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IITA Recruitment: Requirements, Salary structure, How to Apply

IITA Recruitment: Requirements, Salary structure, How to Apply. Are you interested in building a career with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) through its ongoing recruitment exercise? Do you care about the IITA recruitment for 2022 so you can apply? This article covers every topic that concerns the IITA recruitment procedures, recruitment requirements, method of application and tips for a successful application for the institute’s jobs. I am also going to cover areas such as brief history of the IITA, career overview of IITA, salary structure, positions open for application, and a detailed explanation of the entire recruitment process.

Brief History of the IITA

The international Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit institution that mobilises agricultural innovation to alleviate hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation in Nigeria and across the sub-Saharan African region. The IITA works in partnership with different organisations in sub-Saharan Africa to improve livelihoods, enhance food & nutrition security, increase employment and preserve natural resource integrity.

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The IITA uses many strategies to meet its goals of lifting 11.5 million people out of poverty and at the same time revitalise 7.5 hectares of farm land by the year 2020 that just passed. The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture would have been a genus to accomplish the above goal by the stipulated year given the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the year 2020.

Organization Structure of the IITA

In the IITA organogramme presented on its website, the institute operates under the following Directorates:

The General Directorate, Finance Directorate, Advocacy Directorate, Partnerships for Delivery Directorate, Research Development Directorate and Corporate Services Directorate. The IITA is further structured into five hubs which include the Hub Administration that features Human Resources, Information Technology, Facility Management, Supply Chain, Security and Hospitality & Travels department.

IITA has another department called Partnerships Directorate which oversees the Development and Delivery Department, Business Incubation Platform, Youths in Agribusiness, Capacity Development and Mechanisation Departments. The Institute is also affiliated to the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and has centres spread across Sub-Saharan African countries.

The Institute’s headquarters is at Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. The IITA is headed by a Director General who is currently Nteranya Sanginga from Democratic Republic of Congo.

IITA Career Overview

If you care about knowing what it feels like to work with the IITA read this section. The International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) provides standard work environment for employees to become the best they could be. So says not only the institute’s website, but other sources. From time to time the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture recruits new workers into its workforce and co-opt qualified partners into its programmes. Suitably qualified persons are encouraged to apply for the IITA jobs and the successful ones are employed into the pogramme. The IITA then matches the skills of the newly recruited staff with it teams to help drive the successful delivery of the Institute’s goals. Working with the IITA is probably fulfilling provided you have the requisite qualifications and capacity to contribute a quota towards hunger and poverty alleviation in Africa.

Everything being equal, a successful application can land you a lucrative job with the IITA in any of the departments. According to Indeed Employee Review, the IITA has a highly efficient, multicultural and quite interesting work environment with free lunches for all staff.

Positions Available in IITA

Here are the available positions the IITA often recruits new employees into in no particular order:

  1. Director General;
  2. Project Administration Officer;
  3. Human Resources Officer;
  4. Supervision Skills Officer;
  5. Project Administration Officer (Technical);
  6. Human Resources Intern;
  7. Compensation and Benefits Officer;
  8. Research Supervisor;
  9. Research Technician;
  10. Laboratory Assistant;
  11. Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist;
  12. Tractor Operator;
  13. Contract Compliance Officer;
  14. National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member;
  15. Industrial Trainee/Electrician.

IITA salary Structure

The salary scale of IITA lies between N67, 000 minimum pay for the low ranking staff such as Chain/Tractor Operator and N166, 111 for skilled workers. The above is an average salary scale analysis which increases according to ranks and roles.

Meanwhile, on average, the IITA salary structure ranks well compared to what local organisations pay since the Institute operates on international standards. However, my salary scale puts the figure of an average salary of IITA employees at the rate of N149, 173 in an analysis claimed to have been collated from 33 IITA staff.

IITA Recruitment Process and Method of Application

For a successful application for the IITA job, interested candidates are encourage to:

  • Visit the IITA website at iita.org or jobs.iita.org;
  • Navigate to the career section;
  • Click on ‘Apply’;
  • Read the detail to confirm your eligibility to apply;
  • If you are eligible, proceed to fill the application form;
  • Give careful attention to the spaces with asterisks as they must be completed before you can proceed or submit your application;
IITA Recruitment Requirements

IITA generally expects applicants to meet the following requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc.), Higher National Diploma (HND) in disciplines related to the position you are applying for. Applicants are also required to have a 3 years’ experience in related role;
  2. Master’s Degree where necessary is an added advantage;
How Get to the IITA
  1. Apply within stipulated time which is usually 2 weeks from date of announcement;
  2. Apply early, possibly submit your application among the first 50 – 100 applicants;
  • Prepare for the interview if invited;
  1. Provide authentic information on the application form;
  2. Upload original documents;
  3. Keep yourself updated about the IITA recruitment portal opening.
Current Status of IITA recruitment

The IITA is currently seeking applications for 2 positions namely:

Corporate Accounting Manager

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Trait Preference Research

Research Supervisor

Click here to see full details of the job requirements and how to apply

Wrapping Up

The article above contains detailed information about the recruitment process of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. I have taken time to provide a step-by-step guide to help you successful access the IITA recruitment portal and apply for your desired position. Moreso, the post must have informed you about career overview of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, its staff ranking, salary earn by its employees, recruitment process, and how to apply for the job of your choice in the Institute.

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Samuel Udo

Samuel Udo is a graduate of Political Science. A Creative/Freelance Writer and Public Commentator whose articles have been published in top print media such as 'The Pioneer Newspapers'. InfoGuide Nigeria is a team of Resource Persons and Consultants led by Ifiokobong Ibanga. Page maintained by Ifiokobong Ibanga. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

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