ICT Technical Advisor Job Placements – Centenary Bank

Centenary Bank
Duty Station:
Reports to:
General Manager Business Technology
Indirectly Reports to: Managing Director (on strategic matters)
About US:
Centenary Bank is a
commercial bank in Uganda licensed by the Bank of Uganda, the central bank and
national banking regulator.
Job Summary:   The ICT Technical Advisor will provide strategic advice, guidance and direction on technology initiatives of
the Bank, in an era where digitalization and virtual channels have become a
bedrock of service delivery and ensure that a world-class, Best Business
Practice and proven frameworks are aligned, designed and implemented to
facilitate and deliver the Bank’s Strategic Business Plan Goals and Objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Monitor and evaluate the progress towards
implementation of the IT Systems Strategic and Operational Plans in support of
meeting current and future Information, Communication and Technology needs for
the Bank, while ensuring alignment and integration of IT with the overall
Business Strategic Plan, Vision, Mission and Values of the Bank to deliver
reliable, efficient, secure and cost-effective service delivery to both
internal and customers within agreed timeframe and budget.
·       Review Bank’s ICT infrastructure acquisition
and maintenance proposals for conformance to recommended practices and
effectiveness of delivery of the Bank’s Strategic Business Plan. Oversee the development
of a master purchase and/or lease agreements for scalable and cost-effective
ICT hardware, software, maintenance and communications network services.
·       Advise General Manager Business Technology on
sourcing, evaluation, selection, testing, implementation and maintenance of
information technology systems, ensuring that appropriate investment in
strategic and operational systems. Advise in liaison with General Manager
Business Technology negotiations in the procurement of ICT assets and services
where EXCO and/or Board Approval is required.
·       Facilitate in conjunction with the General
Manager Risk Management, the identification of Information and Technology Risks
(platforms and application systems), their assessment and management in line
with relevant frameworks and in compliance to ICT Policy.
·       Attend all Business Technology Division
meetings and ICT Committee meetings of the Board.
·       Advise the General Manager Business
Technology on the following ICT Strategic Goals and  Objectives:
Sustainable Business Growth:
·       System stabilization and growing beyond our
core into relevant ecosystems.
·       Update or Replacement Components of the Core
Operating System.
Achievement of high levels of customer satisfaction:
·       Enhanced customer centrism and orientation.
·       Ensure systems and network availability meets
Service Level Agreements requirements across all platforms.
Operational Excellence:
·       Automation of various Divisional Systems.
·       Advise and support General Manager Business
Technology in preparations of the Board Papers that recommend through EXCO to
the Board, approval of any major changes in information management and data
governance framework and systems including those relating to compliance with
the regulators and any analogous legislation, any information technology strategies,
priorities and/or structures implemented throughout the Bank and its strategic
partners where applicable.
·       Facilitate and ensure that appropriate
business continuity and disaster recovery plans are in place relating to
information technology and are regularly tested as per Bank’s ICT Policy and
regulators prudent guidelines.
·       Advise General Manager Business Technology on
the building and implementation of a high performing culture of leadership,
mentorship to nurture and inspire young Business Technology teams, establish
sustainability, enhance team skills on a continuous basis through peering and
other strategies and manage staff attrition.
·       Facilitate the Implementation and Maintenance
of Mission-Critical ICT Infrastructure to facilitate operationalization,
stabilization, consistency and uptime of the Core Banking Application System
and Business Applications that impact on efficient and cost-effective delivery
of services to the esteemed internal and external customers of the Bank.
·       Review and monitor the on-going
appropriateness and relevance of the Bank’s ICT policy for the allocation of
resources required to deliver both the short-term and long-term information
technology strategies to address business strategic plan to add value for all
stakeholders of Centenary Bank.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must have a Postgraduate
qualification in Computer Science, ICT, Computer Applications, Business IT,
Engineering, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics or related field from
a recognized university.
·       Certifications in Applications Systems
Design, Relational Database Management Systems, ICT Infrastructure Design,
Network Information and Security, Project Management, etc. with at least 5
Years’ experience from the date of certification.
·       At least ten (10) years of general
professional experience on leading or managing an IT operations of a bank
(similar size as CRDB or larger), financial services provider, public or
corporate organizations heavily dependent on ICT; 7 (Seven) years of which
should have been at a senior leadership position
·       At least 7 (Seven) years of relevant
experience as an executive member of a steering committee to oversee the
deployment of major ICT projects, vis-à-vis ICT Infrastructure, Relational
Database Management Systems, Core Business Applications Systems, Compliance and
Oversight, Business Intelligence Applications, Customer Care Management
Systems, etc.
·       At least three (3) projects experience in
preparing ToR’s of Enterprise-Scale ICT projects, evaluation of bids and
overseeing successful testing and implementation of Business-Critical ICT
projects at private and/or public sector institution(s). The said experience in
a bank or financial services organization will be an added advantage.
·       Strong ICT background in Banking and/or
Service Delivery Sector
·       Knowledge of Banking, and previous exposure
in enterprise architecture, ESB/middle ware, core banking/business and related
supporting systems.
·       Demonstrable integrity and other personal
attributes and values befitting one to advise and support the Board on delivery
of Bank IT Strategy as an enabler of the Business of Centenary Bank.
·       Proven experience in consolidating ICT
infrastructure such as converged systems or engineered systems involving many
disparate systems.
·       Proven experience in transforming
Institutional processes into reliable, secure, efficient and cost effective ICT
service delivery operations.
·       Fully conversant with project management
methodologies to oversee and guide timely project delivery and best utilization
of resources to ensure best cost-benefit controls on projects.
·       Good understanding of financial services and
impacting laws and regulations
·       Strong relationship management, communication
and ability to initiate and build effective stakeholder relationships.
·       Ability to evaluate risks, articulate issues,
develop consensus, raise awareness and recommend practical solutions
·       Strong Written and Verbal skills
How to Apply:
Download an
application for employment form from the link below
Fill the form and
enclose an application letter, updated Curriculum Vitae (CV), plus copies of
all academic credentials, testimonials and contact details of three competent

Submit your
application to:
General Manager
Human Resources
3rd Floor Mapeera
Centenary Bank
P.O. Box 1892
Deadline: 5th June 2020 at 5:00pm
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