IITA Biomarker and Anthropometry Lead Jobs in Nigeria

IITA Biomarker and Anthropometry Lead Jobs in Nigeria


  • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation.

  • Working with various partners across
    sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase
    employment, and preserve natural resource integrity.

  • IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global
    agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

    Position Responsibilities

    The Biomarker and Anthropometry Lead will be based at IITA, the NFCMS coordinating office
    in Ibadan, Oyo State and will:

    • Lead, plan, coordinate and supervise all activities related to biomarker and anthropometry for the survey.

    • Report to the overall survey coordinator.

    • Lead and coordinate with eHealthAfrica and participate in identifying and evaluating
    capacities of local laboratories to effectively carry out all assigned lab analysis.

    • Work closely with eHealthAfrica and OPM in the identification of appropriate laboratory
    supplies and equipment and storage space as required by the survey.

    • Coordinate with eHealthAfrica and assist with cold-chain storage space as required by the
    survey.

    • Supervise and work closely with the sub-awardee (eHealthAfrica and Oxford Policy
    Management (OPM)) in planning and implementing the sample movement process.

    • Lead the development of training manuals and the delivery of training to field teams.

    • Lead and coordinate with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
    eHealthAfrica and OPM training and piloting for the biomarker and anthropometry field
    teams.

    • Lead and oversee coordination of field operations, provide support in the management of the sub-awardees.

    • Communicate progress on important aspects of the survey prior to survey training, during
    training, piloting, implementation, and post survey activities.

    • Lead in the development of a data analysis plan for the biomarker and anthropometry
    component of the survey, data-cleaning and drafting of reports.

    • Perform any duties assigned by the supervisor.

    Educational Qualifications

    The candidate should have a finalised PhD degree in Nutrition or Public Health or related fields.

    Core Competencies

    • At least five years of field-based work and experience in large scale surveys involved in biosample data collection in developing countries.

    • Demonstrated ability to be collaborative across activities while utilizing strong
    communications and interpersonal skills, with evidence of the ability to productively interact with a wide range of stakeholders.

    • Demonstrated capacity to manage complex teams, including problem solving skills, and
    capacity to meet deadlines and deliver quality deliverables to meet objectives.

    • Very strong written and verbal communication skills (proficiency in English).

    • 10 years of significant related international experience to successfully achieve meaningful
    and sustainable results.

    • Ability to translate technical material into practical tools and guidance materials

    • Previous working experience in an international organization and/or in a complex or multifaceted environment

    • Competence in quantitative analysis, with the ability to present patterns in data with both
    statistical rigor and simplicity to non-specialist audiences

    • Visual creativity, including design of slides and diagrams and excellent presentation skills

    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

    • Reliable, timely, delivery-oriented working style.

    • Capacity to foster effective, trusting, collaborative relationships, within the coordinating office, but also with external stakeholders.

    • Fast learner with curiosity and appetite to take on challenging tasks personally.

    • Ability to work with minimal supervision on specific tasks.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; IITA Biomarker and Anthropometry Lead Jobs in Nigeria

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