3 Nov 2016

IITA Job Vacancy : Research Associate – Nutrition

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IITA Ghana is seeking research staff to work on the Africa Research in sustainable intensification for the next generation (Africa RISING) project in the 3 northern regions:- Research Associate – Nutrition and Post-Harvest Technology


•   Collect, analyze and summarize a broad range of socio-economic data on on-station and on-farm trials
•   Assist with the creation of research for development platforms for action research
•   Perform economic analysis of improved technologies
•   Assist with adoption and impact studies
•   Prepare technical and non-technical reports
•   Supervise and train research technicians on appropriate data collection
•   Assist with organizing workshops, meetings and monitoring tours
•   Assist with out-scaling and scaling-up of projects outputs
•   Establish and maintain contacts with farmers and relevant stakeholders
•   Perform any other official duties assigned by supervisor

Qualification Required & Experience

•   BSc in Food Science, Nutrition, Entomology, Post-harvest technology
•   MSc in Post-Harvest Science / Technology from a recognised university

Required Skills and Experience

•   A minimum of 2 to 3 years of post-qualification research experience
•   Demonstrated skills in data collection and analysis
•   Excellent computer skills and knowledge of statistical packages for data analysis
•   Demonstrated skills in scientific writing
•   Good writing and verbal communication skills in English and other local languages in Northern Ghana.

Location: Navorongo or Bolgatanga – Upper East Region with field work travels to project sites in Upper West and Northern regions

How to Apply

Applications, including curriculum vitae, names and addresses of 3 referees and name of position should be addressed to: Dr Asamoah Larbi Chief Scientist, Africa RISING West Africa Project and IITA Ghana Country Representative International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Accra, Ghana Or Applications should be submitted by email to: [email protected] Closing Date: 14 November, 2016

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