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Proposal Development Assistant (Closing Date: 1 February 2024)
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture(IITA), Nigeria

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Jan 30, 2024
Last Date
Feb 29, 2024

Job Description

Position: Proposal Development Assistant

Duration: 6 months’ renewable

Location: Ibadan


  • Conduct daily search to analyze and identify funding opportunities aligned with the IITA strategy.
  • Assist in providing guidance to scientists in navigating the proposal automated system.
  • Assist scientists and proposal teams in completing the proposal summary form.
  • Assist with generating comprehensive weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on call searches and publications.
  • Support scientists in developing proposal budgets.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance with standard internal and donor guidelines during the proposal development phase.
  • Assist with completing relevant administrative information as specified in call guidelines.
  • Assist in retrieving relevant proposal/project-related information on the project database.
  • Assist in maintaining the unit’s intranet platform including uploading/updating relevant policy documents, workflow, templates, checklists, manuals and related documentation.
  • Support the creation and updating of content related to the unit’s activities on social media platforms.
  • Assist other team members to develop training modules, provide guidance and effectively deliver them to IITA colleagues and partners.
  • Perform any other job-related task as may be assigned by the Supervisors.



BSc/HND in Agriculture, Science or related courses with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience performing similar role in a well-structured environment.


The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skill.
  • Be proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Be familiar with donor guidelines, grants and proposal development process.
  • Possess strong organizational skills.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.


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

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