Field Assistant / Driver Job in Nigeria

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:
Field Assistant / Driver

 Ibadan, Oyo
Employment Type: Full-time


  • Carry out driving duties courteously, maintain the unit vehicle and accompanying documents under optimum conditions in readiness for on and off-station activities.
  • Convey personnel and visitors for airport drop-offs and pick-ups for official trips.
  • Convey project staff to implement project activities in target locations.
  • Complete vehicle logs as required for all trips and report all vehicle related costs incurred during trips backed with original receipts.
  • Ensure proper day-to-day cleaning and maintenance of project vehicle and routine servicing by the appropriate section.
  • Report vehicle defects, accidents or incidents to supervisors in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the safety of the vehicle, passengers and other items in the vehicle.
  • Assist research and field staff with field and laboratory activities on-station and off-station.
  • Perform any other job-related tasks as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • National Diploma in Agriculture or any other related field with a minimum of four (4) years with research support experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment.
  • Good knowledge of road across Nigeria up to Ghana will be an added advantage.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Have good knowledge of defensive driving with excellent awareness of driving rules and regulations.
  • Have the ability to work long hours.
  • Must have initiative and high moral, integrity, positive attitude and strong team spirit.

Application Closing Date
15th February, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online