Posted on :
29 Dec, 2010
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) / International Center for Soil Fertility and Agricultural Development (IFDC) seeks qualified candidates to fill the post of:
Job Position: Program Assistant
The location for the above position is Abuja and the duration is 1 year subject to renewal.
The candidate will report to the Project Leader
Within the frame work of the NSP, IFDC/IFPRI seeks a qualified candidate to fill the post of Program Assistant within the Nigeria Strategy Support Program of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the Program leader.
Specific duties include but are not limited to:
Enhance knowledge through information, data and tools for the analysis, design and implementation of agricultural and rural development policies and strategies in Nigeria;
Strengthen the capacity of government agencies, research institutions, and others to carry out and use applied research for agricultural and rural policies and strategies; and
Improve communication between policy makers, policy analysts, and those who benefit from agricultural and rural development policy
Plan and execute workshops and related activities
Manage office filing systems including electronic files
Develop and update office electronic database
Support capacity strengthening and policy research related activities
Manage IFPRI-Abuja travel-related needed
Perform other administrative and financial tasks as needed
Requirements The required qualifications for this Program Assistant are:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field
Experience working in an administrative support position
Strong English writing skills and ability to communicate effectively with colleague’s collaborators, and the public
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and products completed products on time
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and knowledge of Access
Self motivated, innovative spirit and excellent interpersonal and team skills and the ability to work with colleagues from diverse cultures.
5:00pm 31st December 2010
Method of Application
Qualified applicants are invited to send an application consisting of a letter of introduction that outlines the applicant’s educational background, relevant work experience, and major areas of professional interest, and an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae including the name, address, telephone, fax and email contact of three referees to the following contacts email addresses:
Administrative IFDC – Nigeria,
Email: [email protected]
All submissions must state which position(s) the applicant is applying for.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview. No phone calls are accepted.