Research Supervisor at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Research Supervisor

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2023-005
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: 3-year renewable contract


  • Receive planting, crossing, harvesting, and seed processing instructions for parental lines of hybrids from scientists and ensure implementation of planned activities in different locations.
  • Coordinate all field operations, including seed preparation, planting, thinning, shoot covering, and pollination in crossing blocks and multiplication fields of inbred lines at Ibadan under rain-fed and irrigated conditions.
  • Ensure storage of seeds of parental lines of hybrids in an orderly manner to facilitate retrieval system.
  • Make requests for required field tags as well as pollination and glassine bags for various crossing blocks at Ibadan.
  • Review availability of maize inbred lines for trials.
  • Coordinate and plan isolation of breeder seed production fields.
  • Coordinate labor allocation for thinning, shoot covering, pollination, harvesting, threshing, and seed preparation throughout the year.
  • Participate in screening of maize inbred lines, varieties and hybrids for carotenoid concentration and content.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • BSc / HND in Agriculture, Crop Science, with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skill (writing, reading and speaking)
  • Have ability to work with little or no supervision.

Application Closing Date
24th February, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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  • 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.
  • 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.


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