Head of Archives

Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library

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The Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta Ogun State is seeking to hire an outstanding candidate to fill this role



  • To serve as the Manager of the Archives Department.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and supervise the staff and operations of the Archives Department
  • Lead the archives team to acquire, evaluate records for preservation and retention, appraise, select, preserve, arrange and describe records that have archival value, according to accepted archival principles.
  •  Organise, monitor and evaluate work done on acquisition, accessioning, appraisal, arrangement description, storage, preservation and conservation of both manual and digital archives;
  • Develop and implement strategies, policies and procedures for the management of the OOPL archives ( Paper and electronic) and access to them under defined conditions; Develop classification systems, organize archival records to facilitate access to archival materials;
  • Evaluate the OOPL archival collections, plan, develop and implement the digital preservation programme of the OOPL archives; , organise and monitor the digital archives project;
  • Research, analyse, evaluate existing and new systems, technology or tools for the management of digital archives and make recommendations for their deployment;
  • Advise the OOPL Management and staff on digital recordkeeping issues and practices
  •  Work in collaboration with archiving contractors and consultants.
  • Manage the OOPLs Records Management Programme, Carry out disposition functions by applying the life-cycle concept to information assets, including appraisal by liaising with records-originating offices within the OOPL regarding the transfer and/or disposal of their records; assures that retention schedules, registration and physical aspects of records transfers meet established standards; oversees space management;
  • Any other duties as may be required.


Qualification and Requirements:

  • Advanced University Degree in archival science, records management or information management;
  • Training and qualification in digital archiving systems; Knowledge about how to use Electronic Document Management Systems is a must.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in archives management, records management or information management.
  •  Experience of managing digital records and archives, including digital preservation, is required.
  • Knowledge of strict information security systems is highly desirable mandatory.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of record-keeping and archiving theory and practice, and of established standards in records management and archives management;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current standards, best practices and trends in digital archives preservation and digital record-keeping;
  • Good communication and organizational skills;
  • Genuine interest in history and preserving records for posterity; Demonstrable conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills;
  • Ability to conduct research and analysis, prepare and present recommendations; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

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Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)





Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

10 - 15 years