Assistant Training Officer 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: Assistant Training Officer

Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2022-0010
Location: Abuja
Recruitment Type: National (1 year renewable contract)


  • Review and validate in-coming training support documents submitted by the state teams.
  • Set-up, maintain and update project e-filing and record keeping.
  • Support the Training Coordinator to compile project training data and relevant information required for updating the system and ensure information is correct and accurate.
  • Prepare meeting notes and reports for all I-Youth project and related meetings at the project coordination office Abuja.
  • Provide administrative support to the I-Youth Executive Manager, Training and Partnership Coordination and other officers at the project coordination office.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • B.Sc / HND in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent data management and report writing skills.
  • Have good communication skill (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Be attentive to details and agribusiness literacy.

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

Application Closing Date
10th June, 2022.

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

Click here for more information (PDF)


  • Interested candidates must include a detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft Word.
  • 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.


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