Director of Information Technology Services - Durban in KwaZulu-Natal - Sage SkillsMap

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    About this job ad 20 September


  • Durban, eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Description

  • A Brief Overview of the position
    The incoming Director of IT Services will report to AHRI’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and will be responsible for the strategic direction and effective functioning of the information technology support services (ITS) and information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure for AHRI at both campuses of the Institution. The Director will be expected to work closely with the (CIO) to develop and implement AHRI’s information management strategy, and will be responsible for ITS strategy and the development of an ICT infra-structure architecture to enhance and support the AHRI scientific strategy.
    Responsibilities include ensuring a reliable and effective ICT infrastructure, information technology services as well supporting the computing needs of AHRI Faculty and staff; overseeing all outsourced ICT services; ensuring ICT business continuity and security and be responsible for the ITS budget.
    The Director will be based in Durban and will be assisted by IT Heads of Department who are responsible for IT services in Durban and Somkhele. The successful candidate is likely to be a seasoned senior ICT leader in a corporate or public R&D institute, a university, a medical or biological sciences research institute. Candidates will only progress to the shortlist for interview if they have been responsible for leading institutional IT development projects. These could include projects such migration to cloud solutions, change management in a merger, primary responsibility for the design and implementation of the ICT infra-structure of an institution, primary responsibility for ICT vendor relationship and outsourced service management, a track record of successfully ensuring ICT business continuity and disaster recovery and primary responsibility for the ICT budget of an substantial organisation.

    Minimum Qualification
    1. A degree or national diploma in Information systems or related field
    2. Industry recognised certifications, such as Microsoft certified system engineering or computer network certification.
    Minimum Experience
    1. 8-10 years’ experience in the management of ICT infra-structure and information technology services.
    2. At least 5 years’ experience in being responsible for the overall strategic direction of ICT infrastructure and information technology services of an organisation with at least 100 employees. It will be an advantage if this organisation is in the tertiary education or research fields.
    3. At least 10 years’ experience in managing virtualised server installations and data storage sub-systems
    4. At least 10 years’ experience in managing complex local and wide-area networks between various sites of the same organisation.
    5. At least 5 years’ experience with vendor and supplier management, including the development and monitoring of SLAs
    6. Ability to contribute to multiple projects for different business stakeholders with excellent project management skills
    7. Experience implementing technology under a defined corporate and industry standard compliant methodology

  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Diploma /Bachelor's/ N6
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No


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  • Director of Information Technology Services - Durban in eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal

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