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  • Posted on: 17 December, 2015 Deadline: 31 December, 2015
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  • 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 the tropics. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.

    Database Assistant

     

    Ref. IITA-HR-NRS2015-050
    Location: Ibadan
    Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

    Position/Responsibilities
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:

    • Assist in compiling, review, formatting, update and enter incoming/legacy data from collecting missions, fields, screen houses and collaborators into Genetic Resources Center databases and GeneSys.
    • Formatting and conversion of accessions georeference data from collecting missions
    • Compile reporting data to be uploaded into Online Reporting Tool.
    • Maintain the visitor’s book and enter visitor’s information into the database.
    • Liaison with GRC Database Manager on storage of passport, characterization and evaluation data into the databases.
    • Contribution to Genebank data reporting and user manuals writing of existing/new applications.
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualification, Experience and Skills
    Qualification:

    • B.Sc in Agric-economics with qualified data manipulation skills, Data Management or related discipline with minimum experience of two (2) years in a similar position.

    The ideal candidate must:

    • Have sound understanding of geo-referencing data handling.
    • Be familiar with Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel.
    • Have good knowledge of sample tracking systems and data retrieval such an inventory management system.
    • Be familiar with plant genetic resources and genebanks would be an advantage.
    • Have good communication skills.

    Remuneration
    We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

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    Genebank Application Developers

     

    Ref. IITA-HR-NRS2015-050
    Location: Ibadan
    Recruitment Type: National (1-year renewable contract)

    Position/Responsibilities
    Successful candidate will among other things perform the following:

    • Assist in developing modules to support Genebank routine activities and collaborators needs.
    • Participate in a team development of mobile and web applications
    • Correct errors by making appropriate changes and then rechecking the programs to ensure that the desired results are produced.
    • Assist in conducting trial runs of programs and software applications to be sure they will produce the desired information and that the instructions are correct.
    • Compile and write documentation of programs development and subsequent revisions, inserting comments in the coded instructions so others can understand the programs.
    • Perform or direct revision, repair, or expansion of existing programs to increase operating efficiency or adapt to new requirements.
    • Assist the Database Manager in writing databases and applications user’s manuals.
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

    Qualification, Experience and Skills
    Qualification:

    • The candidate should have a B.Sc in Software Programming or related discipline with minimum experience of three (3) years in a similar position.

    The ideal candidate must:

    • Have strong experience in mobile and web applications programming using C# and JAVA EE.
    • Have ability to work under Linux/windows operating systems.
    • Be familiar with android and windows mobile development, Eclipse, Tomcat and MS Visual Studio environments.
    • Have good communication skills and work off time.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant's current or previous organization or applicant's direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package.

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