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Head Of Data And Information Management Unit Lagos Mainland

  • Type of contract: Permanent
LGC is one of the world’s leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Its award-winning research-for-development (R4D) approach addresses the development needs of tropical countries. LGC works with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. LGC is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 in Nigeria and governed by a Board of Trustees. LGC works on the following crops: cowpea, soybean, banana/plantain, yam, cassava, and maize. It is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future.
LGC is recruiting a Head for the newly established Data and Information Management Unit. LGC 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
Job Requirements
Min Required Experience:
5 year(s)
Min Qualification:
Other Requirements:
Educational Qualifications
The candidate should have a minimum of BSc or equivalent degree in relevant area
Core Competencies:
• At least 5 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
Duty station: Lagos, Nigeria
General information: Initial appointment is for three years. LGC offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.
Applications must 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). The application should be addressed to the Head of Human Resources. Applicants should forward their c.vs to
Closing Date: 24th September 2016
LGC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the workforce, therefore female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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