The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is an award-winning, research-for-development (R4D) organization, providing solutions to hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources in Africa. Since 1967, IITA has worked with international and national partners to improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity.
IITA is guided by an ambitious strategy–to lift 11.5 million people out of poverty and revitalize 7.5 million hectares of farm land–by 2020. As one of 15 research centers in the CGIAR, a global partnership for a food secure future, IITA is engaged in several CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs).
IITA has delivered more than 70% of the CGIAR’s impact in sub-Saharan Africa and remains committed to science-driven improvement of agriculture and related food value chains.
Do you want to work for a cutting-edge organization? Are you passionate about making a difference? If you’re serious about reducing poverty and malnutrition, and improving the livelihoods of African farmers, then the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) might be the place for you.
We’re an award-winning non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. At IITA, there are a number of R4D fields of study, including Biotechnology and Genetic Improvement, Social Science and Agribusiness, Natural Resource Management, and Plant Production And Health.
You’d be joining a vibrant team of scientists and researchers working to find solutions to Africa’s most pressing challenges–all within an environment that enables you to be the best you can, advancing your professional and personal growth in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
IITA is an equal opportunity employer and consideration for employment is given to qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national and ethnic origin, or social status. See our current job openings below. Click the position that best suits your professional and academic background and fill in the application form. To stay current on all IITA jobs, be sure to follow us on Twitter at @IITA_CGIAR.