Ghana News Agency Recruitment for IT Director

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Ghana News Agency Recruitment for IT Director. Ghana News Agency application deadline is 12 December, 2018. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

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About Ghana News Agency

Ghana News Agency (GNA), the only national wire service in-charge of collection, packaging and dissemination of news, is inviting applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians to fill the under-mentioned vacant position: IT Director

Responsibilities

• Oversee all technology operations (e.g network security) and evaluate them according to established goals
• Identify security vulnerabilities and eliminate them with strategic solutions that increase data safety Direct and support implementation of software and hardware upgrades
• Identify and recommend new technology solutions for implementation of strategies set by upper management
• Analyse the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs
• Purchase efficient and cost effect technological equipment and software
• Inspect the use of technological equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency
• Identify the needs for upgrades, configurations or new systems and report to upper management
• Coordinate IT staff and other professionals to provide guidance
• coordinating IT activities to ensure data availability and network services with as little downtime as necessary
• Control budget and report on expenditure
• Assist in building relationships with vendors and creating cost-efficient contracts

Qualification Required & Experience

• Proven experience as IT lead or similar role
• Experience in analysis, implementation and evaluation of IT systems and their specifications
• Sound understanding of computer systems (hardware/software), networks etc
• Experience in information security management
• Experience in use of computer assisted audit techniques/tools (CAATs)
• Understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems
• Experience in application development and implementation
• Strong understanding of software development life cycle
• Database development and management skills
• Experience in controlling information technology budget
• Excellent organisational and leadership skills
• Outstanding communication abilities
• BSc in computer science, engineering, physics/mathematics or relevant field
• MSc in I.T or an MBA in Tech will be a plus
• Should be a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
• 8 years work experience

Location: Accra

How to Apply

Interested qualified applicants may apply, together with an up-to-date detailed curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees. Applications are to be addressed to: The Human Resource Post Office Box 2118 Accra Or email to: ghananewsagencyjobs@gmail.com

Closing Date: 12 December, 2018

 

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