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Job Title: Management Information Systems Officer Organisation: ECLOF- UGANDA Duty Station: Kampala Reports to: Finance Manager
About the Job
This position will be responsible for effectively managing the day to day development and execution of all information technology functions enterprise software, applications development, technology infrastructure (servers, workstations, peripherals, wireless network, wireless scanning devices, etc.), information security, and telecommunications.
This position will monitor new and emerging systems and technology and make recommendations to the Management Team on purchases, negotiate contracts with technology vendors and suppliers, lead data reporting and system user training while optimizing the return of technology investments.
Key Accountabilities: Provides management and leadership to the IT Department to support daily operations and continue to enhance IT systems and services to meet the needs of associates and external partners. Conduct ongoing analysis of current systems utilization and needs. Leads IT 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 across the organization. Establishes IT departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures. Be a hands on officer who will eliminate the need for reliance on outside vendors through their knowledge and experience. Utilizes broad IT knowledge and understanding of the current and future business needs to define and estimate IT project costs, efforts, and ROI for consideration by the Management Team. Assesses and communicates risks associated with IT investments. Leads approved IT projects from start to end to ensure tasks and ownership are assigned, timelines are met and the project stays on scope and budget all while providing continuous communication and updates to the Management Team and other affected staff. Provide management leadership for the Information Technology team by attracting, retaining, and developing all members of the team to achieve high performance levels by ensuring a positive and ethical work culture. Responsible for the management of multiple information and communications systems and projects, including voice, data, imaging, and office automation. Oversees the development and maintenance of the systems architecture, defining standards and protocols for data exchange, communications, software and interconnection of company information systems. Coordinates and manages information reporting needs and data analysis for the organization. Ensures that the related information systems are designed and managed in a way to facilitate the effective gathering, processing, distribution and use of pertinent information required by all departments.
Oversees and carries out the development and implementation of technology related user-training programs. Develops and maintains corporate policies and standards aimed at maximizing effectiveness and minimizing costs related to the acquisition, implementation and operation of IT systems. Serves as the organizational leader of Information Security practices and development and execution of an enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan for technology systems.
Education: Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Information Sciences, or related business field is required.
Experience and Knowledge Possess a thorough knowledge of all functional aspects of IT. At least 3 years’ experience of progressively more responsible IT Technology Skills – hands on experience with the following IT environments: ERP software (Macola Preferred), SQL, Applications Development, IT Infrastructure, Virtual Server environments, Microsoft Exchange Server, Security, and Telecommunications. Possess solid experience in the application of project management and office productivity tools (e.g. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Crystal). Natural Focus on Customer Service Excellence–commitment to consistently deliver high quality work, products and services in a timely and cost effective manner. Communication Skills – Strong verbal, organizational and written communication. Strong Work Ethic – has a self-starting nature and conscientious and diligent work ethic, a demonstrated flexibility, integrity, and commitment to see any issue through to its resolution.
Operational Focus – goal of optimizing organizational, team, and individual effectiveness to meet business goals. Leadership-ability to provide leadership and develop the IT Department, both within the department and throughout the organization.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates send a cover letter, academic documents and CV to email@example.com (Subject Line: MIS- officer – First Name, Last Name)
OR Hand deliver your cover letter, academic documents and CV to ECLOF UGANDA Head office located at Pot 2 Kyagwe Road, Ground floor, Kati House. P.O. Box 22886, Kampala – Uganda. Contact us on 0414344249
Deadline: March 23rd 2020 at 5:00pm.