Driver at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)


IITA, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, develops agricultural innovations to address some of Africa’s most pressing issues, such as hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and resource depletion. In Sub-Saharan Africa, we work with many partners to increase employment, strengthen food and nutrition security, improve livelihoods, and preserve the integrity of natural resources. IITA is a partner in CGIAR, an organisation that conducts global agricultural research to guarantee future food security.

Recruitment is currently ongoing to fill the following vacancy:

Job Title: Driver

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2022-028
Location: Kano
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)


  • Drive vehicles within and outside the duty station.
  • Record trip details in the vehicle logbook and carry out routine maintenance checks.
  • Ensure vehicles are well maintained and clean.
  • Liaise with the workshop staff to ensure prompt servicing of vehicles as at when due.
  • Ensure courteous and prompt attention to passengers’ needs while being conveyed.
  • Ensure the safety of the vehicle and passengers’ property.
  • Perform any other jobrelated task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • O’level with a minimum of four (4) years experience performing a similar role in a well structured environment with a valid driver’s license.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Have the ability to work with minimum supervision and good driving skills.
  • Have the ability to drive any type of vehicle (car, bus, truck).


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

Application Closing Date
9th January 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)


  • Interested applicants should complete the online application through the link above attaching 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.




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