Driver at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

IITA is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees.
IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

Job Title: Driver II

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Be conversant with Nigerian roads and knowledge of West African borders;
  • Drive Aflasafe aTTC team in Abuja for marketing and other activities;
  • Convey personnel and Aflasafe product within and outside Abuja;
  • Assist with loading of Aflasafe for delivery within and outside Abuja;
  • Record trip details in vehicle logbook;
  • Carry out routine vehicle maintenance checks;
  • Carry out vehicle cleaning and ensure adequate kitting (tools, medical box, and accessories);
  • Carry out administrative duties while not on official trip;
  • Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • O’level plus valid driver’s license (Class E) with at least Five (5) years relevant experience with an international research institute.

Ideal Candidate must:

  • Be able to drive long distance with good eye sight.
  • Be mentally alert and physically fit.
  • Be able to work under pressure and be ready to work on weekends when necessary.
  • Be able to speak more than one Nigeria language.

Location: Abuja

Closing Date
24th January, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested applicant should forward their applications including a covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).


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