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Forest Technician 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: Forest Technician

Reference ID: STS2022-007
Location: Olokemeji, Ogun
Recruitment Type: STS- National (6-months renewable contract)


  • Assist with the planning and implementation of Forest Center events.
  • Keep records of biodiversity and activities.
  • Assist in providing materials for donor reports and proposal calls.
  • Assist with work order, travel authorization and expense claim.
  • Organize and lead nature walks and assist with publicity.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • National Diploma in Agriculture or related field with a minimum of three (3) years experience performing similar or related role in a well-structured organization.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be computer literate with knowledge of Oracle software.
  • Have good documentation, administrative and communication skills.
  • Have ability to work with diverse background.

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

Application Closing Date
14th June, 2022.

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

Click here for more information (PDF)

Important Information and Notice

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