Head of Business Technology Job Careers – DFCU Bank

Organisation: DFCU
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Chief
Operating Officer
About US:
DFCU Bank is a fast
growing commercial bank offering a variety of innovative products and services.
DFCU Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of
the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development
Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda
Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International
Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25%
stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development
projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing
financial commercial lending institutions.
Job Summary: Reporting
to the Chief Operating Officer, the role holder will be responsible for the
delivery of production technology to the Bank and lead a team of IT operations
experts in supporting all technology solutions and assuring the stability and
health of the technology services to enhance service delivery and ultimately
customer experience. The role as well advises on technology strategy, technology
security and standards, technology architecture, Core Banking Systems,
Infrastructure management, as well as implementation and maintenance of these
systems in a client-centric manner.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Interpret and execute the Business and digital strategies of dfcu
    Bank, and ensure that the BT Operations work plans, technology deployments
    are aligned to the Business objectives.
  • Define, propose and advise on the Bank IT policies.
  • Define, propose and advise on the technology and production
    environment operating models of the Bank
  • Effectively and efficiently, deploy IT Service Management.
  • Drive and coordinate partnership with the Bank leadership team to
    meet the ICT investments and needs of the Bank’s mission, vision and
    strategic aspirations.
  • Build and maintain a top performing BT Operations team at dfcu
  • Define, establish and drive departmental metrics/goals and
    objectives; report department accomplishments and plans on a regular
  • Manage staff in an effective manner (hiring, motivation, retention,
    performance/rewards assessments, development/corrective actions etc.).
  • Define, propose and advise on the technology and production
    environment operating models of the Bank.
  • Draw and implement the BT operations plan for the dfcu Bank’s digital
  • Plan, advise on and drive the enterprise technology platforms
    medium-term (3 year) work plan.
  • Organise and control the planning, deployment and maintenance of the
    Bank’s production technology platforms.
  • Ensure stable, effective and efficient technology platforms for dfcu
  • Ensure harmonious alignment with activities and requirements
    associated with the Bank technology team.
  • Ensure the long-term Enterprise technology Plan is aligned with
    change strategy and the bank’s IT policy
  • Provide Enterprise technology advisory to the Bank’s senior
    management team.
  • Provide advisory on the Bank’s strategic enterprise IT investments.
  • Build and ensure a tested, working and reliable IT Disaster recovery
  • Establish IT security and lower IT risk profile.
  • Oversee timely and effective closure of IT audit findings.
  • Strong cyber security management. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant must hold a  bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or
    Information Technology. A relevant advanced (Master’s or Postgraduate)
    University degree.
  • Professional certification in technology governance and/or
    leadership e.g. ITIL, CGEIT, CISM, or other relevant
  • Professional certification(s) in any other IT field
  • 10+ years of demonstrable working experience in a busy IT
  • 5+ years team leadership experience in the enterprise IT space
  • Proven leadership and organisational development skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge in best practices for managing technology and
    human resource performance at an enterprise level
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, adaptable and agile in difficult situations
  • Proven ability to solve and advise on complex analytical challenges.
  • Significant experience with one or more IT engineering disciplines:
    e.g. Storage, databases (SQL Server), Virtualization / Server Hardware,
    Networking, Systems Development, IT Service Management, etc
  • Awareness of industry best practices in IT security
How to apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send  applications  with  detailed CV’s  including present position and copies of
relevant professional/academic certificates (University Transcript, O & A
level) to the email address indicated below;
Deadline: Friday 6th December 2019
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