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  • Posted on: 15 February, 2011 Deadline: 1 March, 2011
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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, lbadan.

    Recruitment Officer (2 year renewable Contract)


    The recruitment Officer will among other things 
    •Attend to requests for recruitment of National Staff
    • Prepare draft job advertisements and advice the personnel manager on mode of advertisement
    • Conduct initial orientation of new high integrity, recruits in the General and Senior Staff categories. 
    • Constantly explore ways of carrying 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
    Qualification And Experience:

    • Bsc/HND in Business or Management or Humana Resource related discipline. A Professional Certificate of CIPM is added advantage.
    • Minimum of 8 years relevant working experience in management of recruitment of large organization

    Security Superintendent (2-year renewable contract)

    Successful candidate will among other things: 

    •Initiate immediate response to emergencies like fire, theft, etc 
    • Conduct security investigations and submit a comprehensive report to the Security Manager; 
    • Conduct regular fire safety audit; 
    •Ensure that all security operational equipment are in good working condition. 
    •Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor. 
    Qualification And Experience

    •BSc/HND  or equivalent in relevant fields of study with at least 5 years of cognate experience in security and crime investigation work in any uniform services. Not below the rank or equivalent of Inspector in the Police Force. 
    • Applicants must have good physique. high integrity and be knowledgeable in work planning. 
    • He must also be committed, resourceful, honest, and must possess very good driving skills with a valid drivers license.

    Foreman Mechanical
    2-year renewable Contract

    Successful candidate will among other things: 
    • Diagnose and proffer solutions to identified problems on both petrol powered and diesel operated automotives; 
    • Use OBD II equipment to troubleshoot auto electrical defects on SUV automotives; 
    • Repair and fix defective kick starters; 
    • Repair Alternators; 
    • Align generally, auto electrical wires; 
    • Prepare electrolyte and charge many accumulators using series connections. 
    • Carry out quality checks on vehicles repaired in the workshop; 
    • Ensure good house-keeping and safety compliance at all time and 
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor
    Qualification And Experience

    • BSc/HND Mechanical Engineering (Automobile) with 5 years or ND plus 10 years relevant working experience in a large Auto-electrical workshop. 
    • Successful candidate must be knowledgeable in work planning and shop floor organisation and be able to perform under pressure and deliver timely results. 
    • Candidate must be committed, resourceful, and honest must possess very outstanding leadership qualities.


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

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should forward their applications with a 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 than TWOWEEKS from this publication
    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. 
    NB: The publication in The Guardian of 08/10/2111 should be ignored, attention of applicants should be on today’s publication.

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