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

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

Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Employment Type: Contract


  • Provide technical support on the implementation of PROSSIVA banana research activities in Nigeria, with a focus on Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) technology, seed health and quality assurance.
  • Assist with field sample collection and processing for AMF isolation, purification, characterization and mass production.
  • Assist with the AMF priming of plantain seedlings, efficacy trial design and management in the screen house and field conditions.
  • Ensure nematode propagation using carrot discs for inoculum preparation for trials
  • Ensure trials troubleshooting and data collection (spores’ density, mycorrhization index and plant growth parameters, nematode count) using digital tools.
  • Perform data curation and data analysis and provide trials output.
  • Contribute to research on quality assurance schemes and seed health management.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor


  • BSc / HND in Crop Protection, Agronomy or any other related field with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent oral and writing communication skills in English.
  • Have report writing skills.


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

Application Closing Date
20th June, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online