent in information evaluation and report writing.


  • We provide extremely aggressive salaries with equally enticing advantages and wonderful working situations in a nice campus atmosphere.

Application Closing Date
twenty eighth July, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and certified candidates ought to:
Click here to apply online

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