Monday, May 9, 2016



Ref. IITA-HR-NRS2016-021
Position Title: Administrative Assistant
Location: Ibadan
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

Date Posted: 26th April 2016
Closing Date: 10th May 2016

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

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
● Assist in day to day project administrative duties
● 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 basic financial record positing and verification on the budget
● 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 duties by the supervisor.

Qualification: HND/BSc in Business Administration and other related fields with 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 coordinate, prioritise workload 
  • Good team spirit and also participate as a team member in the accomplishment of project task.
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 saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website: 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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