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Administrative Assistant At IITA

Date Posted: 10/Dec/2013
Deadline: 24/Dec/2013

IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of tropical nations. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit for more information on IITA.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the positions below at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan.


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:
Assist in day to day project administration.
Handling correspondence, photocopying, binding and other paperwork.
Assist in the preparation of Travel Authorization and Cash Advance/ Expense Claims for traveling arrangement of project staff.
Assist in the preparation of requests for internal purchases and Purchases Order of office stationery and machineries.
Assist in the following up and handling purchases/ oracle requests.
Taking minutes at project meetings.
Such other duties, properly assigned, as may be occasioned by the exigencies of the service.
Educational, Experience and Other Requirements
HND/BSc in Business Administration and other related fields.
Minimum of 2 (two) years’ experience in Project Administration.
The ideal candidate must possess:
Good understanding of budgeting and financial management procedures.
Excellent computer skills with good grasp of spreadsheets, word processing and other MS office applications, and ability to learn new applications quickly.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point).
Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and organize workload; take initiative and work under pressure.
Good team spirit and also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties.


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. 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. Application closes two weeks after the date of publication.

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