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Head of ICT – Mogadishu, Somalia

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Job Description

Company Name: Idman Community Bank
Position Title: Head of ICT

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia
Reported: CEO

Deadline: 11th Dec 2020

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the CEO and appropriate staff on developing the Bank’s ICT strategy and annual operational plan, ensuring synergy with organizational strategy and
  2. Lead a team of IT and communications professionals to implement the ICT strategy and other policy documents, oversee the ICT business change programme and deliver various business critical and support systems to a range of users across the Bank all the
  3. Keep abreast of technology trends which offer solid, appropriate, cost-effective ICT solutions to the Bank.
  4. Oversee the development and delivery of ICT products and services, in accordance with agreed service and performance standards, industry best practice and in alignment with Bank objectives and strategic
  5. Control and manage capital expenditure and budgets, ensuring expenditure within the ICT function is appropriately managed, based on lean management principles, quality of service commitment and performance management.
  6. Participate in the procurement, supply and negotiation of ICT goods and services for the Bank in conjunction with Projects and Logistics professionals, as
  7. Oversee all people management matters within the This includes the development of teams and individuals so as to enhance performance and potential.
  8. To manage the relationship with all key stakeholders both internally and externally and maintain appropriate communications forums with them.
  9. To maintain an ICT strategy that ensures the Bank is prepared for changes in the nature of its business, ICT and the needs of the local
  10. Perform such other duties as reasonably correspond to the general character of the post and are commensurate with its level of
  11. Update Executive committee with all the technology changes in place and work out a mechanism of updating the platforms to enable the bank keep a competitive position through appropriate technology
  12. Administer service contracts with ISPs to maintain the highest level of service to the Branches and minimize any network downtime due to technical difficulties; coordinates with ISPs for maintenance and installation; oversee maintenance and management of critical network elements
  13. Coordinate and update top management on all vendors of computer systems to ensure the bank maintains a good relationship with vendors to have a better service guarantee from the vendors
  14. Coordinate the processes of updating the intranet to ensure standard procedures in the department
  15. Work with other department heads to implement automation processes aimed at improving efficiency in the banks different areas of operations
  16. Evaluate all ICT updates/upgrades and advise management on all changes in the technology platform bearing in mind the costs and
  17. Prepare and test the bank’s disaster recovery plans for information systems
  18. Regularly prepare Management reports on the departmental
  19. Prepare ad-hoc reports as and when required by other stake-holders
  20. IT Equipment Vendor management
  21. Overall Supervisory responsibility involving conducting performance appraisals, training and developing subordinates
  22. Ensure a centralized Help-desk service is provided to all staff
  23. Monitor compliance with ICT best practice, policies and


  • The ideal applicant must hold a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Computer Management/Information Technology or relevant IT related
  • Relevant Practical training in ICT management in the financial services
  • Professional Certification such as Oracle Certified Professional (OCA,OCP), Sun Solaris Systems/Network/Security Administrator, Cisco Certification etc, are
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills with good organizational and administrative skills
  • Sound knowledge of general banking law and operational practices
  • Ability to translate strategy into achievable performance objectives
  • At least seven years’ professional experience in ICT Management, 4 of which must have been in banking, in a management role including delivery of major
  • Good knowledge of best practices in ICT in the banking industry
  • Working experience in LAN/WAN
  • Working knowledge of UNIX and or Oracle Administration
  • Good management skills of technical support
  • Current Knowledge of Computer Hardware and So ware
  • Knowledge and skill in basic computer programming, preferably using c/c++, java, Oracle tools (SQL*PLUS and PL/SQL) and UNIX Shell
  • Influential skills to motivate staff to achieve
  • Project Management skills e. Timely delivery of planned core Projects
  • Good leadership, results oriented, agile & adaptable, analytical and systematic thinking skills
  • Liaising with vendors for quotations and supply of equipment and service delivery


Apply through this email:careers@icbank.so and title with, ”HEAD OF ICT.” before 11th Dec 2020. 12:00pm

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