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  • Posted on: 18 May, 2016 Deadline: 31 May, 2016
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  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (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.

    Finance and Administrative Officer

     

    Responsibilities
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
    Finance:

    • Oversee the entire financial operations of the project office and ensure timely and accurate delivery of financial reports.
    • Enter financial information and maintain all financial records for project by learning the applicable systems in RTB-CIP and IITA.
    • Liaise with all project partners to obtain required information in time, check for completeness, accuracy and allowability of the expenses before finalising the accounts in close working relationship with IITA finance team,
    • Manage compliance to project budget allocations and timely file reports on fund advances and utilization.
    • Support project coordinator with timely advice and recommendations to ensure that program funds are utilized appropriately by the close of each fiscal year.
    • Coordinate with the Grants and Contracts (G&C) team to help manage contracts, agreements, and project statutory annual audits.

    Administration:

    • Provide all administrative and logistical support to the project team
    • Procure as needed and manage inventory of assets of the project
    • Make travel arrangements for the project team and any other project partners / visitors in the country
    • Make arrangements for meetings, trainings and workshops for the project team.
    • Maintain the office filing system (manual and electronic) including backup, archiving and storage

    Qualifications

    • HND/B.Sc in Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent with an MBA or equivalent.
    • Professional certification such as ACCA, ICAN is essential.

    Experience

    • At least seven (7) years of relevant work experience in an International Organization.
    • CGIAR accounting system experience is essential.

    Competencies
    Ideal Candidate must have:

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Methodical, organized and results-oriented;
    • Good knowledge of rules, regulations and procedures of government and related agencies; ability to work independently and to take initiative when sorting out problem issues;
    • Strong computer skills in financial management software;
    • Good people skills, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial skills with a can do attitude.

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

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    Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officer

     

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

    M&E System Design and Training:

    • Review the project objective hierarchy and results framework matrices for each of the project components (inputs, activities/processes, outputs, outcomes and impacts) and ensure alignment with relevant RTB Flagships and Clusters;
    • Identify and design performance questions, key indicators and targets, business metrics for profitability analysis of the each of the seed value chain activities;
    • Working closely with the project component leads and the Project Coordinator, develop and facilitate the M&E plan implementation including data capture, analysis and reportage;
    • Develop the data management system for substantive reporting on the project activities;
    • Conduct workshops for internal and external stakeholders on results-based M&E; and in the use of the M&E tools developed, with an express focus on economic sustainability along the seed value chain.

    Performance Measurement and Impact Assessment:

    • Determine information needs of the project team, partners, and cooperating institutions;
    • Build consensus with the project team and stakeholders on how to record, report, and analyse progress against targets; and design formats for reporting on progress;
    • Conduct monitoring visits to project sites;
    • Conduct/participate in evaluations (baseline, mid-term, end of project); and internal/external impact assessment studies as needed;
    • Provide M&E advice, and support the project team in the use of M&E data for decision making as needed.

    Knowledge Management:

    • Design and manage learning / critical reflection events to be held with the project team, partners, and other stakeholders towards scale up and out;
    • Collect, compile, analyse, and consolidate progress reports for project management in accordance with approved reporting formats;
    • Contribute to the establishment and development of a database for M&E integrated with the RTB-M&E platform.

    Deliverables:
    The M&E Officer will present to the Project Coordinator, as needed, predetermined deliverables including but not limited to:

    • The project M&E framework that provides linkages between the project activities, results, indicators, tools and methodology for data collection;
    • The project M&E plan that details the results framework, approach to data management, indicator targets, data collection and data analyses protocols, management utility for indicator data, data quality assessment procedures, reporting schedules, and strategies for evaluation and special studies;
    • Tools for data collection, collation, analysis, and report generation and dissemination;
    • Database for data management (data entry, analysis, report generation, data and information storage);
    • Reports of site visits to project sites that outline details of interactions with stakeholders,
    • Reports of critical reflection sessions and consensus built for project activity improvement;
    • Comprehensive reports on project performance for each period under review based on M&E data collected including recommendations for timely adjustment/improvement of project delivery;

    Qualification

    • MSc or equivalent in Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Development with strong quantitative skills.

    Experience

    • At least five (5) years of work experience in the design and implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation system, preferably in the agricultural sector.

    Competencies
    Ideal Candidate must have:

    • Experience in conducting M&E training sessions, including facilitation skills.
    • Strong planning, system development and organizational skills, including results orientation.
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.
    • Proficiency in statistical

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit IITA Career Page

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