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  • Posted on: 30 November, 2010 Deadline: 14 December, 2010
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  • 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), Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa, We develop agricultural, solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture, We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.
     
     
    PROJECT DATABASE ASSISTANT (2-year renewable Contract) 
     
    Successful candidate will among others: 
    •Manage the IITA overall Projects database; 
    •Assist Users solve problems encountered when using the Projects database; 
    •Liaise with MIS Unit to proffer solutioos to problems: 
    •Uploading Concept Notes, Proposals, MOU(s), Agreements, Sub-contracts and related documents (financial and technical); 
    •Ensure that project deliverables and reporting periods are uploaded; 
    •Generate Donor-driven reports from Projects database; 
    •Assist in preparing reports and documents for BoT meetings etc. 
    •Interpret Project database information for the Contract & Grants Office staff when required; 
    •Respond to requests from Scientists; 
    •Perform any other assigned duties by the Supervisor.
     
     
    Qualification and Experience
     
    B-Sc/HND in Informatics, Statistics or Computer Science. Postgraduate degree and Professional qualifications are added advantage, At least three (3) years post-qualification relevant working experience is required. 
    He/She will also be required to have very strong oral and written communication skills especially in English Language and have excellent interpersonal skills. In addition, candidates must be highly computer literate using database software.


    PROJECT DOCUMENTATION ASSISTANT (2-year renewable Contract) 
     
    Successful candidate will among other things: 

    •Review and interpret new contract documents; 
    •Review legal and financial aspect of contract; 
    •Ensure that all project contracts with Donors and Partners are well interpreted and executed; 
    •Work in conjunction with -the Project Database Assistant to He/She will also be required to have very strong ensure that project deliverables are uploaded in the Project oral and written communication skills especially in  English Language.
    •Liaise with Scientists to ensure that project reports are interpersonal skills. In addition, candidates must promptly received;        
    •Ensure that all technical reports are in the right format software specified by the Donor; 
    •Forward reports to the Editors to edit and review edited reports; 
    •Submit technical r-sports to Donors; 
    •liaise with Project QatabaseAssistant to prepare reports and documents for BoT meetings, MTP, CGIAR, EMPMRs and others as the need arises; 
    •Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor 
     
    Qualification and Experience 
    B.Sc/HND Agric-Economics, Business Administration or BA Law, Postgraduate degree and Professional, Qualifications are added advantage. At least six (6) pears post-qualication relevant working experience is-required.
    He/She will also be required to have very strong oral and written communication skills especially in English Languages and have excellent interpersonal skills. In addition, candidates must be highly computer literate using database software.

    REMUNERATION: 

    We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment 
     
     
    METHOD OFAPPLICATION: 

    Interested applicants should forward their applications which should address how the candiQate's background/experience relates to specific-duties of the position applied for, Application must include detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresse.s of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant's current or previous organisation or application direct Supervisor/Superior Officer at work, Evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to 

    The Personnel Manager, 
    International institute of Tropical Agriculture, PMB. 5320. Oyo Road,
     Ibadan, 
    Nigeria.

     Not later than 2 Weeks from the date of this publication. These Job vacancies can also be found on our website, www.iita.org.  
     
    Please note that application letters not accompanied with evidence of current remuneration and age will not be treated. Only short listed candidates will be contected.

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