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Job Title: Manager – IT Systems & Applications

Ref: DDG-SS/MITSA/11/11

Location: IITA-Ibadan, Nigeria

Organisation: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Descriptions:

•   IITA seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic Manager who will lead an in-house team of five programmers who are well versed in the different programming needs of the different standalone systems.

•   He/she will report to the Deputy Director General (Support Services).

•   The ideal candidate must be highly organized and resourceful and be able to multi-task and communicate effectively in a professional environment.

The Systems and Applications Unit consists of two Sub Units: MIS and SDS:

MIS (2 programmers + 2 Oracle Helpdesk) responsible for:

•   Customization/Operation/Maintenance of Oracle Corporate Financial Software (O-EBS) and all applications that are near it.

•   Financial Software (SAGE) that is in use by the stations outside Ibadan, as well as the interfaces with O-EBS.

•   Customization/Operation/Maintenance of other custom written applications – for historic reasons.

•   Customization/Operation/Maintenance of our Data Bases in general.

•   Point of contact for all technical Data Base related issues and Helpdesk for all applications.

SDS (3 programmers) responsible for:

•   Customization/Operation/Maintenance of custom written Java applications, mostly web applications.

•   Implementation of, Extensions for, Adaptations of third party applications.

•   Customization/Operation/Maintenance of Web platforms (technical aspect) for Library, Repository, Intranet and Internet web site, individual project web sites and their extension/adaptation.

•   Customization/Operation/Maintenance and Implementation of third party/OTS (off the shelf) software.

•   Point of Contact for all technical application related issues, whether for custom written application or OTS.

Position/Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of the Manager will be to:

•   Ensure the effective deployment and maintenance of Oracle Financials and other ERPs.

•   Ensure effective maintenance and support of all the corporate software systems in IITA.

•   Drive forward a Systems Integration project that will streamline and integrate business processes to address major functions, including Human Resources, Supply chain, Project Management and Financial Management.

•   Review and validate existing custom applications, re-develop applications where necessary with the internal team of programmers or through consultants/outsourcing. Ensure resulting software meets agreed expectations.

•   Define programming standards to be used for all internally developed applications. Ensure that all internally developed applications are properly documented and follow the institute’s standards.

Core Competencies:

•   Good communication skills – written and verbal

•   Minimum 8 years experience in Information systems environments in which a minimum of 4 years is in managerial capacity.

•   Experience in International organizations in similar capacity.

•   Experience in managing a team of minimum 5 members in different capabilities such as:

o   Software development

o   Software Maintenance and support

•   Experience in INGO environment with multiple country operation.

Development tools Experience:

•   Experience in Oracle development tools.

•   Experience in Oracle and MS SQL Server database environment.

•   Experience with using and maintaining Linux, server virtualization.

•   Knowledge of other programming languages to analyze and integrate with existing applications.

•   Experience in C # , .NET environment will be an added advantage.

Project Management:

•   Experience in Implementing, upgrading and maintenance of Oracle Financials ERP.

•   Experience in implementing other ERPs in HR Domain.

Duty Station: Ibadan, IITA Headquarters, Nigeria.

General information: Initial appointment is for three years. IITA offers a competitive remuneration package paid in US dollars.

Applications:

Applications including curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager. Please complete our online application form using this link: IITA Job Application Portal

Closing Date: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Manager - IT Systems & Applications Job in Nigeria