Job at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA): Legal Officer

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium.We thank you for your interest in IITA and invite you to explore many exciting and diverse career opportunities in a work environment that enables you to be the best you can, advancing your professional and personal growth in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.Join a vibrant team that is committed to facilitating agricultural solutions for hunger, poverty, and natural resource degradation throughout the tropics.IITA is an equal opportunity employer and consideration for employment is given to qualified applicants regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national/ethnic origin or social status.INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (IITA) INTERNAL & EXTERNAL ADVERTISEMENTRef:IITA-HR-NRS2017-0034Position: Legal OfficerLocations: IbadanRecruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)  Responsibilities Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:Assist in contract lifecycle management, including preparation, review, negotiation and advise on all research agreements (including donor agreements, partnership agreements, MoUs, research collaborations, consultancies, material transfer agreements, licensing agreements etc.) and other institutional agreements and contracts; Monitor finalization and submission/return of completed contracts, appropriate follow-ups and archiving of all research and other institutional agreements;Contribute to the development of implementation guidelines for and support the implementation of IITA Intellectual Property (IP) Policy and other Policies; Maintain and update the IITA Contracts/LegalManagement System/DatabaseAssist in preparing, drafting and vetting all agreements Manage administrative and legal aspects in relation to project start-up and close-out Conduct due diligence, on partners prior to preparing, partner agreements, asset disposal etc.Contribute to the development and improvement of the Legal Unit including the implementation of new systems.Assist in the development of guidelines and templates for effective project start up and close outAssist with organizing and conducting workshops for partners and other IITA staff on legal and other related topics Support internal and external capacity development in project development and administrationCarry other duties, properly assigned, as may be occasioned by the exigencies of the job

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