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Head Information Technology Officer

  • Location: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Ref #: abx2
  • Date Posted: 24-Aug-2018


Our client is a financial services company based in Nigeria who prides itself in providing excellent services to its clients. In line with its desire to ensure that strategic roles are filled by best-in-class talent with the requisite experience and desired attributes, our client seeks to recruit an experienced and motivated individual to fill the role of Head Information Technology.

Detailed Job Description:

This role will provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives. Will direct the planning and implementing of enterprise IT systems in support of the business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development.


Strategy & Planning:-
  • Participate in strategic and operational governance processes of the company as a member of the senior management team
  • Lead IT strategic and operational planning to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate IT organizational structure that supports the needs of the business
  • Establish IT departmental goals, objectives and operating procedures
  • Identify opportunities for appropriate and cost-effective investment in IT systems and resources, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and in-house development
  • Develop, track, and control the information technology annual operating and capital budgets
  • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives
  • Direct development and execution of an enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan
  • Assess and make recommendations on the improvement or re-engineering of the IT organization
Acquisition & Deployment
  • Coordinate and facilitate consultation with stakeholders to define business and systems requirements for new technology implementations
  • Approve, prioritize, and control projects and the projects portfolio as they relate to the selection, acquisition, development, and installation of major information systems
  • Oversee hardware & software acquisition and contracts management
  • Define and communicate corporate plans, policies, and standards of the organization for acquiring, implementing, and operating IT systems
Operational Management:-
  • Ensure continuous delivery of IT services through oversight of service level agreements with end users and monitoring of IT systems performance
  • Ensure IT systems operation adheres to applicable laws and regulations
  • Establish lines of control for current and proposed information systems
  • Keep abreast with trends and issues in the IT industry, including contemporary technologies and implications for our business
  • Promote and oversee strategic relationships between internal IT resources and external entities, including government, vendors, and partner organizations
  • Supervise recruitment, development, retention, and organization of all IT staff in accordance with corporate objectives and personnel policies
Required Qualifications & Experience
The ideal candidate should possess a university degree in Computer Science or any engineering course with certifications in CISA/CISM/PMP/ITIL. Should possess a minimum of 3 years in IT process management and auditing. Experience working in a financial institution. 

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