BACKGROUND: The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the position of Programmer – Systems Integration Project.

IITA is an international non-profit research-for-development (R4D) organization created in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily by the Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Our R4D is anchored on the development needs of sub-Saharan Africa. We develop agricultural solutions with our partners to tackle hunger and poverty by reducing producer and consumer risks, enhancing crop quality and productivity, and generating wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa. Please visit for more information on IITA.

Position/Responsibilities: IITA seeks a dynamic, and enthusiastic Programmer to drive forward a Systems Integration project that will streamline and integrate business processes and IT systems across the organization to address major functions, including Human Resources, Supply chain, Project Management and Financial Management.

He/she will be part of an in house team of four programmers who are well versed in the different programming needs of the different standalone systems.

The ideal candidate must be highly organized and resourceful and be able to multi-task and communicate effectively in a professional environment. He/she must be familiar with major programming especially in the use of Java programming language to develop various applications for the web and other purposes.

Develop in-house software applications and systems based on requests. Ensure security and quality of the software.
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.
Ensure intra and internet access to IITA's knowledge and information resources including the Alfresco repository, online bibliography, and websites.
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.
Support the institute’s efforts in the area of Bioinformatics: to implement externally developed Bioinformatics solutions, to enhance Bioinformatics solutions, and to provide Bioinformatics services to the units.
Analyze the institute’s current global network layout and put in place an appropriate level of security by installing firewalls, Virtual LAN structure and network segmentation.

DUTY STATION: Ibadan, Nigeria
Experienced Java EE developer.
Knowledge of other programming languages to develop various applications for the web and other purposes.
Experience with using and maintaining Linux, server virtualization
Experience with similar integration processes, preferably in a developing country.
Knowledge of Liferay and Alfresco CRM a plus.
Familiarity with Oracle programming tools will be an asset.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The contract is for 12 months, starting as soon as possible. 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:
CLOSING DATE: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

IITA is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates

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