Procurement Assistant

February 14, 2022

Job Description

the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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: Procurement Assistant
Ref: ITA-HR-NRS2022-001
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Recruitment Type: National
Contract: 1-year renewable contract

Prepare project procurement plan and procedures in accordance with IITA procurement policy.
Develop plan for the purchase of equipment, services and supplies.
Maintain records of purchases, pricing, and other inventories.
Prepare all procurement records to facilitate post-procurement reviews.
Negotiate the best deal for pricing and supply contracts.
Ensure that the products and supplies meet quality standard.
Review and analyze all vendors/suppliers, supply, and price options.
Liaise with Supply Chain unit to initiate and finalize contract agreements with the project’s service providers and partners.
Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Project Manager.


B.Sc / HND in Public or Business Administration, Accounting / Finance, or related field with a minimum of three (3) years experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment or donor funded organization.

The ideal candidate must:

Have excellent communication skill (reading, writing, and speaking).
Have good data management and administrative skills and be attentive to details.

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.
Application Closing Date
28th February, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online
Important Information

Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching 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 professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor and professional colleague.
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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