IT Applications Support Assistant Job Vacancy at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture, with the ultimate goals of reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: IT Applications Support Assistant

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-009
Location: Ibadan
Contract: 3-year renewable contract


  • Deploy applications to end-users, notably in terms of ERPs, Oracle and MS Dynamics including the related add-ons and portal like numerous Oracle Add-on (WEB, ADI, Oracle reporting, etc) and HR Self-Service.
  • The internal customer base consists of users both at the headquarters and at the stations. Supporting the latter happens remotely using adequate tools (SysAid ticketing, Team Viewer remote assistance system, etc.);
  • Carryout small scale custom application programming /improvement bug fixing using C#, SQL Server, bootstrap, javascript, and similar technologies/languages, occasionally revising database replication and design;
  • Assist users on functional matters related to the application, notably ERPs related to travel management vehicle request and annual employee appraisal system;
  • Provide functional / configuration related support on SharePoint related solution like guiding users to correctly upload files to various SharePoint application;
  • Troubleshoot miscellaneous issues related to all the above and ensuring excellent customer satisfaction towards IT Unit;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor


  • OND in Computer Science or related field with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing similar or related roles.


  • Basic knowledge of most common programming languages and customer support orientation
  • Prior experience on ERPs is a and added advantage.

Application Closing Date
13th March, 2020.

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. 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.

Click here to apply online

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Note: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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