Wednesday, September 8, 2010


IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty of reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa-Saharan Africa.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the following positions at the Institute's Headquarters, Ibadan.

2 year renewable contract
• Successful candidate will among other things
• Maintain focal point of the HR central data base system;
• Input and update the Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) data in the electronic data base.
• Assist in the IRS recruitment
• Manage the job vacancy website
• Assist in processing of IRS benefits
• Process all leave application forms for approval;
• Assist in the orientation of new staff
• Produce simple analysis, statistic and reports;
• Prepare power point presentation when required;
• Retrieve information (manual and electronics) from the record
• Maintain HR archival files
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor
Qualification and Experience
• BSc/HND in Management Sciences with minimum of 5 years post-qualification working experience in Human Resources administration.
• Candidate must have high stress tolerance level and ability to manage and priotize work, be able to handle confidential issues and be willing to work beyond normal hours.
• He/she should also possess sound analytical mind, high integrity, good inter-personal and communication skills (oral and written) and strong knowledge of computer office softwares.
• We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Method of Application
Interested applicants should forward their applications with a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant's current or previous organization or applicant's direct Supervisor/Superior Officer at work. Evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to:

The Personnel Manager
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
P.M.B 5320, Oyo Road
Ibadan, Nigeria.

This job vacancy can also be found on our website:

Please note that application letters not accompanied with evidence of current remuneration and age will not be treated. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 14th September, 2010.

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