IT Manager Career Opportunity at Monitor Publications Limited

Job Title: IT
Organisation: Monitor Publications Limited
Reports to: Managing Director
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About Monitor:
Monitor Publications Limited, A Nations Media Group Company operates
Uganda’s most influential media house boosting of the Daily Monitor, Sunday
Monitor newspapers, 93.3 & KFM Radio Stations, Nation Couriers and the
Monitor Business Directory.

Job Summary: The IT Manager will provide leadership and
support in the development and implementation of effective Information
Technology (IT) that ensures best practice IT service delivery to the internal
customers to maximize the return on investment in IT.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement an effective MPL IT
    strategy that supports the corporate strategy, maximizes IT service
    delivery and fully exploits technology.
  • Prepare monthly reports on the achievement
    of MPL IT strategy and submit to both the MD of MPL and Group IT Director
  • As a member of the management team
    contribute towards the success of MPL and provide requisite IT support for
    all business systems.
  • Co-ordinate IT functions across MPL
    operations and provide strategic leadership and guidance on IT matters
    including enforcing best practice in IT standards.
  • Prepare and monitor the IT budget
  • Lead and manage the IT team in the design,
    development, implementation, operation and support of an integrated IT
  • Manage transition from legacy systems to
    the state -of-art enterprise resource planning, the Internet and
    e-business systems environment. Increase business benefits by introducing
    and developing e-commerce and other internet related capabilities.
  • Ensure efficient and effective IT support
    to end users through effective supervision of the IT team, including
    training of users to ensure best utilization of available IT facilities
  • Management of outsourced IT services
  • Implement digitized document management
    solutions to automate existing manual workflows
  • Advice on emerging or new technologies,
    media convergence and opportunities for MPL
  • Responsible for pursuing new
    business/revenue opportunities for MPL based on IT as key driver and to
    pursue cost savings using IT.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant should hold a University
    Degree in Computer Science or any other related field from an accredited
    institution as well as a Post graduate qualification in IT and IT
    recognized certifications, e.g. Microsoft, CISA, CCNA
  • Five to seven years’ working experience in
    IT, preferably in an FMCG company with three years at management level.
  • Excellent Communication skills Oral and
  • Very strong Interpersonal skills
  • High standards of Integrity
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to prioritize, organize own
    workload and manage projects to completion 
  • Ability to work well under
    pressure and with tight time constraints
  • Ability to make sound judgment &
    decisions, providing advice and guidance on all IT organizational matters.

How to Apply:
If you believe that you are our ideal candidate, please submit your application
detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number via  E-mail to:

Deadline: 4th August 2016

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