Author Topic: Manager - IT Systems & Applications Job in Nigeria at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture - IITA  (Read 480 times)


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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)


•   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.


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 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