International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Recruitment 2023 for Project Administrative Assistant – Apply Here

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Administrative Assistant

Ref. No: IITA-P&C-NRS2023- 023
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitmrnt Type: National
Contract Duration: 2-year renewable contract


  • Assist the Project Administrator and other senior project team members with day to day administrative processes and functions.
  • Manage inventory of project vehicles, drivers and duty trips and ensure timely vehicle maintenance in collaboration with FMS.
  • Raise and process purchase requisitions and follow up with Supply chain and finance to ensure delivery.
  • Handle project enquiries and proactively engage with project team members to ensure that responses are provided in a timely manner.
  • Facilitate organization of project events and travel by assisting with flight and hotel booking, travel authorization, visa requests, travel advances and expense claims.
  • Implement project social media strategy, manage project social media accounts, and attend to requests from social media and other communication platforms.
  • Maintain project staff records (Staff, consultants, students and interns) and assist with processing contracts and payments.
  • Perform any other job-related duties that may be assigned by the project manager(s) or other senior project team members.


  • B.Sc / HND in Business Administration, Public Administration or any other related field with a minimum of two (2) years experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office packages, with demonstrated experience with setting up and providing support for online meetings using Zoom or MS Teams.
  • Have excellent oral and writing communication skills in English.
  • Be well organized, able to multitask and work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Have a positive attitude, strong team spirit and excellent administrative service orientation.


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

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  23rd May, 2023.


  • Interested applicants should complete the online application by attaching a detailed Cover Letter and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format.
  • The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, Professional Colleague, and evidence of current remuneration package.
  • IITA is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women. While all applications will be acknowledged, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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