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Project Assistant New

12-06-2018

IITA

Yaoundé

1550

CDD

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF SUPPORT PERSONNEL IN THE MANAGEMENT UNIT OF THE ENABLE – YOUTH, CAMEROON COMPONENT OF PD_CVA 

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Bank has given a Non- Concessional loan (AfDB loan) to the Republic of Cameroon for the implementation of the Project for the Development of Agricultural Value Chains (PD – CVA). 

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is the Contracting Authority of this project which includes a youth Entrepreneurship component called ENABLE - Youth to be implemented by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). 

In view of this, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture calls for applications to the following support positions opened in the Management Unit of the ENABLE - Youth Project based at IITA Cameroon Station in Nkolbisson, Yaoundé 

The detailed terms of reference of these positions are available and could be consulted and/or collected at IITA Cameroon Station in Nkolbisson, Yaoundé; or downloaded from the IITA website (http://www.iita.org/about/jobs/)

You have also to apply online using the IITA website (http://www.iita.org/about/jobs/)

1. Application folder: For each position, the application folder shall include the following documents: 

  • a letter of application including the full names of the candidate, his or her full address, phone number and email address; 
  • a detailed curriculum vitae; 
  • a letter of motivation (maximum two pages); 
  • a copy of the national identity card; 
  • a list of three referees including their contacts

Applications shall be addressed, latest by June 22nd, 2018 at 16:00

2. Selection Modality: The selection will be done in 2 steps: i) shortlist through file analysis and ii) oral interview and/or practical tests if necessary. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: This recruitment is only for Cameroon citizen. Applications from women are highly encouraged.

Position: Project Assistant

Contract: 2-year renewable contract

Location: Nkolbisson, Yaounde

DUTIES:

Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Contribute to the development of the budgeted annual workplan (BAWP) and overall project;
  • Plan daily follow-ups of the implementation of the workplan and alert Manager and the Chief Technical Adviser of the project in the event of deviation for immediate action;
  • Contribute to the comprehensive analysis of the stakeholders of the project;
  • Ensure the on-time delivery of the training material and equipment at the level of each training center of the young agripreneurs;
  • Contribute to the preparation of quarterly and annual reports of the project;
  • Ensure, support and coordinate the organization of workshops, meetings, training seminars and exhibitions of the project and write their related reports;
  • Contribute to the administrative, financial and accounting management of the project;
  • Ensure the secretariat work of the project: drafting of correspondences, mail management, organization and record-keeping, including the centralization of the project data, preparation of the quarterly and annual reports, etc.;
  • Support the young agripreneurs incubation centers to ensure effective and efficient secretariat processes;
  • Manage the office supplies and equipment of the project and support the youth agripreneurs incubation centers in that duty;
  • Ensure, in liaison with IITA Cameroon Administration services, the management of the vehicles and the monitoring of the fuel use by these vehicles;
  • Initiate the mission orders for the project staff;
  • Manage the cash advances requests of the project from the IITA Cameroon Cashier;
  • Initiate in collaboration with the IITA Cameroon Accounting Unit, the requests of funds payments to be submitted to PD – CVA;
  • Assist the Accounting Unit of IITA Cameroon in the accounting of the project funds to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the financial reports of the project;
  • Ensure the financial and administrative liaison with Youth Agripreneurs incubation centers’ coordinators and the partners of the project, including the follow ups of the transfer of material and funds allocated to them
  • Liaise with the Administrative and Financial Officer of PD-CVA;
  • Assume any other duty, relevant to the post, useful to the success of the project and assigned by the project manager.

QUALIFICATION:

University degree (BSc minimum) in social sciences, agricultural economics, or a related field. A master's degree Program-II would be a great asset with a minimum of three years of experience in project administration and logistical support in Cameroon

COMPETENCIES:

  • Oral and written communication skills and mastery of administrative writing
  • Good ability in the planning and the organization of project and events;
  • Ability to interact with the members of the project team, the project partners, the Government officials, and other stakeholders of the project;
  • Results oriented skills, efficiency, flexibility, and respect for diversity;
  • Skills in monitoring of information and tasks;
  • Strong customer service oriented skills;
  • Practical knowledge of one specific or several project management software would be a great asset;
  • Proven experience of working in Microsoft Office environment (word, excel, PowerPoint, etc);
  • Practical experience in the development, the maintenance, and the management of database would be a great asset;
  • Availability to travel frequently within the country and occasionally abroad;
  • Demonstrated experience in literature search on Internet;
  • Ability to work in a team and to ensure high performance of project teams;
  • Ability to pay attention to details and accuracy;
  • Ability to adapt himself/herself to changing and variable situations;
  • Objective judgment of opinions and facts.
  • The candidate should communicate fluently (orally and in writing, including reading) in both French and English s. Perfect bilingualism would be a great asset.

Workplace: The incumbent of the position will be based at IITA Cameroon (Nkolbisson, Yaounde) with regular travels in Cameroon.

Restriction: The position is exclusively reserved to Cameroonian citizens. All applications are welcome but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted later in the recruitment process.

Remuneration: A nationally competitive remuneration package will be offered

Equity in employment

IITA encourages applications from all Cameroonian citizens including women, men, young people who believe meet the requirements of the position. All applications will be assessed in a fair and objective way.





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