Automotive Services Manager at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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: Automotive Services Manager

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2022-003
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)


  • Provide technical and administrative leadership to the Automotive unit of IITA-FMS.
  • Possess in-depth technical knowledge of mechanical and electrical concepts used in modern passenger and light utility vehicles, e.g. Toyota, Ford, Mitsubishi and others totaling about 300 vehicles.
  • Periodically review and update inventory stock of essential spare parts needed.
  • Prepare and review service history of all IITA vehicles and make sure the preventive maintenance schedules is followed on all vehicles.
  • Prepare and update the Master List and particulars of all IITA vehicles used in Nigeria.
  • Exercise proper budget control in the operation of automotive unit to make sure expenditure and income are balanced.
  • Review and advise renewal of driving licenses held by official drivers and private users at the Headquarters.
  • Ensure the workshop is equipped with proper maintenance tools and upgrade where necessary.
  • Review existing workshop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and update as necessary.
  • Certify road worthiness checklist of all vehicles before they leave workshop after repair.
  • Oversee workshop staff/supervisors’ activities to make sure correct repair procedures are followed.
  • Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • B.Sc / HND in Mechanical Engineering or related field with a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment.
  • Possession of relevant higher qualifications will be an added advantage. Also, membership of Council of registered engineering (COREN) is required.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent managerial and supervisory skills to handle the entire auto service Staff.
  • Have good time management and communication skills.
  • Be familiar with source of genuine parts and be able to identify them.
  • Be familiar with correct diagnostics repair procedure for different model / makes of vehicles.

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



How to Apply
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  • 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 and professional colleague.
  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.
  • While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  12th April, 2022.

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