Senior Financial Oficer

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The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) with headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria invites applications for the post of Senior Financial Officer.


The candidate will play a critical role in assisting the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in strengthening and overseeing fiscal management systems and achieving strategic goals of IITA Finance Office.

Duty Station: Ibadan, Nigeria

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced degree in a relevant field—research administration, public administration, and management, preferably an MBA
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant
  • Preferably with ten years or more of progressive experience in managing corporate finance, including reporting to senior management
  • Experience in a multidisciplinary research organization and cross- cultural environment, preferably in a not-for-profit organization
  • Excellent leadership, management, interpersonal, and team building skills
  • Ability and proven track record in leadership of small groups; experience as a
  • manager of staff, team builder / leader; and ability as a manager of strategic relationships
  • Proficiency in at least one major enterprise management system (oracle, sun, platinum SAGE, etc.) and relevant computer applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is essential, including ability to set out coherent presentations and group interactions

    General Information:

    The initial contract is for 2 years. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.

    The position is open for Africa nationals only.

    Closing date: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

    Applications: Applications including curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager.

    For more information and application procedure, see: Senior Financial Oficer Website

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