Mass Recruitment at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), 21st August 2019

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit establishment that generates agricultural improvements to fulfill Africa’s most urgent challenges of starvation, malnutrition, poverty, and pure useful resource degradation. Working with varied companions throughout sub-Saharan Africa, we enhance livelihoods, improve meals and diet safety, improve employment, and protect pure useful resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a world agriculture analysis partnership for a meals safe future.

We are recruiting to fill the positions beneath:

Job Title: State Coordinator

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-029
Locations:  Borno & Adamawa
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties
Successful candidate will amongst different issues carry out the next duties:

  • Manage stakeholder platforms at State and Local Government ranges
  • Link Stakeholders to Government companies and non-Governmental Organizations
  • Facilitate implementation of all Activity Interventions within the Local Government Areas and communities
  • Supervise discipline brokers within the implementation of discipline operations
  • Link Stakeholders to Government companies and non-Governmental Organizations
  • Facilitate implementation of all Activity interventions within the Local Government Areas and communities
  • Facilitate coaching applications at all ranges
  • Promote linkages between the assorted worth chain actors
  • Perform every other duties as could also be assigned every so often by the supervisor

Qualification

  • A post-graduate degree in Plant/Crop Science, Public Administration or associated fields with minimal of eight (8) years skilled expertise performing comparable position in a structured group.

Competencies
The superb candidate should:

  • Have glorious interpersonal expertise and the flexibility to work in a team-oriented multicultural setting
  • Have means to speak fluently (orally and in writing) in Hausa and English language
  • Have the flexibility to ship correct and well timed reports
  • Be in a position to work with minimal supervision and with tight deadlines
  • Ability to speak in a number of of northern Nigeria’s main languages is a bonus

Job Title: Technical Field Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-029
Locations:  Borno & Adamawa
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

Successful candidate will amongst different issues carry out the next duties:

  • Contribute to capability constructing of enter sellers and Agrochemical firms, extension brokers, volunteer extension facilitators and group seed producers
  • In session with Senior System Agronomist, they are going to be answerable for advising on the technical facets of the agricultural actions together with mechanization
  • Link smallholder farmers to aggregators, processors, and markets
  • Work intently with the Program Officers to supervise all facets of implementation
  • Perform every other duties as could also be assigned every so often by the supervisor

Qualification

  • B.Sc/HND in Plant/Crop Science, Agriculture, or associated discipline with minimal of 5 (5) years skilled expertise performing comparable position in a structured group.

Competencies
The superb candidate should:

  • Have good information of discipline/operations and analysis in addition to knowledge assortment and evaluation
  • Have means to speak fluently (orally and in writing) in Hausa and English language
  • Have working information of Microsoft instruments
  • Have glorious interpersonal expertise and the flexibility to work in a team-oriented multicultural setting
  • Have means to ship correct and well timed reports
  • Be in a position to work with minimal supervision and with tight deadlines
  • Have means to speak in a number of of northern Nigeria’s main languages is a bonus

Job Title: Administrative Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-029
Locations: Borno and Adamawa
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

Successful candidate will amongst different issues carry out the next duties:

  • Assist in everyday Activity administrative duties
  • Provide logistical help for all Activity trainings, seminars and workshops
  • Keep stock of workplace gear and provides
  • Assist within the preparation of requests for inside purchases and Purchase Orders of workplace stationery, machineries, and help within the following up and dealing with of purchases/oracle requests
  • Assist in fundamental monetary file posting and verification on the finances
  • Coordinate and implement workplace procedures for smooth-running and efficient workplace functioning
  • Maintain an efficient submitting system and protected protecting of confidential paperwork
  • Arrange appointments and conferences for Activity workers
  • Retrieve data, knowledge and paperwork for Activity Experts
  • Prepare administrative and monetary reports
  • Perform every other duties as could also be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • B.ScHND in Secretarial Studies, Business Administration or associated discipline with minimal of 4 (4) years’ expertise performing comparable or associated roles.

