Administrative Officer at IITA – International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

IITA is guided by an ambitious strategy–to lift 11.5 million people out of poverty and revitalize 7.5 million hectares of farm land–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 Administrative Officer at IITA

Job Specifications:

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Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-0017
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

Job Description:

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Support day-to-day administrative duties.
  • Provide logistical support for all trainings, seminars and workshops.
  • Keep inventory of office equipment, supplies and update asset register as required.
  • Prepare requests for internal purchases and Purchase Orders of office stationery, machineries,assist in following up and handling of purchases/oracle requests.
  • Assist in basic financial record posting and verification on the budget.
  • Coordinate and implement office procedures for smooth-running and effective office function.
  • Maintain an effective filing system and safe keeping of confidential documents.
  • Arrange appointments and meetings.
  • Arrange travels and book hotel accommodation for Activity staff and consultants.
  • Retrieve information, data and documents as required.
  • Prepare administrative and financial reports.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

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Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BSc / HND in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field with minimum of four (4) years experience in a well-structured environment or donor funded organization

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent computer skills with good grasp and knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing and other MS Office applications.
  • Have ability to maintain high integrity and confidentiality ofsensitive information.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented multicultural environment.
  • Have ability to plan, co-ordinate, and monitor own work plans, and deliver accurate and timely reports.
  • Have theability to co-ordinate, prioritize and organize workloads; take initiatives and work under pressure.
  • Be able to work with minimum supervision and with tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in English language with excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.


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

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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate for “Administrative Officer at IITA” should click the APPLY HERE button below.

Applicant should complete the online application attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA.

Important Information

  • 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.

Deadline: June 8, 2021

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