Friday, February 10, 2012

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Vacancy : Budget Officer

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization seeks the recruitment of a Budget Officer. It was created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa.

We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the following position at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan.

Position: Budget Officer

Duration: 2-year renewable contract


Successful candidate will among other things:

Develop detailed operating and capital budgets for each financial year

Review and develop key underlying assumptions on costs, local staff numbers, anticipated rate increases etc

Prepare budget input and carry out maintenance of file to update the operating detail report (OPD) with approved operation and capital budget allocations

Identify and monitor incoming core funds for booking onto the Financial Information System

Review purchase order requests against budgets

Review account balances, monthly schedules, variances etc, and attend to queries that may arise on account charges in relation to budgets

Handle insurance matters

Assist in Fixed Assets Management

Perform any other duties assigned by the Supervisor

Qualification and Experience

B.Sc/ HND in Accounting plus ACA. Minimum of 4 years working experience in the Budget and Planning Unit of a large organization.

The ideal candidate must:

Be honest and hardworking

Be a good team player and demonstrate ability to work with minimum supervision

Have sound analytical mind and good knowledge of computer spreadsheet

Be willing to put in extra hours


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

Application Deadline
February 21, 2012

Method of application:
Interested applicants should forward their applications with a detailed curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three professional referees (including telephone, fax and e-mail addresses, if available), evidence of current remuneration package and photocopies of credentials, to:

Tthe Personnel Manager, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture,
PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan, Nigeria not later than 21 February, 2012.

Please complete our online application form using this link: . Please note that application letters not accompanied with evidence of current remuneration and age will not be treated. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.