IITA is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. IITA works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. IITA is a non-profit organization founded in 1967 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. IITA works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.Job Title:Manager, Project Development and AdministrationJob DescriptionThe Manager of Project Development and Administration is to coordinate administrative aspects in relation to project development, initiation, implementation and closure to ensure alignment with IITA strategy, and internal and external administrative requirements.The manager reports to the Head of PDAU.Position Responsibilities The tasks of the manager will include to:Assist the Head, PDAU in developing efficient and effective processes and ensuring efficient management of all administrative aspects in the UnitProvide effective administrative support to scientists and units in the development and submission of highly competitive proposals and subsequent phase investments.Manage administrative aspects of project initiation, implementation and closure.Coordinate input for timely submission of technical and financial reports to donors.Support internal and external capacity development in project development and administration.