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Date Posted

Jun 03, 2015



Job Title

Project Assistant At The International Institute Of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Job Type



The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium.We thank you for your interest in IITA and invite you to explore many exciting and diverse career opportunities in a work environment that enables you to be the best you can, advancing your professional and personal growth in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

Project Assistant (Ref. IITA-HR-NRS2015/029)

Position: Background and Responsibilities

• Analyse project expenditures and prepare quarterly cash flow as well as

financial statements including variance analysis for Submission to the lead


• Create and maintain a database of standard costs such as staff cost, travel,

workshop, training etc.;

• Monitor project funds utilization and schedule of instalments to ensure up

 to date funding status information is readily available;

• Prepare documents required to support the financial for submission to Lead

Centre or as requested by the donor;

• Facilitate timely delivered delivery of pass-through funds to NCRI and other

partners In Nigeria;

• Interact with the Rice Commodity Specialist to clarify issues on financial

reports, answer queries, give updates on the financial status such as over/

under spending and ensure compliance to donor requirements;

• Review request for official mission authorization, purchase request, staff

recruitment requisition  (regular, temporary and consultant) and fund

transfers if consistent with the work plan, check availability of funds and

ensure utilization of correct account to charge;

• Perform any other function as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


Qualification and Experience


M.Sc. in Business Administration, with major in Accounting  or Certified

Public Account, Chartered Accountant or equivalent  Accountancy

professional qualification with minimum of five (5) years’ experience in

bilateral or multilateral donor-funded programs.


General Information

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions

in a pleasant campus environment.

2 years


Method of Application:

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with

their names in Microsoft word format. 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


Year of Experience

5-10 year


Date Available



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