• Recruitment Officer at IITA

  • Posted on: 3 July, 2012 Deadline: 17 July, 2012
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  • 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 by 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.

    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the following positions at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.

    RECRUITMENT OFFICER (2-year renewable contract)


    Recruitment Officer will among other things:

    • Attend to requests for recruitment of National Staff.
    • Prepare draft job advertisements and advise the Personnel Manager on mode of advertisement.
    • Carry out preliminary screening/short listing of candidates for interview.
    • Prepare interview invitation letters to applicants (as approved by the Personnel Manager) and follow up.
    • Arrange interviews, prepare interview reports; and prepare offer letters to successful candidates.
    • Ensure conditions precedent to employment and post employment documentations are met.
    • Prepare monthly recruitment statistics/reports.
    • Conduct initial orientation of new recruits in the General and Senior Staff categories.
    • Constantly explore ways of carry out efficient and cost effective talent hunt and staffing functions.
    • Prepare recruitment and interview updates for the Personnel Manager and Human Resources Manager.
    • Manage temporary labour recruitment and maintain labour records.
    • Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience

    BSc/HND in Business or Management or Human Resource related discipline. A Professional Certificate of CIPM, MBA or any other recognized HR certification is added advantage.
    Minimum of 8 years relevant working experience in the management of recruitment of large organization.
    Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be personable and have very high integrity.


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


    Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organisation 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, PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan, Nigeria. not later TWO WEEKS from the date of this publication.

    Please complete our online application form using this link: http://old.iita.org/cms/details/nrs_job_application.aspx. 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.

    This job vacancy can also be found on our website, www.iita.org

    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.

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