Ticketing/Administrative Assistant 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 guesthouse in Lagos.

Position: Ticketing/Administrative Assistant

Location:   Lagos

Contract:   3-year renewable contract


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Liaise with project manager to ensure that activities are completed on time Handle air tickets and reservations for clients;
  • Give advice on the best and most economical reservation options;
  • Ensure prompt and excellent customer service to IITA travelers;
  • Liaise with corporate airlines and travel partners for issuance of tickets;
  • Perform all necessary administrative formalities;
  • Prepare weekly accounts report in absence of the administrative officer;
  • Perform any other duties that maybe assigned by supervisor.


The ideal candidate must have:

Be proficiency in use of GDS, especially on Amadeus, Galileo and Sabre.


OND in any related discipline with air travel certification and training. He/ she must possess a minimum of three (3) years’ related experience in a structured work environment.


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 at IITA website: http://www.iita.org/careers attaching their cover letter with detailed curriculum vitae saved in a single file in Microsoft Word format not later than 28th February, 2018. 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.