Procurement Assistant (Partnership) at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) – 2 Openings

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  • Ibadan, Oyo, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) View on Map
  • Post Date : May 20, 2023
  • Apply Before : May 26, 2023
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  • Job ID 26761
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  • Gender Male or Famele
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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: Procurement Assistant (Partnership)

Ref No.: STS2023-010
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Duration: 6 months renewable
Recruitment Type: STS-National (6-month renewable contract)
Slot: 2 Openings


  • Conduct market research to locate potential and reliable suppliers capable of creating and delivering value to the institute in delivering required goods/services/works.
  • Develop requests for Proposal/Quotation and Expression of Interest (EOI, RFP/Q).
  • Assist in technical and commercial evaluation and analysis of EOI, capability presentation, negotiation, and award recommendation.
  • Assist in strategic procurement planning and implementation.
  • Help follow up on initiating payment to supplier’s performance.
  • Assist in identifying alternate products or processes to support Supply Chain sustainability initiatives.
  • Provide essential procurement and related support services.
  • Adopt using latest technology and electronics tools to improve operations.
  • Manage Supply Chain website and monthly newsletter.
  • Assist the Head Supply Chain (HSC) in organizing supply chain training programs for Hubs/Stations.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisors.


  • National Diploma in Public or Business Administration, Accounting/Finance, or related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Have strong negotiation skills, good time management skills, strategic thinking, and risk management skills.
  • Have a good understanding of the supply market intelligence and must be familiar with technology and systems for procurement.
  • Have the ability to collaborate effectively and have performance metrics analysis skills.

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

Application Closing Date
26th May, 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 (3) 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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