Contract Compliance Officer Vacancy Available at IITA Nigeria

Contract Compliance Officer Vacancy Available at IITA Nigeria

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications from suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position of Contract Compliance Officer at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.

  • Assist the Head PAO with drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements, MoUs, hosting agreements, more commercial agreements (for services to ‘farming companies’), licensing agreements etc.
  • Provide project backstopping in relation to contractual requirements.
  • Participate actively in project review/evaluation.
  • Assist the Head PAO with day to day project administration.
  • Assist with design of a project design manual and templates for MoUs, contract agreements, sub-contract agreements, NCEs and amendments.
  • Assist with knowledge management at IITA.
  • Handle IP-related issues, audits, reporting and work related to the new CGIAR ‘Intellectual Assets’, ‘Open Access’ and other related policies still to be expected.
  • Retrieve information from both hard files and database to resolve queries.
  • Support in ensuring that the database is kept up to date with accurate data, reports and other project documents, by forwarding relevant information and documents to the relevant staff in PAO.
  • Work as part of the PAO team by closely cooperating with other team members in relation to the Project Management.
  • Such other duties, properly assigned, as may be occasioned by the exigencies of the service.
Required Educational Qualifications
  1. The candidate should minimum of BSc. or comparable in law or related discipline or an equivalent professional qualification, but preferably a MSc. degree.
  2. Certification in any of the following examinations would be an added advantage:
    • ISEB Certificate in Programme and Project Support Office Essentials
    • Certificate in IS Project Management
    • APMP
    • PMP
    • PRINCE2 Foundation
    • PRINCE2 Practitioner
  3. Candidate must have minimum of 5 years post qualification experience of working in a Program/Project Office preferably in a similar organization.
  4. Legal background, with knowledge of finance and project management.
  5. Required experience with project management/ administration software is a must.
  6. Proven competence in collaborating with Senior Staff and stakeholders.
  7. Comfortable working in a fast paced and dynamic Project environment.
  8. Pro-active approach and able to multi-task.
  9. Advanced computer skills.
  10. Must have analytical skills.
IITA Nigeria offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Important Date
The application will close on 4th June, 2013.

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft Word format. The curriculum vitae must also include 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 website.

Please complete our online application form using this link:

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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