Nigeria Country Coordinator, Ag Youth Lab Program at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on behalf of the Michigan State University




Michigan State University, USA, is seeking dynamic, experienced candidates to apply for three key team positions in a new 5-year program to expand youth entrepreneurship and employment in Nigeria. Ag Youth Lab will focus on major food shed areas in Oyo, Ogun and Osun States. The primary objective is to assist more than 10,000 unemployed, out-of-school, disadvantaged youth ages 18 to 24 to access higher-wage jobs or start their own businesses in high-potential horticulture, aquaculture, poultry, cassava or oilseeds sectors. The program will aim for equal representation of young men and women across its programs.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on behalf of the Michigan State University invites applications for the position below:

Position: Nigeria Country Coordinator, Ag Youth Lab Program


The Country Coordinator will directly oversee the Ag Youth Lab project office in Lagos and two staff members. The position is responsible for managing technical programs, human resources and program funds in accordance with MSU and funding agency requirements. The Country Coordinator will be based in Lagos, with frequent travel to Oyo, Osun and Ogun States. The Country Coordinator may also be requested to make an occasional international trip for project business. Check for more details.

Education and Experience

The ideal candidate must have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a Business or Agriculture-related field is required. A Master’s degree is an advantage.
  • Three to five years of experience in project management. Experience with international donor-funded projects is a plus.


Interested applicants should complete the online application at IITA website: attaching their cover letter with detailed curriculum vitae saved in a single file in Microsoft Word format no later than 26th, April 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.