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Job Vacancy at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)



International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Project Administrator

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2022-027
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)


  • Assist the project manager(s) with day-to-day project administrative processes and functions.
  • Develop and maintain an efficient filing system/database on project activities/milestones and stakeholders.
  • Participate in the development of sub-grant agreements/amendments and work with Project Development and Administration Unit (PDAU) to manage these agreements in line with donor agreements.
  • Monitor timely completion of (quarterly, mid-term, annual) project milestones and liaise with implementing partners to ensure high quality technical and financial reports are submitted in a timely manner to PDAU, finance and Project M&E officer.
  • Liaise with the project finance officer and provide financial oversight to the project manager(s) on project budgeting, expenditures and burn rate.
  • Follow up on engagement, delivery, and payments to Project consultants and short-term staff.
  • Supervise junior staff in the project coordination team and assist in annual performance appraisals.
  • Assist with preparing project reports and other communication materials such as project research highlights, stories, blogs and other social media posts.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with all Project stakeholders and support linkages with the Seed Equal Genetic Innovation Initiative as needed.
  • Coordinate, set up Zoom/Teams links, and record minutes for regular meetings for the project management team, project advisory committee and other meetings with external/internal project partners.
  • Handle logistical arrangements for project meetings, workshops, duty travels and accommodation (flight and hotel booking, travel authorization requests, visa requests, and travel advances as needed).
  • Manage project related inventories, coordinate local and international purchases and follow up with finance and supply chain on processing invoices and payments.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • Master's in Business Administration, Project Management or any other related field with a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience performing a similar or related role in a well-structured organization.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be proficient in MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and online
  • meeting/file sharing platforms (eg MS Teams, Google Docs, Zoom etc), with ability to quickly learn new applications.
  • Have good communication skills (writing, reading, and speaking).
  • Experience in budgeting and financial management procedures.
  • Be well organized, able to multitask and work under pressure to meet deadlines with keen attention to detail.
  • Have a positive attitude, strong team spirit and excellent administrative service orientation.

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


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  9th January 2023.


  • 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 is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.
  • While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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