Nutrition Officer Job At the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA

Nutrition Officer

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Nutrition Officer Job Vacancy At the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA

A Nutrition Officer job vacancy is currently available at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified individuals.


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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Our award-winning research for development (R4D) addresses the development needs of tropical countries.


  • Provide technical guidance to micro and small-scale processors at the household level on the processing of legumes and cereals and utilization.
  • Conduct training for women on small ruminant (Goat) rearing including close supervision to ensure optimal animal health and efficient feed management.
  • Participate in training of trainer’s workshops and community level demonstrations for households on the development, processing, and utilization of diverse and nutrient-dense crop products.
  • Undertake Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) campaigns and counselling in Adamawa State, particularly in the seven-activity intervention LGAs of Yola South,
  • Fufore, Demsa, Guyuk, Gombi, Song and Hong to reduce malnutrition among farming households.
  • Work with nutrition liaison support staff in the seven activity LGAs to support
  • the implementation of nutrition interventions, including homestead farming.
  • Promote the preparation, utilization and consumption of diverse and nutrient-dense crops and promote them among smallholder farmers.
  • Work with non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations to disseminate technologies on legumes processing and utilization of different location-specific crops.
  • Work with Nutrition Focal Person (Adamawa state) to promote WASH-Nutrition-related activities and create linkages with community-based organizations, other USAID
  • partners and women groups to disseminate WASH messages and practices.
  • Assist in planning, implementing, and monitoring state activities on food and nutrition and contribute to drafting reports.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


BSc/HND in nutrition, Health Food science Technology, animal science or related field with a minimum of five (5) years of experience performing a similar or related role in a well-structured organization.


The ideal candidate must:

  • Have an excellent understanding of issues related to food and nutrition in the relevant states.
  • Have experience working with communities to improve small ruminant and livestock management.
  • Have the ability to work under minimal supervision and with tight deadlines.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented multicultural environment.
  • Have the ability to deliver accurate and timely reports.
  • Have the ability to travel extensively within the relevant state and work long hours.
  • Having the ability to communicate fluently in one or more of northern Nigeria’s major languages is an advantage.

How To Apply For Nutrition Officer Job

  • Hit the ‘APPLY FOR JOB’ button below.
  • Follow the displayed link to proceed to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture – IITA recruitment portal.
  • Complete the online application form and submit your application.
  • The application deadline is 29th June 2022.

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