Job at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA


IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) is guided by an ambitious strategy–to lift 11.5 million people out of poverty and revitalize 7.5 million hectares of farmland by 2020. We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported by several countries.

As one of 15 research centers in the CGIAR, a global partnership for a food secure future, IITA is engaged in several CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). Our mission is to enhance food security and improve livelihoods in Africa through research for development (R4D).

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the latest job at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA.

People and Culture Assistant (Talent Management)

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
    • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
    • Location: Oyo | Nigeria.
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    Job Description:

    Generation of P&C Reports and Other Administrative Support

    • Liaise with colleagues in the unit including those in People Data and Systems and the Station Administrators and prepare People and Culture monthly reports
    • Assist in the preparation of reports related to various talent management activities.
    • Serve as alternate secretary of P&C departmental and sectional heads’ meetings.
    • Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures.
    • Proofread documents, proposals, policies, etc., as may be required.
    • Assist the Manager, Talent Management and Engagement with assigned projects including employee surveys.

     Client Services

    • Prepare visa support, reference, and attestation letters for staff (NRS) under the guidance of the Manager, Talent Management and Engagement.
    • Provide helpdesk services on people management issues relating to NRS, responding to routine enquiries from the staff.
    • Assist in prompt resolution of requests and complaints from the staff as may be channeled through the office of the Manager, Talent Management and Engagement.
    • Assist in stakeholder engagement with hosted institutions.

    Support for People and Culture Activities

    • Support all People and Culture-led staff events, seminars, teambuilding, and awareness campaigns, including gender equity, diversity, and inclusion (GDI) activities as may be required.
    • Work in task teams across P&C to achieve people management strategic goals.
    • Work with P&C sectional Supervisors in any assigned task.
    • Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
    • Qualifications and Requirements:

      • BSc/HND in Human Resources, Social Sciences, or humanities with a minimum of two (2) years’ with proven experience in HR operations, and/or in providing administrative support in a Human Resource Department. Associate or student membership of any people management professional body is an added advantage.


      The ideal candidate must have:

      • Analytical skills. Attention to details and ability to organize work to meet deadlines.
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
      • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
      • Adequate knowledge of the local labour law.
      • Excellent communication skills, including presentation skills, written and oral.
      • Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively.
      • Excellent use of Microsoft Office Suite with especially in Excel and PowerPoint.

      Method of Application

      Qualified and interested candidates should Apply by Clicking the Button below.

      Deadline: March 28, 2024


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