Administrative Assistant Job in Nigeria at IITA Nigeria

Administrative Assistant Job in Nigeria at IITA Nigeria

IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of the tropics. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit for more information on IITA.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position of Administrative Assistant.

Job Title: Administrative Assistant (1 Year renewable contract)
Location: Abuja

Position / Responsibilities
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Assist in day to day office administration
  • Handling correspondence, photocopying, binding and other paperwork
  • Assist with keeping travel schedules and hotel reservations
  • Assist in the preparation of requests for internal purchases and purchases order of office stationery and vehicle parts
  • Taking minutes at of meetings
  • Handle confidential matters
  • Assist in the preparation of requests for internal purchases and purchases order of office stationery and machineries
  • Assist in updating assets list
  • Any other duties, properly assigned, as may be occasioned by the exigencies of the service
  • Minimum Qualification, Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate must possess:
  • HND/BSc Business Management, Secretarial Studies and any other Social Science related discipline
  • Minimum of 1 year post qualification experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent computer skills with good grasp of spreadsheets, word processing and other MS Office applications with good knowledge of Oracle Applications
  • Excellent communication skills and be able to keep confidential information
  • Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritize and organize workload; take initiative and work under pressure
  • Good team spirit and also participate as a team member in accomplishment of duties
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Application Closing Date:
9th May 2014

Method of Application:
Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website. 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

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