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  • Posted on: 10 December, 2013 Deadline: 24 December, 2013
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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 tropical nations. 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. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA

    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the positions below at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan.

    Project Administrator (2-year renewable)

     

    Duties

    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

    • Assist the Project Manager with day to day project administration.
    • Monitor timely completion and reporting of the project’s product delivery and annual milestones.
    • Follow up with IITA scientists, Project Administration Office, and project partners to ensure high quality reports are submitted in timely manner.
    • Assist in implementation of evaluations/ impact assessments.
    • Assist with monitoring the project burn rate.
    • Reviewing and crosschecking of partner agreements and similar documents.
    • Responsible for stock keeping of project assets.
    • Such other duties, properly assigned, as may be occasioned by the exigencies of the service.

    Educational, Experience and Other Requirements

    • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Project Management or other related fields.
    • Minimum of Four (4) years’ experience in Project Administration.

    The ideal candidate must possess:

    • Good understanding of budgeting and financial management procedures.
    • Excellent computer skills with good grasp of spreadsheets, word processing and other MS office applications, and ability to learn new applications quickly.
    • Excellent English reporting, writing and oral communication skills.
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point).
    • 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.

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    Administrative Assistant

     

    Duties

    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:

    • Assist in day to day project administration.
    • Handling correspondence, photocopying, binding and other paperwork.
    • Assist in the preparation of Travel Authorization and Cash Advance/ Expense Claims for traveling arrangement of project staff.
    • Assist in the preparation of requests for internal purchases and Purchases Order of office stationery and machineries.
    • Assist in the following up and handling purchases/ oracle requests.
    • Taking minutes at project meetings.
    • Such other duties, properly assigned, as may be occasioned by the exigencies of the service.

    Educational, Experience and Other Requirements

    • HND/BSc in Business Administration and other related fields.
    • Minimum of 2 (two) years’ experience in Project Administration.

    The ideal candidate must possess:

    • Good understanding of budgeting and financial management procedures.
    • Excellent computer skills with good grasp of spreadsheets, word processing and other MS office applications, and ability to learn new applications quickly.
    • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point).
    • 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.

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    Research Associate

     

    Duties

    • Establish and maintain field experiments.
    • Supervise field and laboratory staff.
    • Calibrate sprayers for herbicide application.
    • Be conversant with herbicide calculation and application.
    • Undertake data management and analysis; and contribute to reporting of research outputs.
    • Support project staff to meet reporting and monitoring and evaluation requirements of the project activities.
    • Facilitate all aspects of the project’s operations and management of logistics.
    • Support the training of students and visiting trainees.
    • Carry out any other task assigned by the Supervisor.

    Educational, Experience and Other Requirements

    M.Sc. in Plant Science/Agronomy/ Crop Science or a related discipline

    The ideal candidate must

    • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
    • Have good communication skills
    • Possess good computer skills and be able to use statistical analysis systems such as SAS, Genstat and Excel.
    • Possess a valid Driver’s License
    • Experience with and proven skills in the accurate implementation and conduct of field trials, collection and analysis of weed and agronomic data as well as socio-economic data in field trials.

    Method of Application

    Remuneration:

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

    Method of application:

    Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package. Application closes two weeks after the date of publication.

    All positions are 2-year renewable.

    Deadline: 24th December 2013

    Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/nrs-online-application.

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