Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Vacancy for a Head of Archives

The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta Ogun State
is seeking to hire an outstanding qualified candidate to serve as the
Manager of the Archives Department.

OOPL is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Archives
Location:
Ogun
Duties and Responsibilities

  • This position reports to the Deputy Chief Coordinator
  • Evaluate the OOPL archival collections, plan, develop and
    implement the digital preservation programme of the OOPL archives; ,
    organise and monitor the digital archives project;
  • Research, analyse, evaluate existing and new systems, technology
    or tools for the management of digital archives and make
    recommendations for their deployment;
  • Advise the OOPL Management and staff on digital record keeping issues and practices
  • Work in collaboration with archiving contractors and consultants.
  • Manage the OOPLs Records Management Programme, Carry out
    disposition functions by applying the life-cycle concept to information
    assets, including appraisal by liaising with records-originating offices
    within the OOPL regarding the transfer and/or disposal of their
    records; assures that retention schedules, registration and physical
    aspects of records transfers meet established standards; oversees space
    management;
  • Manage and supervise the staff and operations of the Archives Department
  • Lead the archives team to acquire, evaluate records for
    preservation and retention, appraise, select, preserve, arrange and
    describe records that have archival value, according to accepted
    archival principles.
  • Organise, monitor and evaluate work done on acquisition,
    accessioning, appraisal, arrangement description, storage, preservation
    and conservation of both manual and digital archives;
  • Develop and implement strategies, policies and procedures for
    the management of the OOPL archives ( Paper and electronic) and access
    to them under defined conditions; Develop classification systems,
    organize archival records to facilitate access to archival materials;
  • Any other duties as may be required.
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Qualification/Experience

  • Advanced University Degree in Archival Science, Records Management or Information Management;
  • Training and qualification in digital archiving systems;
    Knowledge about how to use Electronic Document Management Systems is a
    must.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of record keeping and archiving theory and
    practice, and of established standards in records management and
    archives management;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current standards, best practices and
    trends in digital archives preservation and digital record keeping;
  • Good communication and organizational skills;
  • Genuine interest in history and preserving records for posterity; Demonstrable conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills;
  • Ability to conduct research and analysis, prepare and present
    recommendations; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments,
    observing deadlines and achieving results.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in
    archives management, records management or information management.
  • Experience of managing digital records and archives, including digital preservation, is required.
  • Knowled of strict information security systems is highly desirable mandatory.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a copy of their CV’s to: hr@oopl.org.ng making the job title the subject of the mail.

Note: Only qualified candidates shall be contacted.

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