Research Associate

Research Associate
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International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture (Iita)


Research Associate

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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.
Job Title: Research Associate
Ref. No: IITA-HR-NRS2020-014
Location:Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)
Slot: 6 Openings
Duties
Update the Food, Recipes, and Ingredients List (FRIL) with recently collected standard recipes data from 6 geopolitical zones;
Support the development of a database on portion size conversion factors that will translate the estimated quantity of foods/beverages/mixed dishes consumed to their gram weight equivalent;
Contribute to activities for the development of detailed pre-survey field protocols (i.e. standard operating procedures for the development of standard recipes, collection of conversion factors and pre-testing of portion size estimation methods;
Participate in pre-survey training workshops for field workers (i.e., training field workers to facilitate group discussions, and on methods for the collection of standard recipes, market surveys and pre-testing PSEM);
Contribute to the development of Survey tools and Standard Operating Procedures for the Interactive 24-hour dietary recall Assist in the conduct of the pilot study and debriefing meeting during the National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey;
Participate in social mobilization and sensitization of communities for the conduct of the National Food Consumption and Micronutrient Survey;
Populate the Food Composition Table, Recipes, Portion conversion factors and Tags worksheets of the INDDEX24 Template with relevant data;
Prepare report on training workshops, meetings and other related NFCMS activities
Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.


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