Background

ICARDA’s institutional website () is a critical communication tool used to promote the institute’s research outputs to a global audience. Together with the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) platform, it also offers core support to ICARDA’s online knowledge management activities. For the further development of these websites, and to enhance ICARDA’s knowledge management and communication services, ICARDA seeks to hire a self-driven and competent ‘Open Data Web Master.’

This talented individual, under the guidance of the M&E, KM Leader and Head of the IT Unit;, will maintain, develop, design and enhance web-based institutional websites and platforms, primarily the ICARDA website and MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning) platform, bridging information and data to enhance the worldwide use of ICARDA’s institutional knowledge and expertise.

Main purpose of position

The ‘Open Data Web Master’ will act as an administrator for MEL and ICARDA websites, keeping them up and running; as information officer, providing and gathering extensive information through and from the websites; and as a developer, implementing and proposing new technical solutions to enhance website functionalities and guarantee a flawless user experience.

The consultant will ensure that and are easy to use and secure. S/he will also propose and implement new developments for and in coordination with digital/development agencies and other suppliers. The consultant will also be responsible for analytics and SEO strategies, in order to improve the dissemination of content.

About ICARDA

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary

Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Location

Beirut, LB

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