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Non Profit Organization

Mechanic II (Kano Station)

Job Details
Expiring date: 
Mon, 08/12/2013
Nigeria Nigeria
Job Type: 
Full time
Years of Experience Required: 
Job Summary: 

IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to eliminate hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position of Mechanic II at the Institute’s station in Kano.

Job description: 

Position: Mechanic II (Kano Station)

2-year renewable contract


Routine service and maintenance of official vehicles and plants
Minor repairs on plumbing and electrical activities
Participate in the purchase of vehicle parts
Keep records of maintenance work done
Carry out other duties that may be assigned by supervisor

Qualification and Experience

Candidates must have OND/Trade Test in Mechanical Engineering or related field plus (5) years relevant post-qualification working experience.

The candidate must

Must have a very good knowledge of general repairs, fittings and plumbing
Must have a very good knowledge of records management
Must have good interpersonal and communication skills.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Be honest and hardworking.
Be a good team player and be able to follow instructions.


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

Method of Application:

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft Word format. The curriculum Vitae must also include names and e-mail addresses of three professional referee. which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package to IITA website:

Closing Date: on 12th August 2013.

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

Please note that only that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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