Job Title: IT Manager
Organisation: Monitor Publications Limited
Reports to: Managing Director
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Monitor Publications Limited, A Nations Media Group Company operates Uganda’s most influential media house boosting of the Daily Monitor, Sunday Monitor newspapers, 93.3 & KFM Radio Stations, Nation Couriers and the Monitor Business Directory.
Job Summary: The IT Manager will provide leadership and support in the development and implementation of effective Information Technology (IT) that ensures best practice IT service delivery to the internal customers to maximize the return on investment in IT.
Develop and implement an effective MPL IT strategy that supports the corporate strategy, maximizes IT service delivery and fully exploits technology.
Prepare monthly reports on the achievement of MPL IT strategy and submit to both the MD of MPL and Group IT Director
As a member of the management team contribute towards the success of MPL and provide requisite IT support for all business systems.
Co-ordinate IT functions across MPL operations and provide strategic leadership and guidance on IT matters including enforcing best practice in IT standards.
Prepare and monitor the IT budget
Lead and manage the IT team in the design, development, implementation, operation and support of an integrated IT infrastructure.
Manage transition from legacy systems to the state -of-art enterprise resource planning, the Internet and e-business systems environment. Increase business benefits by introducing and developing e-commerce and other internet related capabilities.
Ensure efficient and effective IT support to end users through effective supervision of the IT team, including training of users to ensure best utilization of available IT facilities
Management of outsourced IT services
Implement digitized document management solutions to automate existing manual workflows
Advice on emerging or new technologies, media convergence and opportunities for MPL
Responsible for pursuing new business/revenue opportunities for MPL based on IT as key driver and to pursue cost savings using IT.
The applicant should hold a University Degree in Computer Science or any other related field from an accredited institution as well as a Post graduate qualification in IT and IT recognized certifications, e.g. Microsoft, CISA, CCNA
Skills and Experience:
Five to seven years' working experience in IT, preferably in an FMCG company with three years at management level.
Excellent Communication skills Oral and written
Very strong Interpersonal skills
High standards of Integrity
Good organizational and planning skills
Highly organized with ability to multitask
Assertive, proactive and diligent with commitment to high standards of service delivery.
Creative and innovative, with a forward thinking approach
Ability to prioritize, organize own workload and manage projects to completion Ability to work well under pressure and with tight time constraints
Ability to make sound judgment & decisions, providing advice and guidance on all IT organizational matters.
If you believe that you are our ideal candidate, please submit your application detailed CV and academic documents with a daytime telephone number.
The Resourcing & Talent Management Specialist, Monitor Publications Ltd .
P. O. Box 12141, Kampala, Uganda.
Or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 28th October 2013