Head of ICT at South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited (SonySugar)

On Sunday, August 25th, 2013
South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited, a key player in the sugar industry in Kenya wishes to enhance its human capital base by filling the following senior management positions with talented and qualified Kenyan citizens:-
Head of ICT
Reporting to the Managing Director, the incumbent will be responsible for:
ICT Strategy Development and Execution 
  • Participation in Sonysugar’s strategic planning process 
  • Develop and implement Sonysugar’s ICT strategy in consultation with the ICT Steering Committee 
  • Oversee development and implementation Sonysugar’s ICT policy 
  • Advising the IT Steering Committee and the Board on ICT policy and strategy issues 
  • Oversee research on emerging Information and Communication technologies and solutions for the Sugar Industry to ensure appropriate ICT investment
Development and Management of ICT Budgets 
  • Overseeing all IT related budgeting and planning for purchases 
  • Control and manage all operational and capital expenditure and ensure that it is carried out within the approved budget 
  • Approves, coordinates and controls all projects related to selection, acquisition, development and installation of major information systems for SonySugar.
Development and Maintenance of ICT Infrastructure and Systems 
  • Planning additions, retirement and major modifications to the Sony sugar’s application and infrastructure in liaison with the ICT Steering Committee and in line with global technological trends
  • Ensure that design and selection of ICT applications and infrastructure supports the strategic objectives of SonySugar
  • Manage the relationship with all key stakeholders both internally and externally and maintain appropriate communication with them
  • Championing change and effectively managing the implementation of new initiatives 
  • Provide leadership to the Applications, Database and Networks & Infrastructure ICT teams 
  • Ensure ICT facilities meet the needs of individuals and projects
Quality, Security and Compliance 
  • Overall responsibility for protection of SonySugar’s information assets including overseeing development and maintenance of systems security strategies, policies and procedures for confidentiality, integrity and availability of data 
  • Overall responsibility of ICT disaster recover management 
  • Ensures that all information systems and networks operate according to internal standards, external accrediting agency standards, regulatory agencies and legal requirements
Management of ICT Service Delivery 
  • Liaise with the all departments and outreach offices to continuously identify new ICT requirements 
  • Development of service level agreements between ICT and the business and ensure that these are achieved 
  • Lead and drive a culture of innovation and creativity in seeking ICT solutions to organizational challenges

Leading ICT Team 
  • Oversee all people management matters within the ICT department including staff development and performance management 
  • Overall responsibility for ICT staffing and capacity planning 
  • Identifying staff development requirements and develop, implement and maintain comprehensive user training programs 
  • Ensure the department meets objectives of the performance contract and cascaded individual performance goals 
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Qualification and Experience
  • A first degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • A Masters degree in ICT or business related field from a recognized institution 
  • Minimum of six (6) years progressive experience in a busy ICT environment in a senior management level 
  • Relevant professional certifications (such as MCSE, MCCP etc) 
  • Exposure to the sugar or agriculture industry is desired 
  • Excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills at various levels of management and the Board 
  • Understanding of the business environment and developments in ICT which impact the business
If you believe that you demonstrate abilities to meet the criteria of the above positions, please submit your application with copies of your certificate, a well detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and at least three (3) professional referees to reach the company at the address provided below not later than September 6, 2013. 
Please indicate the title of the position you are applying to in the envelop.
Managing Director
South Nyanza Sugar Company Limited
P.O Box 107-40405
Sare – Awendo
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