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Head of Internal IT Job Vacancy in Kenya

We are a leading provider of integrated business and technology solutions across Africa, in the Financial, Telecom, Real Estate, Service Industries and Government. 

We work in partnership with Global Technology Industry leaders and collaborative synergies with Domain & Technology centric Eco-system Partners.

We deliver business value to customers through a combination of process excellence, quality frameworks and Service Delivery innovation.

We are seeking a results oriented, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to fill the following vacant position:

Head - Internal IT 

Ref: SST/KE/HIT/2011 

Key Responsibilities

Strategic IT Planning:
  • Developing new technologies, architectures and internal IT network systems.
  • Determining and managing all aspects of planning, designing, building and operating the SST IT infrastructure.
  • Developing and executing the information technology strategic plans and related budgets for the business.
Management of IT Operations: 
  • Overseeing the management of information technology business support systems to ensure delivery of expected results to end users.
  • Ensuring the performance of the existing and any developed IT network infrastructure to ascertain effective implementation of business solutions to its internal customers
  • Ensuring all measures are in place to enforce security and integrity of data and information held in the business’ information system by putting in place the security measures based on best practices and accepted global standards.
Solution Development and Delivery: 
  • Serving as a technical expert representative across internal functional teams and the information technology industry.
  • Suggesting alternative technical solutions to meet staff requirements more efficiently, and/or with greater reusability, and / or longer life.
  • Formulating and reviewing specifications and policies for purchase of internal IT solutions.
  • Preparing functional recurrent and development budgets and managing expenditure for the unit.
  • Defining, communicating and enforcing internal coding standards.
  • Identifying reusable internal code required for the company’s internal code library and ensuring the high quality creation of the internal code.
Relationship management: 
  • Managing the interface of IT with the customer facing units, and integrating the internal customers' point of view within the information technology deliverables where justification has been established.
People Management: 
  • Overseeing the attracting, recruitment, deployment and retention of “A” players for IT.
  • Undertaking all talent management activities and routines that ensure the internal IT team is continuously engaged, rewarded, developed and retained.
  • Monitoring the performance of all team members and provide on-going feedback.
  • Maintaining internal IT employees’ value proposition that engages the internal IT teams to deliver their best using optimized available resources.
Requirements/ Competencies 

  • A Bachelors in a Technology or related field.
  • Relevant Professional qualifications e.g. ITIL,ITSM,CISCO
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in a technical Telecommunications/ Engineering/ IT management position
  • Proven skills in running High Tech, agile and performance driven technical functions.
  • Project Management experience
For this position, you require to have strong planning and organization skills with excellent verbal and written communication. You must also demonstrate the ability to work in a highly driven environment, be a strong leader who is results oriented and an innovative and strategic thinker. 

You should be a team player with proven dedication and commitment, persistent in approach and with a driving force. This position also requires a person of attested integrity.

If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the above criteria, submit your application with a detailed CV, quoting the reference number to or send it to on or before 15th of September 2011. 

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