Chief Information Officer

Additional Info

  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Job Title: Chief Information Officer
  • Reporting To: Deputy Director-General
  • Purpose of the job: esigning and implementing an IT strategy that is aligned to business strategy.
  • Location: Head Office, Pretoria branch: Information Services
  • Date Advertised: 19/09/ 2018
  • Closing Date: 26/09/2018


  • Establishing and ensuring maturity levels of IT Governance structures that facilitate decision-making.
  • Developing appropriate architecture frameworks, standards and policies aligned to the Department.
  • Promoting human capital development within the Branch, including sourcing skilful and competent resources.
  • Developing modern supporting Information Management and Technology solutions.
  • Fostering value-adding, trusted relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Advising the Accounting Officer on matters that have strategic and financial implications.
  • Ensuring innovation in the implementation of service delivery solutions.
  • Keeping the departmental strategic plan top-of-mind, ensuring effective resource management and controlling business agreements and SLAs.
  • Effectively managing people, including developing strategic skills and fostering worldclass delivery.
  • Effectively promote and good practice.

Required Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of departmental priorities, development of IT strategies and business solutions, and the E-government policy framework consultation paper developed by GITO.
  • Extensive knowledge of implementing complex ICT infrastructure and applications projects is imperative.
  • World-class knowledge and understanding of all relevant legislation, regulations and prescripts (including human resources and Corporate Governance) as well as how this post contributes to the implementation of the NDP.
  • Insight into sector needs and business requirements.
  • Advanced programme and project management capability.
  • Sound communication skills.

Education And Formal Training

  • A Degree in Computer Sciences (Information Technology), an undergraduate qualification of NQF Level 7 and a postgraduate qualification of NQF Level 8.
  • A valid driver’s licence.

Experience Qualification/Training

  • 8-10 years’ experience at a senior managerial level in the Information Technology environment
  • An MBL or MBA will be an added advantage.

Suitably qualified Candidates must forward their CVs, ID copy, copies of qualifications and Driver’s to / fax: 086 412 4284I, not later than 26/09/2018. Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful