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Project Assistant Recruitment at IITA

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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is currently hiring a qualified Project Assistant. Please check the job details below;

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

Job Title: Project Assistant

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-024
Location: Lagos
Contract: 1-year renewable contract
Recruitment Type: National

Duties

  • Be responsible for administrative functions such as hosting visitors, respond to inquiries, planning workshop/meeting, drafting correspondence and scheduling appointment, and general office management including managing office supplies inventory;
  • Be responsible for travel arrangement, hotel booking, facilitate procurement of necessary visa, and travel documentation for team members and partners;
  • Maintain basic financial records on projects implemented by IDH Nigeria;
  • Provide monthly and quarterly reports while getting approval to have viewing right to the budget;
  • Handle payment of all approved payments request and liaise with the banks;
  • Liaise with West-Africa Regional Administrator, IITA Finance Directorate, and other Units to ensure compliance with IITA procedure and timely response to requests;
  • Ensure accurate recording of minutes at a meeting;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc / HND in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or any other business-related discipline with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing related roles.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must have:

  • Excellent computer skills with good knowledge of Excel, Word PowerPoint, and other MS office applications.
  • Excellent understanding of administrative function, budgeting, and financial management procedure.
  • Excellent English reporting, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Strong ability to coordinate, prioritize and organize workload; taking initiative and work under pressure.
  • Good team spirit and a team player.

Remuneration

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

Application Deadline
29th September, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching a 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 the current remuneration package.

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Note: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce. While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.iita.org.

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