Friday, October 9, 2009

Jobs at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), with Headquarters at Ibadan, is an International Agricultural Research Centre in the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), which is an association of about 50 countries, international and regional organizations, and private foundations.
IITA seeks to increase agricultural production in a sustainable way in order to improve the nutritional status and well-being of people in tropical Sub-Saharan Africa.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the following positions at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan.

PAYROLL SUPERVISOR (2-year renewable contract)
Successful candidate will:
• Prepare and manage IITA consultancy payroll of about 150 staff;
• Review local payroll reports and respond to queries from both General and Senior staff;
• Reconcile various payroll groups (both number and currency) with timely follow-up on any variation;
• Process payroll reports into IITA accounting system for Consultants and International School Teachers;
• Review and approval of Casual Labour wages;
• Manage Vehicle Maintenance Allowance for staff;
• File statutory tax returns to various State Governments in Nigeria for Local staff and Consultants;
• Maintain computerized payroll software for Consultants paid in Dollars, Naira and International School Teachers;
• Coordinate subordinates’ duties;
• Act on behalf of the Payroll Manager when on leave.
Qualification and Experience:
• B.Sc/HND Accounting or ICAN PE II plus minimum of two years working experience in similar environment.
• Must have very sound knowledge of computer especially use of Oracle Financials with emphasis on Payroll packages.
• Candidate must be honest, trustworthy, hardworking, highly confidential, friendly and a team player.
• He/She must be very good with figures and willing to work extra hours with good measure of accuracy, when the need arises.

TICKETING & RECONFIRMATION ASSISTANT (2-year renewable contract)

Successful candidate will:
• Visit airline offices in Lagos to obtain bookings, printout, reconfirmation and tickets as requested;
• Lodge cheques for replenishment of deposit with the airlines and periodically obtain statement of accounts for reconciliation;
• Collect and reconfirm tickets for short term visitors in Lagos;
• Assist in the Airport arrival/departure formalities during special events conferences, training workshops and meetings;
• Follow up on specific travel problems as requested;
• Deputize for the Travel Assistant in his absence.
Qualification and Experience:
• WASC plus a Diploma/Certificate in Ticketing & Reservation.
• Minimum of Two (2) years relevant working experience in a reputable organisation.
• Candidates must be patient, diligent, trustworthy and a team player. He/She must be willing to work extra hours and at odd times.
• Possess valid Drivers’ License.

TREASURY ASSISTANT (2-year renewable contract)
Successful candidate will:
• Assist to manage and reconcile 30 banks (cash and deposit accounts) in US, UK and Nigeria; Monitor regular cheque-payment to staff;
• Update and advise weekly exchange rates; Journalize all emergency cash transactions;
• Write cash book adjustments to book direct transactions to all bank accounts e.g. bank charges, interest charged, commission etc;
• Attend to queries from internal and external auditors and from Local and Overseas suppliers as they affect treasury functions
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Finance Manager.
Qualification and Experience:
• B.Sc/HND Accounting or ICAN PE II plus minimum of two years working experience doing similar jobs.
• Must be very good in the use of Oracle applications, have a sound analytical mind and must be willing to work for long hours.


• IITA offers highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Method of Application:
Interested qualified national applicants should attach their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional referees (including telephone, fax and e-mail addresses, if available) and scanned copies of credentials together with the online application form.

Please complete the online application form using this link:

Please note that application letters not accompanied with evidence of current remuneration and age will not be treated. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 20th October, 2009.

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