• Secretary at IITA Nigeria

  • Posted on: 11 March, 2012 Deadline: 20 March, 2012
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  • Secretary 2-year renewable contract

    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.

    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the following position at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.


    Successful candidate will among other things:

    • Manage YIIFSWA Project Secretariat, undertake typing of correspondence, reports, manuscripts, handling telephone, fax, e-mail, mail, photocopying, etc
    • Comply with IITA’s standard operational procedures in respect of administration and finance for all YIIFSWA Project activities.
    • Organise, maintain and regularly update the administrative and finance filing systems including correspondences (both electronic and hard copies).
    • Assist the YIIFSWA Project Management Team in all matters relating to organisation of meetings and workshops.
    • Arrange travel logistics for Project Management Team and visitors
    • Liaise with respective IITA Units for procurement of supplies, communication, accounting and finance matters.
    • Organise and supervise cash payments (petty cash) as well as casual labour if any
    • Undertake any other administrative and finance related tasks assigned by the Management Team.

    Qualification and Experience

    National Diploma in Secretarial Studies or equivalent. Minimum of 5 years Secretariat Management experience in a reputable organization.

    The ideal candidate must

    • Have good verbal and written communication skills
    • Be computer literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Demonstrate the ability to work in a cross cultural setting

    Working knowledge of French is an advantage.


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

    Method of application:

    Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/nrs-online-application. Please note that application letters not accompanied with evidence of current remuneration and age will not be treated. An application should be made not later than two weeks (closing date: 20/03/12) from the date of this publication. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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