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Job Vacancies at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), August 2018

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

Applications are invited for the position below:

 

Job Title: Technology Transfer Consultant
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2018-0001
Location: Kano
Recruitment Type: National (6-month renewable contract)

General

  • The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to support TAAT scaling work in Nigeria for the Livestock compact of the newly launched “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation” (TAAT) project.
  • ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centers dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org
  • TAAT is a key priority of the African Development Bank’s agricultural transformation agenda also known as the Feed Africa Strategy. TAAT is essentially a knowledge-and innovation-based response to the recognized need for scaling up proven technologies across Africa aiming to boost productivity, and to make Africa self-sufficient in key commodities. ILRI leads the Livestock compact of TAAT.

The position

  • ILRI is recruiting a Technology transfer consultant to support TAAT scaling work in Nigeria. The TAAT scaling consultant will report to the TAAT Livestock Compact Coordinator and will be overseen by the ILRI Country Representative.
  • Terms of Appointment. This is a consultant position, initial appointment is for six months with the possibility of renewal for another six months, contingent upon individual performance and continued project needs.

Main Duties 
In consultation with national and regional partners, plan TAAT Livestock Compact (Small Ruminant & Poultry) project interventions on the following:

  • Demonstration of profitability of alternative feed systems using High Quality Cassava Peels Mash (HQCP mash), for poultry and other livestock feeding in Southwest Nigeria
  • Promotion of business models for the set-up of Cassava peels processing in Nigeria.
  • Make arrangements with development partners (Government Agencies and private sector) for (joint) implementation of TAAT project interventions in Nigeria as stated above
  • Provide technical support for implementation of development interventions
  • Organize service providers, including cassava processors, feed millers and other value chain actors linkages in support of selected value chain development in Nigeria and at regional level
  • Develop capacity of livestock value chain actors and service providers in approaches and value chain interventions through in-service and on the job training
  • Support the project’s M&E system
  • Coordinate and report scaling activities to regional and national partners
  • Other duties that may be assigned by supervisor(s)

Education

  • M.Sc Degree in a relevant field.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in livestock research and/or development
  • Experience in capacity building
  • Experience in working with agricultural products value addition stakeholders

Skills:

  • Broad knowledge of agriculture and Willingness to travel within the country
  • Understanding of value chain concepts, and how to scale up livestock technologies
  • Understanding of business models set up and good interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical and English writing skills
  • Good organizational skills and partnership skills

 


Job Title: 
Technology Transfer Consultant
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2018-0001
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (6-month renewable contract)

General

  • The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a consultant to support TAAT scaling work in Nigeria for the Livestock compact of the newly launched “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation” (TAAT) project.
  • ILRI works to improve food and nutritional security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centers dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa. www.ilri.org
  • TAAT is a key priority of the African Development Bank’s agricultural transformation agenda also known as the Feed Africa Strategy. TAAT is essentially a knowledge-and innovation-based response to the recognized need for scaling up proven technologies across Africa aiming to boost productivity, and to make Africa self-sufficient in key commodities. ILRI leads the Livestock compact of TAAT.

The position

  • ILRI is recruiting a Technology transfer consultant to support TAAT scaling work in Nigeria. The TAAT scaling consultant will report to the TAAT Livestock Compact Coordinator and will be overseen by the ILRI Country Representative.
  • Terms of Appointment. This is a consultant position, initial appointment is for six months with the possibility of renewal for another six months, contingent upon individual performance and continued project needs.

Main Duties 
In consultation with national and regional partners, plan TAAT Livestock Compact (Small Ruminant & Poultry) project interventions on the following:

  • Organize service providers, including cassava processors, feed millers and other value chain actors linkages in support of selected value chain development in Nigeria and at regional level
  • Develop capacity of livestock value chain actors and service providers in approaches and value chain interventions through in-service and on the job training
  • Support the project’s M&E system
  • Coordinate and report scaling activities to regional and national partners
  • Other duties that may be assigned by supervisor(s)
  • Demonstration of profitability of alternative feed systems using High Quality Cassava Peels Mash (HQCP mash), for poultry and other livestock feeding in Southwest Nigeria
  • Promotion of business models for the set-up of Cassava peels processing in Nigeria.
  • Make arrangements with development partners (Government Agencies and private sector) for (joint) implementation of TAAT project interventions in Nigeria as stated above
  • Provide technical support for implementation of development interventions

Education

  • MSc degree in a relevant field

Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in livestock research and/or development
  • Experience in capacity building
  • Experience in working with agricultural products value addition stakeholders

Skills:

  • Good analytical and English writing skills
  • Good organizational skills and partnership skills
  • Broad knowledge of agriculture and Willingness to travel within the country
  • Understanding of value chain concepts, and how to scale up livestock technologies
  • Understanding of business models set up and good interpersonal skills

 

How To Apply
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.
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 13th August, 2018.

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