Background: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the internationally recruited position of Head of IT and Data Management.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.
The Head of IT and Data Management will be responsible for coordinating, planning, and leading IT and Data Management in IITA. The candidate will have to lead and coordinate the Business Information Systems, Infrastructure and Telecoms, and Data Management teams, all led by experienced managers. (S)he is also expected to represent IITA on ‘One CGIAR’ IT platforms and work in close collaboration with CGIAR IT colleagues to implement shared IT services to the benefit of IITA, our research, and services. We are thus looking for a highly technical skilled, experienced, flexible, and motivated leader, a people person with excellent interpersonal skills, who can bring our IT and Data Management to international standards, and to provide excellent services for our users.
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