STEP Training Officer

Posted On: 17 June 2020 IITA   FCT
Reference: IITA-HR-NRS2020-015 Type: Contractor

Job Description

Identifying individual and company training needs through staff appraisals and meetings with managers, teamwork to design, deliver and assess training programmes, producing training materials, including e-learning where suitable. You’ll handle the learning and professional development of an organisation's workforce. It's your job to equip staff with the knowledge, practical skills and motivation to carry out their work activities effectively.


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 secure food future.


• Develop Selection Criteria for Schools, Students and Volunteers and participate in

the selection process

• Research, develop, Update (Revise) Curriculums and other training materials for the

three approaches, which includes the establishment of club, coursework and pilot


• Plan and Organize training facilitation in collaboration with the state Administrators

which provides for logistics, training of trainers, school teachers, volunteers and all

processes that involve the smooth running of training programs

• Monitor all training programs to ensure all training programs offer full delivery of the

program’s goal and objectives. Assist the M and E officer in carrying out routine

Monitoring and Evaluation procedures especially on training feedbacks

• Document training activities through the timely submission of training reports,

training databases updates etc.

• Follow-up and mentorship security for students with Start-up enterprises

• Secure and sustain partnerships with donors, government agencies, schools, CSR

teams and other partners aligning with STEP, etc

• Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.


BSc/HND in Agriculture, Agribusiness or related discipline with a minimum of three (3)

years’ relevant experience in performing an important role.


The ideal candidate must:

• Be computer literate with excellent working knowledge of computer-based control

systems shared network drives and maintaining a database of trainers and training


• Have excellent communication and supervisory skills

• Have demonstrated the ability to provide ongoing mentorship in entrepreneurship to

young students and provide support to entrepreneurship program in the different

agricultural value chains for the project

• Have experience in organizing and coordinating training programs and activities

• Have experience in supporting training in vocational agriculture and liaising with

numerous secondary schools to demonstrate and promote Agribusiness

opportunities for youth

• Have experience in curriculum development including defining specific knowledge

and practical skill sets

• Have been previously involved in the training of trainers in Agriculture or related field

• Exhibit good network and partnership skills with local training sites and training

providers, as well as coordinate their efforts.

CONTRACT: 2-year renewable contract 

METHOD OF APPLICATION: Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website: no later than Two Weeks from the date of this publication. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package. 



People Management


Leadership skills

Planning and organisation skills

Technical Skills


Time Management

Team Management



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