Field Worker I 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: Field Worker I

Ref: STS2022-022
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: STS National (6months renewable contract)


  • 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 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.

How to Apply
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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