New Opportunities at The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a
non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization, and
a member of the CGIAR Consortium.We thank you for your interest in IITA
and invite you to explore many exciting and diverse career
opportunities in a
work environment that enables you to be the best you
can, advancing your professional and personal growth in a
multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.
Join a vibrant team that is committed to facilitating
agricultural solutions for hunger, poverty, and natural resource
degradation throughout the tropics.IITA is an equal opportunity employer
and consideration for employment is given to qualified applicants
regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, national/ethnic origin or
social status.

IITA is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Data and Information Management Unit
Ref No: DDG-R4D/HDIM/08/16
Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Job Descriptions

  • 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
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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.

Job Title: Communication Specialist
Ref No: DDG-R4D/CS/A/08/16
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reporting Line: The Communication Specialist will report to the Managing Director of the ATTC Project.
Position Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of the communication strategy for the project to improve its visibility.
  • Support the manufacturing and distribution companies of Aflasafe to develop and promote the aflasafe brand.
  • Support the awareness creation component of the project.
  • Develop and implement communication plans and campaigns to
    support ATTC project activities, and promote results and impact among
    investors/donors, partners, beneficiaries, and the general public.
  • Lead all public events organized by the project such as launches, business meetings, products presentations, networking events.
  • Capture and write up stories about ATTC work for a range of
    stakeholders and platforms in various formats including video, radio,
    stills, website and print publications.
  • Generate/contribute written content and provide editing and
    quality control in the production of various publications and project
    documents such as progress reports, newsletters, annual highlights, R4D
    Review, among others
  • Plan, edit and design a variety of print products/ publications using desktop publishing tools.
  • Regularly monitor and report on website analytics to inform digital strategies online.
  • Redesign the Aflasafe website, enrich content, provide editorial
    support and offer guidance to a widening pool of website contributors.
  • Create and manage the project’s social media channels, uploading
    information and materials; monitoring comments and giving feedback.
  • Mentor and train program staff in a variety of communications
    and digital media skills (e.g. social media, writing blogs, editorial
    style and guidelines, brand).
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Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate should have a Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Media Arts.

Core Competencies:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in corporate, or
    developmental communication; direct experience of working in private
    sector preferred.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.
  • Relevant experience with website production and maintenance, digital media production and management, and design.
  • Relevant experience in the development and promotion of brands.
  • Experience in designing and organizing high level business and advocacy/policy events.
  • Good oral and written communication in French is an advantage.

General information:

  • The contract will be for a period of three years based on
    performance and availability of funding. IITA offers internationally
    competitive remuneration package paid in U.S. Dollars.

How to Apply
Interested applicant should forward  their Applications include covering
letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience
relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum
vitae, names and addresses of three professional referees (which must
include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous
organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her
present or former place of work).

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  • IITA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to
    increasing diversity and inclusion in the workforce, therefore female
    candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  10th September, 2016.

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