Head of IT Job Placement – Equity Bank

Job Title:    Head of IT
Organisation: Equity
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Executive
Job Ref: EBUL I.T/01/2018
About Equity Bank:
Equity Bank is one of the
region’s leading banks whose purpose is to transform the lives and livelihoods
of the people of Africa socially and economically by availing them modem,
inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities. With a strong
footprint in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan, Equity Bank is
now home to nearly 9 million customers, the largest customer base in the
Eastern African Region.
Job Summary: The Head of
IT will develop and implement an effective ICT strategy that supports the
corporate strategy, maximizes service delivery and fully exploits technological
resources available in the Bank; responsible for managing and influencing the
organization’s information technology function through infrastructure, systems
and Alternate Business Channels.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee
    all technology operations including networks, computer infrastructure,
    Databases, Banking applications and deploy & operate them according to
    established goals.
  • Devise
    and establish IT policies and systems to support the implementation of
    strategies set by the Senior Management.
  • Prepare
    and Ensure Policies & Procedures for the IT Department and for the
    user departments are in place (including a sound backup and recovery
    policies and procedures).
  • Take
    a leadership role in the establishment of project scope, technical
    strategy, cost, budget and staff support requirements with new IT
  • Translate
    business needs to determine technology requirements.
  • Control
    IT budget and manage both capital expenditure and OPEX in line with set
  • Establish
    and maintain operational and change procedures.
  • Coordinate
    and supervise IT staff, vendors, and other professionals in delivery of
    company objectives
  • Ensure
    that IT Audit points are followed up and closed as per relevant standard
    operating Procedures.
  • Database
    administration; Installation, configuration and upgrading of servers,
    software and related products.
  • Perform
    database, applications tuning and performance monitoring
  • Implement
    and maintain database security (creation and maintenance of users and
    roles, assign privileges) while ensuring that ICT infrastructure is well
    protected and secured against internal and external threats.
  • Manage
    system implementation/upgrades of the core banking system
  • Provide
    leadership to ICT staff in performance management, employee development,
    talent management and building a work environment that drives high
    performance and employee satisfaction.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a Masters in MIS, IT or related field (preferred) and
    a university degree in Information Technology /Computer Science
  • ITIL
    foundation level certification
    is desirable
  • Eight
    years’ experience in IT at an organization of similar and complexity, two
    (2) of which must be at a senior management level
  • Solid
    technical skills in databases, networks, banking applications and telecom
    system integration.
  • Knowledge
    of the banking products, digital solution, services, policies and systems,
    to enable appreciation of the impact of the role.
  • Ability
    to identify and report priority issues to senior management and provide
    recommendations on the best possible solution.
  • Be
    capable of translating business requirements into technical solutions.
How to Apply:
If you believe you are
interested in joining the banking sector at Equity Bank, please send your
application along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of the relevant
certificates and testimonials quoting the Job Title or Ref. No. (Check at the
Top of Advert) to:  recruitment@equitybank.co.ug or to post to:
The Human Resources Manager,
Equity Bank (U) Ltd,
P.O. Box 10184 Kampala
Deadline: 13th February 2018
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