Volta River Authority Recruitment 2011

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20 Sep, 2011

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Administrative Jobs in Ghana, Energy Jobs in Ghana

The Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo), a subsidiary of the Volta River Authority, whose mission is to procure electricity and distribute it efficiently, safely and reliably in the northern sector of Ghana in a commercially viable manner.

Job Vacancy: Director, Management Information Systems (MIS)


Job Description

Job Function:
The successful person will be expected to provide leadership in the development and implementation of strategic plans, policies, programmes and innovative solutions to address VRA’s IT and related infrastructure needs.

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive IT Strategic Plan for the delivery of a best-in-class ICT function to support the attainment of the Authority’s business goals
  • Develop ICT policy in areas such as standards/architecture, security/privacy and information management
  • Manage all aspects of day to day operations of computing and network services, VRA website management, enterprise applications and support for IT infrastructure in an innovative and business-oriented manner
  • Direct the delivery of focused and responsive user and customer support to all levels of application software, databases and systems tools
  • Provide direction to a full range of activities associated with the acquisition, development, implementation, operation, and maintenance of workstations, minicomputers, systems software, networking, integration of voice and data communications, as well as multi-user office automation resources and facilities
  • Manage, develop and integrate document management services including the Library, Printing & DTP Services, Corporate Registry and Archival Services
  • Advise the VRA senior management team on needs for strategic improvement in VRA systems and IT usage practices
  • Provide and implement comprehensive IT programmes, as well as expert technical advice to all departments to facilitate departmental and corporate use of IT resources

Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment will be made on an initial contract period of two (2) years, of which the first twelve months will be considered as a probationary period.

Remuneration: Highly competitive compensation package


Required Skills or Experience

Preference will be given to candidate with:

  • A first degree from a recognised university and a professional qualification in IT ( or related subject) from an accredited institution
  • A post-graduate degree in Management Information Systems will be an added advantage
  • At least 15 years of working experience in IT related job with at least 5 years of senior management experience
  • Technical knowledge of, and experience in managing information technologies sufficient to direct/oversee their development, application, integration and delivery of required IT solutions, and provide responsive end-user customer support to meet expectations of Management
  • Demonstrated skills in interacting effectively with all levels of staff, as well as senior level of external agencies to resolve policy issues impacting the effective functioning of MIS department
  • Strong management skill, demonstrated leadership ability and vision required for strategic planning and innovative solutions, as well as excellent track record of team building


How To Apply

Interested applicants with the requisite qualifications and experience may apply, giving detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of their certificates, together with testimonials from two referees, both of whom must be professionally connected with their work, and a contact telephone number, to reach the:

Director, Human Resources
Volta River Authority
P. O. Box M77
Closing 8th October, 2011


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