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QSSK-DGM-RHT-REGIONAL HEAD OF IT, EAST AFRICA (RHI EA)

Q-Sourcing Servtec

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JOB TITLE: REGIONAL HEAD OF IT, EAST AFRICA (RHI EA)
About This Job:
Q-Sourcing Limited trading as Q-Sourcing Servtec is a manpower management solutions firm operating in the East African Region in the countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and South Sudan.
On behalf of our client, we are looking for competent, skilled, and experienced Regional Head of IT to work in Nairobi, Kenya.
Job Role Description
This is currently the most senior role in the Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) function within the company’s Technology, accountable for IT I&O throughout the organization. The RHI is responsible for the delivery of all IT infrastructure and related IT operations used to enable business capabilities and services across the enterprise and especially EA. Furthermore, the RHI must ensure full compliance on information, IT and cyber security, data protection and governance throughout the company. Currently the role includes acting as CISO and DPO for the company. As a key member of the Senior Technology Leadership team this role contributes to the development and execution of the enterprise-wide IT strategy and is responsible for ensuring I&O strategy is fully aligned, positioning I&O to deliver compelling business value.
Functions/Key responsibilities

Recruit and lead the IT departments in EA setting high standards for IT performance and delivery on a 24/7 basis. Sets the mission, vision, and strategy of the I&O organization to maximize the success of business and IT enterprise initiatives. Introduces innovative, differentiating infrastructure and operations capabilities that enhance our overall competitive capabilities and enhance employee productivity. Works with the IT senior leadership team on the service portfolio and governance required to prioritize resources, including budget. Works with key stakeholders to measure and prioritize technical debt remediation. Builds successful stakeholder relationships with other IT and business key stakeholders by developing a clear understanding of business needs, acting as trusted advisor, and ensuring cost-effective delivery of IT services to meet those needs. Creates and aligns an I&O value map by linking targeted business outcomes with the future-state business capabilities required to achieve them. Drives alignment of I&O strategies to the organization’s environmental, social and governance goals. Develops and controls the annual I&O budget to ensure that it’s consistent with the overall strategic objectives of IT and the enterprise and is within plan. Creates a culture of continuous cost optimization. Defines, develops, and manages a comprehensive and integrated IT Service Management (ITSM) landscape, based on best-practice processes, disciplines, and related toolsets. This includes delivery of a comprehensive IT asset management program. Collaborates with the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to ensure I&O contributes to, embraces, and applies security strategy. Operates a formal governance mechanism to establish and monitor effective controls for the processes and functions performed by I&O teams. Supports periodic reviews by audit teams, compliance teams and other risk-related functions as required. Develops and executes a strategy to improve awareness of the business value that the Infrastructure and Operations function provides, and continuously seeks to ensure alignment to customer needs. Designs and develops a strong and diverse I&O leadership team, together with a reporting structure for the function. Works collaboratively with direct reports to support their career progression, nurture their development and to help them realize their potential. Improves IT resilience by executing strategies that improve reliability, tolerability, and disaster recovery readiness. Keeps track of trends and provides direction on what emerging technologies should be incorporated into I&O products and services to successfully deliver overall IT strategy. Champions I&O involvement in the organization’s innovation efforts and encourages experimentation with new solutions to avail business opportunities. Provides strategic direction and oversight for the full life cycle of IT systems, working in close partnership with peers, and identifies where common approaches, solutions, and shared platforms provided by I&O could drive efficiency. Directs the development of an I&O sourcing strategy and provides executive oversight for strategic vendor and partner relationship management. Works with HR and the IT leadership team to develop and execute workforce plans that ensure I&O can supply skilled resources to meet demand. Develops the maturity of I&O to improve efficiency, deliver new innovations and increase collaboration with other IT and business areas. Drives the adoption of (and commitment towards) service improvements through a programmatic approach to continuous improvement which also measures impact and shares results. Supports the CTO and the rest of the senior Technology leadership team by implementing infrastructure solutions that align to the enterprise architecture framework and roadmap. Serves on IT planning and policymaking committees; drives the development and adoption of enterprise technology standards, governance processes and performance metrics. Continuously evaluates the business value of I&O, including the use of metrics such as Key Performance Indicators, Outcome Driven Metrics and Objectives and Key Results. Collaborates with peer IT Leaders to ensure knowledge and insight can be freely shared.

Key Capabilities

Exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to develop and communicate an I&O vision that inspires and motivates staff and aligns with the IT and business strategy  Effective influencing and negotiation skills in complex environments where resources required for success may not be in direct control of this role Evangelizing and implementing transformational initiatives where the target state included agile, DevOps, SRE, cloud adoption at scale. Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning, and execution skills Ability to build consensus, make decisions based on many variables, and gain support for major initiatives. Self-starter who self-assesses and solicits feedback from others to improve their performance. Delivery of hybrid working excellence to improve customer and user experiences Developing staff including coaching, mentoring and performance management. Maximizing effectiveness of nearshore / offshore resource models Building cloud management solutions, including software development, integration, and ongoing engineering aspects. Creating self-service mechanisms to streamline infrastructure provisioning and ongoing management Applying AI / ML to solve large data challenges and / or to enhance the customer experience Budget planning and financial management, preferably with show back and/or chargeback models Deep understanding of current and emerging I&O technologies and practices, and how other enterprises are employing them Applying I&O capabilities to achieve regulatory or statutory compliance requirements. Establishing and improving DevOps, as well as other working practices (e.g., ITIL). Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a strategic staffing plan that ensures the right people are in the right roles at the right time, and employees are highly engaged and satisfied. Leading cloud adoption (at scale), including establishing governance mechanisms, delivering migration projects and modifying I&O’s target operating model. Developing governance practices to track and measure the quality of services and maintain service improvement plans. Third-party management, working closely with sourcing and vendor managers. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Academic qualifications
MSc in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field; MBA or other relevant graduate degree is a plus
Previous Relevant Work Experience Required.
10 years’ experience in senior IT leadership role
Application procedure:
Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications through the link below.

Note:
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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