Ethiopia: DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY /Eastern and Southern Africa Office

Ethiopia: DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY /Eastern and Southern Africa Office

Organization: SOS Children's Villages International
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 20 Feb 2019

Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of orphaned and vulnerable children.

Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

Governance and Strategy

• Ensure alignment of regional ICT activities with the global SOS strategy and steer the objective to reach an efficient and competitive work environment in MAs • Contribute to the further development of the global "Roadmap for ICT systems standardization" and monitor its implementation in the region • Participate in global ICT planning and management processes and represent the region • Participate in regional planning and management processes and ensure alignment of MAs • Support the International Competence Centre in steering the De-Centralized Development Centers • Perform regional ICT cost controlling and advocate adequate ICT budgets • Steer and support NA ICT planning and budgeting • Coordinate country and region-wide ICT activities, ensure collaboration with other INGOs on ICT topics • Consult regional management in ICT issues, promote and advocate for ICT potential and benefits

Capacity Building

• Ensure capacity building measures in the region, in MAs and for Business Analysts • Identify, advocate and manage innovation in the area of ICT to gain higher efficiency as well as competitive advantage and an efficient as well as competitive work environment • Promote regional ICT knowledge and best practice sharing • Ensure consultation and support of member associations in developing and maintaining their local ICT systems in line with global standards

Software Development

• Ensure global databases and information systems customization based on regional needs as well as contribution to global data base development • Oversee development of regional databases in line with global guidelines, with special focus on ICT4D applications • Ensure capacity building in software development

Network Services

• Align with International Office on current ICT issues • Manage and develop regional collaboration and communication systems in line with global standards • Ensure similar standards and secure systems for operational efficiency in Regional Offices and MAs

People management responsibility

• Lead the team of co-workers in the function in the region, managing the performance and ensuring development of direct reports

Position Requirements/Required knowledge and capabilities

• Masters in Computer Science or related field • A minimum of 10 years’ progressive work experience in software development, network development and managing international projects • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills • Willingness and ability to travel in the region and from time to time internationally • The incumbent must be innately passionate about children’s rights and international development

Preferred knowledge and capabilities:

• Experience in a decentralized multi-cultural organization • Coaching and training skills


How to apply:

If you are interested and qualified for this position, please send your detailed e-mail application with three traceable references by close of business 20th February 2019 through, ESAF.HROD@sos-kd.org

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