Security Guard at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

IITA is one of the worlds 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.

Job Title: Security Guard

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Protect the forest fauna and flora (provide 24 hours security cover for the forest);
  • Prevent hunters incursion into the forest and raise alarm to the presence of hunters on campus;
  • Apprehend poachers/violators where possible;
  • Report unauthorized entry into the protected areas;
  • Promptly report fire incidents to the Security Control Unit;
  • Serve as part of the campus environs crime intelligence gathering network;
  • Perform all other related duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor;


  • O'Level with a minimum of two (2) years experience performing similar role.
  • Be physically fit, bold and fearless.
  • Have good communication skill.
  • Be able to ride motorcycle and operate security communications.
  • Have good knowledge of IITA and its environment


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

Location: Ibadan

Closing Date
24th January, 2017.

Method of Application

  • Interested applicant should forward their applications including a covering letter which should address how the candidates 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 applicants direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).


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