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  • Posted on: 19 October, 2016 Deadline: 2 November, 2016
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    IITA is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

    We are recruiting to fill the position below:

    Project Account Officer


    Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-043
    Location: Ibadan
    Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract) 

    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

    • Participate in financial operations including revenue and expenditure trends analysis and financial commitments;
    • Analyze financial information with recommendations to project leader and develop efficient use of resources and procedures;
    • Create solutions to operational and financial issues/challenges, monitor funds status and the amounts transferred by donor to center account;
    • Liaise with all project partners to obtain required information in time, check for completeness, accuracy and allowability of the expenses before finalizing the accounts in close working relationship with PAO and IITA finance team;
    • Perform any their duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


    • BSc/HND in Accounting or Financial Management with five (5) years relevant experience performing similar role in a well-structured organization. Possession of ACA or ACCA is highly essential.

    Ideal Candidate must have:

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Excellent ability in communicating ideas effectively.
    • Excellent computer skills in the use of financial applications (ORACLE)

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    Research Support Officer


    Ref No: IITA-HR-NRS2016-044
    Location: Ibadan
    Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract) 

    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

    • Assist in the application of diagnostics techniques such as enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and nucleic acid isolation methods
    • Conduct field assessment of yam diseases
    • Coordinate Propagation of planting materials in screen house and field
    • Maintain virus and fungal isolates
    • Monitor and reporting of field and screen house activities
    • Participate in field surveys and preparation of high quality report on findings
    • Carryout data management and analysis using tools available in the YamBase
    • Prepare of timely and accurate technical reports
    • Perform all other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor


    • B.Sc in Plant Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology or closely related fields with minimum of three (3) years professional experience preferably with a reputable organization

    The ideal candidate must have:

    • Good laboratory and field research skills
    • Good Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures
    • Good computer skills, MS-Office applications, use of document and data management applications
    • Good communication and supervisory skills
    • Good data management analysis skills
    • Ability to work independently and ability to acquire skills quickly (fast learner)

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Appllicants should forward  their Applications include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work).

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