Competencies:
The superb candidate should:

  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel Word and PowerPoint)
  • Have glorious interpersonal expertise and the flexibility to work in a team-oriented multicultural setting
  • Have means to multitask and work successfully inside strict deadlines
  • Have means to ship correct and well timed reports
  • Be in a position to work with minimal supervision and with tight deadlines. Have good command of English Language
  • Have means to speak in a number of of northern Nigeria’s main languages is a bonus

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Field Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-029
Locations:  Borno & Adamawa
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties
Successful candidate will amongst different issues carry out the next duties:

  • Responsible for managing knowledge assortment, evaluation and storage efforts and the Activity databases
  • Assist within the growth and/or finalization of the Activity Work Plan and maintain it up to date in accordance with Activity Interventions and timeframes
  • Review their present approaches and administration data techniques and agree on any required adjustments
  • Collect knowledge regularly to measure achievement in opposition to the efficiency indicators
  • Check knowledge high quality with companions; implement the Activity M&E strategies and knowledge administration protocols
  • Implement and coordinate M&E actions based on M&E Plan
  • Prepare technical reports detailing the outcomes of Activity M&E actions
  • Prepare and consolidate quarterly and annual reports on actions regarding Activity implementation
  • Present and ship outcomes to stakeholders
  • Ensure correct submitting of M&E proof and paperwork
  • Store survey ends in an accessible and orderly methodology and guarantee protected protecting of Activity knowledge in keeping with organizational knowledge storage coverage
  • Perform every other duties as could also be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc/HND in Statistics, Mathematics, Agriculture, Social Sciences or associated fields with minimal of Five (5) years’ expertise performing comparable capabilities or associated roles in a structured group.

Competencies
The superb candidate should:

  • Have glorious interpersonal expertise and the flexibility to work in a team-oriented multicultural setting
  • Have means to speak fluently (orally and in writing) in Hausa and English language
  • Have good information of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point).
  • Excellent reporting, writing
  • Have means to ship correct and well timed reports
  • Be in a position to work with minimal supervision and with tight deadlines
  • Ability to speak in a number of of northern Nigeria’s main languages is a bonus

Job Title: Field Security Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-029
Locations: Borno and Adamawa
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties
Successful candidate will amongst different issues carry out the next duties:

  • Assist in figuring out, analyzing, and mitigating danger to the USAID Activity in Adamawa and Borno States to make sure that the Activity operates inside acceptable danger ranges
  • Collate, analyze and disseminate safety data as authorized or suggested by the CoP or Head, IITA Security Unit to workers and guaranteeing the knowledge stays correct and impartial
  • Assist to conduct safety danger evaluation of program areas in Adamawa and Borno utilizing the usual Security Risk Assessment (SRA) & Security Level device and to watch the contextual developments previous to and repeatedly after deployment of workers
  • Contribute to the event or overview of safety requirements working procedures
  • Work intently with Activity Managers to make sure that security and safety requirements throughout the workplaces are maintained and applied in keeping with the evaluation reports and conduct safety and security coaching
  • Perform every other duties as could also be assigned every so often by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • B.Sc/HND in Criminology, Public Relations or a intently associated discipline from an accredited
  • University with at least 5 years working expertise in an analogous place particularly within the
  • Northern half of Nigeria. The superb candidate should have robust safety coaching expertise.

Competencies
The superb candidate should:

  • Be vigilant, honesty and integrity
  • Have means to speak in a number of of northern Nigeria’s main languages is a bonus

Job Title: Information and Communication Technology Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-029
Location: Adamawa
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

Successful candidate will amongst different issues carry out the next duties:

