Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Director/Chief Executive Officer in the below Parastatal under the aegis of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN).

Director/CEO, National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM), Ilorin.  The Institute has national mandate for research into the development of indigenous machines for farming & processing techniques aswell as standardize and certify agricultural machines and equipment use in Nigeria.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must be holder of Ph.D in relevant discipline, have extensive research and teaching experience as evidenced by scientific publications in Research Institutes. In addition, candidates must have ability to provide academic/administrative leadership as well as have clear and articulated vision for the development of the Institute.  Furthermore, he/she must not be more than 60 years of age at the time of commencement of the tenure.  A minimum of Assistant Director or Associate Professor at NARIs would be required please.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT:  A single term of five (5) years only.

DUTIES:  The Director/Chief Executive Officer is the Research and Administrative Head of the centre as well as responsible for the Research and administrative management of the centre.

SALARY: Political Office holders Salary Scale.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:  Applicants are requested to submit twelve (12) typewritten copies and one (1) electronic copy on CD of their curriculum vitae (CV) and photocopies of their credentials.  Functional phone numbers and email address should be indicated on the CV.  Three referees are required to send their reports to the address below.  All applications and Referees’ reports should be marked “Confidential Application” at the top left corner of the envelope and addressed to;

The Executive Secretary,

Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN),

Agricultural Research House,

Plot 223D, Cadastral Zone B6, Mabushi,

P.M.B. 5026, Wuse, Abuja.



The deadline for submission of application is close of work on or before 9th November 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.