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Project Data Officer 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: Project Data Officer

Location:   Ibadan

Contract:   3-year renewable contract


  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties: Give advice to project managers and project data managers;
  • Contribute in writing Procedural guidelines and workflow descriptions in projects in collaboration with SharePoint designer; creating and refining Project/Unit SP-site template;
  • Contribute in writing project/unit data management plans;
  • Seek approval of project/unit data management plans;
  • Facilitate project data management discussions;
  • Travel to other African countries on assignment;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


The ideal candidate must have:

  • Good analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good training and facilitation skills.
  • Willingness to share all relevant information with colleagues and users pro-actively at the right time; to show flexibility, respect, friendliness and openness in cooperation; to show ability to compromise.


MSc in Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics and any other related field with minimum of 4 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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