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New Jobs International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, 12th April, 2019

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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. 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.

Applications are invited for the position below:

Job Title: Accounting Technician

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-013
Location: Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti
Contract: 1-year renewable contract
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

Duties

  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Process expense claim and process cash imprest;
  • Assist in handling blank cheques during working hours and also write cheques;
  • Keep bank book records, reconcile bank statement and statement of accounts of suppliers;
  • Assist in initiating letters of fund transfer, give notice of remittance of fund transfer to payees and respond to enquires on fund transfer and payments;
  • Assist in reconciliation of accounts from IITA and AfricaRice;
  • Respond to Internal/External Auditors’ queries on payment to suppliers;
  • Handle Oracle AP and GL responsibilities and carry out data entry activities;
  • Assist in updating cheques register;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • OND in Accounting or related field with minimum of (2) years’ experience performing similar or related roles.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be agile and hardworking.
  • Be honest, trustworthy and articulate and able to work under pressure.
  • Be conversant with the use of Oracle and other financial applications.
  • Be experienced in designing, implementing and maintaining M&E systems in the agricultural and agribusiness sector;
  • Have experience in managing quantitative and qualitative data and analyzing it using spreadsheets software such as SPSS, CSPro, Excel and STATA;
  • Have demonstrated success in working in multi-disciplinary teams especially in
  • CGIAR member organization and partnerships in a collaborative research work;
  • Have ability and willingness to travel to monitor project implementation processes and perform data quality control;
  • Have excellent leadership, training and facilitation skills;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and fluent English language capability (with French being an added advantage);
  • Have ability to demonstrate high level skills in organizational communications, public relations and media management in a complex and dynamic operating environment, preferably in an international development context;
  • Have ability to multi-task and work under pressure;
  • Have ability to apply donor branding and communications requirements;
  • Have excellent team playing skills with the ability to also work with minimum supervision.

Remuneration

  • 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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Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Communication and Data Management Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-013
Location: Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti
Contract: 1-year renewable contract
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

Duties
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Ensure the project is moving towards intended results;
  • Ascertain that trainees are properly guided to acquire the intended training;
  • Ensure the accountability by all the business proprietors;
  • Mentor the trainees to build the requisite skills and monitor them as they progress;
  • Determine information needs of project managers, partners, and collaborating institutions;
  • Identify and design performance questions, key indicators and targets for each project;
  • Agree with stakeholders on how to record, report, and analyze progress against targets, and design formats for reporting on progress;
  • Design and implement appropriate training manuals;
  • Ensure professional branding of all the training materials;
  • Work closely with the Project Manager and respond to enquires appropriately;
  • Manage events and prepare associated communications materials including speeches and briefings;
  • Write and develop communication tools, such as posters, media releases, slide presentation and newsletter;
  • Proactively identify key program achievements and impacts for dissemination through a range of mediums to varied audiences;
  • Undertake and facilitate the project M & E plan implementation, regularly revising and updating performance questions, indicators, methods, formats and analytical processes;
  • Provide training, mentoring trainees and staff on the communication strategy;
  • Conduct evaluation (baseline, mid-term, end of project), internal and external impact assessment studies;
  • Develop alternative strategies for implementation of M&E activities as may be needed;
  • Effectively maintain the project’s M&E database(s) and ensure the data are up-todate and can provide the strategic report needed;
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned from time to time by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • MSc in Agricultural Economics, Program Evaluation, Mathematics, Statistics, Communication, and Development Studies with a minimum of six (6) years’ experience performing similar or related role preferably with an international organization.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be experienced in designing, implementing and maintaining M&E systems in the agricultural and agribusiness sector;
  • Have experience in managing quantitative and qualitative data and analyzing it using spreadsheets software such as SPSS, CSPro, Excel and STATA;
  • Have demonstrated success in working in multi-disciplinary teams especially in
  • CGIAR member organization and partnerships in a collaborative research work;
  • Have ability and willingness to travel to monitor project implementation processes and perform data quality control;
  • Have excellent leadership, training and facilitation skills;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and fluent English language capability (with French being an added advantage);
  • Have ability to demonstrate high level skills in organizational communications, public relations and media management in a complex and dynamic operating environment, preferably in an international development context;
  • Have ability to multi-task and work under pressure;
  • Have ability to apply donor branding and communications requirements;
  • Have excellent team playing skills with the ability to also work with minimum supervision.
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Remuneration

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

Application Closing Date
26th April, 2019.

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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Click here for more information (PDF)

 

 

Job Title: Administrative Assistant I

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-013
Location: ABUAD (Ado-Ekiti)
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

Duties
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Perform general office administration duties;
  • Assist in typing report, letters and other document which may be confidential in nature;
  • Handle incoming mail, collection, distribution as well as mailing as directed;
  • Carryout photocopying and scanning of documents;
  • Carryout data entry and organize data in hard and soft copies;
  • Organize and maintain archive for each scientist and his team;
  • Maintain records of contract, payment disbursement and work schedule;
  • Prepare and assist in material procurement and track purchase orders as requested using IITA procurement system;
  • Request and maintain record of office stationeries supply;
  • Assist in arranging travel using IITA travel authorization guidelines
  • Assist in managing scientist schedules and assist with meetings and training logistics;
  • Assist in receiving visitors to units in a courteous manner;
  • Answer telephone and direct request to the right unit and staff;
  • Respond to E-mail requested as directed;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.

Qualifications

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

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel Word and PowerPoint).
  • Have good command of English Language.
  • Have ability to multitask and work effectively within strict deadlines.

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

Application Closing Date
26th April, 2019.

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

Click here for more information (PDF)

 

Deadline: 26th April, 2019.

Note: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

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