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

Senior 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: Senior Research Supervisor

Ref: STS2022 – 003
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: STS- National (6-months renewable contract)


  • Perform screening of rice varieties for resistance to the African rice gall midge and rice stem borers.
  • Execute field trials on naturals biological control of AfRGM through habitat manipulation.
  • Conduct field studies on eco-friendly biopesticides Bacillus thuringensis and Trichoderma sp. For control of rice stem borers.
  • Train students, farmers and national partners on IPM technologies.
  • Perform data collection, analysis and for scientific report writing.
  • Draft manuscript for publication in peer reviewed journals.
  • Maintain insect reference collection for exhibition.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • B.Sc / HND in Agriculture or related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing similar or related role in a well-structured organization.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Good knowledge of data collection, report writing and experienced in rice field establishment
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

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

Application Closing Date
15th April, 2022.

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

Click here for more information (PDF)


  • 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 and professional colleague.
  • 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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