Chief Information Officer Job Vacancy at Fircroft Nigeria in Lagos

Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft’s services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Chief Information Officer
Location: Lagos
Rotation: either residential or 8×2 or 6×4 rotation
Accommodation/Flights: provided
Status: Single status for rotational work/ Family status for residential
Job Description

  • Fircroft are seeking a Chief Information Officer for a Permanent/Contract role within Africa
  • This position is open to Expats and Nigerian Nationals
  • To provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing IT initiatives whilst directing the planning/implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development.
  • The incumbent is responsible for every aspect of IT systems including budgets, purchases, upgrades, supervision of IT specialists and management of projects.

Responsibilities
Strategy & Planning:

  • Participate in strategic and operational governance processes as a member of the senior management team;
  • Lead IT strategic and operational planning to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems;
  • Assess and communicate risks associated with IT investments;
  • Develop, track, and control the IT annual operating and capital budgets;
  • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives;
  • Direct development and execution of an enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan;
  • Assess and make recommendations on the improvement or re-engineering of the IT organization.
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate IT organizational structure that supports the needs of the business;
  • Establish IT departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures;
  • Identify opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and resources, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and in-house development;

Acquisition & Deployment:

  • Coordinate/facilitate stakeholder consultation defining new technology business/systems requirements;
  • Participate in vendor contract negotiations for IT equipment/software purchases;
  • Review hardware/software acquisition and maintenance contracts to capitalize on economies of scale;
  • Define and communicate corporate plans, policies, and standards implementing within IT operating systems.
  • Create cost-benefit analysis and support detailed definition of data requirements and departmental workflows;
  • Approve, prioritize, and control projects related to selection and development etc of major information systems;

Operational Management:

  • Ensure continuous delivery of IT services through oversight of SLA’s with end users and monitoring performance;
  • Keep current with IT industry trends/issues and advise management on their competitive or financial impact;
  • Promote and oversee strategic relationships between internal IT resources and external entities;
  • Oversee IT system security by protecting information assets from web threats, viruses, and hacker activity etc;
  • Design, establish, and maintain a network infrastructure for local and wide area connectivity and remote access
  • Ensure IT system operation adheres to applicable laws and regulations;
  • Establish lines of control for current and proposed information systems;

Employee Relations Management:

  • Supervise recruitment, development, and welfare of IT staff in accordance with corporate policies;
  • Evaluate, train and develop employees in understanding policies and procedures;
  • Provide management and offer advice/guidance on individual employee relations cases within department ensuring they meet the requirements of company policies;
  • Promote staff morale and workplace safety in accordance with SHEQ policies;
  • Reporting of all incidents in line with set SHEQ and Security procedures.

HSEQ and Security:

  • Ensure all work is performed in line with Company policies, procedures and standards;
  • Ensure all HSEQ legislation is adhered to.

General:

  • The Employee may also be required to perform duties not directly related to their area of experience or expertise, in which case proper instruction will be provided by the Company;
  • Ensure that the highest ethical standards are maintained in all activities;
  • Conduct them self in a dignified and respectful manner that reflects well on the Employer and also sets an example for the other employees.

Requirements

  • The right person will be a highly experienced IT professional, looking to develop a value added function at a rapidly growing and progressive company. Ideally with offshore experience or multi-national experience.

Education and Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification (Masters preferred) in the field of Computer Science or Business Administration.

Experience:

  • Approximately 10 to 15 years managing and/or directing an IT operation; Approximately 2 to 5 years working within Oil and Gas, Shipping or Supply Chain;
  • A proven track record of developing and implementing IT policies and systems.

Knowledge, skills and ability:

  • Up to date knowledge of legislation, regulations, best practice and how they relate to IT;
  • Considerable knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations;
  • Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications and outsourced systems;
  • Good understanding of IT systems characteristics, features, and integration capabilities.
  • Experienced in system design/development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management;
  • Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and development;
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and react at short notice;
  • Ability to seek out, manage and influence opportunities for continuous improvement and change;
  • Ability to ensure that the highest standards of quality and customer care are achieved;
  • Ability to form successful relationships, working with all levels of the organisation;
  • The resilience to deal with periods of work pressure and diplomacy to deal with difficult employees, customers, contactors and others in the course of their duties;
  • Reliable, with the ability to maintain high levels of service;
  • Motivated with the ability to effectively work on own initiative;
  • Excellent understanding of project management principles;
  • Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems;
  • Strong understanding of HR management principles, practices, and procedures;
  • Proven leadership ability;
  • Excellent command of the English language including grammar, spelling and punctuation;
  • Ability to produce a range of reports and statistical information at short notice;
  • Physical fitness and mental agility to successful function for an extended period if required.

 

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