IITA NGO VACANCIES


Head, Biometrics and Statistics Unit (Ref: DDG-R4D/HBSU/10/11)

Background: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of Head, Biometrics and Statistics Unit.

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. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.

IITA is looking for a suitably qualified person to fill the position of Head, Biometrics and Statistics Unit. The Biometrics and Statistics Unit has a research and service role for IITA across all our locations and programs. The appropriate design, database development, and analysis of experiments are a key function for the science of IITA and this unit is critical to the quality of this science. IITA works in a wide diversity of research areas with a diversity of quantitative, qualitative, and spatial statistics. The Head of this unit will need to give leadership in this area and to manage the activities of its staff across IITA.

Position/Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities for the Head, Biometrics and Statistics Unit will include:

·         Provision of advice to scientists, partners and students on statistics within their specific research program.
·         Contribute to the increased use of bio informatics at IITA.
·         Contribute to the development and use of databases for trial data, baseline surveys, evaluation of genetic resources, and other repositories for IITA research data.
·         Enhance the quality of the IITA research with more appropriate experimental design, survey tool, and use of statistics.
·         Publish on new approaches to statistics and methods of the IITA research areas.
·         Conduct training programs in statistics for IITA scientists, partners, and students as needed.
·         Contribute to resource mobilization by participating in the development of research proposals.
·         Training of MSc and PhD students through supervision of thesis research in collaboration with universities.
·         Leading a team of support staff.

Educational Qualifications

The candidate should have a PhD degree in biometrics or statistics.

Core Competencies:

·         At least 8 years experience in applying statistics to research programs in genetics, agronomy, natural resource management, and/or social sciences.
·         At least 5 years experience in the management of a biometrics or statistics program with a range of staff experiences, a range of research and service functions, and budget management.
·         Experience with statistical packages such as GENSTAT, SAS, SPSS, and open sources program such as R, PowerMaker, DARwin and Tassel.
·         Experience with bio informatics and database development.
·         Good scientific publication record.
·         Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural environment.
·         Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and team building skills.
·         Excellent communication in English and French is an advantage.

Duty station: IITA Ibadan, Nigeria

 General information: Initial appointment is for three years. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.

Applications:  Applications including curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager.  Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/irs-online-application

Closing Date:  The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

IITA NGO VACANCIES


Soybean Breeder (Ref: DDG-R4D/SB/09/11)

Background: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of a Soybean Breeder.

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. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.

IITA is looking for a suitably qualified person to fill the position of soybean breeder. The soybean breeder will continue an existing soybean breeding program for Sub Saharan Africa, utilizing adapted and introduced germplasm, with a goal of producing commercial cultivars suitable for conventional production as well as for food-grade markets. These cultivars may contain various specialty traits.

Position/Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities for the breeder will include:

·         Providing leadership and interact with a dynamic group of scientists engaged in plant genomics research and soybean improvement.
·         Research encompassing, but not limited to, genetics of seed biochemistry/metabolism, biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, or developing creative approaches for the exploitation of genomics and genomic data in germplasm enhancement and improvement of the soybean crop and development of client-preferred soybean varieties for a range of uses in SSA.

 
Educational Qualifications

The candidate should have a PhD degree in plant genetics, genomics, plant breeding, or related field.

Core Competencies:

·   The candidate must be capable of conducting a field-breeding program, and must have adequate molecular biology knowledge to interface with molecular research.

·    Good knowledge of quantitative genetics is desired.

·   Tropical soybean breeding experience is preferred. Although experience in soybean genetics is desired, persons who have established excellent research programs in the genetics, genomics, or breeding of other crop systems but with a desire and plan to develop a successful program in soybean improvement will also be considered.

·    Good scientific publication record.
·    Familiarity with on-farm research methods.
·    Computer literacy and statistical data analysis capabilities.
·    Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural environment.
·    Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and team building skills.
·    Knowledge of Sub-Saharan Africa and good contacts with NARS scientists in the region is an added advantage.

Duty Station: IITA Zambia, Lusaka.

General information: Initial appointment is for three years. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.

