International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Graduate Assistants & Officers Recruitment – HND/Bsc/Msc Holders

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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

1. Job Title: Accounting Assistant II
Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-042
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)
Contract: 3-year renewable contract

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

  • Prepare and review of financial statements;
  • Check, process and report on returns and justification of funds granted to IITA;
  • Raise journal for adjustments where necessary on various accounts and loading same on oracle;
  • Attend to queries raised by Budget Officers on projects; Assist in checking of Cashiers’ cash balance as scheduled; Update, review and reconcile bills receivables from donors with the total grant income of projects;
  • Prepare station imprest on regular basis;
  • Develop, maintain and analyze budget;
  • Prepare periodic accounting report;
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing related result as needed;
  • Perform all other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc/HND in Accounting or Business Management, ICAN skill levelwould be an added advantage
  • The ideal candidate must have a minimum of three (3) years related experience in a related role of a large organization.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be honest, trustworthy and hard working
  • Be friendly and be a team player.
  • Be able to read and interpret MOUs from donor.
  • Be willing to work for long hours as the need arises, articulate and able to work with less supervision.

Remuneration

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

Application Closing Date
16th December, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested applicants should complete the online application below, attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

Click here to apply online

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Note

  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

2. Job Title: Project Administrative Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-041
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)
Contract: 3-year renewable contract

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

  • Coordinate all project technical reporting to donors;
  • Liaise with scientist to ensure that project technical reports are promptly received by sending email reminders to them periodically;
  • Submit technical reports to donors in a timely manner;
  • Communicate technical reporting feedback from donors back to scientists and ensure they are incorporated into report as necessary;
  • Develop a tracking system to track the submission of technical reports to donors;
  • Ensure that all technical reports follow the correct format specified by the donor and follow up with donors on new templates as necessary;
  • Maintain an updated donor technical reporting template repository;
  • Facilitate, review and edit project technical reports;
  • Follow up with scientists to address specific issues raised by donors.
  • Upload submitted technical reports to donors and both technical/financial reports from partners on ProMIS and ensure that the database is up to date;
  • Upload and update partners agreement;
  • Support in data generation of project administration related information.
  • Retrieve information from both paper files and database to resolve queries;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc/HND in Business Administration, Project Management or related field with minimum of four (4) years experience performing similar roles with experience working in a research environment.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good grasp of project management processes;
  • Be able to communicate excellently in English both oral and written;
  • Have good analytical skills;
  • Have excellent computer skills;
  • Have good sense of judgment;
  • Have ability to work under pressure and with minimal Supervision.

Remuneration

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

Application Closing Date
11th December, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested applicants should complete the online application below, attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

Click here to apply online

Click here for more Information (PDF)

Note

  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

3. Job Title: Laboratory Analyst

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-041
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)
Contract: 3-year renewable contract

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

  • Carry out quality control and comprehensive physical, chemical and microbiological analysis of raw water, potable water, swimming pool water and Sewage water at Water treatment plant;
  • Carry out jar test to assist the operators to determine appropriate chemical dosage of raw water;
  • Assist in determining quality of chemicals before purchase;
  • Initiate purchase of laboratory equipment and reagents;
  • Team up with the operators to carry out operation of the plants;
  • Assist in generating laboratory reports on daily weekly and monthly basis;
  • Perform any their duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc/HND in Science Laboratory Technology or related field with minimum of three (3) years working experience performing related roles.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good knowledge of laboratory analysis of water.
  • Have good knowledge of water treatment plant, swimming and sewage system.
  • Be honest and hardworking with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and be a good team player.

Remuneration

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

Application Closing Date
11th December, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested applicants should complete the online application below, attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

Click here to apply online

Click here for more Information (PDF)

Note

  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

4. Job Title: Automotive Service Manager

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-041
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)
Contract: 3-year renewable contract

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

  • Provide technical and administrative leadership to the Automotive and Transport units of IITA-FMS;
  • Possess in-depth technical knowledge of mechanical and electrical concepts used in modern passenger and light utility vehicles, e.g. Toyota, Ford, Mitsubishi and others totaling about 300 vehicles;
  • Ensure the workshop is equipped with proper maintenance tools and upgrade where necessary;
  • Review existing workshop Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and update as necessary;
  • Certify road worthiness checklist of all vehicles before they leave workshop after repair;
  • Oversee workshop staff/supervisors’ activities to make sure correct repair procedures are followed;
  • Periodically review and update inventory stock of essential spare parts needed.
  • Prepare and review service history of all IITA vehicles and make sure the preventive maintenance schedules is followed on all vehicles.
  • Prepare and update the Master List and particulars of all IITA vehicles used in Nigeria;
  • Exercise proper budget control in the operation of automotive and transport unitto make sure expenditure and income are balanced;
  • Review and advise renewal of driving licenses held by official drivers and private users at the Headquarters;
  • Perform any otherduties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering or related field with minimum of ten (10) years experience performing similar role in a structured environment
  • Possession of relevant higher qualificationsand membership of Council of Registered Engineering (COREN) is an added advantage.

Competencies:
The ideal candidate must:

  • Be familiar with source of genuine parts and be able to identify them.
  • Be familiar with correct diagnostics repair procedure for different model/makes of vehicles.
  • Have excellent managerial and supervisory skills to handle the entire auto service staff.
  • Have good time management and communication skills.
  • Must be well versed in the use of diagnostics tools and modules used to identify faults quickly in order to keep down time to a minimum.

Remuneration

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

Application Closing Date
11th December, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested applicants should complete the online application below, attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

Click here to apply online

Click here for more Information (PDF)

Note

  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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