International Potato Center (CIP) – CIP is a not-for-profit worldwide agricultural research-for-development organization with a give attention to potato, candy potato, and Andean roots and tubers. Its imaginative and prescient is roots and tubers enhancing the lives of the poor. CIP is devoted to reaching meals security, improved well-being, and gender fairness for poor people in root and tuber farming and meals methods of the creating world. CIP works with companions to contribute high-quality science, expertise, and capability strengthening for sustainable science-based options.

CIP is headquartered in Lima, Peru, with workers and actions in over 30 places throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a community of 15 Research Centers and 16 Research Programs largely positioned within the creating world and supported by greater than 50 donor members.

We are recruiting to fill the place under:

Job Title: Finance and Administrative Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2021-006
Location: Abuja
Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

Job Description
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture on behalf of CIP seeks appropriate Nigerian for the place of: Finance and AdministrativeOfficer at the CIP mission location in Abuja. NPSSP goals to help potato seed security in Nigeria by constructing native capability throughout the public and personal sector to provide satisfactory quantities of high quality seed of in-demand and domestically tailored varieties that meet the principle market section, whereas supporting smallholder farmers in maximizing their investments in seed by way of constructing capability in on-farm seed high quality administration, good agricultural practices for enhancing soil well being and fertility.


  • Support on first-level evaluation on monetary operations of the nation workplace and guarantee well timed supply of economic reports, together with money and financial institution administration, payroll, ledgers, and different elements of the nation’s monetary administration;
  • Develop monetary controls, analyse workplace and mission budgets, make suggestions on price range expenditures and monitor the expenditures to make sure that program funds are utilized appropriately by the shut of the fiscal year;
  • Ensure that every one monetary report is accomplished on time.
  • Coordinate the nation statutory annual audits.
  • Enter monetary data, well timed month-end shut, and keep all monetary data for tasks and the organization;
  • Prepare, look at, and analyse accounting data, monetary statements, or different monetary reports to evaluate accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural requirements;


  • Compute taxes owed and put together tax returns, making certain compliance with fee, reporting, or different tax necessities;
  • Assist on Timesheet coordination’s;
  • Responsible for the coordination of IT points with headquarters, serves as IT Key person and act as a focus for security issues.
  • Prepare fastened belongings of the Center, overview and help the preparation of inventories;
  • Coordinate procurement of products and providers;

People (HR):

  • Follow HR processes and practices of the hosted centre.
  • In coordination with the HRBP assigned to the nation, recommendation, and help workers on all elements of worker relations (from Recruitment to Departure) and assist them to interpret and apply HR insurance policies and practices in day-to-day work;
  • Support on payroll accruals and reconciliations, keep detailed data and documentation of payroll capabilities for audit functions, following authorized necessities.
  • Ensure information are effectively saved in a bodily and electronical file for audit functions.

Grants & Contracts:

  • Coordinate with the Grants and Contracts (G&C) group contracts associated actions. This would require to observe up on mission administration associated actions reminiscent of signature and agreements or reporting on a necessity foundation.
  • Liaise with the G&C workplace to watch deliverables reporting for grants relevant to the operations within the Country.


  • B.Sc. / HND in Accounting or associated self-discipline with minimal of three (3) years {of professional} expertise performing comparable capabilities, ideally in an setting of worldwide organizations or NGOs. Experience in Accounting software program packages (ERP’s) can be an added benefit.

The excellent candidate should:

  • Be proficient in MS Office particularly in Excel.

We provide extremely aggressive wage with equally enticing advantages and glorious working circumstances in a nice campus setting.


How to Apply
Interested and certified candidates should full the net application under, attaching detailed Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae saved with their names in Microsoft phrase. The application should embody the names and e-mail addresses of three skilled referees which should embody the applicant’s present or earlier direct Supervisor, an expert colleague and proof of present remuneration package deal.

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Note: IITA is an equal alternative employer and is dedicated to constructing a various workforce, notably welcoming purposes from girls. While all purposes can be acknowledged, please observe that solely shortlisted candidates can be contacted

Application Deadline  twenty fifth February, 2021.


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