People and Culture Officer (Talent Acquisition – Client Services) at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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  • Ibadan, Oyo, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) View on Map
  • Post Date : April 25, 2023
  • Apply Before : April 26, 2023
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  • Job ID 25342
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  • Gender Male or Famele
  • Qualifications See Job Description

Job Description

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: People and Culture Officer (Talent Acquisition – Client Services)

Job Ref.: IITA-HR-NRS2023-019
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

Recruitment and Selection:

  • Assist the Manager, Global Talent Acquisition and Client Services in reviewing submitted requisition to recruit (RTR) forms and doing the preliminary screening of job applications.
  • Provide support in collating the ranking tables of potential candidates and following up with other units on interview preparation requests.
  • Monitor the status of job adverts on the career pages, job boards, and social media outlets for expiry dates and extensions.
  • Prepare schedules and assist with logistics for Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) interviews to ensure smooth coordination.
  • Prepare announcements about new staff (with a brief biodata) for circulation to all staff.
  • Prepare online travel authorizations (TA) for necessary approval and expedite action to dispatch to the travel unit for ticket issuance.

Contract Review and Orientation:

  • Create virtual links for contract reviews and coordinate the logistics to ensure a smooth process.
  • Prepare schedules of orientation for new hires and act as a guide (when required).

Records Management/Data Reports:

  • Update the International Recruited Staff (IRS) consultancy database and monthly recruitment tracking list on required Microsoft packages.
  • Prepare People and Culture reports, P&C-related metrics, and presentations as needed.
  • Check the submitted documents by Internationally Recruited Staff (IRS) for AIARC insurance plans and collate them for necessary approval.
  • Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • BSc/HND in Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Business Administration, or any other related field with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment. Possession of CIPM or CIPD certification is an added advantage.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.
  • Be highly effective planning and multi-tasking skills with a positive attitude and strong administrative service orientation.
  • Have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Be proficiency in or the ability to quickly learn payroll management, human resource information systems (HRIS), recruitment software, and similar computer/digital applications.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have excellent report writing and documentation skills.
  • Have ability to work in a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Be global cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Be proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

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

Application Closing Date
26th April, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)


  • Interested applicants should complete the online application by attaching a detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format.
  • The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague, and evidence of current remuneration package.
  • IITA is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women. While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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