IT Senior Director, Partnership IT Solutions at World Vision South Africa

IT Senior Director, Partnership IT Solutions at World Vision South Africa

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Sr. Director of Partnership IT Solutions leads and manages a globally distributed and diverse team responsible for the Enterprise Services Portfolio (ERP, Procurement, HRIS, etc) along with Enterprise/Solution Architecture, Quality Assurance, and Enterprise IT PMO teams. Experience working in an International NGO with a passion for helping the poor and less fortunate is essential and required.
The IT Senior Director is responsible for directing the integration of IT processes across multiple functional areas and oversee IT services provided to multiple regions globally.

Individuals within the IT leadership job family have responsibility for activities that contribute to planning, creating and implementing an IT vision and strategy aligned with the company’s strategic business plan. They oversee the development of corporate standards, technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer. They manage small to large teams of people responsible for developing and delivering IT solutions for the business and customers. Each role within this job family provides technical and business leadership to their organizations as well as to the business.

IT Leaders are also responsible for analyzing trends in technology, assessing the impact of emerging technologies on the business, providing solutions to address technology and business issues, and managing financial resources while ensuring the development of high-quality technology solutions. These solutions must be developed at the best possible cost and be aligned with customer and business needs while establishing relationships with employees and key internal and external stakeholders.
They are also responsible for participating and leading the development of an IT governance framework that defines the working relationships and sharing of IT components among various IT groups within the organization.

To be successful, individuals must possess a combination of business, technical and leadership skills and competencies. This requires an understanding of client’s business needs, processes and functions. They also need a solid knowledge of IT infrastructure, architecture, applications development and support, networks, and computer operations. In addition, individuals working in this job family must have excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.
Typically has 10 to 15 years of IT and business/industry work experience. Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.
At least 3 years of experience in managing multiple, medium to large cross-functional teams or projects, influencing senior level management and key stakeholders.

Requires demonstrated ability to launch and deliver multiple, concurrent IT projects on time and within budget.
Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.
Extensive experience in an international environment required.
Effective in written and verbal communication in English.


Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in Technology related field or Degree plus related IT experience required.
Work Environment/Travel:
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.

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