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  • Posted on: 31 January, 2014 Deadline: 13 February, 2014
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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 tropical nations. 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 candidates for the position of Driver II at the Institute’s Station in Abuja.

    Driver II


    Candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

    •     Drive IITA vehicles within and outside Abuja
    •     Convey IITA-Ibadan Staff/Scientist from Abuja Airport and within Abuja City
    •     Convey scientist to field trips in other states (Kogi, Niger, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano and Ibadan)
    •     Ensure all station vehicles are well maintained and clean
    •     Deliver confidential documents/letters to partners especially donors, ministries and embassy,
    •     Participate in carrying out field operations/activities
    •     Assist in providing orientation for Abuja based Drivers and assist with navigations.
    •     Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

    Qualification and Experience

    • WASC with valid professional drivers’ licence (Class ‘E’) plus at least five (5) years corporate driving in an international research institute.

    The ideal candidate must:

    •     Be conversant with Nigerian roads;
    •     Posses ability to drive long distance
    •     Be able to work under pressure and ready to work on weekends where necessary.
    •     Demonstrate ability to speak more than one Nigerian language

    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 detailed 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 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.

    Interested applicants should click here to apply online.

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