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Research Technician 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: Research Technician

Ref: STS2022-019
Location: Abuja
Recruitment Type: STS- National (6-months renewable contract)
Contract: 6 months’ renewable


  • Assist in implementation of all post-harvest operations under supervision of the post-harvest supervisors and line breeder.
  • Assist in processing cassava roots into designated food products (mainly gari, starch and odourless fufu).
  • Assist in determination of dry matter and starch content.
  • Assist in receiving, sorting and recording samples received from field trials.
  • Assist in data collection on cassava roots.
  • Perform any other job-related tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • O’level with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Have data collection and samples sorting skills.

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


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their applications with detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names and addresses of three professional referees (including and e-mail address) and photocopies of credentials to:
The Recruitment Office,
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture,
PMB 5320, Oyo Road,
Ibadan, Oyo State.

Application Deadline  6th December, 2022.


  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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