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Dec 20, 2017

Catholic University Head of ICT

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa is seeking to recruit a hands-on, dynamic, knowledgeable and performance-oriented person to fill the position of Head of ICT.

Reporting to: Deputy Vice Chancellor / Academic Affairs and Research
JOB SUMMARY: To provide leadership in the formulation and implementation of the University’s ICT strategies and policies; develop information technology and telecommunication systems and manage ICT risk and security

  1. Review and implement ICT standards, policies and procedures in line with best practice in the industry and CUEA’s overall strategy.
  2. Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of information systems and electronic data processing (EDP).
  3. Liaise with the different divisions and departments to understand their ICT requirements and discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines.
  4. Lead both internal and third party service providers to design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer software, networks and information systems as per the University’s requirements.
  5. Ensure the provision of all key ICT services as per Service Level agreements with the other divisions and departments within the University.
  6. Develop standard operating procedures and best practices, including providing written protocols and guidance to IT staff and to end-users.
  7. Identify the most appropriate procurement options for ICT to support the University’s objectives in liaison with the Supply Chain and Finance team and participate in the pre-qualification, negotiation and contracting of third party ICT service providers.
  8. Develop, review and implement CUEA’s ICT Security, disaster recovery and Business Continuity Plans.
  9. Work with HR to develop and implement training programs to broaden ICT skills in the University.
  10. Keep up to date with the latest technologies and determine what new technology solutions and implementations will meet University and system requirements.
  11. Develop and recommend appropriate actions to deliver efficient and effective ICT services.
  12. Prepare quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports.
  13. Coordinate ICT projects in liaison with the user departments.
  14. Develop ICT budgets and manage all ICT operational and capital expenditures by obtaining competitive prices from suppliers, to ensure cost effectiveness.
  15. Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor
  • Work closely with VC and DVCs.
  • Work Deans and HODs.
  • Build strong relationship with key stakeholders, donors and development partners.
  • Project and general management knowledge and expertise.
  • Information Security Standards/practices.
  • Software development
  • At least master’s degree in Information Systems
  • Over 10 years’ working experience with at least 6 years in senior management position.
  • ICT related Certification
  • Qualification in Business/Systems Administration will be an added advantage
  • Integrity, honesty and ethics.
  • Strong skills in software development
  • Abreast of leading edge developments in ICT.
  • Demonstrate good planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Professionalism – maintains a professional approach based on ethics and CUEA values.

Applications should reach the Human Resources Manager on or before 5th January 2018.
Applicants should enclose a C.V., copies of relevant certificates and transcripts, and three reference letters from recognized persons/institutions.


Contact Information

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Administration, Finance And Planning
P.O. Box 62157 - 00200 

Nairobi - Kenya
Telephone: (020)2525811-5
Fax: 254-20-891084

Rev. Dr. Pius Male Ssentumbwe
Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Administration, Finance and Planning

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