Research Associate (Gender & Social Work) in Abuja, Nigeria


NonProfit Organization Management
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • Liaise with IITA's Gender team and ensure project's conformity to gender strategy
  • Engage underprivileged Youth in the promotion of improved cassava production, increased processing and utilization of value-added and shelf-stable industrial-grade cassava products (starch, flour, chips, etc.) to increase market opportunities and improve the income of small-scale farmers and processors
  • Assist to the development of new agricultural products with potentials to engage Underprivileged Youth.
  • Link with Crop Utilization Unit to identify and promote commercialization of new products among Underprivileged Youth
  • Work closely with the group of Underprivileged Youth on training on commercial adoption of novel agricultural food products developed by IITA.
  • Track and report on training outcomes
  • Write reports of training, product development and other commercialization activities carried out.
  • Collaborate with the youth marketing team to promote and distribute cassava products to increase usage on campus and through local Kiosks in all project states
  • Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor



Location Abuja, Oyo, Rivers


  • Minimum of MSc in Social Work, Gender, or related humanities
  • At least 2 years' experience working underprivileged youth and knowledge of cassava value chain is added advantage.

General Information

  • We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.
  • 2 years renewable


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