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Advance And Claims Officer At The International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Date Posted: 10/Jun/2019
Deadline: 24/Jun/2019

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Please visit for more information on IITA. 

Advance and Claims Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-018
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Reconciliation of on-campus imprest account and processing of expense claims for staff in headquarters and stations;
  • Review queries from Budget Officers concerning wrong coding of expenses and responding/adjusting as appropriate;
  • Prepare journals on ADI and reconciliation of Cash/Travel advance account for HQ and Stations;
  • Follow-up on retirement of advances for HQ and stations;
  • Creation of invoices for advances and supervise keying-in of expense claim;
  • Supervise processing of chargeback and expense claims;
  • Processing of travel and cash advances to all staff;
  • Conduct period checks on cashier cash balances and cheques;
  • Releasing of advances encumbrances;
  • Identify and journalize exchange rate differences in advance accounts;
  • Processing of non-advance related claims;
  • Review and process training/workshop budget request;
  • Attend to staff on matters on PA (Personal Account) deductions;
  • Assist staff on per diem calculations and claims computations;
  • Participate in per diem and other related policy review;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.


  • B.Sc./HND in Accounting or related field from an accredited institution with ICAN PE II.
  • The ideal candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience performing related roles in a large organization.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Have strong analytical mind.
  • Have good working knowledge of computer applications especially Oracle Application.
  • Have a pleasant personality, good team player and honest.
  • Have good command of English both written and oral.

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

Method of Application 
Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format, 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.

Method of Application

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