Job at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)



The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture, with the ultimate goals of reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Application are sought for various positions as follows:

Administrative Officer

Job Type: 2-Years Renewable Contract

Qualification: OND/BA/BSC/HND

Location: Borno & Adamawa

Unit: Administration

Duties:

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

Assist in day to day Activity administrative duties

Provide logistical support for all Activity trainings, seminars and workshops

Keep inventory of office equipment and supplies

Assist in the preparation of requests for internal purchases and Purchase Orders of office stationery, machineries, and assist in the following up and handling of purchases/oracle requests

Assist in basic financial record posting and verification on the budget

Coordinate and implement office procedures for smooth-running and effective office functioning

Maintain an effective filing system and safe keeping of confidential documents

Arrange appointments and meetings for Activity staff

Retrieve information, data and documents for Activity Experts

Prepare administrative and financial reports

Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:

BSc\HND in Secretarial Studies, Business Administration or related field with minimum of four (4) years’ experience performing similar or related roles.

Competencies:

The ideal candidate must:

Be proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel Word and PowerPoint)

Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented multicultural environment

Have ability to multitask and work effectively within strict deadlines

Have ability to deliver accurate and timely reports

Be able to work with minimum supervision and with tight deadlines. Have good command of English Language

Have ability to communicate in one or more of northern Nigeria’s major languages is an advantage


Monitoring & Evaluation Field Officer

Job Type: 2-Years Renewable Contract

Qualification: OND/BA/BSC/HND

Location: Borno & Adamawa

Unit: Administration

Duties:

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

Responsible for managing data collection, analysis and storage efforts and the Activity databases

Assist in the development and/or finalization of the Activity Work Plan and keep it updated in accordance with Activity Interventions and timeframes

Review their existing approaches and management information systems and agree on any required changes

Collect data on a regular basis to measure achievement against the performance indicators

Check data quality with partners; implement the Activity M&E techniques and data management protocols

Implement and coordinate M&E activities according to M&E Plan

Prepare technical reports detailing the results of Activity M&E activities

Prepare and consolidate quarterly and annual reports on activities relating to Activity implementation

Present and deliver results to stakeholders

Ensure proper filing of M&E evidence and documents

Store survey results in an accessible and orderly method and assure safe keeping of Activity data in line with organizational data storage policy

Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


Qualification:

BSc/HND in Statistics, Mathematics, Agriculture, Social Sciences or related fields with minimum of Five (5) years’ experience performing similar functions or related roles in a structured organization.

Competencies:

The ideal candidate must:

Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented multicultural environment

Have ability to communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in Hausa and English language

Have good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point).

Excellent reporting, writing

Have ability to deliver accurate and timely reports

Be able to work with minimum supervision and with tight deadlines

Ability to communicate in one or more of northern Nigeria’s major languages is an advantage


Technical Field Officer

Job Type: 2-Years Renewable Contract

Qualification: OND/BA/BSC/HND

Location: Borno & Adamawa

Unit: Administration

Duties:

Contribute to capacity building of input dealers and Agrochemical companies, extension agents, volunteer extension facilitators and community seed producers

In consultation with Senior System Agronomist, they will be responsible for advising on the technical aspects of the agricultural activities including mechanization

Link smallholder farmers to aggregators, processors, and markets

Work closely with the Program Officers to oversee all aspects of implementation

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties

Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

Qualifications:

BSc/HND in Plant/Crop Science, Agriculture, or related field with minimum of five (5) years professional experience performing similar role in a structured organization.

Competencies:

The ideal candidate must:

Have good knowledge of field/operations and evaluation as well as data collection and analysis

Have ability to communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in Hausa and English language

Have working knowledge of Microsoft tools

Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented multicultural environment

Have ability to deliver accurate and timely reports

Be able to work with minimum supervision and with tight deadlines

Have ability to communicate in one or more of northern Nigeria’s major languages is an advantage


State Coordinator

Job Type: 2-Years Renewable Contract

Qualification: OND/BA/BSC/HND

Location: Borno & Adamawa

Unit: Administration

Duties:

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

Manage stakeholder platforms at State and Local Government levels

Link Stakeholders to Government agencies and non-Governmental Organizations

Facilitate implementation of all Activity Interventions in the Local Government Areas and communities

Supervise field agents in the implementation of field operations

Link Stakeholders to Government agencies and non-Governmental Organizations

Facilitate implementation of all Activity interventions in the Local Government Areas and communities

Facilitate training programs at all levels

Promote linkages between the various value chain actors

Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

Qualifications:

A post graduate degree in Plant/Crop Science, Public Administration or related fields with minimum of eight (8) years professional experience performing similar role in a structured organization.

Competencies:

The ideal candidate must:

Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented multicultural environment

Have ability to communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in Hausa and English language

Have the ability to deliver accurate and timely reports

Be able to work with minimum supervision and with tight deadlines

Ability to communicate in one or more of northern Nigeria’s major languages is an advantage

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 to IITA website: http://jobs.iita.org/erecruit/ 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 the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

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

Deadline: August 31, 2019

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