Field Assistant/Drivers at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

IITA is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Field Assistant/Driver


Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-037
Location: Ibadan

Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract) 


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Assist in driving project vehicle to convey authorized personnel;
  • Assist in ensuring project vehicle complies with the minimum operating security standards (MOSS) as well as up to date vehicle documents all the time;
  • Assist with day to day maintenance of ACAI Project vehicle;
  • Assist in general field work;
  • Assist in collecting and delivering mail, documents and other items to project collaborators;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
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  • O’level with 2 years’ experience performing same role.

Ideal Candidate must;

  • Good Communication skill;
  • Ability to speak more than one Nigeria language.

Application Closing Date
7th October, 2016.

Method of Application

Interested applicant should forward  their Applications include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior Job Vacancy athis/her present or former place of work).

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