Procurement Officer I at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Procurement Officer I at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (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. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Procurement Officer I

Job Ref: STS2023-003
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Duration: 6 months’ renewable
Recruitment Type: STS- National (6-months renewable contract)


  • Assist in the development and maintenance of documented standards for procurement governance and procurement processes, which result in value for money outcomes and minimize procurement risk.
  • Assist with the preparation of tender recommendation for approval under delegated authority.
  • Assist with the preparation of tender recommendation for approval.
  • Review proposed contract documentation and prepare contract documents for approval.
  • Utilize Risk Management skills to ensure contractors and suppliers always have appropriate insurance/Work Cover/bonds.
  • Promote excellent customer service. Identify, review and implement strategies to improve service, quality and efficiency.
  • Maintain strong team relationships among colleagues and community groups, on a formal and informal basis across all levels.
  • Ensure the security of the department properties and assets, and maintain a commitment to the care of all properties and assets.
  • Manage contracts assigned to ensure compliance with specifications and service, quality and delivery standards.
  • Assist the procurement management to develop and maintain organizational procurement capacity by providing training and support to staff with regard to procurement processes and governance.
  • Provide operational support and advice to procurement management and staff in relation to procurement, contracting and contractor’s management.
  • Establish and maintain a Contract Register of prospective, potential and existing sources of supply.
  • Facilitate and coordinate best practice tendering and contracting.
  • Review tender documents for compliance with standards.
  • Facilitate expenditure reviews to identify opportunities to add value through improved procurement.
  • Develop and maintain a reporting system, which measures the contribution of the procurement processes.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisors.


  • B.Sc / HND in Purchasing and Supply or related field with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment. Possession of CIPSMN is an added advantage.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Have ability to use basic Microsoft software (word, excel, PowerPoint).
  • Have ability to use Oracle Application.
  • Have good interpersonal skills.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  6th February, 2023.


  • Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format 
  • 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 is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women. 
  • While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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