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  • Posted on: 18 September, 2015 Deadline: 4 October, 2015
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    IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of the tropics. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate 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.

    We are recruiting to fill the vacant position of:

    Training Manager


    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:

    • Conduct organizational and unit based training needs assessments; collect and analyze data to determine performance gaps and recommend training solutions;
    • Design and implement training programs using a variety of modalities depending on the needs, including advanced e-learning activities, webinars, instructor led trainings, etc.;
    • Make use of the Instructional System Design Model to design and develop courseware and engaging
    • blended or multi-media learning activities for training;
    • Establish working relationships with instructional designers, analysts, management, subject matter experts, other training staff, and end users;
    • Review training program evaluations, test results, and participant and manager feedback on training effectiveness to make recommendations for program optimization;
    • Provide support to special projects to implement their capacity development plans to ensure capacity
    • gaps identified are addressed in a timely and effective manner; promote inter-projects learning on common good practicesand exchange of training programs;
    • Develop appropriate training materials; recommend revisions to existing training courses and possible
    • areas requiring training courses for staff and NARS;
    • Market training services working closely with the Communications Office using online and offline
    • approaches; produce publicity materials such as fliers, brochures and newsletters, social media, adverts and update training web pages;
    • Ensure effective logistics before and during course


    • Master’s Degree in Agricultural Extension, Social Sciences, Humanities or related field with at least 5 years of experience in managing training programs in a research organization.
    • Membership of NITAD or other relevant professional organization is an added advantage.


    • Experience in creation, coordination and delivery of training programs.
    • Understanding of adult learning, participatory training approaches,
    • curriculum design and development is essential.
    • Skills in project management, data collection, evaluation and needs analyses with good organization,
    • communication and coordination abilities are also required.
    • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential; other language skills, particularly French, are desirable.

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    Accounting Assistant


    Successful  candidate  will  among  other  things  perform the following:

    • Prepare and review of financial statements;
    • Checking, processing and reporting on returns and justification of funds granted to IITA;
    • Raising journal for adjustments necessary on various accounts and loading same on oracle;
    • Attending to queries raised by Budget Officers on projects;
    • Assist in checking of Cashiers’ cash balance as scheduled;
    • Updating, reviewing and reconciling bills receivables from donors with the total grant income of projects;
    • Perform all other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


    • B.Sc/HND Accounting/Business Management,
    • ICAN PE II would be an added advantage.
    • Minimum of 2 years work experience in a related role of a large organization is required


    • Excellent computer skills with good grasp of  spreadsheets, word processing and other MS office applications with good knowledge of Oracle Applications
    • Be able to read and interpret MOUs from donors.
    • Excellent English reporting, writing and oral communication skills
    • Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise
    • and organize workload; take initiative
    • and work under pressure
    • Good team spirit and also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should visit IITA's Career Page

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