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Field Assistant/Driver at 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.


  • O’Level plus a valid driver’s license with at least five (5) years’ relevant experience performing similar role in an International Organization.



  • Have the ability to work with staff of different ethnic groups and nationalities;
  • Be computer literate in using tablet;
  • Have good communication skills and fluent in writing, reading and spoken English;
  • Be ready to work longer hours/weekend if needs be;
  • Have good driving skills.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Assist in driving YIIFSWA-II project vehicles to convey authorized staffs and visiting partners;
  • Drive vehicles on errands for project activities and assist in the execution of projects activities in lab, screen house, glass house and field;
  • Assist in land preparation, planting, crop management, harvesting, storage and data collection;
  • Assist the day to day maintenance of project Vehicles (cleaning of inside and outside, daily/regular check-up of the engine oil level, water level, the battery and the air filter etc.)
  • Ensure vehicle documents are up to date and comply with minimum security operating standards (MSOS);
  • Report any malfunction of the YIIFSWA vehicle under his care to the immediate supervisor;
  • Assist in recording trip details in the vehicle logbook including filling of the monthly balance sheet;
  • Assist in office duties such as photocopying, sorting of documents etc.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by supervisor.


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