JOB VACANCY, IITA – FAMILY PHYSICIAN

FAMILY PHYSICIAN (General Practitioner) 2-year renewable contract

IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating 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.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the following position at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.
DUTIES
Successful candidate will:
Be part of the medical team which delivers comprehensive health care services for the Institute’s multicultural staff and their dependants;
Be required to advise the Management on health promotion strategies and other related health issues;
Investigate clinical problems with the use of a comprehensive high-tech laboratory and a multi-channel EEG machine;
Be assisting the Head of the Medical Services in coordinating activities of other members of the health team;
Give in-house continuing medical education and health preventive measures for about 2,000 staff members and their dependents;
Communicate with various referral health centres;
Plan health promotion strategy for the Institute;
Coordinate activities of the medical team;
Participate in the recruitment of staff into the medical unit;
Act as the Head of IITA Clinic and perform any other administrative functions in the absence of the Head of Medical Services.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
MBBS or MB ChB or MD plus recognized Post-graduate Medical Degree in Family Medicine or the equivalent of the American Board Certification in Family Medicine or British MRCGP
(Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners of the UK).
Minimum of eight ( 8 ) years post specialization experience in General Medicine.
Knowledge of clinical problems in multicultural community is desirable. Administrative skill is added advantage.
Candidate must be self motivated, disciplined and have a pleasant disposition. He/She must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

REMUNERATION:
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Interested applicants should forward their applications with a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional referees (including telephone, fax and e-mail addresses, if available), evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to the Personnel Manager, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Please complete our online application form using this link:http://old.iita.org/cms/details/nrs_job_application.aspx. Please note that application letters not accompanied with evidence of current remuneration and age will not be treated. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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