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Manager – Utility 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 aggradation. 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 tor the position below at the Institute’s Headquarter in Ibadan.

Position: Manager – Utility

Location: Ibadan

Contract: 3-year renewable contract


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

Manage overall functions and staff of powerhouse, electrical/gas and

Water treatment sections;

Oversee functioning of main generators and switchgear in campus and ensure they are maintained at peak performance in order to provide backup power within 30 seconds of main power failure at all times;

Monitor operation of high voltage switchgear and changeover switches and repair or replace as needed;

Place order for spare parts or service needed for the generators, switchgear, transformers etc. Please check our website for more details.


The ideal candidate must have:

Must be familiar with the parts and procedures of different types of heavy generators, alternators, etc.

Applicant must have excellent managerial and supervisory skills to handle the entire units,

Must have good time management and communication skills.


MSc in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent with a minimum experience of thirteen (13) years performing similar functions in a structured organisation.


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 March, 2018. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicants current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.


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