Job vacancy for Business Development Officer at INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (IITA), Ibadan

Location: Ibadan Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Date Posted: 1st June 2018, Closing Date: 15th June 2018

The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) is a program initiated by
the African Development Bank (AfDB) as part of its Feed Africa Initiative. The main objective
of the program is to improve the business of agriculture across Africa by raising agricultural
productivity, mitigating risks and promoting diversification and processing in 18
agricultural value chains within 8 Priority Intervention Areas. The program will be
implemented by IITA in close collaboration with other CGIAR Centers, FARA, AGRA, national
agricultural research and extension systems and private sector partners. It will involve close
partnership between the AfDB and other developmental partners such as the World Bank,
BMGF, USAID and others.
IITA on behalf of ENABLE-TAAT project seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below at the
Institute’s Headquarter in Ibadan.
Position: Business Development Officer
Contract: 2-year renewable contract Location: Ibadan

Job vacancy for Business Development Officer at INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (IITA), Ibadan


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
 Work with the Youth Agripreneurs and trainees to refine their business ideas and
facilitate in developing business investment plans;
 Facilitate systemic, ongoing mentoring of entrepreneurs by peers and identified
 Facilitate and track the progress of grant and loan funding applications to finance
training and development of new business enterprises;
 Identify business opportunities and prospective potential successful business
 Supervise and monitor developed enterprises by providing regular analysis of the
agribusinesses alongside the impact officer(s);
 Develop and package agribusiness planning materials for the ENABLE-TAAT
compact in close interactions and collaborations with the value chain compacts;
 Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by the ENABLE-TAAT youth
coordinator to meet the objectives of the ENABLE-TAAT compact;
 Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


BSc/HND in Business Management, Agricultural Sciences, Agribusiness or related field in
management with minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing similar role in a
multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.


 Experience in business development especially with youths.
 Good knowledge of the use of computers, database management software,
Internet-based tools and other electronic communication tools is required.
 Excellent communication skill in English language is required and working
knowledge in French will be an advantage.
 Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.


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


Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter
and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website:
 no later than Two Weeks from the date of this publication.
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.