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Junior Technical Analyst at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

IITA is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of tropical nations. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. We have more than 200 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and over 1000 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA. IITA is currently looking to fill the vacant position below at its headquarters in Ibadan:

Position:   Junior Technical Analyst

Location:   Ibadan

Contract:   3-year renewable contract


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties: Care for the business connectivity of databases and SharePoint;

Assist the Senior technical analyst with programming work in MySQL and MS SQL;

Assist in analyzing business processes together with the data manager, project manager and any other relevant person in Information management.

Perform any ether duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


The ideal candidate must have:

  • Goad experience with administering an institutional SQL database (MySQL, MS SQL) Strong skills in database/SQL programming, both MySQL and MS SQL
  • html, CSS, JavaScript
  • high analytical skills
  • Strong in analysing data structures and bug fixing
  • Advanced programming skills in Java and ASP.NET
  • Expertise in linking and patching MySQL databases with SharePoint
  • Experience with SharePoint is an asset
  • Ability to communicate with end-users and to assess/improve the usability of an interface.
  • Willing to share information with colleagues and users, flexible, respectful and friendly and open in cooperation, ready to seek compromise solutions.


BSc/HND in Computer Science, Mathematics and any other related field with minimum of 2-3 years of experience performing similar role in a structured organization.


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

Method of Application:

Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website; http://www.iita.org/careers no later than 4th May 2016. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

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