Director ICT Job Placement – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Job Title:   Director ICT  
Organization:  National
Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Executive
Director
Reference:
NIRA/HR/DICT/01-06-20
About US:
The National
Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established by the
Registration of Persons Act (ROPA), 2015 and is mandated to establish and
maintain the National Identification Register (NIR). The Authority is also
charged with among other things; the registration of citizens and legally
resident aliens; assigning National Identification / Alien Identification
Numbers (NINs/AINs) to qualifying persons and issuing Identification Cards to
those 16 years and above; registration of births, deaths and adoption orders
and issuance of the relevant certificates.
Job Summary:  The Director ICT is responsible for designing,
developing and implementing IT initiatives and systems that enable the
Authority to deliver its mandate and meet the needs and expectations of its
clients.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Developing
and implementing the Authority’s ICT strategy, plans and systems
·       
Influencing
and directing the Authority’s ICT infrastructure and applications
·       
Ensuring
that ICT infrastructure is reliable, secure and cost effective; strategically
sound, reflective of operational needs and best practice to deliver value for
the authority and its customers
·       
Establishing
responsive mechanisms for analyzing and addressing IT data requests and
providing IT functions support that take into account, global best IT practices
·       
Contributing
to the development and maintenance of functional Authority’s Databases and
ensure IT infrastructure stability and security
·       
Leading
and managing the development and maintenance of the Authority’s website and
related systems
·       
Ensuring
the identification of performance issues in the ICT systems and developing
mitigating mechanisms and tools to ensure that the Authority’s IT operations
run smoothly
·       
Translating
operational needs into system solutions making maximum use of available
resources while ensuring long term supportability of infrastructure
·       
Leading
and coordinating selection, installation, operation, support and maintenance of
the infrastructure (operating systems, networks, telecommunication, hardware
e.t.c)
·       
Protecting
the Authority and its operations against IT Risk including, unauthorized access
to information, data integrity problems, loss of processing capacity and
poor/inefficient service levels.
·       
Working
with other departments to conceptualize, develop and introduce technology based
products and services.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) Director
ICT job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Computer
Science, ICT, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or a related field
·       
A
Master’s Degree in ICT or related field is a must
·       
Recognized
professional ICT certifications will be added advantage
·       
At least
ten (10) years’ experience in management of IT infrastructure and services in a
reputable public or private organization of which five (5) years should have
been at senior management/supervisory level
·       
Experience
in computer operations, system development & implementation, IT
infrastructure, security, compliance, strategic planning and budgetary
responsibility
·       
Leadership
& Supervision: Analytical, problem solver and decision maker. Ability to
unify, steer and teams towards achievement of results or a common objective
·       
Communication:
ability to express oneself fully both verbally and in writing
·       
Team
building: ability to garner support, develop teams, minimize conflict and
handle team dynamics
·       
Managing
performance: good understanding and experience in the basics of managing
individual and team performance
·       
Flexibility
and adaptability: ability to prioritize and perform effectively under pressure,
in the face of setback and/or resistance and to unforeseen circumstances
·       
Innovation
and Creativity: has insight and ability to conceive ideas and implement new
things to respond to the changing needs of the Authority
·       
Age: Below 55 years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons should submit an application clearly
indicating the position applied for and the job reference, detailed curriculum
vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional certificates/ testimonials
addressed to the Executive Director. The above documents should be submitted in
soft copy careers@nira.go.ug Applications should include a daytime telephone
contact of the applicant and names and contact details of at least three (3)
referees.
NB: NIRA
is an equal opportunity employer. Only short listed candidates will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing or lobbying shall lead to disqualification.
Deadline: 26th June 2020 by 5:00pm  
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