State Administrator at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)


IITA is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: State Administrator

Ref: STS2023-001
Location: Abuja
Contract Duration: 6 months’ renewable


  • Oversee the financial operations of I-Youth at the state level to ensure timely and accurate delivery of the monthly financial report to the Project Administrator.
  • Develop training modules and provide training support roles on financial literacy and book-keeping.
  • Assist the Project Administrator in overseeing the project finances and assure compliance.
  • Assist the Project Administrator in managing funds and ensure compliance with the allocation of fund advances and utilization.
  • Assist in managing budget and expenditure in relation to the project implementation and budget plan.
  • Assist in keeping and providing necessary support document in compliance with the project budget document.
  • Prepare meeting notes for all project-related meetings.
  • Oversee project procurement management and monitor progress at the state level.
  • Track and ensure timely procurement for all project sites and project procurement processes.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisors.


  • BSc / HND in Business Administration, Public Administration or any other related field with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Ability to use basic Microsoft software (word, excel, PowerPoint).
  • Have strong multi-tasking abilities and problem-solving skills.
  • Have proven experience as an executive assistant or other relevant administrative support experience.
  • Have the ability to work with little or no supervision.

Application Closing Date
17th January, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (PDF)

Important Application Information

  • Please complete our online application form link above.
  • 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.


  • IITA is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.
  • While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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