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IT Manager at RACG Latest July 2017 Jobs in Kenya

IT Manager at RACG Latest Jobs in Kenya

Responsible for developing and implementing IT strategies in the bank in line with the strategic objectives of the Bank. This is done by delivering value through appropriate and cost-effective technologies

Responsibilities for the IT Manager Job

Strategic Alignment

  • Plan, Design and Implement Strategic IT Objectives that supports the Bank’s business objectives
  • Participate in the budgetary process that ensures adequate IT resources are planned for to achieve Bank objectives and leverage on emerging opportunities

Value Delivery

  • Implement appropriate and Cost-effective solutions that support the business operations
  • Negotiate service level agreements and monitor the performance of vendors and suppliers to ensure the service level agreements are met;
  • Be the Project Lead on all IT related projects

Resource Planning

  • Participate in the process of recruitment, selection, induction and training to ensure appropriate skills are available in the department.
  • Direct, support and guide staff activities to agreed achieve goals for each financial reporting period.
  • Manage IT procurements in collaboration with Bank procurement department and in accordance with Bank procurement rules and regulations;

Risk Management

  • In Liaison with the Risk Function, Plan, Design, Implement and monitor IT Security Issues. This includes business continuity planning; Participating in, maintaining, updating and complying to the risk register and matrix.
  • Monitor leases and contracts and ensure compliance with terms and proper licensing for all hardware and software components is done;
  • Design, Implement and Enforce appropriate and effective internal IT controls;
  • Ensure timely closure of all issues identified in various IT audits.

Performance Management

  • Monitor performance against agreed objectives
  • Setting targets, monitoring performance and giving support, instruction and advice to subordinates;
  • Manage vendor relationship on existing services and update contracts for installed hardware & software;
  • Ensure the monthly IT steering committee meeting is held as constituted and all decision points are followed up for closure.
  • Perform any other duties as may be directed by the Head of IT or Executive.

Problem solving and decision-making

  • Enforcing departmental control that would limit loss
  • Troubleshooting PC hardware and software problems.
  • Implementation of sound system policies.
  • Communicating and educating all staff on IT security policies
  • Effective management of movement of IT hardware and repairs of the same.
  • Effective management of maintenance contracts for all IT systems.

The types/nature of problems/decisions that the jobholder must refer to his superior for appropriate action.

  • Major purchase of hardware and software.
  • Implementation of new systems.
  • Core Banking Systems setup parameters alterations.
  • Approval of amendments of and new IT policies.

Qualifications for the IT Manager Job

  • An undergraduate degree in an ICT related field;
  • A Master’s degree would be an added advantage; and
  • A post-graduate diploma in an ICT related field is preferred for candidates without an ICT related undergraduate degree.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Operating systems
  • Database management skills with more emphasis on Sybase database administration
  • Banking system knowledge & General Banking knowledge
  • LAN & WAN, Cisco Networking knowledge
  • Project management skills – Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Working experience 5 years in a busy IT setup.

Communications and Working Relationships

  • Liaise with Heads of departments on IT issues and its impact on them.
  • Engaging service providers and vendors on issue reviews.
  • Inform users of any major systems updates which are about to take place and explain to them how the updates will impact on their daily operations of the system.
  • Brief executive on major system implementations / issues, and explain the impact on the banking business.

How To Apply

Apply to [email protected]

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