Administrative 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 Administrative Officer at IITA.

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Coordinate the implementation of activities in a timely manner and be responsible for its administrative oversight in line with ALLI’s policies and practices.
  • Provide input for the development of technical reports and other outputs.
  • Participate in the development of standardized M&E tools for data collection, data analysis, and regular reporting on approved indicators and assist with monitoring and evaluating activities as required.
  • Manage logistics, coordinate the activities/events, record and disseminate the outputs of working groups that may be formed in support of the various deliverables. 
  • Organise and manage meetings, including appointments with stakeholders/consultations, and logistical arrangements.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to optimize access and ensure timely organization and facilitation of activities.
  • Track and monitor the progress of each initiative and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of each initiative.
  • Ensure clear communication among all groups involved in the successful delivery of each activity.
  • Assist in the development of presentations to highlight ALLI’s progress.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Masters in Public Administration, Business Administration or any other related field with a minimum of twelve (12) years’ experience performing a similar or related role in a well-structured organization.


The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent communication skills (writing, reading, oral).
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have very good computer skills.
  • Be a good team player.
  • Have good leadership and management skills

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Project Finance Analyst

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • Prepare monthly error free project report to donors.
  • Coordinate assigned project external audits during the year.
  • Ensure timely budget upload into the system.
  • Support the institution’s cash and receivable management.
  • Support the institute annual audit with relevant schedules and respond to audit queries.
  • Prepare monthly end budget monitoring report.
  • Ensure timely justification of partners’ financial reports.
  • Support the Project Finance Manager with relevant analysis for decision making.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • BSc/HND in Accounting or related field with a minimum of six (6) 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, and be good with computer application especially Oracle application.
  • Have a very pleasant personality, good team player, honest and good command of both written and oral English.

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