Security Guard at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (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


  • Assist in protecting IITA’s research farm
  • Assist in preventing cattle herdsman incursion into the farm and raise alarm to the presence of intruder;
  • Assist in apprehending herdsman/violators where possible;
  • Assist in reporting unauthorized entry into the farm to the management;
  • Assist in reporting fire incidents to the Farm Manager/Station Administrator;
  • Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • O’level plus valid driver’s license (Class E) with at least Three (3) years relevant experience performing same role..
  • Have the ability to offer adequate security services to the farm and be ready to live in that environment/community.
  • Have considerable knowledge of the location so as to identify/ recognize possible trespassers.


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

Location: Kano

Closing Date
8th February, 2017.



  • 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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