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

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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. No: IITA/P&C/NRS2023-028
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Job type: Full time


  • Checking of vital signs, e.g. 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 need arises.
  • Conduct immunization of mothers and babies.
  • Conduct simple eye testing using Snellen’s chart.
  • Provide clinical consultations for simple clinical cases whenever the need arises (especially after normal hours).
  • Register patients’ attendance every day.
  • Assist in the management of very ill patients.
  • Assist in updating of yellow cards to those who are travelling outside the country.
  • Assist in the collection of vaccines from State regulatory authorities.
  • Carry out cleaning, autoclave and storage of instruments used in nursing care.
  • Replenish the clinic emergency box and resuscitation trolley as need arises.
  • Carry out 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.


  • B.Sc 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 of relevant working experience 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 the 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 salaries with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Application Closing Date
7th July, 2023.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online