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OPEN ACCESS MANAGER AT IITA

IITA is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. 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 details.

The Institutes seeks suitable Nigerian Nationals for the position below at the Institute’s Headquarter in Ibadan.

POSITION; OPEN ACCESS MANAGER

LOCATION:       IBADAN

CONTRACT:     3-YEAR RENEWABLE CONTRACT

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:
  • Lead implementation of the IITA Open Access, information management and research data management strategies in accordance to the CGIAR Open Access and Data Management Policy.
  • Provide leadership and strategic guidance in identifying and implementing improved mechanisms for data/information/knowledge management in close collaboration with data thought leaders.
  • Provide project management and coordination for implementation of open data/access and information management.
  • Interact with IITA scientists and other staff in dealing with issues related to research data access and interoperability, including the production of quality data that can be archived and published via existing databases and repositories. Please check our website for more details.

COMPETENCIES:

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Management skills: prioritizing, coordinating, communicating, motivating, documenting, planning, organizational skills and the ability to work to deadlines.
  • Passion for Open Access and Open Data and the capability to inspire/ convince others to do the change towards full Open Access compliance.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to explain complex issues to non-expert colleagues and create clear documentation and reports.

QUALIFICATION:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, GIS, Data Science, Information Science, Business Administration or any other related field with at least ten (10) years of experience in data management, research or project development. At least 2 years needs be related to Open Access/Open Data.

REMUNERATION:

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 at IITA website: http://www.iita.org/careers attaching their cover letter with detailed curriculum vitae saved in a single file in Microsoft Word format not later than 2nd May, 2018. 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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