Jobs at IITA

The CGIAR's vision is to reduce poverty and hunger, improve human health and nutrition and to enhance ecosystem resilience through high-quality international agricultural research, partnership and leadership. The RTB program is led by the
International Potato Center (CIP) with Bioversity International, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (OIAT) and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and includes a wide spectrum of research-far-development (R4D)
stakeholders. This new collaboration, with its combined scale and capacity, will increase the ability to advance research, share knowledge, and enhance uptake to increase research and development impacts. The RTB is devoted to achieving sustainable productivity increases for global food security. The purpose of the RTB is to exploit the underutilized potential of root, tuber, and banana crops for improving nutrition and food security. The RTB also aims to increase income generation, foster greater gender equity, and improve livelihoods - especially among some of the world's most poor and vulnerable populations.
lIT A is seeking an experienced Project Management Officer with a high level of commitment to assist the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and
Bananas (RTB) and the IITA Cassava Breeding Unit in project management.

General information: Initial appointment is for two years. Subsequent renewal of the contract will be decided based on research outputs and productivity, and
continued need for the position.

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

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft Word format. CV will
also include names and e-maii addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant's current or previous organisation
applicant's direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package to

Closing Date: 26th  June, 2013

Project  Management

Proiect Management Officer - CGIAR Research Program on Root, Tubers and Banana and Cassava Projects
(2-year renewable Contract)

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following

*             Assist lITA RTB Focal Point in timely and correct preparation of RTB
Product Portfolio
Monitor timely completion and reporting of RTB product delivery and
annual milestones in Product Portfolio and complementary funding Grants

Set up a liT A RTB database to track progress in completion of
products and milestones and contribution to outcomes
*             Coordinate with the RTB Program Management Officer of the lead
Center (CIP .Lima) and ensure the application of a common platform
and a shared databases

Follow up with liTA Theme Leaders, scientists and project partners to
ensure high quality reports are submitted in timely manner to RTB
Program Management Officer

Develop and maintain an efficient filing system and databases for
print and electronic files/documents on RTB activities and projects.

* Assist in implementation of evaluations/impact assessments
*             Carry out the above functions for other projects managed in the liTA
cassava breeding program.
*             Any other duties related to project management and program
development as may be determined by the supervisor

Masters degree in Business Administration,
Project Management and other related fields:
Minimum of Six (6) years' experience in Project

Experience working in agriculture research
organization and good knowledge of French
language will be an added advantage.

Location: Oyo
Experience: 6 year(s)
Course of Study: Business Administration
Required Grade:  Not Specified