Finca Bank Careers – Head of IT

Job Description:

The Head of IT will oversee the FINCA IS Department, and will provide technical and administrative support for IS applications and IS infrastructure across head office and branches of FINCA Uganda, develop a Portfolio of IT Services that support the goals of the organization, deliver value and achieve a positive ROI. He/she will develop strategies and action plans to align technology to business processes of the Company, analyze business requirements and translate into technology solutions and develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures related to information technology based on FINCA’s Global IS policies.

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and Manage Helpdesk and field end user support;
  • Lead business continuity and IS disaster Recovery Planning initiatives and provide both leadership and expertise to implementation in case of an incident;
  • Ensure quality of IS Services specified in the IS Services Catalog with the main focus on the core banking application;
  • Align IT strategies and operations to business goals;
  • Ensure quality of IT assets and services purchased from external suppliers;
  • Develop and implement IS procedures based on FINCA’s global IS policies;
  • Collect business requirements for IS and manage stakeholders expectations;
  • Take charge and ensure adequate IS Security coverage is maintained at all areas under the IS domain including but not limited to data, infrastructure, networks etc;
  • Formally manage IT projects;
  • Plan, track and control IS budget;
  • Manage IS department (hiring, training, creating operating plans, evaluating staff performance);
  • Consult internal business customers on IT solutions that could satisfy business needs;
  • Coordinate and support provision of IS trainings to system users;
  • Take charge and ensure adequate IT Security coverage is maintained at all areas under the IS domain including but not limited to data, infrastructure, networks etc;
  • Ensure reliability of backup/recovery procedures;
  • Perform any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time;
  • Devise and implement an effective plan to deliver a satisfactory risk and audit profile for IT and achieve audit and assurance targets;
  • Provide specifications and standards in procurement of IS hardware, software, and services;
  • Ensure information security on the organization;

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in management of IT projects;
  • Experience with Windows family operating systems;
  • Experience with enterprise databases (at least one of Oracle, DB2, MS SQL, Sybase);
  • More than 4 years of experience in implementation and support of IT systems;
  • More than 3 years of experience at management positions in IT;

Qualification & Experience:

  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Experience in networking: routers, routing protocols, firewalls, VPNs;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of ITSM (ITIL);
  • Basic knowledge in finance and accounting;
  • Excellent knowledge of information systems policies and practice in a banking environment;
  • Excellent analytical skills and critical thinking;
  • Experience with more than one operating system and also with sites running more than one operating system;
  • Experience with the specific operating systems, applications, database applications or programming languages in use at the site;

Job Details:

Company: Finca Bank

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Karachi, Sindh

Application Deadline: N/A

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