ACCION International: Head of Technology

Posted on :

15 Feb, 2011

Category :

NGO Jobs in Ghana, Non Profit Organisation Jobs, Technical Recruitment in Ghana

ACCION International is a private, nonprofit organization with the mission of giving people the financial tools they need microenterprise loans, business training and other financial services to wrok their way out of poverty. A world pioneer in microfinance, ACCION was founded in 1961 and issued its first microloan in 1973 in Brazil.

ACCION International’s partner microfinance institutions today are providing loans as low as $50 to poor men and women entrepreneurs in 23 countries in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the United States. In the last decade alone, ACCION partners have disbursed more than 36.1 million loans totaling more than $31.8 billion; 97 percent of the loans have been repaid

Job Description

ACCION International seeks Head of IT to join the ACCION Microfinance Bank Lagos, Nigeria.

Development and implementation of IT Strategy which is closely aligned with the business strategy
Sets objectives, goals and plans for the unit as derived from the IT department’s strategic objectives
Plan, analyze, and deploy new technology projects to increase revenue and gross margins, and net and internet, website maintenance and internet banking
Hire, develop, and train the IT staff to provide an efficient and effective workforce
Work with business heads to review existing processes to ensure the efficient use of the bank’s resources (reduces cycle time, variance, handoffs, manual processes, etc)
Manage relationships with IT vendors to achieve cost goals
Formulate appropriate IT policies and procedures to provide user friendly guidance for the appropriate use of the bank’s IT resources; and
Liaison with Headquarters and Accion International regarding IT operations


Required Skills or Experience

In depth knowledge of corporate and retail banking infrastructure
Proven ability to manage 7×24 operations for banking, call centers, and transaction processing, Extensive banking IT management experience in a Bank or Financial Institution; Specific experience with Temenos Globus/T24 banking software would be useful
Prior expensive with innovative technology and channels is a plus (point of sale devices, ATMs, prepaid cards, mobile phone banking, internet infrastructure and banking, etc)
Minimum of Bachelor degree in Engineering, Electronics, Computer Science, and/or related fields with numerate coursework is preferred
Possession of a relevant professional certification like ITIL, PMP, Prince2, MCSE etc, is required

How To Apply

Interested applicants should send their CVs and covering letters to: [email protected]

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