International Institute of Tropical Agriculture jobs career Nigeria 2013

Finance and Admin Officer (2-year renewable contract)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidate for the position ofFinance and Admin Officerat the Institute’s station in

Lokoja, Kogi State

Finance and Admin Officer (2-year renewable contract)
Successful candidate will:
  • Assist in the effective carrying out of project management function
  • Follow up with states supervisor and other partners to ensure field reports are submitted in timely manner
  • Develop and maintain an efficient filing system and database on project activities and stakeholders
  • Assist in managing projects portfolios with clear project operational guidelines
  • Track and monitor project expenditures and preparing monthly project reports
  • Prepare and review projects’ financial statement for the Project Manager
  • Assist with the preparation of financial reports of donors, and ensuring that all projects account are fully reconciled with the records of the Finance Office
  • Work with other team members and contributing to the preparation of funding proposals and annual technical reports.
  • Liaise with other IITA units (Finance Office, Project Administration Office) on issues relating to project grants management
  • Assume responsibility for administrative functions, such as hosting visitors, responding to inquiries, planning stakeholders’ workshop/meetings, drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, and coordinating travel arrangements
  • Carrying out other duties related to the project’s administrative and financial management as may be determined by the supervisor.
Qualification and Experience
B.Sc Accounting/Business Management. At least ICAN PE II would be added advantage.
Minimum of 3 years work experience in a related role in a large organization.
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 English reporting, writing and oral communication skills
  • 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, 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. Evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to IITA website.
Please complete our online application form using this link: An application should be made not later than two weeks (closing date:01/05/12) from the date of this publication.
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