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Head, ICT and Data Analytics
Job Title: Head, ICT and Data Analytics
Location: London, UK
Company: Commonwealth Secretariat
Job Summary: Embed ICT as a key strategic enabling function.
Job Description: We have an outstanding opportunity for a Head of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Data Analytics in our Strategy, Portfolio, Partnerships and Digital (SPPD) Division. This vital role will have a major impact on the delivery of the Secretariat’s operations. The post holder will be responsible for the proactive strategic development and operational implementation of all aspects of the Secretariat’s Information and Communication Technology. They will ensure that the right level of ICT resource, support and development is in place to best equip the Secretariat to deliver its business activities, strategic objectives and help to develop a culture which sees ICT as a key strategic enabling function. Additionally, the role will ensure that ICT governance processes are maintained including the smooth functioning of the ICT Steering Committee, and, that ICT projects are managed in line with a common process and delivered as planned, to budget and timescales. Please refer to the job description for full information.
Requirements: To be considered, you must hold a first degree in a Computer Science or related field and a postgraduate degree in a relevant field and be ITIL (IT infrastructure library) certified. Project manager certification (e.g. PRINCE2 or equivalent certification) and MCSE certification is desirable. You will also need a minimum of ten years’ middle to senior management experience working in an IT function, with at least 5 years experience of managing a muti-disciplinary team of experts/specialists in IT systems and applications. Experience in report and strategy development and implementation, systems analysis, systems development and systems implementation, and solid technical expertise and understanding of relevant technology is required. You will also need significant senior ICT business management, direct experience in management of ICT in relation to network operations, applications management and web-based technology / new media solutions, and experience in managing third party providers against agreed service level agreements in a partner performance management framework.
How to apply: To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country. Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter via online application at: thecommonwealth.org. Covering letters should be structured to address the key criteria required in the person specification, giving clear examples.
Closing Date: 08/02/2024
Additional information: The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 56 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries. We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.
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