Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Supervisor at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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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: Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Supervisor

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2022-005
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)


  • Coordinate daily Refrigeration and Air-conditioning workshop activities.
  • Provide daily information on completed work, work in progress and pending jobs.
  • Schedule quarterly preventive maintenance of Refrigeration and Air-conditioning equipment.
  • Supervise staff in air conditioning and refrigerating unit.
  • Read sketches, schematics and writing diagrams, monitor and update inventory of spare parts.
  • Organize work schedules for all refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment.
  • Allocate subordinates for servicing, maintenance and replacing of Refrigeration and Air-conditioning equipment.
  • Supervise subordinates to ensure jobs are carried out effectively.
  • Perform any other job-related tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • B.Sc / HND in Mechanical Engineering or related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good working knowledge of cooling system.
  • Have ability to read engineering drawings into details and be computer literate.

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

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


  • 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 and professional colleague.
  • 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

Application Deadline  11th May, 2022.

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