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Field Worker II at 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: Field Worker II

Ref: STS2022-020
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: STS- National (6-months renewable contract)


  • Collect and collate data on feed and forage for small and large ruminants.
  • Analyze Livestock feeds and effect on performance.
  • Provide support during training on livestock feed and production.
  • Assist in sample preparation and in the operation of the NIRS machine for samples (feed and forage) analysis.
  • Assist in the implementation of routine activities on the ILRI research farm.
  • Collect data at Akinyele folder market for forage yield.
  • Assist in managing ILRI research and demonstration fields.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisors.


  • O’level with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing similar role in a wellstructured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Have good knowledge of feed and forage in animal nutrition.
  • Have the ability to work with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft software (word, excel, PowerPoint).
  • Have good knowledge of animal health and production.

We offer highly competitive salary 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  8th 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