IITA recruitment for Administrative Support Officers, August 2nd 2016

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) seeks suitable Nigerian for the vacant job position
below at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.

Job Title:  Administrative
Support Officer

Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other
things perform the following duties:
 Provide administrative support for
coordination of proposal
development;
 Assist in managing administrative
review of draft proposals and
submission;
 Assist in liaising effectively with
scientists regarding proposal
development;
 Assist in managing Proposal
Development Office (PDO) intranet
site and database processes which
includes:
   -Upload proposal calls on intranet;
   -Upload/update proposal calls on
ProMis;
   – Upload/update/report on
information in relation to PDO’s
map;
   -Prepare PDO news stories and
upload;
   -Upload documents on intranet as
instructed.
 Assist in all administrative duties in support of PDO (Facilitate calendar
travel Authorizations, contacts, unit
meetings with scientist and
donors/partners, create/review
documents, etc.)
 Assist in monitoring unit cost
center and facilitate any
administrative cost in oracle;
 Assist in generating monthly report
of PDO’s activities;
 Perform any other duties as may be
assigned by the supervisor.
 
Qualification
A Master’s degree in
Economics, Business
Administration, Project
Management or related field
with 4 years’ relevant
experience in proposal
development and
administrative role preferably
in an international
organisation.

Competencies 
The ideal candidate must
have:
 Excellent interpersonal
and communication
skills and demonstrate
the ability to
communicate ideas
effectively.
 Excellent computer
skills (MS word, Excel,
Power Point, [Project,
SharePoint etc).
 High numerical ability;
 Highest attention to
detail.
 Excellent verbal and  written skills.
 Ability to work under
pressure with little or
no supervision.
 Good French language
knowledge will be an
added advantage

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

METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed
curriculum vitae and cover letter saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA
website: http://www.iita.org/careers no later than Two Weeks from the date of this
publication.

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 particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

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