Water Treatment Operator at IITA


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. We have more than 200 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and over 1000 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more details.

The Institutes seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position below at the Institute’s headquarters in Ibadan.

Position: Water Treatment Operator

Location:   Ibadan

Contract:   3-year renewable contract


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

Carry out operation and maintenance of water treatment plant, swimming pool plant, sewage treatment plant and dam pumping stations;

Dose chemicals for processing of water and waste water;

Clean water treatment plants, swimming pool plants, sewage plant, pump stations and its surroundings;

Take hourly reading and record it in operation production sheet;

Perform all other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor;


The ideal candidate must have:

Have good interpersonal skills.

Must be able to work under pressure.

Be able to run shift duty.


OND/Trade Test I/Artisan Certificate in Mechanical Engineering with at least Three (3) years relevant experience.


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

Method of Application:

Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website: http://www.iita.org/careers no later than 15th February, 2017. 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 particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.