Thursday, June 1, 2017

AB Bank Rwanda,Chief Information Officer Jobs in Rwanda



CLOSE: 15/06/2017

AB Bank Rwanda Limited has been operating in Rwanda since January 2014. It is a member of an international network of commercial banks providing banking services to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and private i
ndividuals in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Since the start of operations, AB Bank Rwanda has been growing remarkably in number of clients and staff. To further facilitate the growth of our client base and branch network we are now seeking motivated professionals to join us. With this in mind, applicants will need to demonstrate willingness to:

-       find solutions for challenges in a changing market and work environment

-       contribute to the growth of the bank

-       understanding excellent customer service

We are now seeking staff for the position of Chief Information Officer:

Job Description



The Role of the CIO

The CIO, as a member of the Senior Management, is responsible for developing, promoting and implementing the IT strategy of the Bank. The candidate recruited shall be able to translate, in a forward looking and strategic way, business requirements and business strategy into a strategy for technology and IT Operations. As such the CIO stands on the cross-roads of business and technology identify and arrange solutions to address the change and challenges arising of operations, targets and strategy. The objective of establishing this position is that IT becomes a competitive asset and provides solutions to processes that are vital to the functioning of the bank.



With the Bank being a network bank of the AccessHolding of banks, and the Bank is being managed by LFS under a Management Services Contract, the CIO shall align the IT strategy and his/ her work also with the overall business and technology strategy of AccessHolding and the management and IT services provider LFS.






Main Responsibilities



Definition and implementation of Bank’s IT Strategy in close alignment with management of the Bank and AccessHolding



Ensuring delivery of  all IT infrastructure, IT Solutions and IT Operations services, identification and implementation of improvements



Planning and management of the work of IT Department



Defining and implementing IT Department organizational structure and ensuring optimal staffing



Assignment of duties and responsibilities within IT Department and Information Security Office



Ensure sufficient skill-set, availability of resources and succession planning within IT Department and Information Security Office



Planning of annual IT budget with the purpose to ensure delivery of IT Services at an optimal cost. Ensuring IT spending control including monthly review and reporting



Responsibility for all IT projects and direct management of complex IT projects



Management of in-house development of IT Solutions in line with AccessHolding Enterprise Architecture principles



Management of deployments of AccessHolding global IT Solutions



Ensuring compliance to AccessHolding’s Enterprise Architecture, Information Technology, Information Security principles, policies and standards



Ensuring compliance to Bank’s policies, standards and procedures as well as local legislation and regulations



Definition, implementation and control of internal Information Technology and Information Security standards, policies and procedures



Revolving review of IT related business risk areas, derivation and introduction of related

Measures



Conception of a business continuity plan and introduction of related procedures and measures



Management of IT Team performance as well as performance of Information Security office and direct reporting to CEO and Board of Directors of the bank



Procurement and Vendor Management of IT Services and Assets



Assessment, negotiations and control external providers while meeting the budget targets









Necessary experience and knowledge                                                       

·         Master’s Degree in business administration / economics or business information technology / information technology or comparable qualification

·         At least 8 years’ professional experience in a managing IT role or relevant senior IT position in a bank or financial institution

·         Experience in implementing digital finance an advantage

·         At least 8 years’ professional experience in a managing IT role or relevant senior IT position

·         Evidence of sound experience in:

o   Aligning of business and IT in banking or financial services sector

o   Strategic and operational planning and controlling

o   Management of IT Operations, IT Infrastructure and Development

o   Project management and delivery on scope, time and budget

o   Supporting, initiating and implementing organizational change

o   Driving for results and moving company forward

·         Fluency in English is a must and knowledge of local language would be a plus

·         Experience in selecting providers and negotiating contracts, procurement

·         Suitable leadership skills

·         Willingness to travel internationally



Desired experience and knowledge

·         Knowledge of Microfinance, digital channels and banking solutions would be an asset

·         Knowledge of accounting and/or finance would be a plus

·         Experience of working internationally would be an asset

·         Experience in effective vendor management and controlling of service partners

·         MBA, ITIL, Cobit or ISO certifications would be a plus





Interested candidates should send ONLY :

-       Letter of Interest

-       CV

-       Copy of academic qualifications

To abr-recruiting@abbank.rw, not later than 15th June 2017.



[NOTE: Please state the POSITION in the subject of the email.]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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