Project Administrative Officer at IITA

Project Administrative Officer at IITA

LocationOyo State

Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2019-041

Position: Project Administrative Officer
Location: Ibadan Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)
Date Posted: 23rd December 2019 Closing Date: 3rd January 2020
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable applicants for the position
below at the Institute’s Headquarters in Ibadan:
Position: Project Administrative Officer
Contract: 3-year renewable contract Location: Ibadan
DUTIES:
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
• Coordinate all project technical reporting to donors;
• Liaise with scientist to ensure that project technical reports are promptly received
by sending email reminders to them periodically;
• Submit technical reports to donors in a timely manner;
• Communicate technical reporting feedback from donors back to scientists and
ensure they are incorporated into report as necessary;
• Develop a tracking system to track the submission of technical reports to donors;
• Ensure that all technical reports follow the correct format specified by the donor
and follow up with donors on new templates as necessary;
• Maintain an updated donor technical reporting template repository;
• Facilitate, review and edit project technical reports;
• Follow up with scientists to address specific issues raised by donors.
• Upload submitted technical reports to donors and both technical/financial
reports from partners on ProMIS and ensure that the database is up to date;
• Upload and update partners agreement;
• Support in data generation of project administration related information.
• Retrieve information from both paper files and database to resolve queries;
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


QUALIFICATION:
BSc/HND in Business Administration, Project Management or related field with minimum
of four (4) years’ experience performing similar roles with experience working in a research
environment.


COMPETENCIES:
The ideal candidate must:
• Have good grasp of project management processes;
• Be able to communicate excellently in English both oral and written;
• Have good analytical skills;
• Have excellent computer skills;
• Have good sense of judgment;
• Have ability to work under pressure and with minimal Supervision.


REMUNERATION:
We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working
conditions in a pleasant campus environment.


METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter
and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website:
http://jobs.iita.org/erecruit no later than Two Weeks from the date of this publication. The
application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees
which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional
colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

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