  • Assist in putting in and guaranteeing correct functioning of voice community (IP PBX)
  • Assist in monitoring web system operation to detect potential issues
  • Assist in putting in, upgrading and sustaining all LAN objects
  • Support LANs & WANs community segments, web and intranet techniques
  • Assist in sustaining system effectivity and guarantee design of system and permit all its parts to work correctly
  • Assist in configuring and putting in system and arrange new customers
  • Assist in establishing projectors, printers, photocopiers, digital cameras, and so forth. for on a regular basis workplace use and as mandatory for conferences
  • Assist in troubleshooting technical issues with cell subscription and IP telephone
  • Ensure satellite tv for pc telephones are working and SIM playing cards are activated at all occasions
  • Ensure good asset administration of ICT gear at the workplaces
  • Update asset register and stock monitoring system with the Activity Admin Assistant
  • Perform every other duties as could also be assigned every so often by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • B.Sc/HND in Computer Science, Statistics or associated discipline with minimal of two (2) years’ expertise performing comparable or associated roles.

Competencies
The superb candidate should:

  • Have glorious interpersonal expertise and the flexibility to work in a team-oriented multicultural setting
  • Have expertise in growing ICT associated instruments for selling agriculture/agribusiness;
  • Have expertise in capturing occasions and reporting agribusiness associated actions
  • Have good working information of MS Office packages
  • Have means to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary workforce in a cross-cultural setting
  • Have glorious oral and writing communication expertise
  • Be in a position to work with minimal supervision and with tight deadlines
  • Have the flexibility to ship correct and well timed reports
  • Have means to speak in a number of of northern Nigeria’s main languages is fascinating.

Job Title: Communication and Knowledge Manager

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-029
Location: Adamawa
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

Successful candidate will amongst different issues carry out the next duties:

  • Develop, coordinate, and implement an in depth communication and information change plan for the Activity in shut collaboration with Activity specialists, companions and the Chief of Party
  • Establish and keep approaches to make sure the sustainable, well timed, clear and interconnected two-way change of information throughout the Activity
  • Manage and guarantee efficient stakeholder relationships and information change approaches by partaking in dialog and utilizing suggestions mechanisms with Activity companions, ADPs and beneficiaries
  • Manage Activity occasions, together with press conferences, promotional occasions and displays
  • Set up, design and coordinate an internet media platform on Activity ends in shut collaboration with a social media knowledgeable
  • Support web-based instruments and social media for widespread communication of information generated
  • Produce environment friendly communication supplies (print and audio together with instructional video documentation) tailored to the wants of farmers for communication of key Activity outputs and learnings
  • Advise on and produce coaching and academic supplies for the manufacture and use of the best-practice manufacturing applied sciences, seed techniques approaches, enterprise cluster formation, and built-in worth chain growth for extension providers and rural populations
  • Manage in shut collaboration with the Chief of Party and the donor the PR facet of a doable disaster state of affairs and advising on doable disaster communication methods
  • Participate and contribute to the reporting, analysis and planning processes and elaboration of Activity.

Qualification

  • Post-graduate degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or a intently associated discipline from an accredited University with at least 5 years working expertise years of working expertise in an analogous place in Nigeria.

Competencies
The superb candidate should:

  • Be proficiency within the use of computer systems, database administration software program, Internetbased instruments and different digital communication instruments.
  • Have good understanding and information of on-line social media instruments akin to Web 2.zero platforms, weblog websites, and so forth. and writing for the Web
  • Have glorious oral and written communication expertise within the English language
  • Have glorious interpersonal expertise, workforce employee and facilitator, communication and networking expertise and the flexibility to work in a team-oriented multicultural setting
  • Have good understanding of poverty, gender and sustainability points in rural growth of Nigeria.
  • Have means to combine in an present complicated programme set-up
  • Have glorious spoken and written English
  • Have means to ship correct and well timed reports
  • Be in a position to work with minimal supervision and with tight deadlines
  • Ability to speak in a number of of northern Nigeria’s main languages is a bonus.

