Executive Director, (Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research) (NIFOR), Benin-City at Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN)

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position below in the under listed Agricultural Research institutes under the aegis of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN).


Position: Executive Director, (Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research) (NIFOR), Benin-City.

The Institute has national mandate for research, development, processing and production of oil palm, raphia, date, coconut, and ornamental palms in Nigeria;



  • Candidates must be holders of PhD in relevant discipline, have extensive research experience as evidenced by scientific publications with a minimum of Ten (10) years cognate experience in a Research institute or related organization.
  • In addition, candidates   must   have   ability to provide research/administrative leadership and also have vision for the development of the institute.


Terms of Appointment: A single term of  Five (5) years only.



The Executive Director/Chief Executive officer is the  Research and Administrative Head of the  Institute and therefore responsible  for the  research and administrative management and leadership of the  Institute.

Salary: Political Office Holders Salary Scale.


Method of Application:

Applicants are requested to submit envelope and addressed to:


The Executive Secretary,

Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN),

Agricultural Research House,

Plot 223D Cadastral Zone 86, Mabushi,

P.M.B. 5026, Wuse, Abuja



Deadline for submission of Application

The dead line for submission of application is  4th July 2011. Only shortlisted candidates  will be contacted.


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