Job at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA

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IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) is guided by an ambitious strategy–to lift 11.5 million people out of poverty and revitalize 7.5 million hectares of farmland by 2020. We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported by several countries.

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As one of 15 research centers in the CGIAR, a global partnership for a food secure future, IITA is engaged in several CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). Our mission is to enhance food security and improve livelihoods in Africa through research for development (R4D).

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Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the latest job at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA.

Training Coordinator

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Kano | Nigeria.
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Job Description:

  • Coordinate training programs on the YAS project across four locations in collaboration with the Agrihub staff.
  • Coordinate knowledge transfer and skill development through interactive and participatory training methodologies for 10,000 youths within three (3) years.
  • Design and develop training programs that address the identified needs and align with sustainable agribusiness practices.
  • Develop training materials that are contextually relevant and accessible to the target beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate thorough assessments to identify the training needs of beneficiaries for appropriate training interventions and knowledge dissemination.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training sessions, collecting feedback for continuous improvement
  • Liaise with the Agribusiness Hub Managers to ensure that logistical requirements such as venues, transportation, and training materials are organized and managed effectively.
  • Coordinate training report writing for submission to the donor.
  • Oversee the intervention programs of WATEA project as the Regional Focal Point (RFP) in the States assigned and ensure regular reporting.
  • Manage partnerships with regional partners and support activity implementation
  • Support the assessment of assigned region’s technical schools, colleges, and companies with the potential to employ youth, support surveys and data collection for studies, and help maintain the stakeholders’ database.
  • Responsible for on-the-ground monitoring of activities and reports to the Project Administrator.
  • Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
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Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BSc/HND in Agriculture Science, Agricultural Extension Rural Development or other related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment.


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The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Have the ability to use basic Microsoft software (MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Have strong multi-tasking abilities and problem-solving skills.
  • Have proven experience as an executive assistant or other relevant administrative support experience.
  • Have the ability to work with little or no supervision.


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


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