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APPLY: Job Openings At The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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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.

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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).

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Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for Job Openings at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Project Accounting Officer

Job Specifications:

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

Job Description:

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Manage the activities accounting system and reporting process, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of ledgers and all supporting documentation and compliance with IITA and donor’s finance and procurement regulations. These include.
  • Ensure expenses are authorised and processed in accordance with agreed procedures for both IITA and donors.
  • Prepare petty cash payments, journals and other vouchers and ensuring that these are posted into general and other account ledgers.
  • Process cash advances and claims for payment and maintaining advances register for follow up on the reimbursements of advances; accounting for Activity payable and receivables.
  • Maintain accounting records, ensuring they are complete, accurate, well archived and safeguarded.
  • Liaise effectively with IITA’s Finance Department to ensure that funds are released and payment for Activities expenses are made on time.
  • Prepare Activity annual budget and prepare budget performance report.
  • Work with IITA Finance Department to track and monitor program expenditures and prepare Activity financial reports for submission to the donor. Ensure agreed reporting dates are maintained according to IITA’s policies and donor requirements.
  • Assist in managing partners finance reporting ensuring compliance with IITA and donor regulations.
  • Enforce proper internal control in the Activity Finance Unit.
  • Provide Bank reconciliation status on the relationship between the program and its commercial banks.
  • Prepare invoices and chargeback statements for services provided to individuals or other institutions and partners.
  • Prepare Statements of expenditures (SOE) as required by the donor for justification of advances, direct payments and replenishment of accounts.
  • Monitor the processing of program cash/travel advances, expense claims and reimbursements by Activity staff.
  • Respond to account inquiries and provide prompt feedback to users.
  • File and keep Activity accounting supporting documents and records.
  • Track and monitor resource needs and other material needs for carrying out financial tasks.
  • Assist in the organisation and management of internal and external audits and compliance checks.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • B.Sc. / HND in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field with minimum of ten(10) years experience in a well-structured environment or donor funded organization.Processional accounting certification is highly required.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent computer skills with good grasp and knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing and other MS office applications. Good knowledge of Oracle Applications will be an added advantage.
  • Have proven skill and experience in areas of financial management, organization, supervisory, financial accounting, analytical and donor contract interpretation.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented multicultural environment.
  • Have ability to plan and co-ordinate,and monitor own work plans, and deliver accurate and timely reports.
  • Good ability 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.
  • Be able to communicate in one or more of northern Nigeria’s major languages

Remuneration

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

Nutrition Officer

Job Specifications:

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-001
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

Job Description:

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Provide technical support to small and medium scale processors on processing and utilization of diverse and nutrient dense crop products.
  • Conduct Training of Trainers workshops and community level demonstrations for households on the development, processing, and utilization of diverse and nutrient dense crops products.
  • Undertake Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) campaigns and Counseling in Borno State particularly the five Activity LGAs of Bayo, Biu, Hawul, Kwaya Kusar and Shani to reduce malnutrition among farming households.
  • Work with non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations to disseminate technologies on legumes processing and utilization of different location specific crops.
  • Work with nutrition liaison support staff in the five Activity LGAs to support implementation of nutrition interventions, including homestead farming, goat rearing and Bee keeping for honey from.
  • Conduct trainings on nutrition education and WASH.
  • Promote the preparation, utilization and consumption of diverse and nutrient dense crops and promote them among smallholder farmers.
  • Develop methodology to promote consumption of nutrient dense crops.
  • Work with non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations to disseminate technologies on legumes processing and utilization of different location specific crops.
  • Maintain correspondence and linkages with community-based organizations and women groups.
  • Assist in planning, implementing, and monitoring of state activities on food and nutrition and contribute to drafting reports.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the supervisor
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • BSc / HND in in Nutrition, Food Science / Technology, or related field with minimum of ten(10) years experience in a well-structured environment or donor funded organization.

Competencies
The ideal candidate must:

  • Have exceptional understanding of issues related to food and nutrition in the relevant states.
  • Have ability to work under minimal supervision and with tight deadlines.
  • Must have excellent people skills and the ability to work in a collaborative multicultural environment.
  • Have ability to deliver accurate and timely reports.
  • Have ability to travel extensively within the relevant state and work long hours.
  • Be able to communicate in one or more of northern Nigeria’s major languages

Remuneration

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

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate for “Job Openings at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)” should click the button below to apply.

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.

CLICK FOR: PROJECT ACCOUNTING OFFICER

CLICK HERE FOR: NUTRITION OFFICER

Deadline: May 25, 2021

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