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 tackle 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.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the following positions at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.


Position: Electronics Technician II

(2 year renewable Contract)



Candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  1. Assist in the maintenance of Scientific equipment in the laboratories
  2. Assist in Solar Power Installation.
  3. Maintenance of UPS etc.
  4. Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.


Qualification and Experience:

  • Minimum National Diploma (ND) Electrical/Electronics
  • Plus at least 3 years post-qualification working experience in a well structured electronics workshop.

Candidate must be:

  • Computer literate;
  • Able to diagnose and prefer solution on scientific equipment.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Able to meet target with minimal supervision.



Position: Equipment Operator II

(2-year renewable Contract)


Candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  1. Operate other machine such as Forklift, Wheel-loader, Grader to assist the Foreman in carrying out assigned duties.
  2. Operate Tractor and other heavy equipment with full range of implements including gang-mowers, slasher, trailer etc.
  3. Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.



  1. WASC/Trade Test plus valid Drivers’ Licence class “E”
  2. With at least five (5) years operating similar heavy equipment in an agricultural environment.


Candidate must be:

  1. Honest and hardworking;
  2. Physically and mentally fit.
  3. Able to work under pressure with minimal supervision
  4. Good interpersonal and communication skills



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


Method of Application:

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, the names and 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. Evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to:

The HR Administrative Manager,

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture,

P.M.B 5320, Oyo Road,

Ibadan, Nigeria,

On or before 7th August 2012.

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