24 Aug 2016

Full-Time Head of Data and Information Management Unit

Toni AdewunmiAnywhere

Job Description

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.

Head of Data and Information Management Unit

Location Oyo

Job Description

IITA is recruiting a Head for the newly established Data and Information Management Unit. IITA is investing in order to be at the cutting edge of ICT and fully explore the potential of data and information management and its utilization/or use in agricultural research for development.
We are thus looking for a highly experienced, motivated and visionary leader that can develop a strong, dynamic and efficient data and information management unit that will support, inspire and be well-integrated with the research teams as well as with other administrative support units.
The Head of the unit reports to the Deputy Director General for Research for Development (R4D).
Position Responsibilities
The mandate of the unit includes:

ICT – hardware and infrastructure
Development of and support for administrative databases and financial management information system (Oracle is the current solution)
Management of institute repositories (e.g. bibliography, crop databases, spatial data, genetic resources, images etc)
Implementation and management of institute web-based platform
Leadership and support for transition to and full implementation of open access/open data
Support to scientists in data management and data analysis
Digital knowledge management
Educational Qualifications

The candidate should have a minimum of MSc or equivalent degree in relevant area
Core Competencies:

At least 10 years experience in the area of data and information management
Expertise in one or several of the unit’s mandate areas
Demonstrated experience in successful organizational development
Gender awareness
Experience of working in a multicultural environment
Fluency in English
General information:

Initial appointment is for three years. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.

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