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These positions are under TAMASA Nigeria Project. TAMASA (Taking Maize Agronomy to Scale in Africa) is a project that seeks to close attainable maize yield gaps in Nigeria through adoption of predictive Agronomic tools and improved inputs.
Successful candidate will perform the following duties:
.Backstop and help in maintaining maize agronomy research in conjunction with partners, supervising field staff, and CBOs for TAMASA project.
Conduct data management and analyses, and contribute to reporting of research outputs.
Support project staff to meet reporting, monitoring, and evaluation requirements of project activities.
Facilitate aspects of TAMASA project operations and management of logistics.
Be involved in field evaluation and validation of decision support tools.
Assist in scaling up tools developed by the TAMASA project, and support in training of CBOs on the use of TAMASA tools.
Support the training of students and visiting trainees.
Carry out any other tasks related to TAMASA project as need arises.
Qualification, Experience and Skills
M.Sc. in Agronomy or Crop Production with at least 2 years of relevant experience in a similar position
The ideal candidate must:
Have proven skills in the accurate implementation and conduct of field trials, with demonstrated experience in collection and analysis of agronomic data as well as socio-economic data.
Possess excellent interpersonal skills and good communication skills
Be proficient in Computer applications and be able to use statistical analysis systems such as SAS, Genstat and Excel.
Possess a valid Driver’s License
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant team-based environment.