Head of IT at Tanzania International Container Terminal Services Ltd-TICTS, May 2018
A member of the Hutchison Port Holdings Group
VACANCY: HEAD OF IT
Tanzania International Container Terminal Services (TICTS), located at Dar es Salaam, is the country's largest container terminal.The Port of Dar es Salaam handles more than 75 percent of Tanzania's trade and is a vital gateway not just to Tanzania, but also to eastern, central and Southern Africa. The port is strengthening its role as the county's maritime gateway, investing in modern IT systems and mobile equipment while constantly improving its productivity levels, efficiency and customer service.
Tanzania International Container Terminal Service (TICTS) is a member of Hutchison Ports, the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison). Hutchison Ports is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator With a network of port operations in 52 ports spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, Hutchison Port has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services and ship repair facilities.
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Overall Purpose of Job;
Generally, the candidate will be responsible for ensuring the IT Infrastructure and Systems of TICTS are up running to cater for 24/7 port operations. To achieve stable and smooth IT operations, candidate will be able to set the IT operations standard and processes, lead a team of IT personnel, monitor, update and maintain the IT Infrastructure, coordinate and sustain TICTS end-to-end IT system applications operations, execute all prioritized. approved change initiatives including group technology system enhancements. upgrades or replacements and other projects such as IT Infrastructure streamlining and Cloud. Also he/she should understand overall business dynamics and provide optimal IT service delivery across the organization by ensuring effective and efficient end-to-end delivery of IT systems.
Specifically the candidate will oversee the execution of all IT related projects, programs and initiatives managed by the business and ensure that all key milestones are reported and risk rated and that outstanding issues or target dates exceeded are appropriately dealt with and escalated to division when required. To align business and technology standardization strategy for TICTS to drive the implementation of requirements stipulated in the strategy and business needs through facilitating collaborative sessions between business and group IT. Plan the Technology resource requirements for the business unit (including people, Capex, Opex, Systems and Strategic Investment), negotiate and secure its allocation to the business unit and ensure delivery based on the promised business results. Ensure for all new project and system change requests, that a thorough risk assessment is conducted to determine the interdependencies between projects and the impact proposed changes may have on seemingly unrelated processes and systems. Review recommendations prepared by the team on how to address these and determine whether the risk and mitigation is adequate and advise management and division IT head accordingly
Qualification and skills level
This occupation has a level of education and skills to enable the candidate to perform assigned tasks in accordance with TICTS working standards. The following are the minimum requirements.
Applicants should possess;
• Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information System or other relevant IT academic qualifications. Masters level will be an added advantage.
• Strong ability to manage costs in IT
• Strong IT Operations mindset
• Knowledge and experience in ITIL preferred
• Communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent problem analysis
• Excellent organization, supervisory, managerial and leadership skills
• Highest level of integrity and ethics compliance
• Project & Change management skills
• A minimum of Five (5) years working experience in managerial level.
If you meet the above criteria, please apply in the strictest confidence to the address below enclosing:
• Motivation letter
• A detailed curriculum vitae with certified copies of certificates
• Three referees who will not be contacted without your consent
The Chief Human Resources & Administration Officer
Tanzania International Container Terminal Services Ltd
P.O. Box 71442,
Dar es Salaam
Application deadline is 30th May, 2018.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Source: The Guardian May 21, 2018J2