IITA Nigeria Graduate Trainee Program

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27 Oct, 2010

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Graduate Jobs in Nigeria

IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa.

We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.

The Institute seeks to employ and train young Nigerian Graduates in our diverse Research Support Operational lines at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan. Applicants who are required to have obtained their first degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) within the last four years may not have any substantial work experience.

The Graduate Trainee Program (GTP) which is designed to meet specific manpower needs of the Institute involves intensive one-year training in the Institute’s Operational Research Support Units.  Successful Trainees under the GTP will be offered appointment in the Senior Staff Cadre of the Institute and will be required to meet some conditions on assumption of duty as regular staff.  Only Trainees that meet set standards at the completion of the training will be offered regular appointment.

Operational Areas Of Interest And Requirements

Code Operational Unit Specific Area of GT Operation Educational Qualifications
GTP-A IT Systems and Applications Java Programming in IT Systems and Applications
  • Six (6) Credits at a sitting of SSCE, GCE O/L, WASC including English & Mathematics
  • BSc/HND Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related disciplines.
GTP-B Communication Office Web Development, Content Management for online repositories. Writing for online media.
  • Six (6) Credits at a sitting of SSCE, GCE O/L, WASC including English & Mathematics
  • BSc/HND Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related disciplines.
GTP-C Computer Services Network Administrations
  • Six (6) Credits at a sitting of SSCE, GCE O/L, WASC including English & Mathematics;
  • BSc/HND Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related disciplines.
GTP-D Human Resources General Human Resources practice.
  • Six (6) Credits at a sitting of SSCE, GCE O/L, WASC including English & Mathematics
  • BSc/HND in Social or Management Sciences. Student membership of the CIPMN is added advantage.
GTP-E Facilities Management Services General Management
  • Six (6) Credits at a sitting of SSCE, GCE O/L, WASC including English & Mathematics;
  • BSc/HND in Business Administration and related disciplines;

Other Conditions:

Age limit: Not more than 28 years

Minimum Class of degree: Second Class Lower for BSc or Upper Credit for HND holders.

NYSC Discharge Certificate: Dated not earlier than 2006

How to Apply for this Jobs in Nigeria:
Interested applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) designed exactly as indicated below with copies of their credentials and birth certificate to:

The Personnel Manager,
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture,
PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan, Nigeria

not later than 9th November, 2010 from the date of this publication.  The Code of the Operational Unit of applicant’s choice must be indicated at the left hand corner of the envelope and in the GTP Form.

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