Vacancy as Field Assistant/Driver at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on 2016

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of the tropics. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate 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.

POSITION : Field Assistant/Driver

Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)


  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Assist in driving project vehicle to convey authorized personnel;
  • Assist in ensuring project vehicle complies with the minimum operating security standards (MOSS) as well as up to date vehicle documents all the time;
  • Assist with day to day maintenance of ACAI Project vehicle;
  • Assist in general field work;
  • Assist in collecting and delivering mail, documents and other items to project collaborators;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.


  • National Diploma/National
  • Certificate in Education in General Agriculture or related field with 2 years’ experience performing same role.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Good Communication skill;
  • Ability to speak more than one Nigeria language.


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

Note: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.