Job Openings At IITA

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 eliminate 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 position of Aflasafe Plant Supervisor at the Institute’s Headquarters,


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
Coordinate activities with other departments and supervisors.
Create schedules and assignments based on production goals.
Direct and coordinate employees who are producing or processing goods.
Assist in hiring and evaluating workers.
Ensure that adequate stock of all manufacturing supplies is available at the plant at all times.
Inspect materials, products, or equipment to ensure that they meet set quality standards.
Observe the work and make sure employees are working according to production or processing standards.
Promote safety and sanitation and make sure all work complies with relevant regulations.
Read and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other reports to determine production requirements and evaluate how well production works.
Work with management or subordinates to resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances.
Ensure safety and maintenance of discipline of all workers.
Work with Aflasafe factory engineer and others for the preparation and interpretation of machinery installation plans and specifications.
Carry out thorough repairs and maintenance of plant and equipment prior to beginning of the season and preventive maintenance as per schedule.
Carry out continuous upgrading (Automation and computerisation) of plant operations and processes and supervise all new constructions and installations.
Receiving all manufacturing supplies at the aflasafe plant and duly document them for storage; processing and payment.
Ensure that the aflasafe is manufactured at high standards as demanded by farmers, through proper cleaning, grading, dressing and packaging (weighing, bag closing, labeling).
Ensure long and short term crop storage management and general hygiene through fumigation, rodent control, store and compound cleanliness
Undertake visual inspections and produce detailed periodical reports and account for all factory operations on daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal basis.

The ideal candidate must possess among others:
- B.Sc. Degree or Higher National diploma in Agricultural or Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics, Food Processing/Technology or Biological/Agricultural sciences.
- Specialization in agro processing or crop post harvest technology.
-  At least 5 years of experience in food/feed or seed/agro-input processing industry is essential, preferably within a commercial or semi-commercial setting.
- Knowledge of process control and monitoring essential.
- Registration and membership to professional/regulatory body.
- Imaginative thinker, Logical problem solving with good interpersonal and team working skills
- Good verbal, report writing and general communication skills
- Honest, vigilant and must be able to work under pressure with minimal supervision.

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

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package to IITA website:  not later than Two Week from the date of this publication.
IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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