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 member of the consortium implementing the “Root and Tubers for Agricultural Transformation project “in Malawi, funded by Irish Aid Malawi. The project aims to increase productivity, climate resilience, nutritional and quality of cassava, potato and sweetpotato production systems. IITA is leading the cassava component.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is now inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the following positions;
The Research Associate will work under the regional cassava breeding program. The breeding program main objective is to develop and deploy improved varieties resistant to major pest (Cassava Green mites) and diseases (Cassava Mosaic Disease: CMD and Cassava Brown Streak Disease: CBSD), tolerant to major abiotic constraints (drought and frost), high yielding, with high dry matter content and nutritious, adapted to different agro-ecologies meeting preferences of end-users and markets demands.
The program seeks to build capacity of the national agricultural research systems through enhanced partnership, raise farm productivity and promote adoption of improved resistant cassava varieties. IITA works closely with National Agricultural Research System (NARS) to be able to achieve the above objectives.
Major duties and responsibilities of Research Associate:
The major responsibilities of the Research Associate include the following:
Qualifications and Experience:
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should send their applications with detailed curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three professional referees (including e-mail addresses) by email to:
or by post to:
The Station Administrator,
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),
Chitedze Research Station, Off Mchinji Road,
P.O. Box 30258,
Lilongwe 3, Malawi.
Please indicate on the subject line of the email the position that you are applying for if applying by mail.
The applications should indicate how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, and also state the names and addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization.
Closing Date: 20th September 2017
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. Applicants should therefore indicate their contact telephone number(s) and/or email address.
16th of September, 2017 9:12:14 am
Employment Type: Full-time
Job deadline: 20th September, 2017
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