We are looking for you to work in Ibadan / Nigeria:

Agricultural Scientist for Scaling of seed propagation methods (m/f/d)

as Integrated Expert

We are looking for you:

The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)needs your expertise to bring its research findings on scale. IITA is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future that conducts research on agricultural innovations for small farm households in Africa. CGIAR centres have developed a variety of agricultural innovations that are highly relevant to achieving development goals, among them poverty reduction and food security. 

The position will be located at the IITA headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria and involves tracel to other african countries. In addition to the work at IITA, the candidate will be part of the Task Force on Scaling, an interdisciplinary team of experts that supports scaling initiatives across CGIAR.

Your tasks will involve:

  • Identify and scale vegetative propagation methods for field crops
  • Track and conduct quality assurance on seed propagation 
  • Establish scaling partnerships with private and public institutions
  • Conduct studies on current seed systems and enhance their quality
  • Engage in knowledge management and the exchange of scaling experience with other partners of the Task Force on Scaling

Your profile:

  • University degree in agricultural science or another subject that meets the position’s requirements, ideally up to PhD level
  • Relevant practical experience in the field of scaling innovations
  • Profound understanding of clonal seed systems
  • Experience building and maintaining networks in the agricultural sector
  • Working knowledge of English

What we offer:

  • Varied work with individual responsibility in an international field
  • Teamwork with other development cooperation organisations
  • Professional preparation for overseas deployment
  •  COVID-19 vaccination offer before departure
  • Placement to a local employer as an Integrated Expert for an initial period of two years - an extension is possible
  • Attractive monthly allowances as well as a local salary and social benefits

Please follow the link of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for travel information.

Note: The job offer is current, there is no deadline for applications.

About us:

The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is your ideal partner for finding a responsible position in the field of development policy. We place highly qualified staff with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Your role is to pass on their knowledge where they are especially needed. CIM is jointly run by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (www.giz.de) and the German Federal Employment Agency (www.arbeitsagentur.de). It has been providing a combination of development and labour market policy expertise since 1980.

Contact:

For further questions please contact Mr Thomas Piecha
+49 (0)6196 79-3571
  • Job-ID: V000046706
  • Location: Ibadan
  • Type of function: Integrated Expert
  • Sector: Food security, agriculture
  • Employer: International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
We are looking for you:

The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)needs your expertise to bring its research findings on scale. IITA is part of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future that conducts research on agricultural innovations for small farm households in Africa. CGIAR centres have developed a variety of agricultural innovations that are highly relevant to achieving development goals, among them poverty reduction and food security. 

The position will be located at the IITA headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria and involves tracel to other african countries. In addition to the work at IITA, the candidate will be part of the Task Force on Scaling, an interdisciplinary team of experts that supports scaling initiatives across CGIAR.

Your tasks will involve:
  • Identify and scale vegetative propagation methods for field crops
  • Track and conduct quality assurance on seed propagation 
  • Establish scaling partnerships with private and public institutions
  • Conduct studies on current seed systems and enhance their quality
  • Engage in knowledge management and the exchange of scaling experience with other partners of the Task Force on Scaling
Your profile:
  • University degree in agricultural science or another subject that meets the position’s requirements, ideally up to PhD level
  • Relevant practical experience in the field of scaling innovations
  • Profound understanding of clonal seed systems
  • Experience building and maintaining networks in the agricultural sector
  • Working knowledge of English
What we offer:
  • Varied work with individual responsibility in an international field
  • Teamwork with other development cooperation organisations
  • Professional preparation for overseas deployment
  •  COVID-19 vaccination offer before departure
  • Placement to a local employer as an Integrated Expert for an initial period of two years - an extension is possible
  • Attractive monthly allowances as well as a local salary and social benefits

Please follow the link of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs for travel information.

Note: The job offer is current, there is no deadline for applications.

About us:

The Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is your ideal partner for finding a responsible position in the field of development policy. We place highly qualified staff with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Your role is to pass on their knowledge where they are especially needed. CIM is jointly run by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (www.giz.de) and the German Federal Employment Agency (www.arbeitsagentur.de). It has been providing a combination of development and labour market policy expertise since 1980.

Contact:
For further questions please contact Mr Thomas Piecha
+49 (0)6196 79-3571
Job-ID:
V000046706
Location:
Ibadan
Type of function:
Integrated Expert
Sector:
Food security, agriculture
Employer:
International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)