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Senior Project Administration Assistant at IITA - International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world's leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Our award-winning research for development (R4D) addresses the development needs of tropical countries. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture.

We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported by several countries.

Our mission is to enhance food security and improve livelihoods in Africa through research for development (R4D).
We use the R4D model in setting a research course that addresses major development problems in Africa rather than simply contributing to scientific knowledge. It has proven to be an effective mechanism for agricultural research development. We and our partners have delivered about 70% of the international research impact in sun-Saharan Africa in the last three decades.Ref: IITA-HR-NRS2020-023
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Contract: 2-year renewable contract
Recruitment Type: National


Make logistical arrangements for meetings, seminars, conferences, and duty travels (booking of flight and hotel, preparation of travel authorization (TA) requests, processing visa requests, and helping with payments of travel advances in case of need;
Follow up with project partners to ensure field reports are submitted promptly;
Develop and maintain an efficient filing system and database on project activities and stakeholders;
Work with other team members and contribute to the preparation of technical and financial reports;
Provide general project administrative support;
Participate and document deliberations during project meetings;
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.


B.Sc / HND in Arts, Social Sciences, or any other business-related discipline with a minimum of five (5) years' experience performing related roles.

The ideal candidate must have:

Ability to work in a multicultural international context.
Ability to work under pressure and efficient with minimal supervision.
Experience in the usage of computer, office software packages (Ms Word, MS Excel, and database application etc) and internet.
Strong multi-tasking abilities, interpersonal communication skills, problem solving skills.
Proven experience as an executive assistant or other relevant administrative support experience.
Proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision making-skills
Professional level verbal and written communication skills.


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

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