Jobs at IITA

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). Our R4D
is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to eliminate hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa

Method of application:
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft Word format. The curriculum Vitae must also include names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package to IITA website.
Please complete our online application form using this link: .

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted

  • Mechanic II (Kano Station)
    Mechanic II (Kano Station) 2-year renewable contract

    Routine service and maintenance of official vehicles and plants
    Minor repairs on plumbing and electrical activities
    Participate in the purchase of vehicle parts
    Keep records of maintenance work done
    Carry out other duties that may be assigned by supervisor

    Qualification and Experience
    OND/Trade Test in Mechanical Engineering or related field plus (5) years relevant post-qualification working experience.
    The candidate must
    Must have a very good knowledge of general repairs, fittings and plumbing.
    Must have a very good knowledge of records management.
    Must have good interpersonal and communication skills.
    Must possess a valid driver’s license.
    Be honest and hardworking;
    Be a good team player and be able to follow instructions;

    Closing Date: 19th August 2013

    Location: Kano
    Experience: 5 year(s)
    Course of Study: Mechanical Engineering
    Required Grade:  Not Specified

  • Audit Trainee (2 years Renewable Contract)
    Ensure documents processed are genuine, reasonable and complies with Management policy.

    Carry out physical counts of stock items.

    Observe the performance of tasks and
    activities and report on observations;

    Prepare Draft Reports on activities of
    transactions reviewed

    Carry out any other work as may be assigned by unit Head.

    Qualification and Experience
    Bsc/HND in any discipline, ICAN PEI would be an added advantage.

    Minimum of 2 years working experience.

    Closing Date: 29th August 2013

    Location: Oyo
    Experience: 2 year(s)
    Course of Study: Not Specified
    Required Grade:  Not Specified