Drivers 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: Driver

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2021-0024
Locations: Lagos, Kano and Kaduna
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Drive IITA / Young Africa Works (YAW) Project vehicle in a safe and courteous manner to convey authorized staff, visiting partners etc. for project activities
  • Ensures vehicle documents are up to date and comply with minimum security operating standards (MSOS)
  • Provide timely report to the state administrative office and project administrator of the vehicle requiring maintenance service
  • Record every trip detail in the vehicle logbook including filling of the monthly balance sheet
  • Carryout daily maintenance of project vehicle (cleaning and regular check-up)
  • Checks weekly vehicle schedule for the office (missions, transport needs), prepares necessary plans/arrangements and reports any changes
  • Loading and unloading of goods into the vehicle and ensures their security and condition while in the vehicle
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • O’level with valid drivers’ license with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing related role in an international organization.
  • Ability to speak in one or more of northern Nigeria’s major languages is an added advantage.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skill (writing, speaking, and reading).
  • Have ability to work with staff of different ethnic group and nationalities.
  • Ability to travel long-distance.


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



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply

Important Information

  • Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA.
  • 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).
  • 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  4th November, 2021.

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