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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. Our award-winning research for development (R4D) addresses the development needs of tropical countries. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consu…

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    • Open Jobs
      1. Communication and Knowledge Manager
      2. Senior Agronomist
    • Method of Application

    Communication and Knowledge Manager

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 7 years
    • Location Adamawa
    • Job Field Media / Advertising / Branding&nbsp

    Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2021-0019
    Location: Yola, Adamawa
    Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

    Duties
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

    • Develop, coordinate, and implement a detailed communication and knowledge exchange plan for the Activity in close collaboration with Activity experts, partners and the Chief of Party;
    • Establish and maintain approaches to ensure the sustainable, timely, transparent and interconnected two-way exchange of knowledge across the Activity;
    • Manage and ensure effective stakeholder relationships and knowledge exchange approaches by engaging in dialog and using feedback mechanisms with Activity partners, ADPs and beneficiaries;
    • Manage Activity events (including press conferences, promotional events and exhibitions) and produce accurate timely report, events and success stories, newsletters/bulletin;
    • Set up, design and coordinate an online media platform on Activity results in close collaboration with a social media;
    • Support web-based tools and social media for widespread communication of knowledge generated;
    • Produce efficient communication materials (print and audio including educational video documentation) adapted to the needs of farmers for communication of key Activity outputs and learnings;
    • Advise on and produce training and educational materials for the manufacture and use of the best-practice production technologies, seed systems approaches, business cluster formation, and integrated value chain development for extension services and rural populations;
    • Manage in close collaboration with the Chief of Party and the donor the PR aspect of a possible crisis situation and advising on possible crisis communicationstrategies;
    • Participate and contribute to the reporting, evaluation and planning processes and elaboration of Activity.
    • Work with other staff of the Activity to ensure that the objectives of the Activity are achieved;
    • Perform any other job-related task asmay be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s in Mass Communication, Journalism, English Language, Linguistics, Public Relations or related field;
    • With a minimum of seven (7) years experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment or donor funded organization.

    Competencies
    The ideal candidate must:

    • Be proficient in the use of computers (with good grasp and knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing, power point presentation and other MS office applications), database management software, internet-based tools and other electronic communication tools.
    • Have a good understanding and knowledge of online social media tools (such as Web 2.0 platforms, blog sites etc.) and writing for the Web.
    • Be Proficientin English language with excellent oral, writing, communication, and presentation skills.
    • Have excellent interpersonal skills, be a team worker and facilitator, communication and networking skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented multicultural environment.
    • Demonstrateability to plan and co-ordinate, and monitor own work plans, prioritize and organize workloads; take initiatives and work under pressure.
    • Have an excellent understanding of agriculture, poverty, youth empowerment, gender and sustainability issues in rural development of Nigeria, especially in the Northeast region.|
    • Have ability to integrate in an existing complex programme set-up.
    • Have ability to deliver accurate and timely reports, events and success stories and newsletters/bulletins.
    • Be able to work with minimum supervision and with tight deadlines.
    • Ability to communicate in one or more of northern Nigeria’s major languages is an advantage.

    Remuneration

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

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    Senior Agronomist

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 7 years
    • Location Adamawa
    • Job Field Agriculture / Agro-Allied&nbsp

    Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2021-0019
    Location: Yola, Adamawa
    Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

    Duties
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

    • Facilitate partnerships with dissemination (extension) and market partners. Provide strategic support in a wide variety of areas including value chain development and upgrading strategies, improving access to agricultural inputs, access to agricultural extension, and marketing;
    • Oversee and co-ordinate all agronomical and technical field activities carried out by stakeholders (small holder farmers, community-based seed producers, partner seed companies etc.) and provide necessary agronomical technical backstopping to them in the two target states (Adamawa and Borno);
    • Provide leadership in designing, planning and implementation of demonstrations of soil, crop and livestock management technologies in farming communities;
    • Provide necessary inputs into the Activity’s annual workplan (especially on Component 1) and prepare quarterly/annual workplan performance report;
    • Strengthen seed production systems for cereal and legume crops in Northeast Nigeria. Help to establish and strengthen community-based seed multiplication and dissemination schemes of improved crop varieties;
    • Organise and lead capacity building activities for different stakeholders including extension agents, input dealers andother service providers;
    • Lead in the recommendations and dissemination of improved crop-based production systems in Adamawa and Borno states;
    • Compile, collate and prepare technical reports for component 1 of the Activity;
    • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s in Agronomy, Crop Science or related field;
    • With a minimum of fifteen (15) years experience in agricultural extension and new technology delivery functionsin a well-structured environment or donor funded organization.

    Competencies
    The ideal candidate must:

    • Facilitate partnerships with dissemination (extension) and market partners. Provide strategic support in a wide variety of areas including value chain development and upgrading strategies, improving access to agricultural inputs, access to agricultural extension, and marketing.
    • Oversee and co-ordinate all agronomical and technical field activities carried out by stakeholders (small holder farmers, community-based seed producers, partner seed companies etc.) and provide necessary agronomical technical backstopping to them in the two target states (Adamawa and Borno).
    • Provide leadership in designing, planning and implementation of demonstrations of soil, cropand livestock management technologies in farming communities.•
    • Provide necessary inputs into the Activity’s annual workplan (especially on Component 1) and prepare quarterly/annual workplan performance report.
    • Strengthen seed production systems for cereal and legume crops in Northeast Nigeria. Help to establish and strengthen community-based seed multiplication and dissemination schemes of improved crop varieties.
    • Organise and lead capacity building activities for different stakeholders including extension agents, input dealers and other service providers.
    • Lead in the recommendations and dissemination of improved crop-based production systems in Adamawa and Borno states.
    • Compile, collate and prepare technical reports for component 1 of the Activity

    Remuneration

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

    Method of Application

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    Important Information

    • Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA.
    • 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
    • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.
    • While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.



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