Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Superintendent 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:


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Job Title: Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Superintendent

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2021-006
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Coordinate daily refrigeration and air-conditioning activities (for Central Air-conditioning systems, Cold stores, window and split units, freezers and fridges, dehumidifiers etc.);
  • Organize work schedule for all refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment;
  • Allocate subordinates for servicing, maintenance, installations, and replacement of R&A equipment’s;
  • Supervise subordinate to ensure jobs are carried out effectively;
  • Provide daily information on completed works, work in progress and pending jobs;
  • Schedule preventive maintenance for refrigerating unit;
  • Inspect completed works for conformance with specification, requirement and compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations;
  • Read and interprete blueprints, pipping, sketches, schematics and writing diagrams;
  • Monitor stock level for key emergency spares applicable to areas of responsibilities;
  • Keep records of activities as related to servicing, maintenance, installations, and replacements of R&A equipment’s;
  • Assist in sourcing, update and upgrade of R&A working tools;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • BSc/HND in Mechanical Engineering or related fields with minimum of five (5) years’ experience performing similar or related roles.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Ability to diagnose and rectify fault.
  • Ability to work on different kind of mechanical refrigerating equipment.

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

Application Closing Date
1st March, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates shouldapply to the Head of Human Resources, by submitting a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (including the selected crop he/she is applying for), names and addresses of three referees.
Click here to apply online

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  • Only selected candidates will be contacted and then asked to submit a financial offer to be negotiated with IITA.
  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates.

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