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Director, ICT and Records Management (MIS/IT 6)

Date Posted
14th December 2017
Reference
VAC-27668
Sector
Government & Public Sector, Information & Communication Technology
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant post of Director, ICT and Records Management (MIS/IT 6) in the Office of the Services Commissions (Central Government).

Job Description

Job Purpose

Under the general direction of the Director, Corporate and Special Services, the incumbent plans, co-ordinates and oversees the development, implementation, management and maintenance of a modern Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for the Office of the Services Commissions (OSC), based on the business plans/strategies of the Department and according to the Government of Jamaica policies.

 

Key Responsibilities

Policy and Strategic Management:

  • Participates in the development and implementation of the Corporate/Operational Plan and Budget for the Office;
  • Develops and implements the Annual Operational Plan and Budget for the Unit.
  • Manages the operations of the Unit;
  • Develops, implements and evaluates IT strategies/plans, policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision in accordance with Government regulations and in keeping with the organization’s objectives;
  • Prepares and submits reports, position papers and other documents as required;
  • Represents the OSC at local and international meetings, conferences and other fora as required.

 

Technical/Professional:

  • Develops, implements and manages Service Level Agreements (SLAs);
  • Reviews requests for technology and makes recommendations, as appropriate, on alternative system options;
  • Develops computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing and disaster recovery;
  • Facilitates the procurement of hardware/software on behalf of the Department, in accordance with the Government’s procurement procedures;
  • Provides ICT policy direction and support services to Senior Management and Unit Heads, thereby planning and developing a variety of documents as required;
  • Oversees the management of ICT through the access and utilization of information systems such as email, internet and in the networking of information technology for the different Units (Unit Heads);
  • Ensures the management team is up to date and well educated on strategic Information Technology issues;
  • Selects, develops, implements and supports new systems and technologies;
  • Conducts post implementation reviews to ensure that benefits are achieved;
  • Ensures proper documentation, storage and dissemination of information pertaining to ICT systems, policies, procedures , plans and projects;
  • Formulates and implements an ICT acquisition strategy that ensures compliance with vendor licencing requirements, as well as Government of Jamaica’s procurement guidelines;
  • Provides technical advice to the Chief Personnel Officer and other relevant personnel on ICT matters;
  • Develops and maintains current and effective ICT training plans for the organization;
  • Collaborates with the relevant personnel to develop a programme for the effective communication of the Department’s policies, programmes and projects to its stakeholders;
  • Ensures that the organization’s website is current and accessible;
  • Conducts primary and secondary research and analysis of ICT and informs how these tools can be utilized in maximizing the organization’s ICT effectiveness;
  • Acts as resource person on selection panels service wide.

 

Human Resource Management:

  • Provides leadership and guidance to direct reports through effective planning, delegation, communication, training, mentoring, coaching and performance assessment.
  • Ensures staff is aware of, and adheres to organizational policies and procedures;
  • Ensures the effective utilization of staff in the team to maximize productivity and enhance personal development;
  • Participates in the recruitment of staff for the Unit and recommends transfer, promotion, termination and leave in accordance with established Human Resource policies and procedures;
  • Establishes and maintains a system that fosters a culture of teamwork, employee empowerment and commitment to the Unit’s and Ministry’s goals;
  • Ensures the welfare and developmental needs of direct reports are clearly identified and addressed.

 

Other:

  • Leads/participates in internal and external cross-functional teams to represent the views and interests of the Office as required;
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills
  • Broad-based knowledge of the future direction and use of ICT by Government and the Private Sectors
  • Knowledge of the Government of Jamaica’s procurement procedures and Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act
  • Excellent problem-solving, strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Sound Human Resource/People Management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Sound personal and professional integrity
  • Confidentiality

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience

  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems or equivalent qualifications and training in current technology. A Master’s Degree in Information Technology or a related field would be an asset;
  • Proficiency in Project Management would be an asset;
  • Six (6) years’ experience in the Information Technology field, including three (3) years’ experience at the management level.

 

Salary range $1,758,169 – $2,089,910 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post. 

 

Please note that only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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