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Educor is the largest provider of private education in Southern Africa. We provide Higher, Private College (Further Education and Training Institution) education via face-to-face classes, distance learning and online learning. We offer full-time and part-time studies, providing people from all walks of life with access to education.
Head of IT
Plans the Technology strategy to innovate and develop the company’s internal technology and external technology platform to align with the business strategy and create a market differentiator in company product. This executive role leads and develops technology infrastructure, eliminates security risks, increases customer and user satisfaction. This individual guides development and Innovation to be a market differentiator.
Role and Responsibilities
Makes decisions promptly and effectively by building consensus among partners, managers, and employees.
Engages strategic planning process to ensure smooth running IT functionality
Communicates and implement vision and strategic plan.
Oversees and manages resources in the areas of IT, Innovation, Development and social media.
Provides leadership and guidance for the technology function
Manages resources in Innovation, Infrastructure and Development, including recruitment of appropriate skills, performance management and delivery of the department
Manages department budget
Supports and advises the CEO in decision making.
Works with the CEO to establish a financial plan that achieve financial goals, including expenditures, revenue goals, and staff productivity goals.
Prepares and manages the budget for the department and prepares forecasts
Authorizes expenditures and purchases within the budget and gains approval for any expenditures outside of the budget from the CEO
Develops and evolves a strategy around the Application
Develops and manages SMART metrics for hardware, software and storage
Plans around capacity of resources
Directly manages the IT department, including Innovation and Development of the Application
Manages the performance of employees in the IT team
Collaborates with other departments around IT requirements, customer needs and experience requirements
Reports to Managing Executive and Board as required
Determines the business requirements for IT systems
Ensures appropriate exposure to and management of social media
Co-ordinates IT activities to ensure data availability and network services with as little downtime as possible
Researches and recommends new technology solutions, software and hardware – stays abreast of technology development
Self-Development through Continual Learning
Develop self through recognizing personal strengths and weaknesses by seeking feedback from others and opportunities to master new knowledge.
Value learning and take initiative to build knowledge and skills; be reflective and learn from mistakes.
Understand, and demonstrate, the value of knowledge-sharing.
Maintain knowledge in relevant field by staying current with new information.
Mentors and manages the team to establish accountability, goals and performance outcomes.
Recommends salaries, bonuses and raises for department with input from HR and the CEO for approval.
The responsibilities outlined above cannot totally encompass or outline all tasks that may be required of the employee. Therefore, this outline of responsibilities may vary from time to time
Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.
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