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Driver II at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Driver II

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-029
Location: Biu-Borno Yola, Adamawa.
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)


  • Drive Activity vehicles in a safe and courteous mannerand support field operations;
  • Act as Field Assistant in collecting data when travelling with Project experts and other team members for field, training or meeting activities;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
  • Perform necessary cleaning and washing of the assigned vehicles as needed;
  • Maintain  Activity  vehicles  and  provide  timely  advice  to  the  transport  office  of  any assigned vehicle requiring maintenance services in line with IITA Vehicle Usage and Maintenance Policy;


  • O’level with a minimum of four (4) years’ related experience performing the related role.

The ideal candidate musthave:

  • Ability to communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in Hausa and English language.
  • Capacity to work effectively in a team.
  • Versatility  of  driving  varying  automobiles  in  host  country  roadsand  experience  in farming operations.
  • Good knowledge of government, donor and private sector companies’, offices, and ability to deliver messages effectively.
  • Basic computer skill.

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

Deadline: 26th October, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)

Note: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce. While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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