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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Administrative Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-029
Locations: Borno and Adamawa
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Qualifications

  • B.ScHND in Secretarial Studies, Business Administration or related field with minimum of four (4) years’ experience performing similar or related roles.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel Word and PowerPoint)
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented multicultural environment
  • Have ability to multitask and work effectively within strict deadlines
  • Have ability to deliver accurate and timely reports
  • Be able to work with minimum supervision and with tight deadlines. Have good command of English Language
  • Have ability to communicate in one or more of northern Nigeria’s major languages is an advantage

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

  • Assist in day to day Activity administrative duties
  • Provide logistical support for all Activity trainings, seminars and workshops
  • Keep inventory of office equipment and supplies
  • Assist in the preparation of requests for internal purchases and Purchase Orders of office stationery, machineries, and assist in the following up and handling of purchases/oracle requests
  • Assist in basic financial record posting and verification on the budget
  • Coordinate and implement office procedures for smooth-running and effective office functioning
  • Maintain an effective filing system and safe keeping of confidential documents
  • Arrange appointments and meetings for Activity staff
  • Retrieve information, data and documents for Activity Experts
  • Prepare administrative and financial reports
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Remuneration

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

Deadline: 31st August, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed Cover Letter and CV 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)

 

Job Title: Communication and Knowledge Manager

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-029
Location: Adamawa
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Develop, coordinate, and implement a detailed communication and knowledge exchange plan for the Activity in close collaboration with Activity experts, partners and the Chief of Party
  • Establish and maintain approaches to ensure the sustainable, timely, transparent and interconnected two-way exchange of knowledge across the Activity
  • Manage and ensure effective stakeholder relationships and knowledge exchange approaches by engaging in dialog and using feedback mechanisms with Activity partners, ADPs and beneficiaries
  • Manage Activity events, including press conferences, promotional events and exhibits
  • Set up, design and coordinate an online media platform on Activity results in close collaboration with a social media expert
  • Support web-based tools and social media for widespread communication of knowledge generated
  • Produce efficient communication materials (print and audio including educational video documentation) adapted to the needs of farmers for communication of key Activity outputs and learnings
  • Advise on and produce training and educational materials for the manufacture and use of the best-practice production technologies, seed systems approaches, business cluster formation, and integrated value chain development for extension services and rural populations
  • Manage in close collaboration with the Chief of Party and the donor the PR aspect of a possible crisis situation and advising on possible crisis communication strategies
  • Participate and contribute to the reporting, evaluation and planning processes and elaboration of Activity.

Qualification

  • Post-graduate degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or a closely related field from an accredited University with at least 5 years working experience years of working experience in a similar position in Nigeria.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be proficiency in the use of computers, database management software, Internetbased tools and other electronic communication tools.
  • Have good understanding and knowledge of online social media tools such as Web 2.0 platforms, blog sites, etc. and writing for the Web
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, team worker and facilitator, communication and networking skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented multicultural environment
  • Have good understanding of poverty, gender and sustainability issues in rural development of Nigeria.
  • Have ability to integrate in an existing complex programme set-up
  • Have excellent spoken and written English
  • Have ability to deliver accurate and timely reports
  • Be able to work with minimum supervision and with tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate in one or more of northern Nigeria’s major languages is an advantage.

Remuneration

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

Deadline: 31st August, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed Cover Letter and CV 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)

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

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