• Jobs At The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture IITA

  • Posted on: 12 March, 2014 Deadline: 25 March, 2014
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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.

    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position below at the Institute’s Station in Kano

    Driver I

     

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

    •     Drive IITA vehicles to various destinations as required
    •     Convey IITA scientists/staff/visitors to field work and other places as required
    •     Ensure all station vehicles are well maintained and clean
    •     Deliver confidential documents/letters to partners especially donors, ministries and embassy,
    •     Participate in carrying out field operations/activities.
    •     Perform any other duties as my b assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience

    • WASC with valid professional drivers’ licence (Class ‘E’) plus at least 3 years driving in an international research institute.

    The ideal candidate must:

    •     Be conversant with Nigerian roads;
    •     Posses ability to drive long distance with good eye sight;
    •     Be able to work under pressure and be ready to work on weekends where necessary.

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

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    Accounting Assistant I

     

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

    •     Compiles and prepares daily cash and check requests
    •     Raise request for cash and check
    •     Maintain a register of cash and travel advance
    •     Assist with budget preparations.
    •     Entry of transactions into sage Pastel.
    •     Ensure costs are correctly entered into template for advance retirements
    •     Any other duty assigned by supervisor

    Qualification and Experience

    • OND Accounting/ICAN PEI plus minimum of 3 years Accounting experience.

    The ideal candidate must:

    •     Be articulate, very conversant with Oracle Application;
    •     Be hardworking and demonstrate ability to work under pressure with less supervision;
    •     Possess good communication skills.

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

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    Business Development Officer

     

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

    •     Assess the current state of agricultural input production, marketing and consumption in the project countries and mandate areas in particular and characterize the stage the agricultural input supply system is in ( using IFDC classification )
    •     Establish strategic framework for sustainable agricultural input business development
    •     Identify existing partnership and initiative in the agricultural input business sector
    •     Identify business opportunities and prospective and potential successful business alliance
    •     Participate in platform ( establish these if needed ) on legume crop value chains and establish business incubation partnership; set up meeting with prospective partners and stakeholders
    •     Identify opportunities for fund raising and assist in applying for grants for business development and establishment; liaise with donor community on possible grant making for business incubation and development
    •     Conduct and oversee advocacy for business development and promotional campaigns
    •     Report to project management on development and achievement in promoting business development

    Qualification and Experience

    •     Master’s degree in Business Administration, Agric Economics, Agribusiness, Economics or other related Social Science and Agricultural fields.
    •     Minimum of Four (4) years’ experience in Business Development or Project Administration.

    The ideal candidate must:

    •     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 be able to participate as a team member in multicultural organization

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    Administrative Assistant

     

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

    •     Assist in day to day office administration
    •     Handling correspondence, photocopying, binding and other paperwork
    •     Assist with keeping travel schedules and hotel reservations
    •     Assist in the preparation of requests for internal purchases and purchases order of office stationery and vehicle parts
    •     Taking minutes at of meetings
    •     Handle confidential matters
    •     Assist in the preparation of requests for internal purchases and purchases order of office stationery and machineries
    •     Assist in updating assets list
    •     Any other duties, properly assigned, as may be occasioned by the exigencies of the service

    Qualification and Experience

    •     HND/BSc Business Management, Secretarial Studies and any other Social Science related discipline
    •     Minimum of 1 year post qualification experience in a similar role.

    The ideal candidate must:

    •     Excellent computer skills with good grasp of spreadsheets, word processing and other MS Office applications with good knowledge of Oracle Applications
    •     Excellent communication skills and be able to keep confidential information
    •     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

    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. 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 to IITA website.

    Interested applicants should click here to apply online.

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