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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Job Recruitment



 Employment at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Field Assistant / Driver

Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 2-year renewable


  • Drive and maintain the Units vehicle under optimum condition in readiness for on and off station activities.
  • Perform necessary cleaning and washing of the Units vehicle.
  • Ensure vehicle documents are complete and update at all time.
  • Support trial establishment and maintenance both on and off station.
  • Support tuber quality phenotyping for yam trials.
  • Support phenotyping of yam plants at vegetative, harvest and post-harvest stages in the field and screen house.
  • Support harvesting of trials on the field and screen house
  • Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • National Diploma in Agriculture or any other related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience on clonal breeding in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent interpersonal, multi-tasking, organizational and communication skills.
  • Be competent in sample preparation for virus indexing.
  • Be strict observance of protocol for genetic purity of yam in-vitro plantlets under conservation.
  • Have ability to work in a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary environment.

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

Application Closing Date
2nd January, 2024.

To apply, click HERE

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