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IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of the tropics. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate 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. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position of Driver I.
Job Title: Driver I (1 Year renewable contract)
Locations: Ibadan, Abuja, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kano, Markurdi, Jalingo (7 Positions – 1 for each location)
Position / Responsibilities
  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Drive IITA vehicles to various destinations as required
  • Convey IITA scientists/staff/visitors to field work and other places as required
  • Ensure all station vehicles are well maintained and clean
  • Deliver confidential documents/letters to partners especially donors, ministries and embassy,
  • Convey project members and guests from local and international airport.
  • Liaise with Insurance Officer to ensure vehicle documents are valid and up-to-date;
  • Participate in carrying out field operations/activities.
  • Perform any other duties as my b assigned by the supervisor.
  • Minimum Qualification, Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate must possess:
WASC with valid professional drivers’ licence (Class ‘E’) plus at least three (3) years driving in an international research institute.
The ideal candidate must:
  • Be conversant with Nigerian roads;
  • Posses ability to drive long distance with good eye sight;
  • Be able to work under pressure and be ready to work on weekends where necessary.
  • Proficient in speaking, reading local language of the geographical area in which he/she is posted in order to communicate with farmers
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.
Application Closing Date:
9th May 2014
Method of Application:
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website. The application must include the 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
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