Job Vacancy at IITA – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

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  • Full Time
  • Oyo | Nigeria.
  • Undisclosed USD / YEAR
  • Salary: Undisclosed

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IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) is guided by an ambitious strategy–to lift 11.5 million people out of poverty and revitalize 7.5 million hectares of farmland by 2020. We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported by several countries.


As one of 15 research centers in the CGIAR, a global partnership for a food secure future, IITA is engaged in several CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). Our mission is to enhance food security and improve livelihoods in Africa through research for development (R4D).

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the Job Vacancy at IITA.

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Gender Research

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: PhD
  • Location: Oyo | Nigeria.
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Job Description:

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Gender Research (Ref No: DDG-R4D/PDF/GR/06/22)

Background: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) with headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria invites applications for the internationally recruited position of Post-Doctoral Fellow, Gender Research.

The PDF will:

  • Contribute to or lead in the development of research design, including the development and piloting of research tools.
  • Offer necessary trainings and capacity building to research assistants and enumerators, and partners as necessary.
  • Support and/or supervise qualitative and quantitative data collection to ensure that the highest data quality standards are met.
  • Clean and analyze qualitative and quantitative data using statistical software.
  • Coordinate field research activities with colleagues and support staff involved in the HER+ Initiative with strategic stakeholders such as local government, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Contribute to and lead the production and publication of high-quality research reports, communication products (e.g., blogs), and peer-reviewed journal articles for dissemination to the wider research community.
  • Mentor/assist with the supervision of gender research assistants as needed.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization through the development of gender (and youth) focused concept notes and proposals.
  • Undertake any other job-related duties as assigned by the IITA Senior Gender Scientist.

Qualifications and Requirements:

The candidate should possess a Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology, Development Studies, Gender Studies, or other relevant fields from a highly recognized university with at least three years of prior field research experience.

Core Competencies

  • Excellent command of both qualitative and quantitative data analysis software.
  • Demonstrated experience in participatory, gender action learning, and/or gender transformative research approaches.
  • Demonstrated field research experience in an international agricultural research for development focused project or program.
  • Evidence of the ability to publish in peer-review journals.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team in a cross-cultural environment.
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Duty Station: IITA-Headquarters, Ibadan, Nigeria.

General Information: The initial appointment is for two years. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidate should Apply by Clicking the Button below.


Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to the Head of Human Resources. Please complete our online application form using this link:

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.

While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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