Job summary

Location:
Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa
Career Level:
10 years
Education:
Bachelor's Degree
Job type:
Full time
Positions:
1
Salary:
Negotiable
Apply before:
10 May, 2019

DIRECTOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

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PROCUREMENT REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF ZIMBABWE - VACANCY

JOB TITLE: DIRECTOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

DIVISION: ICT

STATION: HEAD OFFICE HARARE

REPORTS TO: CEO

SURBORDINATES: ICT OFFICERS, REGISTRY OFFICERS, REGISTRY ASSISTANTS

 

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

To provide strategic and technical direction for the development, implementation and maintenance of a sound policy framework, systems and process that facilitates the establishment of effective and efficient information communication technology systems for the Authority in line with its mandate.

KEY RESULT AREAS

Strategy and Policy

· Contributes to the formulation and implementation of ICT and Registry policies and programmes of the Authority to facilitate the delivery of reliable, technology driven, cost- effective services in line with the Act.

· Develops a vision, strategy and action plan for the ICT and Registry department in line with the overall strategy of the Authority.

· Leads, coordinates and manages all the activities of the ICT AND Registry department to ensure alignment with the corporate strategy of the Authority.

· Monitors the implementation of departmental plans, and reports on progress and performance to the CEO

· Ensures proper management and optimal utilization of resources within the department

· Prioritizes, control and decides on the allocation of resources between competing demands within the department to ensure that the department achieves its stated objectives

· Maintain oversight and accountability over all ICT and Registry operations and activities within PRAZ.

· Ensures availability of suitable manpower, hardware and software to meet the needs of PRAZ, making appropriate recommendations to the CEO and Board where gaps are identified.

· Spearheads the design and implementation of appropriate ICT and Registry policies, processes, systems, controls and operating mechanisms to promote effective and efficient delivery of the Authority’s mandate

· Monitors and evaluates the performance of staff within the Department and takes appropriate action steps in view of under or over achievements.

· Ensure that PRAZ’s ICT and Registry processes and practices comply with relevant legislation and industry best practices

· Contributes to the modeling and establishment of the right culture for PRAZ within the department and across the entire organisation.

· Communicates and cascades the corporate strategy to all staff within the department to ensure alignment of individual efforts with corporate objectives.

· Acts as the technical advisor to PRAZ and its Board on all ICT and Registry issues.

 

Stakeholder Management

· Represents PRAZ in national and international meetings and forums as assigned from time to time

· Submits monthly, and quarterly reports on the department’s performance to the CEO and any relevant Government performance monitory Unit

· Leverage the Authority’s ICT capabilities to disseminate and publicize PRAZ’S Vision, mission objectives and projects to all stakeholders.

· Strives to build and promote the image and credibility of PRAZ

· Establishes and maintains professional links with relevant professional bodies for the sake of continuous development.

· Collaborates and builds relationships with government, public and private sector partners and other stakeholders in carrying-out the mandate of the Authority as defined by the Act and PRAZ’s strategy.

Technical Oversight

· Develops systems, policies and procedures for the ICT and Registry operations of the Authority

· Develops and implements and manages systems for electronic public procurement including a public procurement including a public procurement website for the Authority.

· Develops implements and manages systems for collecting, documenting and reporting procurement statistics.

· Lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive management information system (MIS) to aid in decision making.

· Ensures the development, acquisition and deployment of latest application, technologies and systems to enhance efficiency with PRAZ.

· Establishes and maintains an up to date electronic database on bidders, suppliers, consultants, procurement management units, procurement staff registers and procurement entities.

· Coordinates the installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of hardware and software systems for the Authority.

· Collaborates with other Directorates in the formulation and implementation of policies, strategies and plans by the Authority.

· Ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks and data

· Ensure sound governance, security and control of all the Authority’s ICT assets

· Provides overall technical ICT and Registry plans and deliverables to ensure compliance with prescribed standards.

· Ensures that PRAZ remains abreast with ICT and Registry changes and trends in public procurement.

· Participates in and supports all the Authority’s capacity building projects including internal knowledge creation, acquisition, and management and sharing.

· Coordinates the planning, implementation and management of all strategic ICT and Registry projects within PRAZ.

Board Support Services

· Participates in the assigned Board sub-committees as required

· Executes or ensure that all ICT related Board resolutions are implemented.

· Advise the board on any technical ICT and Registry issues

· Respond to queries and requests for clarifications by any Board Committee on matters related to ICT and Registry.

Financial Management

· Ensures the development and implementation of cost effective ICT and Registry policies, systems and processes for executing the PRAZ mandate effectively

· Develops annual departmental budgets for integration into the main corporate budget

· Manages the utilization of approved departmental budgets ensuring compliance to approved limits.

· Draws up specifications for the procurement of appropriate hardware and software for PRAZ in line with the Authority’s requirements.

Staff Management

· Ensures that the department complies with the Authority’s HR policies and policies and processes

· Coordinates and facilitates development and capacity building activities for staff within the department in line with global ICT and Registry trends.

· Participates in the recruitment of appropriate staff within the department

· Monitors and evaluates the performance of staff within the department in line with the set performance targets

Promotes and supports cross-functional exchanges and operations among the departments



Duties

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

· Must have at least bachelor’s degree education in IT, preferably with well –rounded majors such as computer science, information technology or management or management information systems from a reputable tertiary institution.

· Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:

Information Technology, Computer Science/Engineering or Business Information Technology will be an added advantage.

· At least 10 years working experience in an Executive position.

· Must be a member of an ICT professional body.

· Ability to develop IT and leadership experience in a variety of IT roles from entry level support positions to IT Manager.

· Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate technical ideas and concerns in a non-technical manner.

· Strategic, analytical, systems thinking and problem solving skills, with capacity to see the big picture, make sound decisions and offer non-standard solutions.

· Ability to handle confidential information.

· Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results oriented.

· Basic understanding of business analysis concepts and practice.

· Ability to build ICT capacity with professional staff.

· An innately inquisitive nature and a robust personality with analytical instinct.

· Excellent interpersonal skills and organizational skills.

· Skills in managing multi tasks and projects

· Comprehensive appreciation of commercial and business risks that organization across sectors face.

· A possessor of strong morals and ability to multi-task effectively under pressure.

· Proactive individual with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and extraordinary attention to detail.

Candidates who meet the requirements of the above posts are invited to submit their applications accompanied by CV’s, Application Letters and Certified Copies of Certificates to prazrecruit@gmail.com or address to

 

The Human Resources Manager

The procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe

P.O Box CY408

Causeway

Harare