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The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) – a member of the CGIAR Consortium ( – develops technologies, innovative methods, and new knowledge that better enable farmers, especially smallholders, to make agriculture competitive and profitable as well as sustainable and resilient. CIAT conducts research for development in tropical regions of Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). IITA’s R4D is anchored on the development needs of Sub-Saharan Africa and develops agricultural solutions with partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture.

CIAT, on behalf of IITA is seeking to recruit a Driver/Clerk with the main responsibility of managing the IITA project vehicles in Rwanda and handling various clerical tasks within the organization. The Driver/Clerk will work very closely with staff to provide efficient support to staff and organizational activities.

Main responsibilities include:


  • Normal pre-drive checks on official vehicles.
  • Follow-up with garage on service of official vehicles.
  • Cleanliness of official vehicles.
  • Entry of mileage records in the log book and send monthly records to the Accountant.
  • Driving of staff on field visits.
  • Receiving and transporting visitors.

Clerical Work

  • Running general office errands – bill payments, official document delivery etc.
  • Sourcing for quotations during procurement of office supplies and equipment.
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned by supervisor

The candidate shall have the following competencies, skills and experience:

  • High School or College Certificate or Diploma
  • Valid and clean driving license and certificate of good conduct
  • At least two (2) years of relevant work experience in a closely related field gained in an international organization
  • Basic computing skills with knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Good written and oral communication skills with good command of English language
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, but also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good judgment and a high level of respect for confidentiality.
  • Strong ability to co- ordinate, prioritize and organize workload; take initiative and work under pressure.
  • Highly effective planning, organizational and multi- tasking skills with a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work in a multi- cultural environment.

Terms of employment:

The position is nationally recruited, will be based at IITA Offices in Kigali, Rwanda. The contract will be for one (1) year period,

subject to a probation period of three (3) months, renewable depending on performance and availability of resources.

How to apply:

Applicants are invited to visit to get full details of the position and to submit their applications, clearly indicating position applied for as: Rwanda Driver/Clerk. An application Letter and Curriculum Vitae should be attached and saved as one document using candidate’s last name-first name for ease of sorting.

Applications closing date: 22nd January 2018

Only candidates who qualify for interview will be contacted

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