Job Title: Nutrition Manager

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-029
Locations: Borno & Adamawa
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties
Successful candidate will amongst different issues carry out the next duties:

  • Provide technical help to small and medium scale processors on processing and utilization
  • Conduct Training of Trainers workshops and demonstrations for households on the event, processing and utilization of numerous and nutrient dense crops merchandise
  • Conduct trainings on diet training and WASH
  • Promote the preparation, utilization and consumption of numerous and nutrient dense crops and promote them amongst smallholder farmers
  • Promote consumption of nutrient dense crops
  • Undertake diet campaigns within the related State to scale back malnutrition amongst farm households
  • Work with non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations to disseminate applied sciences on legumes processing and utilization of completely different location particular crops
  • Maintain correspondence and linkages with community-based organizations and girls teams and contribute to writing reports
  • Assist in planning, implementing, and monitoring of state actions on meals and diet
  • Perform every other duties as could also be assigned every so often by the supervisor

Qualification

  • A post-graduate degree in Nutrition, Food science/Technology, or associated discipline with minimal of 5 (5) years skilled expertise performing comparable position in a structured group.

Competencies
The superb candidate should:

  • Have glorious understanding of points associated to meals and diet within the related states
  • Have means to work beneath minimal supervision and with tight deadlines.
  • Must have glorious interpersonal expertise and the flexibility to work in a team-oriented multicultural setting
  • Have means to ship correct and well timed reports
  • Have means to journey extensively throughout the related state and work lengthy hours
  • Have means to speak fluently in a number of of northern Nigeria’s main languages is a bonus.

Job Title: Driver III

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-029
Location: Borno and Adamawa
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties
Successful candidate will amongst different issues carry out the next duties:

  • Drive Activity autos in a protected and courteous method and help discipline operations
  • Perform mandatory cleansing and washing of the assigned autos as wanted
  • Maintain Activity autos and supply well timed recommendation to the transport workplace of any assigned automobile requiring upkeep providers in keeping with IITA Vehicle Usage and Maintenance Policy
  • Act as Field Assistant in amassing knowledge when travelling with Project specialists and different workforce members for discipline, coaching or assembly actions
  • Perform every other duties as could also be assigned every so often by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • WASC or an equal Certificate with minimal of 4 (4) years skilled driving expertise in a good group.

Competencies
The superb candidate should:

  • Have means to speak fluently (orally and in writing) in Hausa and English language
  • Have capability to work successfully in a workforce
  • Have versatility of driving various cars in host nation roads
  • Have expertise in farming operations is fascinating
  • Have means to speak in a number of of northern Nigeria’s main languages is a bonus.

Job Title: Office Assistant

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-029
Locations: Borno (1) & Adamawa (2)
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

Successful candidate will amongst different issues carry out the next duties:

  • Perform clerical providers
  • Support administrative assistants and supply janitorial providers
  • Perform every other duties as could also be assigned every so often by the supervisor.

Qualification

  • O’stage with minimal of Five (5) year’s expertise performing comparable position in a structured group.

Competencies
The superb candidate should:

  • Have means to speak in a number of of northern Nigeria’s main languages is a bonus
  • Be sincere and have integrity
  • Have good interpersonal expertise and the flexibility to work in a team-oriented multicultural setting

Job Title: Procurement Officer

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-029
Location:  Adamawa
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties
Successful candidate will amongst different issues carry out the next duties:

  • Prepare the Annual Procurement Plan of the Activity utilizing inputs from Activity Experts
  • Undertake preparation of bidding paperwork beneath the IITA Standard Operating Procedures
  • Prepare and course of buy orders and paperwork
  • Source, choose, and negotiate with suppliers for the perfect buy package deal in phrases of high quality, value, phrases, deliveries, and providers
  • Assist within the choice of acceptable suppliers
  • Promote good procurement practices with due regard to sustainability, moral buying requirements, and entire life costing
  • Maintain full up to date buying data/knowledge and pricing within the system
  • Execute and monitor all common buying duties
  • Coordinate with end-users and suppliers within the buying scope of work for the Activity
  • Prepare related inputs to straightforward bidding paperwork, akin to TORs, specs and Bills of Quantities;
  • Participates within the bidding/tendering processes for the procurement of works, items and providers following USAID and CG Procurement Rules and Procedures as relevant
  • Prepare all procurement data to facilitate post-procurement opinions
  • Keep and keep up-to-date procurement data in keeping with USAID necessities
  • Perform every other duties as could also be assigned every so often by the supervisor

Qualification

  • B.Sc/HND in Public/Business Administration, Accounting/Finance or associated fields from an accredited college with confirmed monitor file and/or specialised coaching in procurement with a minimal of 5 (5) years’ expertise as a procurement officer in a multilateral donor funded mission or program with a procurement authority.
  • CIPSM, ACA or different related skilled qualification is an added benefit.

