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Project Assistant At IITA

Date Posted: 10/Sep/2013
Deadline: 18/Sep/2013

Project Assistant (2-year renewable contract)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the position of Project Assistant below in its Headquarters in Ibadan.

Duties

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:

  • Assist Project manager to effectively monitor project budgets;
  • Develop and maintain files, records on financial expenditures of various budgets of the project;
  • Providing monthly and quarterly reports on project cost centers expenditures against approved budgets to Project Manager with financial reports due to donor and Institutes;
  • Checking with project partners and collaborators, processing and reporting on returns and justifications of funds granted to project collaborators/ partners;
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budget and follow the execution of same;
  • Follow up with YISFWA scientists and project partners to ensure that financial reports are submitted in timely manner;
  • Liaising with IITA Finance directorate, Project Administrative Office (PAO) and other units to ensure compliance with IITA procedures and timely response to requests;
  • Tracking and monitoring of project expenditures on oracle and provide updated monthly reports at Project Management meeting;
  • Any other duty assigned by the Project Manager.

Qualification and Experience:

BSc/HND Accounting, Economics, Finance with 3 years administrative, finance and accounting experience.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent computer skills with good knowledge of spreadsheets, quicken (or other accounting software), word processing and other MS office applications;
  • Have excellent understanding of budgeting and financial management procedures;
  • Have excellent reporting, writing and oral communication skills;
  • Have strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and organise workload; take initiative and work under pressure with less supervision;
  • Have good team spirit.

Remuneration:

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

Method of application:

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website no later than Two Weeks from the date of this publication. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package.

Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/nrs-online-application.

Closing Date: 18th September, 2013

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

 







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