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Aflasafe AgResults Pilot Manager

Aflasafe AgResults Pilot Manager (Ref: DDG-PCD/APM/02/13)
Background: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of Aflasafe AgResults Pilot Manager.

IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Please visit for more information on IITA.

IITA and partners have developed an innovative biological control product aflasafe™ ( that reduces aflatoxin contamination in maize and groundnut by more than 80%.The G20 countries announced the AgResults initiative that involves donors allocating relatively small amounts of public sector money to leverage adoption of technologies for minimizing food security challenges that would otherwise go unaddressed due to market uncertainties. Aflasafe™ was chosen by the World Bank as one of the first three pilot projects in Africa. The goal of the aflasafe™ pilot is to implement the AgResults initiative (pull mechanism model) for significantly reducing aflatoxin contamination in Nigeria.


The pilot manager will be responsible for general management and implementation of the pilot. As such the pilot manager will perform essential functions such as marketing and promotion of the pilot; coordination with technical teams, implementing participant liaison and management; disbursement of incentive payments; reporting, and others.

This entity will report to the Secretariat and pilot supervisor, both located at the World Bank, on progress and outcomes of the pilot, and make financial disbursement requests to the Secretariat as participants achieve award criteria. Local supervision will be provided by IITA Deputy Director General (Partnerships and Capacity Development).

Time frame of services:
4 years, plus a preparatory phase to conduct pilot establishment activities as needed.

Duty Station: IITA, Abuja, Nigeria.