Competencies
The superb candidate should:

  • Demonstrate means to plan and co-ordinate, and monitor personal work plans, together with assembly of set deadlines
  • Be in a position to converse Hausa Language
  • Be self-motivated with means to work beneath minimal supervision
  • Have pc literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office instruments
  • Be a wonderful workforce participant with good interpersonal expertise and skill to work in a multicultural setting
  • Be proficiency in English language with glorious writing, communication and presentation expertise
  • Have the flexibility to ship correct and well timed reports
  • Be in a position to work with minimal supervision and with tight deadlines
  • Have working information of USAID and/or CGIAR procurement guidelines and procedures might be added benefit
  • Have means to speak in a number of of northern Nigeria’s main languages is fascinating.

Job Title: Project Accountant

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-029
Location:  Adamawa
Recruitment Type: National (2-year renewable contract)

Duties

Successful candidate will amongst different issues carry out the next duties:

  • Manage the Activity accounting system to make sure that incomes and expenditures are correctly documented
  • Prepare petty money funds, journals and different vouchers and be certain that these are posted into common and different account ledgers
  • Responsibile for processing of advances and claims for cost
  • Maintain money advances register for observe up on the reimbursements of advances
  • Check accounting data for accuracy and correctness as mandatory
  • Enforce correct inside management within the Activity Finance Unit
  • Account for Activity payables and receivables
  • Provide Bank reconciliation standing on the connection between this system and its industrial banks
  • Prepare invoices and chargeback statements for providers supplied to people or different establishments and companions
  • Prepare Statements of expenditures (SOE) as required by the donor for justification of advances, direct funds and replenishment of accounts
  • Track and monitor program expenditures and put together Activity monetary reports for submission to the donor
  • Monitor the processing of program money/journey advances, expense claims and reimbursements by Activity workers
  • Respond to account inquiries and supply immediate suggestions to customers
  • File and maintain Activity accounting supporting paperwork and data
  • Perform every other duties as could also be assigned by the supervisor
  • Carry out every other actions assigned by the Chief of Party

Qualifications

  • A put up graduate degree in Accounting, Business Management or associated fields from an accredited college.
  • The superb candidate have to be chartered member of ICAN or possess ACCA with minimal a of 5 years working expertise as an Accountant or Accounting Officer in a company or a associated position in a donor funded group or mission.

Competencies
The superb candidate should:

  • Excellent pc expertise with good grasp and information of spreadsheets, phrase
  • processing and different MS workplace functions. Good information of Oracle Applications might be an added benefit
  • Have confirmed ability and expertise in areas of monetary administration, group,
  • supervisory, monetary accounting, analytical and donor contract interpretation
  • Have glorious interpersonal expertise and the flexibility to work in a team-oriented multicultural setting
  • Demonstrated means to plan and co-ordinate, and monitor personal work plans, and ship correct and well timed reports
  • Good means to co-ordinate, prioritise and manage workloads; take initiatives and work beneath strain
  • Be in a position to work with minimal supervision and with tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in English language with glorious writing, communication and presentation expertise
  • Ability to speak in a number of of northern Nigeria’s main languages is a bonus

Remuneration

  • We provide extremely aggressive wage with equally engaging advantages and glorious working situations in a nice campus setting.

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

Click here to apply


Note:
IITA is an equal alternative employer and significantly welcomes functions from feminine candidates

Application Deadline 31st August, 2019.

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