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Date Posted: 10/Dec/2011

Senior Nursing Officer (2-year renewable contract)

IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the following position at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:

  • Relieve the nurse in-charge of Clinic coverage, outside office hours and during her off days.
  • Carry out health education in all areas of nursing practice.
  • Undertake clinical consultation when the need arises.
  • Perform general nursing duties such as checking of vital signs, giving of injections, immunisation, wound dressing, management of very ill patients etc.
  • Replenish the clinic emergency box and resuscitation trolley as need arises
  • Costing of drugs.
  • Any other duties as may be necessitated by the absence of any other member of the health team.

Qualification and Experience:

Minimum educational qualifications required: at least four (4) of the following

  • Registered Nurse Certificate/Registered Midwife Certificate.
  • Family Planning Certificate
  • Diploma Public Health Nursing
  • B.Sc Nursing/ Bachelor of Nursing Science
  • Post Basic Nursing Certificate in Theatre Techniques
  • Post Basic Nursing Certificate in Paediatric Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioners’ Certificate

A minimum of five (5) years experience in at least three (3) of the following

  • Accident and Emergency Unit
  • Outpatient department and medical wards
  • Family Planning Unit/ Family Health Unit
  • Maternal Child Health Unit


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

Method of application:

Interested applicants should forward their applications with a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional referees (including telephone, fax and e-mail addresses, if available), evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to the Personnel Manager, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan, Nigeria not later than two weeks (closing date: 20/12/11) from the date of this publication.

Please complete our online application form using this link: Please note that application letters not accompanied with evidence of current remuneration and age will not be treated. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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