Actionaid International Head of IT Job in Johannesburg, London or Nairobi

Actionaid International
Finance and IT

Position: International Head of Information Technology

Location: Johannesburg, London, Nairobi

Salary: AAI Grade F – starting £54,372 per annum (will consider higher dependent on candidate’s experience)

Terms and conditions of base Location will apply


Use your extensive experience of running a complex IT department to set the technical direction for ActionAid International and work with Countries, Members and the Secretariat to ensure that technology plays an effective role in helping us achieve our mission.
Join us and you will be part of a global team working alongside communities to create long-term positive change for poor and excluded people. 
It’s a role that will make the most of your IT management expertise as part of an organisation that is making a real difference to the lives of over 15 million people in 45 countries.

As Head of Information Technology you will take ownership for the design of our overall IT Systems Architecture including data, application and technical architecture. 

This will include setting IT standards, identifying what is best delivered as shared services and which as member specific solutions as well as specifying partners/suppliers. 
You will develop policies and processes to manage or mitigate risks. You will also work with the AAI Federation to identify and develop new opportunities for technology to improve organisational effectiveness and support the delivery of strategy. 
Responsible for IT shared services provision, including applications, you will lead the Technology Strategy that supports the Organisational Strategy and develop a support structure that delivers ongoing IT improvements. 
You must foster a high performing team that is able to add value to the organisation too. 
We will also look to you to champion new ways of working by piloting and supporting technology innovation as well as develop our long term Technology Strategy covering digital, web, mobile and PC systems.

Of graduate calibre you will have extensive IT management, development and operations experience gained in a complex environment containing multiple systems and architectures. 

You will be skilled at working with functions to understand objectives, identify needs and provide efficient IT solutions that work commercially as well as technically. 
A strong project manager you are able deliver multiple requirements to deadline and budget. You must also be effective at leading a diverse and multi-located team. 
The ability to work with multiple stakeholders and guide collective decision making is essential.

If you have the technical expertise to make a significant difference to our organisation we would be delighted to hear from you. 

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ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. We warmly welcome applications from all sections of the community and aim to promote diversity.

All interested applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in either the UK, South Africa or Kenya.  

We may not be able to consider any applicant who does not have the eligibility to work in either of these locations.

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Application Procedures

Applications should be sent with your CV, motivation cover letter by no later than 5th June 2016. You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.  Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for. Ref No: V034

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Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants.  

Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.  
We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

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