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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications from suitable candidates for the position of Driver I at the Institute’s station in Kano, Nigeria. This position will 2-year renewable contract.

Candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Drive vehicles within and outside Nigeria to convey, IRS, other staff, collaborators and visitors.
  • Record trip details in the vehicle logbook.
  • Carry out routine vehicle maintenance checks
  • Carry out vehicle cleaning and ensure adequate kitting (tools, medical box, and accessories)
  • Liaise with Workshop to ensure prompt servicing of vehicle as at when due.
  • Ensure courteous and prompt attention to passengers’ needs while being conveyed.
  • Ensure safety of vehicle and passengers property
  • Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor
Required Educational Qualifications
Candidate must have Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) with valid professional drivers’ license (Class ‘E’) plus at least five (5) years corporate driving in an international research institute.

The candidate must:
  1. Be conversant with Nigerian roads;
  2. Must posse’s ability to drive long distance with good eye sight;
  3. Be mentally alert and physically fit
  4. Be able to work under pressure and ready to work on weekends where necessary.
  5. Demonstrate ability to speak more than one Nigerian language
  6. Be able to travel long distance
Remuneration:
IITA Nigeria offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Important Date:
The application will close on 5th June, 2013.

HOW TO APPLY?
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed cover letter, curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft Word format. The cover letter, curriculum vitae must also include names and e-mail 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 and evidence of current remuneration package to IITA website.

Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/nrs-online-application.

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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