Information and Communication Technology Manager – Ministry of Defence

Information and Communication Technology Manager
The Ministry of Defence is in the process of strengthening further its Information and Communication Technology systems as part of the ongoing Transformation Programme and to keep ahead of Technological changes. To achieve this objective, the Ministry now seeks to recruit additional high flying and dynamic members of staff on contractual basis, initially for two years but with possibility of renewal based on excellent performance.
Post:    Information and Communication Technology Manager (1 post)
The successful candidate will report to the General Manager.
Salary:  very competitive, depending on qualification and experience.
Age: 28 – 40 years.
Purpose of the JOB:  To provide overall leadership and supervision to the ICT Section as the gateway for efficient and effective services to the Institution.
Summary of key Result Areas and Accountabilities;
The incumbent will be expected to:
1.       Manage the overall provision of ICT equipment and services for the effective running of the organization;
2.      Provide first line leadership and supervision of the ICT section and ensuring that technical tasks are completed in a timely and effective manner;
3.      To serve as the main point of contact on all IT-related matters for the Organization;
4.      Prepare, oversee and ensure effective administration of the ICT plan and budget;
5.      Guide the drafting and supervision of service level agreements with external ICT solution providers;
6.      Ensure Compliancy with set ICT standard operating policies and procedures within the Organization and that application of the same  is in harmony with the overall Defence policy;
7.      Facilitate decision making by relaying relevant ICT information to decision makers in a timely manner;
8.      Manage the process of innovative change by initiating and implementing improvements in all areas of ICT within the organisation;
9.      Prepare periodic summary reports to management on the status of all the ongoing ICT activities;
10.   Supervise, Monitor and conduct effective performance assessment of all the ICT staff in the Department;
11.    Review audit action reports for necessary action or escalation to management;
12.   Any other duties assigned from time to time.
Person Specification.
 Qualification:
1.       An Honors Bachelor Degree in Information Technology or Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or Statistics/Mathematics (computer science option) or Business Computing from a recognized University/Institution
2.      Possession of a Masters degree in any of the above or relevant fields from a recognized University/Institution
3.      Post graduate diploma in a relevant field is an added advantage.
  Experience
1.       Must have a minimum of (06) years working experience in managing a busy financial institution or providing capacity building in financial services, three (3) of which should have been served at a senior level in a reputable organization.
2.      Must have knowledge of intermediate accounting and basic statistics.
3.      Computer proficiency with the knowledge of Orbit Banking Software is an added advantage.
4.      Excellent knowledge of banking operations.
5.      Ability to speak Kiswahili will be an added advantage.
 Key Competences
a. Technical Competences
1.       Information Communication Technology;
2.      Management of organizational environment;
3.      Planning, Organizing and coordinating;
4.      Good understanding of international protocols and conventions.
b. Behavioral competences
1.        Innovativeness;
2.       Teamwork, leadership and Networking;
3.       Concern for quality standards ;
4.       Accountability;
5.       Knowledge management;
6.       Communicating effectively;
7.       Flexibility;
8.       A high level of integrity.
How to Apply
Applications are now invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the vacant posts specified herein. Applications should be handwritten and provided in triplicate with three (3) recent size passport size photographs. They should be accompanied with a detailed C.V and certified copies of relevant academic and other relevant documents.
The applications should be submitted to: – The Permanent Secretary – Ministry of Defence, P.O.BOX 3798, Kampala, and should reach her office not later than two weeks from the date of Publication of this Advert.
NB: Ministry of Defence is a smoke free and an equal opportunity employer. Women candidates suitably qualified are particularly encouraged to apply. Canvassing for support by applicants will lead to automatic disqualification.

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