Accounting Assistant at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Accounting Assistant


About 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: Accounting Assistant

Job ID.: IITA/P&C/NRS2024-020
Location: Kano
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 2-year renewable contract



  • Carry out payment and disbursement of cash for daily requests.
  • Assist in compiling and prepare daily cash and cheque request.
  • Assist in maintaining a register for cash and travel advance.
  • Assist in preparing monthly chargebacks of gate pass, diesel and petrol issuance.
  • Assist in monthly computation and upload into Oracle platform.
  • Assist with other duties such as Oracle invoicing, incoming funds and administrative functions.
  • Perform any other job-related tasks as may be assigned by the Supervisor.



  • B.Sc / HND in Accounting or any other related field with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing a similar role in a well-structured environment. Possession of ICAN or ANAN is an added advantage.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Be proficient in the use of ICT packages including Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, OCS etc.
  • Be trustworthy and discreet when dealing with confidential information.
  • Have excellent communication skill and strong analytical mind.
  • Have the ability to work with minimum supervision.


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


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