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Job Opportunities At The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Oyo

IITA is guided by an ambitious strategy–to lift 11.5 million people out of poverty and revitalize 7.5 million hectares of farm land–by 2020.

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).

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Job Opportunities at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Research Assistant I

Job Specifications:

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2021-010
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Contract: 2-year renewable contract.

Job Description:
  • Assist in managing ILRI research and demonstration field;
  • Provide support during training on livestock feed and production;
  • Perform data entry and analysis using Excel, SPSS and SAS;
  • Assist in promoting High Quality Cassava Peel (HQCP) based for livestock feed for ruminant and poultry;
  • Assist in operating the NIRS machine for samples (feed and forage) analysis;
  • Perform additional related duties as requested by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • BSc / HND in Animal Science or related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in an international research for development organization.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent verbal and written command of English language.
  • Have ability to work across discipline and within multi-cultural environments.
  • Be proficiency in Microsoft Word and related applications notably Excel and PowerPoint.


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


Station Administrator

Job Specifications:

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-008
Contract: 3-year renewable contract
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

Job Description:
  • Assist the Head of station in managing the Station’s financial and operational strategies;
  • Coordinate the overall function of the Station administrative systems and ensure logistics back-up;
  • Organize, prepare, and implement Station activities and research program;
  • Maintain efficient information flow between the station, hosted institutions and projects operating within the Station;
  • Ensure timely financial reporting and posting of charges back to the station cost recovering budget;
  • Ensure implementation of regulations and procedures for local purchases, procurement, and logistics management;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Master’s in management / Administration, Social Sciences, or related fields with minimum of eight (8) years’ experience performing similar or related roles in an international organization.2

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good interpersonal, negotiation, mediation, and excellent communication skills.

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

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate for “Job Opportunities at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)” should click the button below to apply.

Applicant should complete the online application attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA.

Important Information

  • The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.
  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.
  • While all  applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: March 26, 2021

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