Partnerships & Government Relations Advisor at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The Worldwide Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit establishment that generates agricultural improvements to satisfy Africa’s most urgent challenges of starvation, malnutrition, poverty, and pure useful resource degradation. Working with numerous companions throughout sub-Saharan Africa, we enhance livelihoods, improve meals and vitamin safety, improve employment, and protect pure useful resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a worldwide agriculture analysis partnership for a meals safe future.

We search appropriate candidates for the place under on the Institute’s mission location in Yola:

Job Title: Partnerships & Authorities Relations Advisor

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-029
Location: Yola, Adamawa

Recruitment Sort: Nationwide (1-year renewable contract) 


Profitable candidate will amongst different issues carry out the next duties:

  • In collaboration with the Exercise’s senior administration, determine all private and non-private sector organizations and businesses that share related aims with the Exercise and advise on partnership;
  • Liaise with such organizations and businesses arrange conferences and observe up as mandatory;
  • Establish and liaise with all of the related Authorities and safety businesses and facilitate contracts, arrange conferences as required and procure mandatory permits;
  • Repeatedly present updates from authorities and safety businesses on deliveries, directions, rules and helps;
  • Carry out every other duties as could also be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • First diploma in Legislation (LLB, BL), Sociology, Worldwide Relations or associated fields from an accredited college with a minimal of 5 (5) years’ expertise performing related or associated function.
  • The candidate should have in depth contracts with growth, authorities, and safety businesses within the North East particularly Adamawa and Borno States and should have been performing related liaison function for growth organisation within the space.


The perfect candidate should have:

  • Confirmed abilities and expertise in managing partnerships with private and non-private sector growth businesses and liaison with Authorities and safety businesses for growth organizations.
  • Have in depth contacts and demonstrated capacity to narrate excellently with senior authorities and safety businesses, Exercise workers and companions.
  • Glorious laptop abilities with good grasp and information of spreadsheets, phrase processing, energy level presentation and different MS Workplace purposes.
  • Glorious interpersonal abilities and the power to work in a team-oriented multicultural setting
  • Demonstrated capacity to plan and coordinate, monitor personal work plans and ship correct and well timed experiences.
  • Good capacity to coordinate, prioritize and set up workloads, take initiatives and work underneath strain
  • Be capable to work with minimal supervision and with tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in English language with glorious writing, communication and presentation abilities.
  • Potential to speak in a number of Northern Nigeria’s main languages is a bonus.


We provide extremely aggressive wage with equally engaging advantages and glorious working circumstances in a nice campus setting.

Software Closing Date

twenty sixth October, 2020.

Methodology of Software

candidates ought to full the net utility attaching detailed Cowl letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft phrase format. The appliance should embrace the names and e-mail addresses of three skilled referees which should embrace the applicant’s present or earlier direct Supervisor, skilled colleague and proof of present remuneration package deal.

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Notice: IITA is an equal alternative employer and is dedicated to constructing a various workforce. Whereas all purposes will probably be acknowledged, please observe that solely shortlisted candidates will probably be contacted.

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