International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Driver Jobs Vacancy

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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (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). IITA’s R4D is anchored on the development needs of Sub-Saharan Africa and develops agricultural solutions with partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealt

h from agriculture.

CIAT, on behalf of IITA is seeking to recruit a Driver/Clerk with the main responsibility of managing the IITA project vehicles in Rwanda and handling various clerical tasks within the organization. The Driver/Clerk will work very closely with staff to provide efficient support to staff and organizational activities.

Main responsibilities include:


  • Normal pre-drive checks on official vehicles.
  • Follow-up with garage on service of official vehicles.
  • Cleanliness of official vehicles.
  • Entry of mileage records in the log book and send monthly records to the Accountant.
  • Driving of staff on field visits.
  • Receiving and transporting visitors.

Clerical Work

  • Running general office errands – bill payments, official document delivery etc.
  • Sourcing for quotations during procurement of office supplies and equipment.
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned by supervisor

The candidate shall have the following competencies, skills and experience:

  • High School or College Certificate or Diploma
  • Valid and clean driving license and certificate of good conduct
  • At least two (2) years of relevant work experience in a closely related field gained in an international organization
  • Basic computing skills with knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Good written and oral communication skills with good command of English language
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, but also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good judgment and a high level of respect for confidentiality.
  • Strong ability to co- ordinate, prioritize and organize workload; take initiative and work under pressure.
  • Highly effective planning, organizational and multi- tasking skills with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work in a multi- cultural environment.

Terms of employment:

The position is nationally recruited, will be based at IITA Offices in Kigali, Rwanda. The contract will be for one (1) year period,

subject to a probation period of three (3) months, renewable depending on performance and availability of resources.

How to apply:

Applicants are invited to visit to get full details of the position and to submit their applications, clearly indicating position applied for as: Rwanda Driver/Clerk. An application Letter and Curriculum Vitae should be attached and saved as one document using candidate’s last name-first name for ease of sorting.

Applications closing date: 22nd January 2018

Only candidates who qualify for interview will be contacted

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