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.

  • Job Position: Electrical Supervisor (Refrigeration)
  • Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2021-007
  • Job Location: Ibadan, Oyo
  • Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain electrical aspect of cold store, motor starter, motor controls and air conditioning unit;
  • Maintain mechanical aspect of cold store and air-conditioning unit;
  • Troubleshoot cold store and circuits for correction;
  • Installation of new cold store, chiller and dehumidifier both domestics and industrial;
  • Conduct necessary tests including standard industry-approved troubleshooting methods to determine malfunctions and/or causes of breakdown of all assigned equipment;
  • Perform preventive and breakdown maintenance on air conditioners and cold stores;
  • Perform additional related duties as requested by the supervisor.

Job Requirements

  • BSc / HND in Electrical Engineering or related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have the ability to diagnose and rectify faults.
  • Be honest and hardworking with good interpersonal and communication skills.


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

Closing Date
9th March, 2021.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply to the Head of Human Resources, by submitting a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (including the selected crop he/she is applying for), names and addresses of three referees.
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  • Only selected candidates will be contacted and then asked to submit a financial offer to be negotiated with IITA.
  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates.

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