The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit establishment that generates agricultural improvements to satisfy Africa’s most urgent challenges of starvation, malnutrition, poverty, and pure useful resource degradation. Working with numerous companions throughout sub-Saharan Africa, we enhance livelihoods, improve meals and diet security, enhance employment, and protect pure useful resource integrity.

IITA is a member of CGIAR, a worldwide agriculture analysis partnership for a meals safe future. We are recruiting to fill the place beneath:

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Job Title: Research Associate
Location: Ibadan
Ref. No: IITA-HR-NRS2020-014
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)
Slot: 6 Openings


  • Update the Food, Recipes, and Ingredients List (FRIL) with just lately collected normal recipes information from 6 geopolitical zones;
  • Support the event of a database on portion dimension conversion components that may translate the estimated amount of meals/drinks/blended dishes consumed to their gram weight equal;
  • Contribute to actions for the event of detailed pre-survey area protocols (i.e. normal working procedures for the event of normal recipes, assortment of conversion components and pre-testing of portion dimension estimation strategies;
  • Participate in social mobilization and sensitization of communities for the conduct of the National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey;
  • Populate the Food Composition Table, Recipes, Portion conversion components and Tags worksheets of the INDDEX24 Template with related information;
  • Prepare report on coaching workshops, conferences and different associated NFCMS actions
  • Participate in pre-survey coaching workshops for area employees (i.e., coaching area employees to facilitate group discussions, and on strategies for the gathering of normal recipes, market surveys and pre-testing PSEM);
  • Contribute to the event of Survey instruments and Standard Operating Procedures for the Interactive 24-hour dietary recall Assist within the conduct of the pilot examine and debriefing assembly throughout the National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey;
  • Perform every other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • MSc in Nutrition, Food Science / Technology, Public Health or associated self-discipline with a minimal of 5 (5) years’ associated expertise and ten (10) years’ working expertise for BSc holders.

The superb candidate should:

  • Demonstrated capability to collaborate throughout actions whereas using robust communications and interpersonal expertise, with proof of the flexibility to productively work together with a variety of stakeholders
  • Display good information of Nigerian meals fascinating
  • Have visible creativity, together with design of slides and diagrams and wonderful presentation expertise.
  • Show wonderful organizational expertise and a focus to element
  • Have robust written and verbal communication expertise (proficiency in English)

We supply extremely aggressive wage with equally engaging advantages and wonderful working circumstances in a nice campus surroundings.

To Apply
Interested applicant should ahead their Applications embrace Covering Letter which should handle how the candidate’s background/expertise pertains to the precise duties of the place utilized for, Curriculum Vitae, names and addresses of three skilled referees (which should embrace both the Head of the applicant’s present or earlier organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her current or former place of work).

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Application Deadline: 26th May, 2020


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