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CKAN Repository Officer and Programmer

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Ref:IITA-HR-NRS2018-002 Position:

CKAN Repository Officer and Programmer

Location: Ibadan Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)

Date Posted: 5th February 2018 Closing Date: 20th February 2018

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian for the position

below at the Institute’s Headquarter in Ibadan:

Position: CKAN Repository Officer and Programmer

Contract: 3-year renewable contract Location: Ibadan


Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

Plan, develop and conduct implementation of python based GeoNode that fits into

the IITA data infrastructure and information landscape;
Further develop workflows for upload, download, harvesting data on CKAN and

connection with databases/platforms, especially SharePoint;
Implement customizations and maintenance of CKAN, GeoNode.

Programming links and API development to other Open Access repositories;
Be responsible for server administration and repair (CKAN and GeoNode);
Serve as collection point of all IITA research output data/metadata (CKAN);
Cataloguing and check of metadata;
Check uniqueness of dataset;
Assessing need and conducting of a file conversion

Filling of missing metadata for CKAN;
Assessing need/usefulness/ability to present the data in a "eye catching" format

(map, chart, diagram etc.);
Give persistent identifier (CKAN);
Inform interested data users;
Managing content of legacy data for CKAN;
Perform any other related duties as may be assigned.


BSc/HND in Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics and any other related field with

minimum of 4 years of experience performing similar role in a structured organization


Have good knowledge of computer, good interpersonal and communication skill

(Oral and written).


We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive benefits and excellent working

conditions in a pleasant campus environment.


Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter

and curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website:

http://www.iita.org/about/jobs/ no later than Two Weeks from the date of this

publication. 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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