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Tuesday 22 October 2013

Head of Information Systems Job in Uganda at Marie Stopes Uganda

Job Title:   Head of Information Systems
Recruiter :Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU)
Location Kampala,
City Uganda
Reports to:Director Corporate Services

Job Summary: The Head of Information Systems will be leading / managing the IT Team, the IS Head’s main role is to solve problems in a multi-server environment, through a variety of software systems and applications in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedures, Donor compliance regulations, deadlines, contractual targets and budgets
The key deliverable will be to ensure that all information systems for programme activities are integrated; accessible to Senior management team via  dashboard and all programmes have the necessary information systems tools and support. This position will work closely with the research and metrics team to ensure the integrity of programme statistical data.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSU’s Goal: THE PREVENTION OF UNWANTED BIRTHS and its mission of ensuring the individual’s right to CHILDREN BY CHOICE NOT CHANCE

Major Roles
Coordinating and supervising multiple systems to work in unison, either internally or throughout a prescribed network of external platforms.
Analyzes existing systems, and infrastructure, for efficiency and recommends upgrades and design changes.
Develop budgets to accommodate the technological communication needs of various departments and service areas.
Give direction, and motivation, to the team currently made up of four resources
Clearly communicate Information System strategies to Senior Management and technically to vendors and team.
Create, implement and support the country program IS strategic plan within a time line and budget
Clear communications with multiple managers to facilitate identifying issues and developing logical, cost-effective solutions.
Supervise security efforts to prevent breaches from hackers, and to keep data and confidential information safe.
Interface with management to report on IT activities and return on investment analysis for systems expenditures.
Introduce, and maintain, Information Systems and Technology policies, procedures and best practice.
Ability to support Senior Management team with statistical data during donor presentation

The candidate should possess a bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, computer technology or business administration is required.

Skills and Experience:
Skills set should include business analysis, system analysis and technical skills (networking or programming).
A master's degree in a related field is a plus.
Three to Five years’ experience in ICT management.
In-depth knowledge of software, hardware and LAN (local area network) integration is necessary.
The ability to work with remote teams
Proven excellent technical oral, written, and editing abilities; ability to present and write influentially for multiple audiences
The ability to manage vendors and monitor task. Management of a team is essential.
Must be able to satisfy stakeholders
Should be able to work in deadline driven/results orientated atmospheres
Able to think strategically and a good planner
Able to manage and motivate teams to achieve targets and to achieve organisational change.

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