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Senior Manager, IT Job in Kenya


Our client is in the banking industry and is the first bank approved by the Central Bank of Kenya to operate as a full-fledged Sharia compliant banking institution.
Reporting to the Head of Operations and IT, The purpose of the position is to manage the Information Technology Department of the Bank.
The Major responsibility is to formulate and implement strategies that ensure the Bank has the right systems to run its business operations and that there is maximum availability of the systems throughout the Bank.
§  Identify IT requirements of the Bank and ensure that these are in line with best practice.
§  Develop and maintain an information technology plan/strategy for the Bank with input and participation from users and the appropriate IT staff.
§  Provide IT infrastructure services including Desktop applications, local and /or wide area networks, IT security and Telecommunication.
§  Liaise with system vendors for the development and implementation of new systems.
§  Define and implement policies for security, appropriate use, software license, compliance and other items as appropriate to meet the goals of the assigned department.
§  Responsible for IT Hardware, software and maintenance procurement.
§  Ensure software purchased for the Bank’s use meets the necessary requirements and that the implementation is done appropriately.
§  Work with senior management to propose, agree and deliver IT service to defined Service Level Agreements.
§  Manage the IT department including performance of staff, disciplinary and career development.
§  Develop and maintain a disaster recovery plan.
§  Develop and control the IT Security Policy.
§  Ensure that Bank employees have the skills required to execute their role.
§  Provide a monthly written report to the Head of Operations and IT on all aspects of the IT department.
§  Bachelors Degree in IT/ Computer Science or related disciplines.
§  5 year’s working experience in a busy business environment, 3 years of which must be in a Senior Management position.
§  Experience in Banking System analysis, design, programming, installation and customization including integrated Software programmes.
§  Good interpersonal relations and communications skills.
How to apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a day time phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 29th August 2011 to:
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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