Director Planning, Research and Development Job at National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) - Jobs in Uganda

Title: Director Planning, Research and Development

Hiring Organization: National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Job Location: Kampala 

No of Vacancies: 01

Deadline of this Job: 26th October 2020 

Employment Type: Full Time

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Work Hours: 8

JOB DETAILS:
The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) is an autonomous statutory body established under the NITA-U Act 2009, The Authority is under the general supervision of the Ministry of Information Communications Technology and National Guidance (MOICT&NG).
The National Information Technology Authority, Uganda was established with a mandate to coordinate, promote and monitor the development of IT in the context of social and economic development of Uganda.
NITA-U seeks to recruit highly skilled, experienced and motivated qualified Uganda Nationals with a dream of building their professional careers in a dynamic and last growing sector to fill the following position:
Director Planning, Research and Development .

The Director shall be responsible for coordination and providing leadership including overall direction, administration and control of the planning, monitoring & evaluation, performance reporting; standards, policies and frameworks development; IT Capacity building and skills development; and research functions of the organization.


Education:
• Bachelor's degree in any of the following fields:
• Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Computer Science, Statistics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Software! Computer Systems Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics or in any other ICT related discipline from a recognised institution;
• A Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer science, Statistics or their equivalent or a closely related field is a requirement;
• Professional IT Certifications such as Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT ICGEFD, Certified Data Analyst (CDA), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), MCSE (Data Management and Analytics), Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) or related field is an added advantage.
• A PhD in Information Technology, Computer Science, Statistics or their equivalent or a closely related field is an added advantage.
• Qualifications in Monitoring and Evaluation is an added advantage.

Experience
• A minimum of Ten years‘ experience in Planning and Management part of which should have been in Information Technology in a reputable Public or Private Organization, five years of which should have been at Management Level;
• Demonstrated research management experience required.
• Demonstrated experience in planning in a Government organization will be an added advantage.
• Demonstrated experience in leadership and management.

Job Qualifications: Not Specified


Job Skills: Not Specified

Job application procedure
Qualified candidates are requested to apply by visiting the following link www.nita.go.ug  to obtain further details on the requirements for each of the position
Interested applicants who meet the job requirements/ specifications and with the right personal attributes are required to complete and submit a NITA-U Application Form (which can be down loaded from https://www.nita.go.ug/publication/job-application-forms )with a cover letter, supported by a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, and must specify day time telephone contact, email addresses of both the applicant and three referees to the address below.
The Executive Director,
National Information Technology
Authority — UGANDA (NITA-U),
Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue [former Lugogo bypass)
P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda
Tel: 0417 801038
Or via email: hr@nita.go.ug  (application shouldn't be more than 10MBs)
The deadline for applications tor the positions is 26th October 2020. (Not later than 1700 hrs. Local Time).
No application will be accepted without a duly completed and signed standard application form {referred to above) and copies of academic documents. All hand delivered applications MUST be stapled.
FEEDBACK
Only successful candidates will be contacted. Any form of solicitation, influence peddling and or any other "backdoor" attempt, of whatsoever nature, to influence the selection process in one’s favour, will automatically lead to disqualification of a candidate without any recourse.