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Agribusiness Development Assistant 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: Agribusiness Development Assistant

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2022-025
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)
Contract: 2-year renewable contract


  • Provide technical support in designing crop and livestock chain value development.
  • Provide capacity-building support in the area of agribusiness plan development and establishment of agribusiness enterprises.
  • Ensure timely capturing of relevant agronomic data, good curation of collected data, and timely delivery to supervisor.
  • Provide administrative support in the area of agribusiness engagements and innovations, research, and project implementation.
  • Provide support in the development of annual work plans, budget, and report writing.
  • Participate in the establishment, supervision, and management of all research and demonstration fields.
  • Participate in the establishment, supervision, and management of field operations, cross-cutting various unit projects.
  • Provide capacity-building support during training on crop production.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • BSc / HND Plant Science, Forestry, Agricultural Science or any other related field with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing a similar or related role in a well-structured organization.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have basic knowledge of agronomic data collection.
  • Have ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Be able to perform multiple tasks and work under pressure.
  • Have data capturing and report writing skills.
  • Have good communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).

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


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

Application Deadline  14th December, 2022.


  • Interested applicants should complete the online application by attaching a detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format
  • 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