Chief Information Officer/Head, IT
- Location: Lagos, Nigeria
- Date Posted: 25-Feb-2019
Detailed Job Description:
The CIO oversees the organization’s technology-related strategies and initiatives such as online platform development and optimization, new market entry. Plans for the company's technology needs and implement any tech-related development and solutions.
Duties and Responsibilities
As the CIO, you will be required to do the following:
Establishing the organization's technical vision and lead all aspects of technological development, including strategic direction and future growth.
Developing and maintaining overall framework of IT policies, standards and strategies that will empower business and people to deliver on their commitments to the strategy and budgets
Setting up IT guidelines in structural management for the entire IT infrastructure which involves computers, peripheral devices, and telecommunications, servers and internet.
Directing the development and execution of a firm-wide cybersecurity program that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the organization's information and systems meeting regulatory, governmental, partner, and organization’s expectations
Ensure that the organization's technical problems are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Identifying technology trends and evolving social behavior that may support or impede the success of the business.
Supervising vetting and procurement of all technology related outsourced services.
Establishing and fostering a mature IT team culture via a policy driven approach with documented and repeatable processes, reward for innovative and repeated success, and a team approach to new initiatives and issue resolution
Working to drive technology goals for the organization's trading systems and ensuring effective and collaborative processes within trading including continuous improvements of trading
Managing and driving the organization's cloud strategy
Maintaining knowledge of current and emerging information technologies, and voice and data communications
Improving and driving SAGE and other application projects from IT
Defining IT Policies to meet business objectives. Periodically monitor and review IT Policies to align with business objectives.
Assessing IT risks and alerting stakeholders to take informed business decisions.
Periodically connecting with Line Managers to understand and fulfill their function level challenges, dependent on IT Function
B.Sc / M.Sc in Information Technology or a related field
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Information Technology, 4 of which are managerial and strategic
Experience in online platform development and payment, automation of business solutions
Proven track record of cybersecurity oversight and program development
Keen business acumen and proven executive management abilities base on prior experience.
Hands-on IT experience within the last 5 years
IT Infrastructure experience within the last 5 years
Ability to think and act strategically and proactively
This role reports to the Managing Director