International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Job for Budget Development Assistant

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Job for Budget Development Assistant

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position of Budget Development Assistant at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan. This position is on 2-year renewable contract.

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Assist in preparing proposal budgets together with the proposal Development Coordinator and Scientist
  • Prepare, review, update and manage a database of station costs (staff administrative and operational costs) to be used in development of proposal budgets
  • Assist in preparing templates for budgets for various donors relevant to IITA
  • Coordinate and implement procedures for smooth-running and effective proposal budget development
  • Maintain an effective filling system and safe-keeping of confidential documents
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  1. B.Sc/HND in Agricultural Economics or related fields.
  2. Minimum of 2 years work experience in a related role of a large organization is required.
  3. The ideal candidate must possess:
  4. Excellent computer skills with good grasp of spreadsheets, word processing and other MS office applications
  5. Excellent English reporting, writing and oral communication skills
  6. Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and organize workload; take initiative and work under pressure
  7. Have a very good knowledge of cost related to agricultural fields and laboratory experiment
  8. Good team spirit and also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties
IITA 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 29th July, 2013.

How to apply?
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed CV 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 website.

Please complete our online application form using this link:

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

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