Information Officer in Lagos, Nigeria

at Zenithglobal Resource

Industry
Information Services
Specialization
Information Technology
Minimum Qualification
OND
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female

Job Description

Information Officer perform a multitude of duties to provide information services internally to the organisation, externally to the public, or to both.Information is a valuable resource for many organisations. Consequently, it needs to be managed, stored and distributed effectively. You will be responsible for managing and maintaining databases, information catalogues and web resources, information officers use their expertise to make sure that the information they manage is safe, secure and easily accessible.

Information officers tend to enjoy a nine-to-five working schedule. However, it really depends what kind of information you are working with.

Responsibilities

  • select, manage and source information resources - both hard copy and electronic - to meet your employer's or your client's needs;
  • classify, collate and store information, usually using special computer applications, for easy access and retrieval;
  • create and search databases;
  • catalogue and index materials;
  • scan and abstract materials;
  • conduct information audits;
  • develop and manage electronic resources using, for example, online databases and content management systems;

Requirements

REQUIREMENTS

  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • IT skills in order to create and search databases, design for the web, manage the content of internets and intranets, etc;
  • well-developed research skills;
  • attention to detail;
  • flexibility to take on a variety of tasks ranging from managing a unit by yourself to opening the post or unpacking boxes;

QUALIFICATION

You'll generally need a library and information qualification accredited by the CILIP to work as an information officer. This is usually a postgraduate specialist qualification, with options to study full time, part time or by distance learning

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