Field Assistant / Driver (2 year renewable contract)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of Field Assistant / Driver. This position is funded by African Development Bank (AfDB) under the Support to Agricultural Research for Development of Strategic Crops in Africa (SARD-SC).

Position/Responsibilities

The Drivers/Field workers will work as members of the SARD-SC project team in Nigeria.

Primary Duties:

  • Drive Scientists and other research staff to research locations
  • Participate actively in the conduct of research experimentations at different sites
  • Convey research materials to all research and development locations
  • Assist in the planting and harvesting of maize trials.
  • Ensure that vehicles are properly maintained
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • Ordinary National Diploma in Crop Production, General Agriculture, Horticulture or related discipline from a reputable
  • Minimum experience of 2 years in a similar position
  • Possesion of a valid driving license
  • Good time management
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure
  • Team player

General information: Initial appointment is for two years. Subsequent renewal of the contract will be decided based on research outputs and productivity, and continued need for the position.

Remuneration:

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Method of Application:

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work. Evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to IITA website.

Please complete our online application form using this link:

http://www.iita.org/nrs-online-application.

Closing Date: 28th May 2013

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