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Are you looking for Information Technology Jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Deputy Director Electronic Business & Information Technology Services job at Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

March 25, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) is a semi-autonomous government agency operating in partnership with the private sector and the Government of Uganda to drive national economic growth and development. The Authority was set up by an Act of Parliament (Investment Code 1991, which was later revised to the Edition 2000 Laws of Uganda) 2019 with the aim of promoting and facilitating private sector investment in Uganda.

The ability of the Authority to fulfill its mandate primarily lies in the way in which its Human Resource is managed from the point of entry, stay, exit and post-exit. It is a policy of UIA to attract and retain a highly qualified and competitive workforce to fulfill its mandate and hence the need to fill the vacant positions.

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Deputy Director Electronic Business & Information Technology Services job at Uganda Investment Authority (UIA)

Job Description

Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) is a statutory agency which is mandated to promote, attract, facilitate, register, monitor and evaluate all forms of investments and business activities in Uganda as per the Investment Code Act, 2019.

It is on the basis of this mandate that UIA initiates and supports measures that enhance investments in Uganda and advises Government of appropriate policies conducive for investment promotion and growth in the country.

UIA seeks to recruit highly Competent, Experienced and Motivated qualified individuals to fill the following position

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strategic Planning: Collaborating with senior management to develop and implement strategic plans for electronic business and information technology services that align with the organization's goals and objectives.

  • Leadership and Management: Providing leadership and direction to the electronic business and IT services team, including hiring, training, and performance management of staff members. Fostering a positive work environment and promoting teamwork and collaboration.

  • Electronic Business Development: Developing and implementing strategies to leverage electronic business opportunities, such as e-commerce platforms, digital marketing initiatives, online customer service channels, and electronic payment systems.

  • IT Infrastructure Management: Overseeing the design, implementation, and maintenance of IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, storage systems, and cloud services. Ensuring the reliability, security, and scalability of IT infrastructure to support business operations.

  • Software and Application Development: Managing the development and maintenance of software applications and systems to meet the organization's electronic business needs. This may include custom software development, integration of third-party applications, and support for enterprise software solutions.

  • Data Management and Analytics: Developing data management strategies and implementing systems for collecting, storing, and analyzing data to support decision-making and improve business processes. Ensuring data security, privacy, and compliance with regulations.

  • Cybersecurity and Information Security: Implementing measures to protect the organization's electronic business assets and information systems from cyber threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks. This may involve developing security policies, conducting risk assessments, and implementing security controls.

  • IT Service Management: Establishing IT service management processes and procedures to ensure efficient and effective delivery of IT services to internal and external stakeholders. This includes incident management, problem management, change management, and service desk operations.

  • Vendor Management: Managing relationships with IT vendors, service providers, and technology partners. Negotiating contracts, evaluating vendor performance, and ensuring compliance with service level agreements and procurement policies.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards related to electronic business, information technology, data privacy, and cybersecurity. Keeping abreast of regulatory changes and implementing necessary controls and procedures.

  • Financial Management: Developing and managing budgets for electronic business and IT services. Monitoring expenses, tracking cost-effectiveness, and optimizing resource allocation to achieve business objectives within budget constraints.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborating with internal stakeholders, such as business units, departments, and executive leadership, to understand their electronic business and IT needs and priorities. Building strong relationships and communicating effectively to ensure alignment and support for IT initiatives.

  • Continuous Improvement: Identifying opportunities for process improvement, innovation, and optimization within electronic business and IT services. Implementing best practices, conducting performance reviews, and fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: Developing and maintaining plans and procedures for disaster recovery and business continuity to ensure the resilience and availability of electronic business operations and IT systems in the event of disruptions or emergencies.

  • Technology Trends and Innovation: Monitoring emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in electronic business and information technology. Evaluating new technologies and recommending strategic investments to enhance organizational competitiveness and efficiency.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Leadership: Effective leadership skills are crucial for providing direction, motivation, and guidance to the electronic business and IT services team. The deputy director should inspire confidence, foster teamwork, and cultivate a positive work environment.

  • Visionary Thinking: The ability to think strategically and envision the future of electronic business and information technology within the organization. This involves identifying opportunities for innovation, anticipating industry trends, and developing long-term plans to drive digital transformation.

  • Technical Proficiency: A strong understanding of electronic business principles, information technology systems, and industry best practices. While the deputy director may not be involved in day-to-day technical tasks, a solid technical foundation is essential for making informed decisions and providing effective leadership.

  • Strategic Planning: The capacity to develop and execute strategic plans for electronic business and IT services that align with the organization's goals and objectives. This includes setting clear objectives, prioritizing initiatives, and allocating resources effectively.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills are essential for conveying complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders, facilitating collaboration across departments, and building relationships with internal and external partners.

  • Problem-Solving Abilities: The ability to analyze complex problems, identify root causes, and develop creative solutions. The deputy director should be adept at navigating challenges and making informed decisions to overcome obstacles and achieve business objectives.

  • Decision-Making: Strong decision-making skills are necessary for evaluating options, weighing risks and benefits, and making sound judgments in a timely manner. The deputy director should be able to balance competing priorities and make strategic decisions that support the organization's mission and vision.

  • Change Management: The capacity to lead organizational change initiatives related to electronic business and information technology. This involves effectively managing resistance to change, promoting adoption of new technologies and processes, and ensuring successful implementation.

  • Team Building and Management: The ability to build and develop high-performing teams within electronic business and IT services. This includes recruiting top talent, providing mentorship and professional development opportunities, and fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.

  • Adaptability: Given the rapidly evolving nature of technology and business environments, the deputy director should be adaptable and flexible in response to changing circumstances. This includes being open to new ideas, embracing innovation, and adjusting strategies as needed.

  • Ethical Conduct: Upholding high ethical standards and integrity in all aspects of electronic business and information technology services. The deputy director should demonstrate honesty, transparency, and accountability in decision-making and actions.

  • Customer Focus: A commitment to understanding and meeting the needs of internal and external customers through electronic business and IT services. This involves actively soliciting feedback, addressing concerns, and continuously improving service delivery to enhance customer satisfaction.

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