Senior Nursing Officer Vacancy at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Posted on: Wed 27-10-2021

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 recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Nursing Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2021-0023

Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)


  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Check vital signs (Temperature, Pulse respiration and blood pressure etc.).
  • Perform wound dressing on routine and emergency basis.
  • Facilitate health education to all categories of staff.
  • Conduct eye lavage, Ear Syringing and giving of injections.
  • Setting up of intravenous infusion as the needs arises.
  • Conduct Immunization of mothers and babies.
  • Conduct simple eye testing using snellen’s chart.
  • Provide consultation for simple clinical cases whenever the needs arise (especially after normal hours).
  • Register patients’ attendance every day.
  • Assist in the management of very ill patients.
  • Assist in updating yellow cards to those who are travelling outside the country.
  • Assist in the collection of vaccines from State regulatory authorities.
  • Carry out cleaning, autoclaving and storage of instruments used in nursing care.
  • Replenish the clinic emergency box and resuscitation trolley as needs arises.
  • Carryout costing and billing for drugs and other services.
  • Perform any other duties as may be necessitated by the absence of any other member of the health team.
  • Perform other any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


  • BSc in Nursing and Registered Midwife Certificate with any two (2) of the following:
  • Diploma in Public/Occupational Health Nursing
  • Family Planning Certificate
  • Accident & Emergency Nursing Diploma
  • Post Basic Nursing Certificate in Theatre techniques
  • Post Basic Nursing Certificate in Pediatric Nursing
  • Diploma in Health Education
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant working experiences in at least three of the following areas:
  • Accident and emergency unit
  • Outpatient department and medical wards
  • Family Planning Unit/Family Health Unit
  • Maternal & Child Health Unit


The ideal candidate must:

  • Possess good organizational skills and demonstrate ability to work under pressure
  • Be able to carry out basic laboratory procedures such as rapid malaria test, urinalysis and blood sugar using a glucometer.


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

Application Closing Date

3rd November, 2021.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidate should:

Click here to apply online

Note: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women. While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.