Applications:  Applications including curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager.  Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/irs-online-application

Closing Date:  The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates.                                                         
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

African Development Bank Group Job Vacancies


One of our greatest assets is our diversity and we are bound by shared values, committed to our mission and proud to be a leading development finance institution on the continent. While our size and range of business activities mean we have many different kinds of jobs and working environments, you will find the most important things that make us who we are right across our organization.

Whether working directly with our state participants or in our professional support areas, including information technology and operations, you will enjoy an environment of growth where talented people come together to lift millions out of poverty; a place where people are valued and leaders care about winning together.

The AfDB gives you the opportunity to pursue rewarding and challenging work with skilled and supportive colleagues, learning and development opportunities, benefits that have the flexibility to meet your needs and are fair. Our competitive compensation rewards you for your work. Working at the AfDB is about bringing out the best in people.

Position title Publication date Closing date
Director – Financial Management (FFMA) 11/02/2013 26/02/2013
Chief Evaluation Officer – Operations Evaluation Department (OPEV) 11/02/2013 27/02/2013
Director – Transport and ICT Department 6/2/2013 28/02/2013
Secretary/Receptionist – East Africa Regional Resource Center 6/2/2013 22/02/2013
Information Technology Officer – Uganda Field Office (UGFO) 6/2/2013 28/02/2013
Senior Financial Accountant – Special Funds Division 6/2/2013 6/3/2013
Division Manager OPEV – Operations Evaluation Department 5/2/2013 21/02/2013
Secretary – Southern Africa Resource Center (SARC) 5/2/2013 16/02/2013
Principal Internal Auditor (2 positions) – Internal Audit Division 5/2/2013 20/02/2013
Chief Financial Economist – Operations Policies and Strategies Division 5/2/2013 5/3/2013
Principal and Senior Database Administrator DBA – Information Management Department / Infrastructure and Telecommunication Division 30/01/2013 30/06/2013
Principal and Senior Videoconferencing Engineer Officer – Information Management Department / Infrastructure and Telecommunication Division 30/01/2013 30/06/2013
Principal and Senior Systems Engineer – Data Center, Linux, Unix, Windows, Virtualization, Storage – Information Management Department / Infrastructure and Telecommunication Division 30/01/2013 30/06/2013
Principal & Senior Voice over Internet Protocol (VolP) – Information Management Department / Infrastructure and Telecommunication Division 30/01/2013 30/06/2013
Principal and Senior ERP-SAP Administrator – Information Management Department / Infrastructure and Telecommunication Division 30/01/2013 30/06/2013

African Development Bank Group: Internship Programme 2013


Job Description

The broad objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide students with an opportunity to acquire professional and practical experience at the African Development Bank.
  • Provide the Bank with a pool of potential candidates for future recruitment purposes.

However applicants should not expect the internship to lead to immediate employment with the AfDB.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for internship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicants must:

  • Be students, aged between eighteen (18) to thirty (30) years, and currently enrolled in a master’s level degree program or its equivalent in a recognized public or private institution of higher learning. The candidate can apply for an internship within one year of having obtained such a degree.
  • Provide a letter from their school confirming their enrollment.
  • Be citizens of one of the Bank’s member countries.
  • Be fluent in, at least, one of the Bank’s working languages (English or French).

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to apply through this link.

Applicants are requested to attach:

  • A comprehensive CV and a cover letter.
  • Copy of the latest Degree or equivalent or
  • A recommendation letter from the academic institution they are currently attending.
  • A brief description of the program or the topic (thesis or dissertation) to be prepared during the internship (when applicable).

Please note that only complete applications will be processed.

Duration / Timing / Location of Internship

Internships will initially be for a period of three months, renewable for up to six months (maximum).

The timing for the 2013 program is as follows:

  • Winter – Session I: January through March 2013. Application period from 9th July 2012 to 15th October 2012.
  • Summer – Session II: June through August 2013. Application period from 1st December 2012 to 1st March 2013.

Terms and Conditions

Interns will be provided with a monthly stipend of 550 UA (Units of Accounts – AfDB moving average exchange rate applicable in July 2012 is 1 UA= $1.55644 = 1.16317 Euro = 2.30733 TND).

Eligible interns will be responsible for their airfare to and from the location of their internship, their visa if needed and will be required to have international medical and accident insurance coverage for the duration of their internship.

