Telephone technician

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Job Summary

Participate in repairing, maintaining and servicing telephone lines, distributing frames and cable networks;

  • Minimum Qualification: HND
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.


The successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties: 

  • Execute the installation, maintenance and servicing of Mini PABX/IPPBX system;
  • Participate in maintaining and servicing of plastic trucking/conduit piping;
  • Participate in the maintenance and servicing of console attendant station;
  • Carry out routine preventive maintenance on telephone sets;
  • Assist in the installation of both ADSL and VDSL;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • National Diploma in Electrical Electronics or related fields, with minimum of 3 years’ experience, performing similar roles.  


The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent communication skills and good interpersonal skills; Have good knowledge of both hardware and software and be able to follow instructions.


  • We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment. 

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.

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