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Research 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: Research Technician

Ref: STS2022-005
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: STS- National (6-months renewable contract)
Contract: 6-months renewable contract


  • Carry out field data collection, seed production and processing and plant growth management.
  • Carry out field disposition, labor allocation and management.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • OND in Agriculture or related field with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience performing similar or related role in a well-structured organization.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be proficient in filed data collection and analysis.
  • Have considerable knowledge in health, safety and environment, seed production and management skills.

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

Application Closing Date
6th May, 2022.

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

Click here for more information (PDF)


  • Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching 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 and professional colleague.
  • 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.
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