Senior Plant Pathologist (Ref No: DDG-R4D/SPP/07/14) Background: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the internationally recruited position of Senior Plant Pathologist. IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of the tropics. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA. The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) seeks a highly qualified and experienced plant pathologist to undertake research and coordinate efforts to manage critical diseases of major cropping systems in West and Central Africa. As a member of the IITA Plant Production and Plant Health Core competency, and in collaboration with our national and international partners, the successful applicant will provide leadership in plant pathology to improve crop productivity and quality, to achieve impact on millions of Africans by increasing food security and income generation. IITA has a strong Africa-wide program on mycotoxins and biological control of aflatoxins (www.aflasafe.com) that is being scaled up. The incumbent will provide leadership for the science of biocontrol and technically backstop commercialization thrust to promote adoption by African farmers. Position/Responsibilities:  Coordinate and expand IITA’s portfolio of donor-funded projects on mycotoxins and biological control of aflatoxins.  Serve as the link between IITA’s mycotoxin research group and CGIAR’s Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) Program.  Provide leadership for interdisciplinary research leading to management of important diseases of cereal, legumes, roots and tuber crops in West and Central Africa.  Study biology and epidemiology of diseases to generate a good understanding of the host-pathogenenvironment systems that can further help to develop strategies for disease management.  Mentor and backstop graduate students and national and regional staff responsible for research and regulatory systems.  Lead and support initiatives to raise funds for projects, targeted activities and meetings.  Routinely communicate research results through media outlets, communication channels and through the publication of peer reviewed journals.  Develop and nurture effective partnerships and collaborative relationships. Educational Qualifications The candidate should have a PhD in plant pathology, with more than 7 years of post-PhD experience in plant pathology and mycotoxin research. Core Competencies  

Experience in pathogen diversity, host-plant resistance and disease management research and corresponding publication record. Experience in use of molecular biology and statistical tools to study pathogen diversity and ecology is essential.

   

Strong oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with multidisciplinary teams, national agriculture Research Systems, farmers, special interest groups, government officials, and consumers. Demonstrated experience in seeking grants and management of large-scale projects. Demonstrated ability to write and publish journal articles. Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

Duty station: The position will be based at the IITA Headquarters and Regional Hub for West Africa in Ibadan, Nigeria, but will involve extensive travel within and outside Africa and include management of staff in countries across the target area of Eastern, Southern and Central Africa. General information: The contract will be for an initial period of three years with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding. IITA offers internationally competitive remuneration package paid in U.S. Dollars. Applications: Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to the Head, Human Resources Service. Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/careers Closing Date: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found for this important position. IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Senior Plant Pathologist - IITA

IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) ... Provide leadership for interdisciplinary research leading to management of ... The application should be addressed to the Head, Human Resources Service.

167KB Sizes 16 Downloads 108 Views

Recommend Documents

Cowpea Host Plant Resistance Entomologist - IITA
Sep 3, 2015 - Establish efficient field and laboratory screening methodologies for ... Good publishing skills in quality scientific journals. ... Information management skills and competence in computer software used to manage breeding.

Cowpea Host Plant Resistance Entomologist - IITA
Sep 3, 2015 - ... research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the ... Experience in application of molecular tools in entomology research.

job opening announcement - IITA
Feb 15, 2016 - Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract). Date Posted: ... of key staple foods. HarvestPlus is a joint venture between two CGIAR.

Communication Specialist - IITA
Develop and implement communication plans and campaigns to support ATTC project activities, ... Create and manage the project's social media channels, uploading ... should be submitted no later than August 30, 2016, but candidates are.

SharePoint Expert - IITA
May 21, 2016 - Educational Qualifications. The candidate should have a graduate degree in Computer Science or related field. Core Competencies.

IITA-TZ.pdf
c) Establish and update a database of suppliers and contractors able to repair and maintain the building's. physical state as ... Displaying IITA-TZ.pdf. Page 1 of 2.

Speech-Language Pathologist Rules.pdf
There was a problem previewing this document. Retrying... Download. Connect more apps... Try one of the apps below to open or edit this item.

Activity Manager - IITA
Activity Manager - Feed the Future Malawi INVC Bridging Activity ... IITA is one of the world's leading research partners in finding solutions for ... Organize regular planning and review meetings with all partners and also ... Relevant experience in

Director Research Support - IITA
Aug 25, 2016 - Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses ... our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/careers.

Financial Controller - IITA
May 25, 2016 - Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach ... organization and assist the Director of Finance (DoF) in providing high ... Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/careers.

Cowpea Molecular Breeder - IITA
Sep 3, 2015 - Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach ... Validate methodologies/technologies to improve the efficiency of ... Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/careers.

Director Research Support - IITA
Aug 25, 2016 - ... and efficient data and information management unit, including ICT that ... our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/careers.

Cowpea Molecular Breeder - IITA
Sep 3, 2015 - information on IITA. Cowpea is one ... The candidate should have a PhD degree in plant genetics, molecular genetics, plant breeding, or ... Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/careers.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Plantain Breeder - IITA
open-access database and tool box for banana breeders and researchers. ... complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/careers.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Plantain Transformation - IITA
Jan 28, 2016 - IITA is one of the world's leading research partners in finding solutions ... our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/careers.

Head of Internal Audit - IITA
May 10, 2016 - IITA is one of the world's leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, ... expanding Business Incubation Platform (BIP). ... Monitor implementation by management of all recommendations made by the Internal Audit ... The