The Institute functions are implemented through three (3) major departments as follows:
- Research, Technology and Innovation Department
The institute’s Research and Development agenda is implemented through the department of Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI). The Department implements the institute’s research agenda through several key divisions, including; Food Technology, Mushroom, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Energy, Leather, Textile, Ceramics and Building Materials, Environment Management, Electrical & Electronics and Informaton Communication Technology.
- Corporate Services Department
The Corporate Services Department is a service department responsible for the following; Quality Assurance, Public Relations and Communication, Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation, Marketing, Library and Information Services, Legal Services and Intellectual Property.
- Finance, Human Resources and Administration Department
This is a critical support department responsible for; Financial Accounting, Management accounting, Human Resources and Administration.