Head ICT Employment Opportunity – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Job Title:      Head ICT
Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chief
Executive Officer(CEO)
About US:
Uganda Electricity
Generation Company Ltd was incorporated in March 2001 under the Companies Act,
2012 on the basis of the Public Enterprises Reform and Divestiture Act, Cap 98
and Electricity Act, Cap 145 respectively. UEGCL is wholly owned by the
Government of the Republic of Uganda. UEGCL’s key role is to – carry on the
business of electric power generation and sale within Uganda or for export to
neighbouring countries; build, operate and maintain Electricity Generation
Plants; monitor the operation and maintenance of its Concessioned Assets –
Nalubaale and Kiira Power Stations; provide Technical Support as and when
required by the Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of
Energy and Mineral Development; organize, support, encourage and maintain
training facilities in technical and related fields, amongst others.
Job Summary:   The Head ICT will provide leadership and
operational oversight of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Department and be accountable for planning, directing, organising, controlling
and reporting on all departmental functions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Strategic Planning
  • Create a vision for ICT within UEGCL, communicate it to employees,
    lead and motivate the team to achieve the vision.
  • Develop an ICT strategy which identifies the future direction of the
    use of technology within UEGCL to drive efficiencies and research options
    for ICT development.
  • Lead on developing, communicating and implementing organizational
    ICT policies and procedures in accordance with the ICT strategy, UEGCL
    Strategic plan, ICT legislation and best practice.
  • Develop, review, coordinate and monitor implementation and
    compliance to ICT Strategy, policies and procedures in line with UEGCL
    Strategic Plan, other company policies and industry standards.
  • Provide advice to UEGCL Top Management and the Board on the application
    and use of ICT to provide excellent services working closely with the Top
    management team to overcome business challenges with the use of
    technology.
  • Identify ICT solutions and opportunities to improve organisational
    performance. Evaluate company requirements, prepare and present proposals,
    design and deliver solutions to meet company objectives.
  • Continuously carry out Information systems, information security and
    ICT research and developments, scoping for emerging innovative
    technologies and industry trends and advise management on best solutions
    to adopt.
Project Management
  • Be a champion of change, optimising current IT solutions whilst
    promoting innovative solutions to operational challenges
  • Apply a structured methodology and lead change management
    activities. Prepare and implement project plans to achieve the desired
    outcomes.
  • Control and manage the project resources and budget.
Supplier Management
  • Support procurement, negotiation, management and monitoring of
    contracts for ICT services provided by third parties ensuring effective
    service delivery.          
  • Manage the relationships with contractors and suppliers
  • Manage IT vendors and service providers and monitor contracts and
    agreements to ensure that all parties meet their obligations and the
    Company’s interests are taken care of.
Leadership and
Management
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and review of UEGCL’s
    corporate strategies, annual project plans, policies and procedures
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with key partners and stakeholders.
  • Ensure effective management of staff and resources promoting team
    building and collaborative working to deliver the corporate plan
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor development or customisation,
    implementation and support of Information Systems and technologies in line
    with business requirements.
  • Proactively identify risks that are ICT related, plan, review and
    manage appropriate actions for a suitable internally controlled
    environment, including systems security, disaster recovery and coordinate
    business continuity activities for all ICT Systems and Infrastructure.
  • Initiate staff IT literacy programmes and coordinate provision of
    user support to ensure quality and optional utilisation of ICT
    Investments.
  • Manage the performance and development of ICT department staff in
    line with HR policies, Top Management and Board decisions.
  • Regularly provide clear, concise and logical reports to the Board,
    Committees, the Chief Executive Officer, Management Teams and key
    stakeholders as required.
Financial Management
  • Accomplish financial objectives by forecasting requirements;
    preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances;
    initiating corrective action.
  • Monitor ICT budgets ensuring that spending is appropriate and
    aligned to the company strategic plan.
  • Coordinate ICT investments, acquisitions and ensure optimal resource
    allocation, in line with UEGCL procurement and disposal policies.
Data Protection
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation as applicable to IT
    usage.
  • Ensure that an adequate plan for disaster recovery and carrying out
    back-ups of the organisation’s data is maintained and is effectively
    implemented;
Other Duties: Carry out any other duties as may be assigned
from time to time       


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal applicant for the Uganda Electricity Generation
    Company Ltd (UEGCL) Head ICT job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in Information Technology, Computer Science or associated discipline from
    a recognized university.
  • Master’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science (or
    related IT discipline), Management or Business Administration.
  • IT Industry certifications i.e. MSCE, MSCA, CCNP, CCNA, MCP, CISM
  • Certificate in Project Management is an added advantage.
  • Eight years of experience in Information Technology of which 5 years
    should have been in a managerial role in a large and busy service
    organisation.           
  • Additional Skills: In addition to the experience and educational
    requirements listed above
  • Show a comprehensive awareness of existing and developing
    technologies and how they can be applied to the business
  • Ability to recognise business opportunities and present a clear
    strategic vision of how technology can be applied to achieve success
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to explain complex IT information clearly to ‘lay’ managers
    and other stakeholders
  • Highly proactive and motivated
  • Proven track record at senior level of leading staff within an IT
    environment Successful track record of implementation with delivery on time
    and to budget
  • Leading change in an IT environment
  • Developing, implementing and managing strategies and plans aligned
    to key business objectives
  • Contract management, negotiation and monitoring
  • Developing a proactive service
  • Effective working within teams and individually
  • Develop effective partnership working within the Association and
    with other stakeholders. Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to utilise and manage complex IT systems.
  • Ability to write and present reports to Top Management and the Board
  • Good negotiating skills Ability to make decisions
  • Proven track record of managing and motivating staff
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high level of integrity
  • Age: Below 45
    years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with copies
of their academic documents and detailed CVs indicating two referees and their
full addresses physically to:
The Chief Human
Resource Officer,
Uganda Electricity
Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL),
Block C, Plot 6-9
Victoria Office park, Okot Close, Bukoto,
P.O. Box 75831,
Kampala. Uganda
Email to: jobsuegcl@uegcl.co.ug (Attach all
documents as one pdf and please indicate the position title as subject of the
Email)
Deadline: 28th June 2018
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