Commission for Gender Equality Head of Information Communication Technology Jobs in South Africa

Commission for Gender Equality Head of Information Communication Technology Jobs in South Africa


  • The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) is an Independent and statutory body established in terms of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996). The CGE is committed to a society free from gender oppression and all forms of inequality. Applic ations are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions: Head of Information Communication Technology (ICT)

  • The CGE has identified a need to enhance its existing Case Management System (CMS) and implementation of its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that will require re-engineering and technical services in support of networks, communication, applications, and information systems that are currently operational, under development or requiring upgrades.

  • The Head of ICT will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CGE. The purpose of this role is to manage the activities, outputs and outcomes of the ICT Department of the CGE at the Head Office in Johannesburg and CGE Provincial Offices, providing strategic leadership and direction to the work of the Department, with the primary responsibilities that include planning, implementing and managing the overall business of the ICT Department.

  • The work of the Head of ICT must impact directly on the deliverables of the CGE and support the performance of the institution, ensuring that proper processes and methodologies are followed and implemented according to the latest industry standards and in line with the overall business of the CGE.

    Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in the ICT environment and a master’s degree would be an added advantage.

  • A minimum of 5 - 8 ICT management experience.

  • A good understanding of the ICT universe /landscape.

  • Working knowledge of ERP/CRM/Case management systems for workplace environments.

  • Valid driver’s licence and willingness to travel.

    Skills and Competencies:

  • Understanding of Governance & Risk matters associated with ICT.

  • Experience in managing outsourced third-party providers and solutions.

  • Ability to contribute to organizational productivity and work efficiencies.

  • Ability to maximize ICT assets utilization.

  • Ability to manage IT infrastructure and systems performance.

  • Good track record in business process automation and digitalization.

  • Ownership and ability to see the bigger picture and take ownership by thinking and acting beyond the role.

  • A self-starter with an innovative mindset and ability to persuade non-technical audiences of the benefits and risks of ICT options.

  • Ability to manage ICT infrastructure and systems capability, capacity and information security.

  • Programme and project management experience.

  • Experience in contract management in the ICT environment.

  • Strong communications and analytical skills, as well as excellent report writing skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

  • Systematic and attention to detail.

  • Commitment to promoting public service governance principles and adherence to the relevant regulatory systems.

  • Commitment to working towards a gender equal society.

  • Integrity, resilience and professional conduct.

  • Oral and written presentation skills.

    Functional Responsibilities:

  • Participation in the strategic planning of the CGE and ensuring that the annual performance and quarterly plans of
    the ICT Department are developed, implemented, monitored and reported on as required.

  • Providing strategic leadership, direction and mentorship to the CGE users, including change-management within the department and the CGE as a whole.

  • Developing the relevant skills in the CGE, to ensure users are up to date in relation to systems utilisation, including assisting the CGE community to adapt to the use of new technologies, facilitating efficient transition to the 4th Industrial Revolution as required.

  • Setting ICT goals aligned with the CGE’s mandate, including the institutional vision, mission and core values.

  • Conceptualisation and supervision of multiple ICT projects, nationally and provincially.

  • Conceptualisation of the ICT agenda of the CGE in consultation with the relevant oversight structures, for consensus management.

  • Implementing effective budget planning and financial management of the Department’s resources.

  • Ensuring compliance with the CGE internal regulatory systems, as well as national and international legislation governing the work of the CGE and the public sector as a whole, such as the PAIA and POPIA.

  • Ensuring the operations of the department are in compliance with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996) and the CGE Act 39 of 1996, at all times.

  • Taking a leadership role in working with partner organisations on key policy issues as they relate to the CGE ICT environment.

  • Ensuring the integration of ICT and Communications systems in the CGE.

  • Conduct periodic impact assessments and user satisfactory surveys of the CGE ICT systems.

  • Participate in CGE internal and external meetings and perform other duties as assigned by the CEO.

  • Promote and extend the good name and standing of the CGE, including enhanced information security in the institution.

  • Uphold the institutional values of the Commission for Gender Equality.

  • Undertake technology assessments to support the continuous evaluation of current enterprise ICT Infrastructure environment in the CGE.

  • Evaluate efforts against contracted deliverables.

  • Provide technical specifications in preparation/definition of technical and functional specifications of the ICT enterprise infrastructure in the CGE, including and not limited to data centres, power supplies/backups, software installations, firewalls and security concerns together with Logical Networking separation of concerns.

  • Evaluate institutional skill and knowledge gaps and provide recommendations on topics and methods for capacity building.

  • Procurement solicitation and documentation for required business tools for the CGE users, including policy development in this regard, as well as wireless requirements.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Commission for Gender Equality Head of Information Communication Technology Jobs in South Africa


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