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.

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below at the Institute’s Headquarter in Ibadan:

Job Title: CKAN Repository Officer and Programmer


Location: Ibadan

Recruitment Type: National (3-year renewable contract)


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.


  • B.Sc/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.

Application Closing Date

20th February, 2018.

Method of Application

Interested applicants should complete the online application attaching detailed cover letter and 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 the applicant’s current or previous direct Supervisor, professional colleague and evidence of current remuneration package.

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: IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.


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