The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on behalf of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) invites applications for the position of Researcher.
Background: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is a nonprofit independent research and training organization. IRRI is a member of the Consultative Group of International Agricultural research (CGIAR) Consortium. IRRI develops and promotes new rice technologies such as high yielding varieties, climate and stress resilient varieties and technologies that offer the promise of increased productivity with optimum resources and hence ensure the welfare of farmers.
Duty Station: The position will be based Dakawa – Morogoro, Tanzania.
Criteria for Success / Qualifications
Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture
Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in plant breeding
Skills and knowledge
Familiarity with quality control tools
Proven technical proficiency in conducting research experiments preferably in the field
Strong analytical skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Plan the implementation of routine experiment(s) in the field of Plant Breeding to support projects goals of the Organizational Unit’s (OU’s) research objectives related to breeding
Coordinate with collaborators on their research activities as required
Plan the support/manpower needed and set up work schedule
Prepare the material and equipment needed based on research outline provided
Assist in applying methods/techniques that guarantee the success of the experiments
Assist in supervising the implementation of experiments in the field of Plant Breeding
Oversee the work of research technician and/or contract workers to ensure that research activities are implemented according to plan and specific standards
Coordinate with collaborating OUs the timely supply of material needed
Contribute to the preservation of research areas and direct the maintenance of technical equipment (repair and replacement)
Collect and analyze research data in the field of Plant Breeding
Collect and process data to its required form
Identify inconsistencies in the data collection and/or missing information
Carry out graphical and basic statistical data analysis
Update database for storage and retrieval of information/data
Contribute to the preparation of reports and publications, and presentations in the field of Plant Breeding
Provide appropriate data and information about experiment(s)
Contribute to manuscripts/write —ups for annual reports and publications in referred journals as well as presentation/posters for national and international conference
Support the training of scholars, partners and on-the-job trainees as required Act as resource person for training courses and visitors
Supervise the work of Research Technicians
Provide feedback on performance of Research Technician to immediate supervisor
Assist Students and Trainees
7 Perform any other duties as assigned by Supervisor from time to time
The duration of contract for the position is two years. This is a nationally recruited position and IITA offers a competitive remuneration package.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications: Applications including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, telephone number, email address, and names and addresses of two referees should be sent to the Country Representative, IITA-Tanzania, Plot No. 25, Mwenge – Coca-Cola Road, Mikocheni Industrial Area P.O. Box 34441, Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania or by email to IITA-Tanzania@cgiar.org
Applicants are requested to please indicate the reference number for the position as indicated on the heading of the announcement in your application as well as on the subject of your email if sending by email. If sending by post or hand delivery, please indicate the reference number on your application as well as on the left-hand side of your envelope. Please note that any applications without the reference number indicated will be automatically disqualified.
The deadline for submitting the application is 24 March 2021
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.