Jobs at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (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.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position of Research Supervisor at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.

Job Title: Research Supervisor (2 year renewable contract)
Location: 
Ibadan, Oyo
Position / Responsibilities

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Preparation of Maize Seed
  • Processing and storage of maize seeds
  • Planting of maize seed and data collection
  • Supervision of field activities
  • Maintenance of maize cold store
  • Pollination of maize on the field
  • Harvesting of maize trials
  • Distribution of labour and allocation of daily responsibilities
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • BSc / HND in Plant Breeding , Agronomy or any related discipline
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant working experience on a similar role
  • Good skills in MS Office and general knowledge of computer

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be able to follow instructions and work independently where necessary.
  • Possess good organizational skills and demonstrate ability to work under pressure.
  • Be available to work outside office hours and for extended hours where necessary

 

Job Title: Research Associate (2 year renewable contract)
Location:
 Ibadan, Oyo
Position / Responsibilities

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Production of breeder seed of selected early, extra-early and intermediate parental inbreds, hybrids, and open-pollinated varieties.
  • Provision of seed to NARS and Seed Companies of seven WASP countries.
  • Supervision of on-station trials
  • Conduct and management of maize field trials.
  • Direct supervision of staff and activities of the CORAF-WASP project
  • Collation and analyses of data from field experiments
  • Preparation of work plans and progress reports of the WASP Project
  • Perform any other responsibilities that may be assigned by the supervisor

Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • MSC in Plant Breeding , Agronomy any related discipline
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant working experience on a similar role
  • Good skills in MS Office and general knowledge of computer

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be able to follow instructions and work independently where necessary.
  • Possess good organizational skills and demonstrate ability to work under pressure.
  • Be available to work outside office hours and for extended hours where necessary

Job Title: Oracle Accounting Officer (2-year renewable contract)
Location:
 Ibadan
Duties

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Purchase Order Accounting Management:
    • Reconcile Commitments and or Obligations on Purchase Orders (P.O) / Requisitions;
    • Periodically advise delivery status on paid P.O that have not been receipted and follow up with Supply Chain as necessary;
    • Monitor Local Prepaid orders and follow up with the buyer;
    • Provide Audit figure for Inventory and non-inventory Good-In-Transit at year-end financial accounts compilation;
    • Raise appropriate journal as necessary to correct wrong P. O coding of actual charges or elimination of encumbrances wrongly created;
  • Inventory Management:
    • Run daily the Cost Manager;
    • Adjust for Invoice Price Variance (IPV);
    • Attend to issue of wrong item pricing and correct as appropriate;
    • Compute appropriate price when storekeepers are making item transfers;
    • Close Cost module at month end accounts closure processes;
    • Coordinate Annual Stock Count;
    • Provide Year End Inventory Value for annual audit purpose;
  • Process and upload financial spreadsheets into Oracle.
  • Review Purchase Orders related payment vouchers as initiated by treasury staff.
  • Assist in Fixed Assets Management.
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the supervisor

Educational, Experience and Other Requirements

  • HND/BSc degree in Accounting, Finance or any other relevant field with 3 years of experience performing similar role.
  • Professional Membership of any of the following: ICAN, ACCA is highly essential.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Good experience of ORACLE system or any related ERP package
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and take initiative

Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor (2-year renewable contract)
Location: 
Ibadan, Oyo
Duties

  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties
  • Act as head of the Unit in the absence of the incumbent
  • Assist the Unit head in the preparation of the Report to the Audit Committee
  • Assist in development of the Unit’s annual risk based Audit work plan
  • Assist the Unit head in managing the units activities
  • Carry out review of audit working paper files
  • Assist in the monitoring of adherence to the Annual work plan
  • Monitor the unit’s annual budget under direction of the Unit head
  • Develop and Review Audit work programs
  • Carry out review of Internal Control and processes
  • Carry out substantive test of transactions and examination of records
  • Carry out operational and financial audits
  • Propose recommendation for Improving operations and controls
  • Write and review audit reports
  • Provide advice and support to Unit heads and project Managers
  • carry of investigations as may be required
  • Liaise with external auditor
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the supervisor

Educational, Experience and Other Requirements

  • HND/BSc degree in Accounting, Finance or any other relevant field with 7 years of experience in Auditing of which 2 years is in a senior position
  • Professional Membership of any of the following: ICAN, ACCA, CIA, CISA is highly essential.
  • Possession of MBA is highly desirable.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Good knowledge of International Auditing Standard
  • experience of ORACLE system or any ERP package
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and take initiative

Job Title: Driver II (2-year renewable contract)
Location:
 2 Positions in Abuja and 1 position in Ibadan
Duties

Candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Drive vehicles within and outside Nigeria to convey, IRS, other staff, collaborators and visitors.
  • Record trip details in the vehicle logbook.
  • Liaise with Insurance Officer to ensure that vehicle documents (local and international) are valid and up to date.
  • Carry out routine vehicle maintenance checks
  • Carry out vehicle cleaning and ensure adequate kitting (tools, medical box, and accessories)
  • Liaise with Workshop to ensure prompt servicing of vehicle as at when due.
  • Ensure courteous and prompt attention to passengers’ needs while being conveyed.
  • Ensure due completion of feedback form for each trip completed and return same to Transport Pool Services.
  • Ensure safety of vehicle and passengers property

Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • BSc / HND in Plant Breeding , Agronomy or any related discipline
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant working experience on a similar role
  • Good skills in MS Office and general knowledge of computer

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be able to follow instructions and work independently where necessary.
  • Possess good organizational skills and demonstrate ability to work under pressure.
  • Be available to work outside office hours and for extended hours where necessary

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. 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 to IITA website

Click here for more details and to apply

strong>Application Deadline: 18th April 2014

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