Apply for People and Culture Assistant (Talent Management) at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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Apply for People and Culture Assistant (Talent Management) 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 hiring the services of interested and qualified persons to fill the position below:

Job Title: People and Culture Assistant (Talent Management)

Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Roles and Duties

Generation of P&C Reports and Other Administrative Support:

  • Liaise with colleagues in the unit including those in People Data and Systems and the Station Administrators and prepare People and Culture monthly reports
  • Proofread documents, proposals, policies, etc., as may be required.
  • Assist the Manager, Talent Management and Engagement with assigned projects including employee surveys.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports related to various talent management activities.
  • Serve as alternate secretary of P&C departmental and sectional heads’ meetings.
  • Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures.

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Client Services:

  • Prepare visa support, reference, and attestation letters for staff (NRS) under the guidance of the Manager, Talent Management and Engagement.
  • Assist in prompt resolution of requests and complaints from the staff as may be channeled through the office of the Manager, Talent Management and Engagement.
  • Assist in stakeholder engagement with hosted institutions.
  • Provide helpdesk services on people management issues relating to NRS, responding to routine enquiries from the staff.

Support for People and Culture Activities:

  • Support all People and Culture-led staff events, seminars, teambuilding, and awareness campaigns, including gender equity, diversity, and inclusion (GDI) activities as may be required.
  • Work in task teams across P&C to achieve people management strategic goals.
  • Work with P&C sectional Supervisors in any assigned task.
  • Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • BSc / HND in Human Resources, Social Sciences, or humanities with a minimum of two (2) years’ with proven experience in HR operations, and/or in providing administrative support in a Human Resource Department. Associate or student membership of any people management professional body is an added advantage.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Analytical skills. Attention to details and ability to organize work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent communication skills, including presentation skills, written and oral.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively.
  • Excellent use of Microsoft Office Suite with especially in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Adequate knowledge of the local labour law.

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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

Application Closing Date

28th March, 2024.

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