International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Job for a CKAN Repository Officer and Programmer

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable Nigerian for the position below at the Institute’s Headquarters, Ibadan

Job Position: CKAN Repository Officer and Programmer
Ref. IITA-HRNRS2016- 013D
Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties:

  • Plan, develop and conduct implementation of CKAN that fits into the IITA data infrastructure and information landscape;
  • Develop draft of workflows for upload, download, harvesting data and connection with databases/platforms, especially SharePoint;
  • Server administration and repair ;
  • Serve as collection point of all IITA research output data/metadata;
  • Cataloguing and check of metadata;
  • Check uniqueness of dataset;
  • Assessing need and conducting of a file conversion
  • Filling of missing metadata;
  • Assessing need/usefulness/ability to present the data in a “eye catching” format (map, chart, diagram etc.);
  • Implement customization
  • programming links to other repositories, especially the python based GeoNode;
  • Give persistent identifier;
  • Inform interested data users;
  • Managing content of legacy data;
  • 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 2-3 years of experience performing similar role in a structured organization

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Proven experience in setting up a corporate CKAN platform
  • Experience working with CKAN
  • Very strong programming skills in Python (or PHP)
  • Good programming skills in html, css, JavaScript, web frameworks and general open source usage

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