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Sep 13, 2017

JamboPay Chief Information Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya


Job Vacancy: Chief Information Officer
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Nairobi
Travel Required: 50% in East Africa
Background: Our client, JamboPay is one of the East Africa leading financial technology companies, providing key services in electronic payments, e-revenue collection and other financial services to both public and private sector.
We wish to recruit an experienced, competent and self-motivated individual with excellent technical and leadership skills to guide JamboPay in delivering on its strategic intents.
Key Responsibilities
Work requirements and tasks will be guided by the laid down policies and procedures which are reviewed periodically and fall broadly in the following Key Responsibility Areas (KRAs):
1. Financial
  • Approve, coordinate and control all projects related to selection, implementation and maintenance of information systems and installation of major information systems for the affiliate.
  • Provide advice on evaluation, selection, implementation and maintenance of information systems and ensure appropriate investment in strategic and operational systems.
  • Review all hardware and software acquisition and maintenance contracts, soliciting involvement and participation of other management team members as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain corporate policies and standards aimed at maximizing effectiveness and minimizing costs related to the acquisition, implementation and operation of IT systems.
  • Develop, when possible, master purchase or lease agreements for hardware, software, maintenance and telecommunication services.
  • Lead on ICT strategic sourcing, procurement development, co-ordination, implementing the procurement strategy and developing a sustainable fit for purpose service, ensuring that this is supported by a set of cost-effective external service contracts which are managed successfully.
  • Develop and monitor approved annual operating and capital budgets for information and technology systems.
  • Maintain contact with IT suppliers and maintain knowledge of current technology, equipment, prices and terms of agreements to minimize the investment required to meet established service levels.
2. Policy Development
  • Responsible for the technology vision and planning process that will regularly evaluate existing technology, information systems and staffing, research new solutions and technologies and recommend changes.
  • Develop and enforce policy and procedures to ensure the protection of the affiliates IT assets and the integrity, security and privacy if information entrusted to or maintained by the affiliate.
  • Recommend changes to software applications based on analysis of their impact to all users’ requirements.
3. Systems Administration/Reporting
  • Develop and maintain system recovery plan.
  • Oversee the development, maintenance, and communication of systems documentation, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensure that all information systems and networks operate according to internal standards, external accrediting standards, regulatory and legal requirements.
4. Training
  • Supervise the development and maintenance of user documentation, including complete user manuals, FAQs and help files.
  • Communicate IT plans, policies and technology trends throughout the organization, including management groups and staff.
  • Develop, implement and maintain comprehensive user training program. Provide directly or arrange new user training and advanced training for existing users.
Key Performance Indicators
a) % of current business initiatives driven by ICT
b) % of ICT cost in relation to Actual Revenue
c) % ICT Capital Spending of Total Revenue
d) % Average time-to- profitability for changes to existing products/services
Qualifications and Experience Profile
  • Master’s degree in Business or Information Technology
  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology – Information Technology, Business IT, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Relevant ICT Professional Certification(s)
  • Membership in an ICT professional body
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in transforming and managing significant ICT services in a large organization
  • An understanding of ICT strategy, business technology and its application at all levels
  • Experience in mobile payment technologies and financial products in East Africa will be a principal advantage
  • Experience in rolling out financial products to market and sustaining their performance is a requirement
  • Experience in costing and achieving return on investment in new products/ services
  • Experience in managing teams is a requirement
Key Competencies
  • Knowledge of operational characteristics and requirements of computer hardware and peripheral equipment
  • Knowledge of programming languages, database management systems and applications
  • Good Networking across the Industry
  • Experience of working in partnership with others, internal and external to the organization, to deliver an effective ICT function
Personal Attributes
  • Able to Influence
  • Open-minded and adaptable
  • Resilient and persuasive
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications by email only to [email protected] with the job title as the subject heading. 

The application will consist of a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae as one MS Word or PDF document with three (3) professional referees. 

Applicants are encouraged to CLICK HERE to view the detailed JD for the position on the following link. 

DO NOT attach copies of certificates/testimonials. 

Include your current and expected remuneration package in the cover letter. 

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday 22nd September 2017. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Our client is an equal opportunity employer.

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