Monday 27 August 2012


Development Manager Current Vacancy at IITA (Apply Now)

Position: Organizational Development Manager (2-Year Renewable Contract)

Development Manager Current Vacancy at IITA (Apply Now) |Nigerian Careers TodayIITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is seeking an Organizational Development Manager as organizational development liaison and advisor to IITA Management and facilitates HR initiatives across the Institute. Plans, develops, implements and administers HR programs for NRS across the Institute. Responsible for development and integration of human resource programs and associated, multiple projects to achieve strategic business goals and operational objectives. Responsible for the execution of the HR strategies.

The successful candidate will report to the HR Administrative Manager.
Successful candidate will:

  • Lead the implementation of the 10-year HR strategy.
  • Perform advanced, specialized duties in organizational development Responsible for providing high-level advisory support in the administration of human resources program.
  • Direct the needs assessment for training and staff development to enhance the effectiveness of staff performance in achieving the goals and objectives of the Institute.
  • Develop and administers various human resources plans and procedures for NRS. Evaluates reports, recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of services performed.
  • Assist in the planning and organizing of assigned program or section area. Prepare and maintain special internal and external reports as requested by immediate supervisor.
  • Assist with developing, coordinating and recommending changes for the improvement of workflow in HR.
  • Implement change management initiatives for the Institute.
  • Identify/incorporate best practices and lessons learned into program plans.
  • Provide a broad range of HR consultative services to all levels of NRS.
  • Facilitate HR learning sessions for all NRS.
  • Design and develop HR training programs for management and staff in coordination with the Training unit. Develop and maintain instructional programs.
  • Develop learning activities, audio-visual materials, instructor guides, and lesson plans.
  • Review evaluations of training courses, objectives, and accomplishments.
  • Make assessments of effectiveness of training in terms of staff accomplishments and performance.
  • Train staff on Human Resources issues and practices. Presents course materials.
  • Consult with management on performance, organizational, and leadership matters. Conducts needs assessments to determine measures required to enhance employee job performance and overall Institute performance.
Qualification and Experience
  • Minimum of Masters Degree in Human Resources Management (HR). Associate membership of CIPM compulsory.
  • At least 10 years relevant working experience in relevant management experience in Organisation Development and Training background essential.
  • Working experience in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams and environments desirable.
  • Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills; display maturity and interpersonal skills, be patience and have high stress tolerance.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers, quick at analyzing issues and proffering quality solution, and be able to handle confidential issues.
  • Remuneration:
    We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.
Application Method:
Please complete our online application form using this link: Please note that application letters not accompanied with evidence of current remuneration and age will not be treated. An application should be made not later than two weeks (closing date: 07/09/12) from the date of this publication. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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