All enquiries regarding the internship program should be addressed to:

Human Resources Management Department

African Development Bank
P.O. Box 323-1002 Tunis-Belvedere, Tunisia
FAX: (+216) 71 83 14 72 or E-mail:  internship@afdb.org

ZETA Technologies Recruitment


ZETA Technologies is at the forefront of designing, operating and managing engineering systems for the Oil and Gas industry providing leading edge solutions to operating companies. We have offices in London Warrington (near Manchester), and Port Harcourt.

At ZETA we do not think out of the box because for us, there is no box. We encourage our staff to challenge all boundaries to find the perfect solution for clients.

As part of our growth strategy, we are looking for talented professionals at all levels from experienced professionals, to bright and ambitious graduates to work in our Port Harcourt offices.

Job Title: Administrator

We are looking for a self-starter who can work both in a team environment and in detachment.

Your work will include;

Manage day-today running of the office Administration including reception, office equipment and stationery.
Plan and facilitate meetings.
Assist with book keeping
Manage employee paper work and files including learning and development records.
Assist with reprographics
Manage accommodation and travel including immigration issues.
Manage correspondences between ZETA, clients, and contractors.
Prepare timesheets and allowances of staff and contractors.
Background

Candidates should be HND or degree qualified. You are comfortable with managing large workloads under very tight schedule. Verifiable skills in Microsoft Office would be an advantage.

Knowledge

Familiar with office administration
Knowledge of HR Management
Skills

Effective organizational and communication skills
Excellent inter-personal and team building skills
Familiar with word processing and spreadsheet applications
Time and stress management skills
Effective listening, verbal, and writing/reporting skills.

Location: Lagos
Experience: 5 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade:  Not Specified

Job Title: Project Manager
Your work will include;

Ensure workscopes are executed in accordance with relevant industry codes, standards, and clients’ specifications.
Ensure cost, time and resources are managed effectively.
Work with the scheduler to ensure implementation of major workscopes.
Manage KPI’s of equipment and systems to ensure that the required performance is maintained or enhanced in order to secure the safety and/or commercial objectives of the asset.
Liaison with external bodies, vendors, contractors and specialists either directly or as a result of activities supervised by sub-contractors.
Assist other support functions to ensure that Operations actions are completed in a timely manner.
Liaise with persons involved with the verification as to the fitness of purpose of the installation.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates should be degree qualified with minimum of 3years experience.
Remuneration and placement will be based on experience and qualification
Project Management certification and/or experience in project management will be an added advantage.

Skills/Competencies

Supervisory skills to include leadership ,direction, delegation, coaching, mentoring and performance evaluation
Project Management, planning and scheduling.
Safety, Health and Environmental Management Systems.
Performance Management, audit and investigation.
Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
Commercial and financial awareness.
Microsoft Office applications, and presentation

Location: Lagos
Experience: 3 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade:  Not Specified

Job Title: QA/QC Engineer
Your work will include;

In the requirements of clients, develop a Quality Management System for each contract.
Ensure compliance with regulatory instruments and industry best practices.
Maintain a catalogue of quality issues and pursue to completion/close-out.
Liaise with regulatory authorities and represent the company on Industry forums.
Assist in the preparation of proposals.
Ensure continuous improvement remains embedded in the ways of working in the project.
Partake in incident investigation and audits.
Champion ISO 9000.
Review workpacks prior to handover to clients.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates should be degree qualified with minimum of 5years experience.
Membership of relevant professional body will be an added advantage.

Skills/Competencies

Experience and good understanding of the following;
Preparation of written and oral instructions.
Technical specifications and drawings.
Conversant with relevant standards (ATEX, PED, etc)

Location: Not Specified
Experience: 5 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade:  Not Specified

Job Title: Graduate Engineer
Qualification:
Minimum of B.Eng Upper Second class or HND Upper Credit in areas; Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical and Electronics, Production, Petroleum and Civil Engineering

Location: Not Specified
Experience: 0 year(s)
Course of Study: Not Specified
Required Grade:  Not Specified

 

Application Closing Date
28th February, 2013

Method of Application
Qualified and Interested candidates should send CV and qualifications to: careers@zetatechnologies.com