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Chief information officer – National Social Security Fund

National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is positioning itself to be the Social Security Provider of Choice in Uganda. With our shared purpose of being the Social Security Provider of choice providing exceptional customer service and better operations with a workforce that is well motivated and skilled, we are looking to recruit persons/individuals with high integrity, and dedication to work with us.

JOB TITLE: CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

REPORTS TO: MANAGING DIRECTOR

DUTY STATION: HEAD OFFICE

Main Purpose

Data and Technology are at the heart of realizing an ambitious mission to transform the Fund into a lean, agile, ubiquitous, innovative, digital and highly efficient entity. The Chief Information Officer’s main responsibility is to enable the Fund to reach its strategic objectives and beyond, through a holistic digital transformation using innovative data and technology approaches.

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) works to:

* Formulate a robust Digital, Data and Technology strategy with a clear roadmap across applications, infrastructure, security, and team capabilities in line with the Fund’s strategy.

* Translate the Digital, Data and Technology roadmap into well-structured and well managed projects and initiatives that can be executed within competitive timelines, budgets, and risk levels.

* Maintain high levels of internal Business-As-Usual service delivery, amidst a highly dynamic, always changing systems, processes, and people environment.

* Secure the Fund’s data, systems, information and technology resources against attacks and breaches, both from inside and outside the organization.

* Create an environment that encourages innovation and risk taking, and attracts / maintains the best Technology talent for the Fund

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Strategy & Fund Transformation

* Lead the formolation and continuous improvement of Data and Technology Policies, strategies, and standards in line with industry standards and best practices, which are a crucial part of the Fund’s digital transformation.

* Formulate a robust Data, Digital and Technology strategy with a clear roadmap across applications, infrastructure, security, and team capabilities in line with the Fund’s ambitious mission.

* Translate the Data, Digital, Innovation and Technology roadmap into well-structured and well managed projects that can be executed within competitive timelines, budgets, and risk levels.

* As a member of the Fund’s Executive Committee (EXCO), provide the necessary guidance to ensure that EXCO makes sound Data, and Technology decisions on infrastructure, applications, security, methodologies, talent and skills development, compensation, and other areas necessary to maintain a highly technology-enabled competitive edge.

People and Performance Management:

* Creates an environment that encourages innovation and risk taking.

* Ensure proper alignment between the Organization and Department objectives, captured through the departmental Balance Scorecard. Ensure delivery of the agreed commitments and on an ongoing basis and with the relevant levels of approval, review and update Department goals where necessary.

* Create an environment and performance management colture that attracts and retains only the best talent across all sections of the department.

* Offer guidance, support, and coaching to Technology and Data staff that resolts in higher productivity and career growth from and for the team.

Technology & Data Service Delivery

* Spearhead the development and continuous improvement of clearly detailed Data and Technology Procedures to guide the business, in line with the Policy.

* Negotiate and execute internal Service Level Agreements with Heads of functions/ EXCO that empower internal teams to deliver against the Fund’s objectives.

* Negotiate and enforce external Service Level Agreements especially with key Technology and Data vendors and service providers that in turn affect ability to meet internal SLAs.

* Maintain high levels of internal Business-As-Usual service delivery, amidst a highly dynamic, always changing systems, processes, and people environment.

Education Requirements:

* A Master’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Software Engineering, Information Systems or other related filed.

* A bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Software Engineering, Information Systems or other related filed.

* Professional certifications in Project Management, Innovation Management, ITIL4, Digital Transformation, Data Science, Quality Assurance.

* Post graduate qualification in Business Administration or Management woold be an added advantage.

Related Job Experience:

* At least 5 years of experience as a senior Digital Transformation, Technology and Data Leader, with broad knowledge and experience across businesses in Financial Services.

* At least 3 years managing enterprise data / technology team or structure, with experience in leveraging technology and data to transform business models.

* Demonstrated ability to deliver impactfol technology and data-driven innovation

* Strong networks with ability to attract and retain the best talent

* Strong technical knowledge and hands on experience in one or more core areas of the data and technology

* Familiarity will new technologies including, and among others, AI, Machine learning, Data Science, Robotics, Block Chain, among others.

* Strong innovation experience with clear track record to back the same

* Proven track record of working effectively and efficiently toward goals in a complex, diverse environment with moltiple and changing demands.

* Previous experience and prior successfol delivery of large technology and data projects

* Experience with managing financials and budgeting

Additional Skills and Abilities:

* Leadership: Projects a credible technology and data executive image and understands how to implement an innovation centric colture

* Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: Identifies, develops, and initiates innovations and solutions where precedents and procedures may not exist.

* Collaboration: Utilizes a network of relationships to collect and disseminate information, build support, and secure buy-in for desired objectives.

* Communication Effectiveness: Demonstrates superior inter-personal skills, conflict resolution, and negotiating skills.

* Analytics: Able to turn data into insights that drive continuous improvement & able to articulate the department’s contribution to the bottom line using data

How to apply

Interested individuals shoold send copies of academic credentials, application letters and detailed CVs addressed to the Head of Human Resources & Administration to recruitment@nssfug.org by Wed 02 December 2020 for registration and onward transmission.

Please note that canvassing or lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification of thecandidate.

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