Driver / Field Assistant At IITA

Driver / Field Assistant (2-year renewable contract)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the position of Driver/Field Assistant at the Institute’s station in Abuja.


  • 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
  • Ensure all stations vehicles are well maintained and clean
  • Deliver confidential documents/letters to partners especially donors, ministries and embassies
  • Participate in carrying out field operations and activities
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualification and Experience

WASC with a valid professional drivers’ licence (Class ‘E’) plus at least three (3) years corporate driving in a reputable Organization.

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.
  • Have the ability to read and write.
  • Possess the ability to speak Hausa language fluently


  • 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 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.

Locations: Abuja Station

Closing date: 13th May 2014

Please complete our online application form

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.


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