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Chief Information Officer - Public Heath sector

Description: 

Minimum requirements

  • Required experience in the Public sector Health or Hospital industries
  • Relevant Master’s Degree in Information Technology or equivalent qualification.
  • Fifteen (15) years related IT experience with a proven track record of which Five (5) years’ experience must have been spent at a Senior Management level within Information Technology environment.
  • ITIL certification will be an added advantage

Competencies

  • Evidence of experience in implementation of IT best practices in areas of Service Management, IT Governance, Software Development Life Cycle and Enterprise Architecture.
  • Evidence in managing a large departmental or unit budget.
  • Aware of the client’s needs and expectations and how this informs internal processes and deliverables.
  • Well versed on the marketplace and aware of how strategies and tactics may be applied to optimise business success.
  • Business acumen and understanding of health care environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with problem solving and decision making.
  • Strategic thinking ability.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITY

  • To contribute as a member of the Executive Management Team.
  • Formulating and directing the Company’s IT strategy and ensure implementation.
  • Aligning IT with Business initiatives with business objectives.
  • Communicate and market the value of IT and manage the value perceptions.
  • Manage IT economics to drive down operational costs, creating capacity for initiatives and innovation (both business and IT).
  • Drive technology effectiveness and efficiency to improve information management and enable rapid response to changing business requirements.
  • Transforming business processes for automation and adaptability, modernizing business applications for services re-use, and providing a cost-efficient, flexible IT infrastructure.
  • Manage risk through ensuring IT continuity, resilience, compliance and security to safeguard assets and help minimize negative financial exposure.
  • Create an information platform that becomes the powerhouse of the organisation providing updated and comprehensive data management.
  • Responsible for establishing the organisation’s information technology vision and leading all aspects of technology development, according to company strategic direction and objectives.
  • Responsible for the databases and applications across the enterprise – the interpretation and / implementation thereof.
  • Set key performance indicators for technology delivery and introduce progressive measurement opportunities and tools.
  • Responsible for IT Governance and Management Framework.
  • Position the organization competitively as a leading healthcare data powerhouse through the development of innovative and progressive IT strategies and business solutions.
  • Responsible for IT best practices and ensure IT systems availability, incident and problem management, capacity and configuration management, maintenance and support.
  • Manage IT sourcing, vendor management and ensure cost efficiency and value add. Manage and maintain optimal relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Stay abreast of IT changes and developments and work with other members of the executive team to ensure implementation of new technologies in line with specific business needs.

Employer: 

MECS Africa

Location: 

Johannesburg

Salary: 

neg Annually

Job Reference: 

504277