Chief Information Officer Job in Kenya

Chief Information Officer

Role Purpose:

To integrate and institutionalize best practices of planning and organising, acquiring and implementing, delivering and supporting and monitoring company’s IT performance to ensure the company’s information and related technology supports the business objectives whilst maintaining optimal system efficiency and reliability. The role will report to the Group CEO.

Key initial responsibilities include:-
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive ICT strategy, policy, guidelines and procedures that will lead to improvement of efficiency and effectiveness of business operations.
  • Ensure ICT projects management through co-ordination of development, acquisition and deployment of ICT systems and infrastructure within the company, ensuring that they are of high standards.
  • Provide professional advice and guidance to management in the acquisition of ICT resources both software and hardware.
  • Provide leadership and steer the operation and running of ICT resources ensuring high levels of systems availability, reliability and security.
  • Spearhead and ensure adequate business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
  • Ensure compliance on ICT related licenses and legislation.
  • Oversee the day to day running of the ICT department including supervision of staff, training and motivation.
  • Ensure safety of the total company’s ICT assets.
  • Plan and manage the ICT budget.
Qualifications and skills
  • A degree in Information Technology
  • Professional Qualifications such as Microsoft Certified IT Professional, CISCO or equivalent.
  • Holders of Masters in ICT or MBA will have an added advantage.
  • 5 years experience in leadership of ICT teams.
  • Hands on experience of SAP databases.
  • Up to date knowledge of IT risks, security solutions, disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • Up to date on current ICT trends.
  • Cost conscious
  • Superior people and project management skills with strong analytical and organizing skills.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Highly motivated and self driven
Qualifying candidates should send their application letter together with a detailed CV and other testimonials to closing date: 20th July 2012.

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: July 16, 2012 — 10:01 am