International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable applicants for the Position below at the Institute’s Headquarter at Ibadan

Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

Date Posted: 12th May 2020 Closing Date: 26th May 2020

Position: Research Associate (6 Positions)

Contract: 1-year renewable contract

Location: Ibadan


DUTIES : Research Associate

  • Update the Food, Recipes, and Ingredients List (FRIL) with recently collected standard recipes data from 6 geopolitical zones;
  • Support the development of a database on portion size conversion factors that will translate the estimated quantity of foods/beverages/mixed dishes consumed to their gram weight equivalent;
  • Contribute to activities for the development of detailed pre-survey field protocols (i.e. standard operating procedures for the development of standard recipes, collection of conversion factors and pre-testing of portion size estimation methods;
  • Participate in pre-survey training workshops for field workers (i.e., training field workers to facilitate group discussions, and on methods for the collection of standard recipes, market surveys and pre-testing PSEM);
  • Contribute to the development of Survey tools and Standard Operating
  • Procedures for the Interactive 24-hour dietary recall Assist in the conduct of the pilot study and debriefing meeting during the National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey;
  • Participate in social mobilization and sensitization of communities for the conduct of the National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey;
  • Populate the Food Composition Table, Recipes, Portion conversion factors and Tags worksheets of the INDDEX24 Template with relevant data;
  • Prepare report on training workshops, meetings and other related NFCMS activities
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor
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QUALIFICATION: : Research Associate

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MSc in Nutrition, Food Science/Technology, Public Health or related discipline with minimum of five (5and ten (working experience for BSc holders.

COMPETENCIES : Research Associate

The ideal candidate must: Demonstrated ability to collaborate across activities while utilizing strong communications and interpersonal skills, with evidence of the ability to productively interact with a wide range of stakeholders Show e xcellent organizational skills and attentio Have n to detail strong written and verbal communication skills (proficiency in English) Display good k nowledge of Nigerian foods desirable Have v . isual creativity, including design of slides and diagrams and excellent presentation skills

REMUNERATION : Research Associate

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

METHOD OF APPLICATION : Research Associate 

Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed c over letter and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website: no later than Two Weeks from the date of this publication. The application must in clude the names and email addresses of three professional referees colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is workforce . committed to building a diverse While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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