Director ICT Development

Recruiter
EliTech International Limited
Location
London (Central)
Posted
11 Jan 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is the oldest and largest Commonwealth intergovernmental organisation mandated in the field of information and communication technologies. Their history dates back to 1901 when the Pacific Cable Board was established. With a diverse membership spanning developed and least developed countries, Small Island developing states, the private sector and civil society, our client aims to become a trusted partner for sustainable development for all through ICTs.

The Director ICT Development is a strategic position which is responsible for activities in all the divisions in the Department, namely Technical Support & Consultancy, Capacity Development and Events. The Director will provide strong leadership to the department and implement strategies for broadening and growing operational revenue as well as focusing on ICT development and use. The post holder will manage the budgets and forecasts for the overall department and contribute to our client’s financial budget, working closely with senior management staff from other departments to improve the overall performance of the organisation. The Department oversees the operational revenue of our client and reports on revenue generation and ICT development activities of the organisation.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Provision of a clear strategic direction for our client’s development programs;

  • Delivery our client’s programs and activities related to ICTs to a high standard of performance;

  • Introduction and operation of new programmes and activities, including but not limited to research, project development, technical support and assistance, consultancies, advisory services and capacity building related to the requirements of member countries and in line with the priorities of the international ICT and development communities;

  • Development of programmes and activities related to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, Small Island Developing States, Least Developed Countries and Landlocked Developing Countries;

  • Securing new funding agreements with existing and potential donors/funders;

  • Development our client’s international events to become a major channel for knowledge in ICTs and a source of revenue for our client;

  • Effective delivery of departmental outputs established in the organisation’s Strategic Plan;

  • Maintaining and developing a high reputation for our client;

  • Promoting national and sector (i.e. development and business partner) membership of our client;

  • Effective financial control and management;

  • Leading and motivating the team through a culture that inspires achievement, excellence, high ethical values, transparency and competency.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • A Master’s degree in development, general management or a related field

  • 10 years of experience in the global ICT sector

  • Experience in dealing with high level decision makers

  • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to prioritise workload and to meet tight deadlines

  • Ability to lead by example

  • Attention to detail and highly resourceful

  • Ability to maintain a high degree of responsibility, discretion and confidentiality

  • Ability to adopt and work in a multi cultural environment

  • 5 years experience in an international or regional organisation will be an added advantage

The post is offered on a four year fixed term contract which can be extended once for another term of four years subject to satisfactory performance. Starting salary will range from £60,600 p.a. to £70,881 p.a. depending on the qualifications and experiences.

Benefits include 25 days holiday per year, contributory pension scheme, medical insurance, staff loan, and support for training and development, a performance-based annual bonus, subsidy for gym membership, provision for flexible working and a great working environment.

You must be a national of a Full Commonwealth Member Country.

JOB TITLE: Director ICT Development

DEPARTMENT: ICT Development

JOB PURPOSE: As part of the senior management team, the Director of ICT Development will be responsible for activities of all the divisions in the Department. The Director will provide strong CT development and use. He/She will manage the budgets and forecasts for the overall department and contribute to our client’s overall financial budget, working closely with senior management staff from other departments to improve the overall performance of the organisation.

DEPARTMENT PURPOSE:

The ICT Development Department of our client’s oversees the operational revenue of our client and reports on revenue generation and ICT development activities of the organisation. The Department comprises of three (3) divisions as follows:

1) ICT Technical Support and Consultancy Division - Responsible for technical support and assistance, project development and management, research, and consultancy for our client’s Members and non-members taking into consideration the interest of stakeholders, and ensuring effective planning, control and monitoring of all projects globally.

2) Capacity Development Division - Responsible for managing and expanding the Program for Development Training (PDT) and the development and delivery of other courses and their commercialization.

3) Events Division - Responsible for delivering all Events and workshops.

He/she will also ensure that all three divisions deliver targeted surplus.

The ICT Development Director is expected to generate additional revenue through the extended network of the organisation and should liaise with Donor Agencies, including European and global agencies that fund ICT activities. The Director should ensure effective management of the funds donated or granted to our client, from supporting effective resource allocation decisions, to reporting to donors on project expenditure to assisting in revenue growth.