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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Data Systems Management Specialist Job at Bioversity International - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Data Systems Management Specialist [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: Bioversity International

Deadline of this Job:
27th September 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
JOB DETAILS:
Data Systems Management Specialist
Background
On behalf of the international Livestock Research institute (ILRI), Bioversity International is now seeking for a qualified candidate to serve as a Data Systems Management Specialist. Bioversity International and ILRI are CGIAR Research Centres.
Role
Based in Kampala, Uganda, under the supervision of Coordinator, Build Uganda Project, the Data Systems Management Specialist will design and support data systems for managing and utilising research data tor lLRl projects. He or she will work closely with the Animal Health Program funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)..

Key Responsibilities
More specifically, the Data Systems Management Specialist will:
• Design, implement and maintain integrated data management systems for the Animal Health Program
• Support and contribute to the development and maintenance 01 lLRl's data portal and associated data management processes (e.g. metadata stan~ dards, accessibility,confidentiality, data ownership & sharing)
• Establish and maintain links and processes between systems and teams utilising the data
• Write programs and pieces ol software to extract and produce routine summaries of data
• Develop field survey instruments (e.g. handheld Personal Digital Assistants, mobile phones, tablets and/or netbooks) and coordinate training of staff on their use
• Implement and monitor Quality Assurance (GA) protocols and routines, including safe and remote back-up of database systems and tools
• Support the work of technical staff with data management and analysis
• Keep up-to-date with the latest tools and resources, including open-source software, for the collection, management, storage and sharing of information

Qualifications and competencies
• Master’s Degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Computer Science, information Systems)
• At least five years of relevant experience with the development and use oi integrated database systems preferably for research protects, including large-scale socioeconomic and/or biological surveys
• Experience with database design, database man
• agement and computer programming, and with the application oi quality assurance standards and procedures
• Structured Query Language (SOL) knowledge
• MySQL, PostgreSOL, Oracle or MS SOL Server databases knowledge
• Professional experience with dpeirsource data collection tools (e.g. ODK or CSPro)
• Significant professional experience developing software solutions using one of the following programming languages: Python, Java or PHP
• Excellent computer skills in Microsoft packages
• Ability to think logically and implement solutions to problems
• Strong English language skills, both written and spoken
• Proven interpersonal-, and cross-cultural skills, including ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and to develop strong and effective working relationships with partners
• Good judgment and willingness to take initiative
• Ability to work under pressure
• Willingness to travel both regionally and Internationally

Experience:
• Experience working in an international organisation and/or in applied agricultural research
• Experience using Linux operative system
• Knowledge of C++ programming language and Qt framework
• Experience in the development of web~based database systems.

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job application procedure
For further information on ILRl, consult the website at: http://www.ilri.org . For Further information on Bioversity international, consult the website at: http://www.bioversityinternatianal.org
Terms and conditions: This is a locally recruited position and all beneiits are denominated and paid in Ugandan Shillings. Bioversity's remuneration package includes a competitive salary, leave provisions and medical insurance. The initial contract will be ior a period oi three years, subject to a probationary period of one year and is renewable based on performance and availability of funds.
Applications: Please apply online through the Bioversity international Job Opportunities web page ( https://www.bioversityinternational.org/jobs/ ) by clicking on the "Apply" button, completing the online application and attaching the required information. no later than 27 September 2019. Please note that in the application you are required to provide the contact details (address, telephone number and e-mail address) oi at least three referees, whom we will contact for short-listed applicants. Bioversity International is an equal opportunity employer and strives for staff diversity.

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