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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bilingual Information Management and Database Specialist

by Juma Mzuri  |  at  2:09 AM

We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS, www.nexteinstein.org) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and outreach in mathematical sciences. Its mission is to enable Africa's brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa's future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. The first AIMS centre opened in Cape Town, South Africa in 2003; since 2011, AIMS has opened additional centres in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon and Tanzania. AIMS is preparing to open its 6th Centre in Kigali, Rwanda. The goal of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) is to build a pan-African network of 15 centres of excellence across the continent by 2023.
Each AIMS centre provides an intensive and broad education to over 50 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, governance and industry. The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.
If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…
Bilingual Information Management and Database Specialist
Reporting to, and working closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Manager, you will develop a master plan and detailed architecture for the management of AIMS information, as well as implement and ensure the proper functioning of the AIMS network’s data and information system with thorough guidance documentation.
You will also administer database access for users, generate reports from multiple sources to support various business needs, and support the development and revision of Information Management (IM) tools for the AIMS network.
This is a full-time opportunity based at the AIMS Secretariat in Kigali, Rwanda.
Do you have what we need?
  • Relevant higher education completed – a degree in Informatics, Computer Science or equivalent is an advantage.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in developing and managing a large internal database management system.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and to write complex technical information in a clear and comprehensible manner.
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in both English and French.
  • Experience in managing or supporting user-interaction processes (identification of additional needs, database adjustment, user training).
  • Knowledge of the main IT solutions involved and their respective advantages and disadvantages (such as Oracle, Access, SQL, Microsoft Server, SAP etc).
  • Technical expertise in database management and SQL is an advantage.
  • Experience working in international and multi-location settings.
  • Identification with AIMS’ mission and activities – an existing understanding of AIMS is an advantage.
  • Ability to travel within and outside of Africa, as needed.
  • Self-sufficient in a Windows environment, using MS Office and select Internet applications (Google Docs, Dropbox, Skype).

Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?
Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV to:careers@nexteinstein.org (i.e. quote “Bilingual Info Mgmt & Database Specialist” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until July 22, 2016.
Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.
AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.

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