Office Assistant 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 Office Assistant at IITA.

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

  • Handle incoming and outgoing mails emanating from mail room and other programs.
  • Manage the Finance Directorate section of the institute archive to ensure safety of confidential documents that could be referenced over years.
  • Assist in filing of documents to ensure easy retrieval of documents when needed.
  • Maintain and monitor photocopy machine and other office materials in Finance Directorate store.
  • Assist in filing of foreign transfer payments and photocopy the original copies for reference purposes.
  • Carry out proper check of wastages and timely replenishment of stationeries.
  • Assist in handling of arrangements needed for meetings in the Directorate.
  • Ensure that information that are confidential in nature are handled accordingly.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

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Qualifications and Requirements:

  • National Diploma in Business Administration, Public Administration, Office Technology Management or related field with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment.


The ideal candidate must: Be friendly, agile, hardworking, honest, trust worthy, articulate and be able to work under pressure.

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