SOS Children's Villages International Director of information & communication technology /Eastern and Southern Africa Office Jobs in Ethiopia

SOS Children's Villages International Director of information & communication technology /Eastern and Southern Africa Office Jobs in Ethiopia



Closing date: 20 Feb 2019

Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages is a dynamic, international social development organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of orphaned and vulnerable children.

Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

Governance and Strategy

  • Ensure alignment of regional ICT activities with the global SOS strategy and steer the objective to reach an efficient and competitive work environment in MAs
  • Contribute to the further development of the global "Roadmap for ICT systems standardization" and monitor its implementation in the region
  • Participate in global ICT planning and management processes and represent the region
  • Participate in regional planning and management processes and ensure alignment of MAs
  • Support the International Competence Centre in steering the De-Centralized Development Centers
  • Perform regional ICT cost controlling and advocate adequate ICT budgets
  • Steer and support NA ICT planning and budgeting
  • Coordinate country and region-wide ICT activities, ensure collaboration with other INGOs on ICT topics
  • Consult regional management in ICT issues, promote and advocate for ICT potential and benefits

    Capacity Building

  • Ensure capacity building measures in the region, in MAs and for Business Analysts
  • Identify, advocate and manage innovation in the area of ICT to gain higher efficiency as well as competitive advantage and an efficient as well as competitive work environment
  • Promote regional ICT knowledge and best practice sharing
  • Ensure consultation and
    support of member associations in developing and maintaining their local ICT systems in line with global standards

    Software Development

  • Ensure global databases and information systems customization based on regional needs as well as contribution to global data base development
  • Oversee development of regional databases in line with global guidelines, with special focus on ICT4D applications
  • Ensure capacity building in software development

    Network Services

  • Align with International Office on current ICT issues
  • Manage and develop regional collaboration and communication systems in line with global standards
  • Ensure similar standards and secure systems for operational efficiency in Regional Offices and MAs

    People management responsibility

  • Lead the team of co-workers in the function in the region, managing the performance and ensuring development of direct reports

  • Position Requirements/Required knowledge and capabilities

  • Masters in Computer Science or related field
  • A minimum of 10 years’ progressive work experience in software development, network development and managing international projects
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel in the region and from time to time internationally
  • The incumbent must be innately passionate about children’s rights and international development

    Preferred knowledge and capabilities:

  • Experience in a decentralized multi-cultural organization
  • Coaching and training skills

    How to apply:

    If you are interested and qualified for this position, please send your detailed e-mail application with three traceable references by close of business 20th February 2019 through, ESAF.HROD@sos-kd.org

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