The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Limited Current Job Opportunity

Posted on :

22 May, 2023

Category :

Vacancies in Nigeria

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: Office Assistant / Receptionist
Location: Abuja
Recruitment Type: STS-National (Short-Term Contract)
Duration: 6 months renewable


  • Greet, welcome guests, and direct visitors to the appropriate person and office.
  • Answer, screen, and forward incoming phone calls and ensure the reception area and all the conference halls are tidy and presentable, with all necessary stationery and material (e.g., pens, forms, and brochures).
  • Receive, sort, and distribute daily mail/deliveries.
  • Ensure facilities and surrounding areas free from trash, litter, debris, and weeds.
  • Clean stock and supply designated facility areas (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, restroom cleaning etc) and document routine inspection and maintenance activities.
  • Carry out heavy cleansing tasks and report any occurring deficiencies that require repairs.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisors.


  • O’level with a minimum of two (2) years experience performing related roles in a wellstructured organization.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Have the ability to use different tools and types of lawn care equipment.
  • Be physically fit enough to remain standing for most of the day.
  • Have the ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise.


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

To Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)

Application Deadline: 24th May, 2023.


  • Interested applicants should complete the online application by attaching a 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 (3) 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.

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