Job Vacancy For Head Of Technology

We are a reputable financial institution with nationwide branch network looking to recruit committed and hardworking individuals for the following role:- Head Of Technology

Main Purpose of Role

To ensure the streamlined operation of the IT Department in alignment with the Business objectives of the Bank.

Key Responsibilities

•   Lead IT Department operational and strategic planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources
•   Benchmark, analyse, report on and make recommendations for the improvement and growth of the IT infrastructure and IT systems
•   Manage financial aspects of the IT Department, including purchasing, budgeting and budget review
•   Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives
•   Develop and implement all IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision
•   Negotiate and administer vendor, outsourcer and consultant contracts and service agreements
•   Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade and support of all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, hardware, software and peripherals
•   Oversee provision of end-user services, including help desk and technical support services
•   Work with stakeholder to define business and systems requirements for new  technology implementations
•   Direct research on potential technology solutions in support of procurement efforts
•   Keep current with the latest technologies
•   Approve and oversee project portfolio
•   Practice asset management for IT hardware, software and equipment
•   Manage IT staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and disciplinary actions.

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Minimum of first degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
•   Master of Business Adminstration with technology is an advantage
•   10 years experience in information technology related area with 4 years in supervisory role.
•   Knowledge of Flexcube UBS, will be an added advantage

Skills and Knowledge

•   Strong technical knowledge of network and PC operating systems, including UNIX operating system
•   Strong technical knowledge of current network hardware,protocols and standards. Extensive application support experience with proven experience IT infrastructure planning and development
•   In-depth knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws
•   Strong understanding of human resource management principles, practices and procedures
•   Strong understanding of project management priciples
•   Ability to conduct and direct research into IT issues and products as required
•   Ability to perform general mathematical  calculations for the purpose of creating business cases, budgets, and so on.
•   Proven analytical, evaluative and problem-solving abilities
•   Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
•   Exceptional customer service orientation
•   Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

If you are looking for a challenging opportunity to make a difference please send your application with your curriculum vitae including the names of two referees to:-

Advert Number GC 211
c/o Graphic Communication Group Ltd
P.O.Box 742,

Closing Date: 06 December, 2013