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Sunday, April 17, 2011

MTN Ghana: Job Vacancy for Chief Information Officer

MTN is truly committed to maximizing productivity and efficiency by delivering uniquely designed communication solutions. As the leading telecommunications company, MTN is focused on providing excellent telecommunications services across the African continent. We believe that through access to communication comes economic empowerment.

MTN has a wide variety of network services as well as segments. These are specially designed for different kinds of people to enhance their mobile experience, while others add value to their subscription with us. Our cost-effective solutions will bring a smile to your face. MTN understands that the best way for you to gain a competitive edge in a local market is to offer different segments which suits people’s life styles and economic situations whilst allowing you to enjoy the best solutions and offerings available. We invite you to migrate into your preferred segment and enjoy truly amazing offerings. We seek qualified candidate for the below position.

Chief Information Officer (1 Vacancy)
Location of position
MTN Ghana
Ghana Accra
Job mission
As a Member of the Ghana Executive Committee, this role is responsible for all aspects of IT strategy, budgets, applications, networks, hardware and management of a large IT team. The roleholder will provide the overall strategy, vision and direction for a sustainable global standard IT infrastructure that will enable the company to successfully grow organically in support of the MTN convergence strategy. To develop the Business Solutions Unit to position MTN Ghana as the leader in ISP, Broadband, Managed Data and Carrier services to the Corporate Market with full accountability for the financial results of the Unit

KPA duties
Business Management information needs –
Ensure Business Management information needs (Business intelligence, data) are met. Utilising BI to maximise the Business Solutions market share with corporate and government bodies
Facilitate alignment of IS strategy to business strategy-
Facilitate alignment of IS strategy to business strategy and cost benefit analysis for IT spending and initiatives Lead IT strategic and operational planning by fostering innovation, and prioritising IT initiatives. Develop the Business Solution Plan in line with overall business plan including the Customer Engagement strategy, and clear Value Propositions to achieve efficiency/ bundling solutions and the profit and loss accounts of the Unit
Ensure achievement of ROI on IT Investments
Strategy and Planning –
Support company convergence strategy Drive the creation of products and commercial processes to support customer business requirements Develop and maintain an appropropriate organigram that supports the needs of the business convergence strategy
Ensure a robust enterprise wide network security & disaster recovery and business continuity plan in place –
Ensure robust network security (including communication lines and equipment), disaster recovery , business continuity plan and direct systems development and acquisition
Promote and oversee strategic relationships between internal IT resources and external entities including Vendors, partner organisations etc -
Effective vendor/partner relationships through the timely delivery of services and cost effective arrangements
Identify emerging information technologies to be assimilated, integrated and introduced into the into the company.
Preparation of Divisional Budget and develop, track and control the Opex and Capital budgets-
Prepares Divisional budget indicators and presides over the execution of the approved budget and its revision where justified. Make all procurement decisions in terms of capital expenditure whilst adhering to the companys procurement process, improvising as and when required.
Keep current with trends and issues in the IT industry, including current technologis and prices. Advise, counsel and educate Executives and management on their competitive trends.
Educational requirements
Degree in Information systems, MBA an advantage
Experience required
12 years experience of which includes functions in a Senior Management level preferably in an IT environment and in the Telco industry
Skills required
Professional competencies
? Advanced experience of managing and/or directing an IT operations, preferably in the Telco industry
? Demonstrated ability to apply IT to solving business problems
? Knowledge of business theory, processes, management and budgeting, and business office operations
? Proven strategic planning and execution
? Budget preparation and fiscal management
? Awareness and understanding of international trends and the development in the IS industry
? Strong influencing and negotiation skills
? Network Availability Management
? Contract and vendor management
? Project Management, Planning and Control
? Research Orientation
? Resource Management
Behavioural Skills
? Strategic Thinking
? Business planning skills
? Effective stakeholder/relationship building skills
? Strong persuasion and influencing skills
? Decision Making
? Excellent Leadership and People Management
? Problem solving skills
? Excellent organizational skills
? Advanced interpersonal and communications skills
Other information
Reference No: DXB049
Position Type: Contract – Limited
Affirmative Action: Open to All


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