Postdoctoral Fellow – Rice Monitoring Survey in South Asia

International Rice Research Institute(IRRI), Laguna, Philippines

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th October, 2015

Job Description


  • In collaboration with a Senior Business Analyst, act as a contact point to IT for data management and coordinate data related projects (data integrations, data management, reporting…) over their full life cycle (scope definition, analysis, design, implementation, release)
  • Analyse and formalize business requirements, develop business cases, and shape corresponding project and program proposals with business
  • Translate business needs and requirements into functional specifications for systems/applications and capacity demands
  • Identify dependencies and coordinate issue resolution, business risk mitigation
  • Coordinate projects with IT Business Partner teams and infrastructure teams
  • Report to the Data Integration and Analytics manager and business process leads on progress of projects and initiatives
  • Support business in roll-out with training and user-guides



  • University degree in business related field and demonstrable continuous professional development.


  • Active affiliation with relevant networks and professional organizations such as IIBA.
  • Accreditation in a recognized project management methodology such as PMI or Prince2.



  • At least five years of relevant post graduate experience in IT project business analysis in complex environments delivering against set targets
  • Ability to demonstrate capability in delivering both commercial off the shelf solutions (COTS, packaged apps) and bespoke software
  • Can show effective partnering with the business for the effective and efficient implementation of data management projects and processes.
  • Has developed effective operations and support procedures, organizing successful deployment and roll-out to key stakeholders
  • Can demonstrate the ability to facilitate discussions around business requirements in order to ensure effective IT solutions are developed and deployed.
  • Has the proven ability to translate business requirements into IT solutions with systems requirements and technical analysis and design experience (use case / functional and non-functional specifications, conceptual, logical and physical data models, object-relational modelling, end user interface design)
  • Data manipulations (SQL queries…) and analytics tools
  • Demonstrable success within a dynamic and fast-changing environment with the ability to actively listen, identify and influence all levels of stakeholders, within a diverse cultural  and multiple agenda with conflicting priorities.
  • Able to demonstrate effective collaboration and knowledge sharing within and outside of the IT domain

Desirable :

  • Experience with Master Data Management (governance, technical implementation)
  • Experience with integration tools (Informatica, ODI)
  • Experience with analytics solutions (OBIEE)
  • Exposure to ERP systems (Oracle / SAP) with focus on financials and sourcing
  • Experience with Hyperion Planning or Essbase
  • Exposure to Customer Relationship Management tools such as Salesforce
  • Experience with Agile delivery methodologies


  • Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of French would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

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