Latest IITA Jobs for Administrative/Finance Officer Administrative/Finance Officer, Assistant Head, RMPEL Assistant Head, RMPEL

A multidisciplinary development and project management consultancy engaged in policy research and development planning has engaged the services of the Center for Policy Research and Development Solutions (CPRDS) for the recruitment of suitable candidates to fill the following positions


Job Title: Administrative/Finance Officer Administrative/Finance Officer (1-year renewable Contract)

Location: Abuja
Experience: 3 year(s)


CIP is a not-for-profit international agricultural research organization with a global mandate to conduct research on genetic resources of potatoes, sweetpotatoes, and other Andean roots and tubers, crop genetic enhancement and improvement, integrated crop management and sustainable management of natural resources.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture on behalf of The International Potato Center seeks suitable candidates for the position of Administrative/Finance Officer.
The candidate selected for this position will be based in Abuja and will work under the supervision of the Sweetpotato for Health and Wealth project leader in Nigeria. The employment will be for a period of one year with a possibility of renewal subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

Duties
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:
ACCOUNTS
Monthly preparation of the cash position
Funding status control
Monthly bank reconciliations
Budget monitoring and analysis
Control of fixed assets
Office Insurance management (including vehicle)
Analysis of advance accounts, petty cash accounts, reimbursements, payments and any other accounts related with the operations of the office.
Control of tax recovery
Daily recording of transactions carried out by the office’s staff
Filing of accounting information duly supported by invoices or contracts
Perform any other duties that will be assigned.

ADMINISTRATION
Maintenance of office décor
Make travel arrangements for staff
Arranging staff meetings, events, workshops and conferences in the country and providing logistic support
Handling of motor vehicle maintenance, service and supervising the drivers.
Ensuring availability of office stationery and sundry.
Keep inventory and manage maintenance of office equipment
Handle telephone calls/faxes, receive and assist visitors to the office
Organize and maintain filling system for the office
Implementation of CIP policies and procedures
Perform any other duties as may be assigned

Selection Criteria:
Education: Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or other related formal academic qualifications
Experience: At least 3 years relevant experience of which 2 years should be in a similar (Accounts/administrative) position, preferably in an International Organization or Foreign Mission.

Core Competencies
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Good knowledge of rules, regulations and procedures of government and related agencies.
Ability to work independently and to take initiative.
Computer literate in Microsoft Office.
Competent driver with current valid driving license
Willingness to work on weekends if circumstances require
Language: Fluent in spoken and written English
Location: Must already be resident in Abuja.

Remuneration:
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website: http://www.iita.org/careers  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 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.

Deadline: 1st April 2014


Job Title: Assistant Head, RMPEL Assistant Head, RMPEL - 2 year renewable contract

Location: Abuja
Experience: 8 year(s)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidates for the position of Assistant Head, RMPEL at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan. This position will assist the Manager, Resource Mobilization, Protocol and External Liaison (RMPEL) in enhancing IITA’s public awareness activities with a view to enriching the Institute’s relationship with donors, government officials, collaborators, and embassies and other relevant agencies in the host country. This position will support the Manager in ensuring cooperation and understanding with relevant host Government agencies to develop stronger and closer working relationships in support of IITA’s research activities and in maintaining awareness of evolving regulatory requirements, trends and developments in the relevant agencies of the host country.

Position/Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
Assist in enhancing the Institute’s public awareness activities, aimed at enriching IITA’s relationships with donors, government officials, collaborators, host countries, embassies, and other beneficiaries of IITA.
Assist in ensuring cooperation and understanding with host government agencies, e.g. immigration service and other governmental departments for statutory clearances, permits, and approval, and developing stronger and closer working relationships in support of IITA’s research activities.
Assist with the planning and coordination of reception of dignitaries from IITA’s partners, donors and investors and the diplomatic community.
Coordinate all functions relating to immigration, visas, passport procurement and renewals, resident permits, ECOWAS documents, etc.
Follow up with host Government organizations to facilitate RMPEL activities and transactions.
Maintain awareness of evolving regulatory requirements, trends and development that pertain to procurement of visas from Embassies.
Prepare visa application letters and ensure that documents submitted meet the requirements.
Develop, maintain and update relevant databases relating to operations of the Unit including data on all foreign Embassies and High Commissions in Nigeria and ensure in particular that visa requirements are updated as necessary.
Advise supervisor on Government rules and regulations relating to the function of IITA as an international organization.
Work independently and within the RMPEL team on special projects .
Under the guidance of the Manager, act as liaison with internal clients (IITA Units and Stations) and with external stakeholders.
Prepare monthly report of activities of RMPEL.
Plan, prepare and contribute to presentations by RMPEL as may be required from time to time
Facilitate information dissemination with regard to RMPEL activities and services
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.

Qualification, Experience and Skills
B.Sc. or HND in Secretarial Studies, Business Administration or related discipline.
8 years cognate experience, particularly in an international multilingual and multicultural environment.

Competencies
Strong communication skills—oral and written
Strong leadership skills
Technical capability
Cultural intelligence
Personal Effectiveness
Political awareness
Good sense of judgment and discretion
Collaboration/relationship management skills
Flexibility
Knowledge and application of protocol
Additional Eligibility Requirements
Willingness to travel
High energy level
Ability to work under pressure
Willingness to work at odd hours
Excellent English reporting, writing and oral communication skills
Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and take initiative

Remuneration:
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 saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website 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 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.
Please complete our online application form using this link: http://www.iita.org/nrs-online-application .

Deadline: 31st March 2014
IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates



Related Posts

0 comments: