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Date: Mon, 01 Dec 1997 16:02:00 -0800 (PST)
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The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Position Announcement
Head, Information Services - Ref:  HIS/11/97

ILRI has a global mandate for research on animal agriculture leading to new
and improved technologies for small holder farmers in developing countries.
 As part of its programme ILRI provides information services based on
automated library facilities. We seek to implement a radically new strategy
for Internet-based information services and knowledge products that will
meet the information needs of ILRI scientists; re-package ILRI's research
results; and deliver the best possible global information service on animal

Position: To provide leadership to ILRI's new information services. In
addition to implementing the new strategy, the person recruited will
prepare budgets and reports, supervise staff, maintain close links with
users and other information providers, prepare and report on grant
documents, and represent ILRI as required.   He/she will help ensure a
coherent and well planned set of activities.

Location:  ILRI - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Experience and Skills:  Knowledge and skills in library automation,
information retrieval systems, database management, and knowledge-based
applications essential. A good understanding of traditional library and
documentation activities will also be expected. Practical experience of
communication technologies essential. Experience of designing and managing
relational and textual databases highly desirable.

Experience of hands-on management of staff, and effective interpersonal
skills in a culturally diverse institutional environment; commitment to
team building; and excellent oral and written English skills are all

Qualifications:  A masters degree in Information Sciences or related field,
PhD degree preferred.  At least 10 years professional experience expected,
with 3 - 5 years in management positions.

Conditions of appointment: Three year contract initially, which may be
renewed. Internationally competitive terms of service. Salary paid in US
dollars.  Relocation, housing, annual leave, travel and education
allowances are provided in addition to generous pension and insurance

How to apply: Send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, recent salary
history and names, addresses and telephone/fax/email numbers of three
professional referees to the Human Resources Manager, ILRI, P.O. Box 30709,
Nairobi, Kenya; Fax: 254-2-631499; e-mail [log in to unmask]
Applications should include current telephone number, mailing address and
preferably e-mail address or fax number. Screening of applications will
begin on 15 January 1998 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information about ILRI please visit our web site at

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer

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