International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) – an international non-profit agricultural research seeking Research Supervisor (Post Harvest) to boost its manpower network.
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
Assist in processing beta-carotone cassava into vitamin A rich gari, fufu and flour;
Evaluate the effect of the environment and storage time on vitamin A retention in gari, fufu and flour;
Test different packaging materials to reduce loss of vitamin A in gari, fufu and flour;
Train Household on best processing practices for high quality gari, fufu and flour;
Train household on best-bet processing practices for high quality gari, fufu and flour;
Facilitate and train caterers on enterprise development using vitamin A cassava;
Support the establishment of vitamin A cassava point of sale across Nigeria to increase consumers access;
Develop, test and commercialise new vitamin A cassava products for household consumption and commercial use;
Standardize processing and packaging of vitamin A cassava products with investors to ensure quality and uniformity across board;
Provide technical support to investors on processing and value addition;
Collect collate and provide relevant data on activities engaged;
Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification & Experience
BSc/HND in Human Nutrition, Food Technology or related field with minimum of 2 years’ experience in related field.
Skills and competences
Be able to follow instruction and work independently where necessary.
Possess good organizational skill and demonstrate ability to work under pressure.
Be available to work outside office hours and for extended hours when necessary.
Agree to intensive travel.
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions
in a pleasant campus environment.