Field Worker I 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.


Job Description

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Candidate Duties

  • Assist in carrying out the establishment of screen house and field trials.
  • Assist in culturing of plant organisms.
  • Assist in handling microscope and identification of organisms.
  • Assist in the collection of research data, entry, and keeping of the field book for data
  • collection.
  • Assist in laboratory activities and writing of reports.
  • Perform any other jobrelated task as may be assigned by the Supervisors.



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



The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft software (word, excel, PowerPoint).
  • Have good driving skills.
  • Have the ability to work with little or no supervision.



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


Application Closing Date

30th December 2022.


Method of Application

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs to:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)


  • Interested applicants should complete the online application through the link above attaching a detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format.
  • The application must include the names and email 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.