Accounts Officer at IITA – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) is guided by an ambitious strategy–to lift 11.5 million people out of poverty and revitalize 7.5 million hectares of farmland by 2020. We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported by several countries.

As one of 15 research centers in the CGIAR, a global partnership for a food secure future, IITA is engaged in several CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). Our mission is to enhance food security and improve livelihoods in Africa through research for development (R4D).

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the role of Accounts Officer at IITA.

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Process advances and claims for payment and maintain the cash advance register for follow up on the reimbursement of the advances.
  • Ensure costs are correctly entered into template for advance retirements.
  • Verify and review calculations on receipt and claims form.
  • Assign accounting codes to each transaction before carrying out posting of transactions.
  • Check accounting records for accuracy and correctness as necessary.
  • Enforce proper internal control in the stations finance unit.
  • Account for IITA Kano station expenditure and receivables.
  • Prepare invoice and charge back statements for services provided to individuals or other institutions and partners.
  • Ensure the preparation of station imprest.
  • Reconcile statement of all station bank accounts.
  • Produce station cash certificate.
  • Provide support to the assets and inventory clerk in handling assets inventory and disposal.
  • Respond to account inquiries and provide prompt feedback to users.
  • Fill and keep IITA Kano accounting supporting documents and records.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • BSc/HND in Finance, Accounting or any related field with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment, possession of ICAN/ACCA would be an added advantage.


The ideal candidate must:

  • Have strong analytical mind, with hands-on experience in any major ERP/ computer application e.g. Oracle application.
  • Have excellent MS Office competence.
  • Have a very pleasant personality, good team player, honest and good command of both written and oral English.

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ICT Support Officer

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Install and ensure proper functioning of voice network (IP PBX).
  • Monitor internet system operation to detect potential problems.
  • Install, upgrade and maintain all LAN items, support LANs &WANs, network segments, internet and intranet systems.
  • Maintain system efficiency and ensure design of system and allow all its components to work properly.
  • Configure and install system and set up new users.
  • Set up projectors, printers, photocopiers, digital cameras, etc for everyday office use and as necessary for meetings.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems with mobile subscription and IP phone.
  • Ensure satellite phone are working and SIM cards are activated at all times.
  • Ensure good asset management of ICT equipment’s at the offices and update asset register and inventory tracking system with the Logistics and Administrative Officer.
  • Set up/configure new user E-mail.
  • Install antivirus and maintain its upgrade with staff.
  • Ensure availability of LAN for all offices, determine platform, interface and bandwidth needs.
  • Install and troubleshoot all hardware problems following designs or installation specification and resolve IT issues for staff remotely and on Mac, Windows and Linux OS.
  • Oversee the issuance and return of assets to/from staff and record all asset movements and disposal of ICT equipment;
  • Make recommendations for future upgrades of network systems, equipment/gadget.
  • Maintain network management platform and ensure LAN security integrity and system security ensuring frequent software updates, antivirus update and patches.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • BSc/HND in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field, with a minimum of four (4) years’ experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment.


The ideal candidate must:

  • Have good communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Have good knowledge of software handling.
  • Have ability to handle minor hardware repairs.
  • Have good knowledge of LANs and WANs, network segments, internet and intranet systems.

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Deadline: April 7, 2023

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