17 July 2017

Deputy Manager Information Technology Job Placement - National Insurance Corporation (NIC) Holdings



Organisation: National Insurance Corporation (NIC) Holdings
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head IT

About NIC:
NIC Holdings is one of the largest financial institutions in East Africa with a network of branches spread across the country, offering a full range of insurance products and services in Life and Non-Life insurance businesses and Financial Management. NIC Holdings has two subsidiaries which include NIC General Insurance Company Limited and NIC Life Assurance Company Limited.

Job Summary: The Deputy Manager Information Technology is primarily responsible for managing all organization technologies and providing technology support and training.  

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will plan, monitor and report on the preventive maintenance, servicing and repair of ICT computer equipment and system applications in line with the activity plan and ICT Policy.
  • Coordinate the acquisition, installation and maintenance of the organization’s Local Area Network hardware/software in line with procurement guidelines and NIC policies.
  • The incumbent also manages network connectivity operations, troubleshooting software applications, and preventive maintenance on hardware and software databases in line with guiding policies and procedures.
  • Carries out routine preventive maintenance on hardware and software.
  • Keeps immediate supervisor well-informed of activities and recommends corrective actions.
  • Assists staff in understanding and using technology; conducts regular staff technology presentations and trainings.
  • As needed and appropriate but no less than annually, provides written technology policy guidance to managers, supervisors, staff and consumers/participants.
  • The incumbent designs, develops web-based applications and maintains new functionality in line with guiding policies and procedures.
  • The jobholder also analyzes technology requirements, develop functional specifications, conduct comparative analysis and manage procurement and disposal in line with administrative guidelines.
  • Develops and maintains technology policies, standards and procedures manual; develops and maintains related technology checklists.
  • Tasked with the discovery, mitigation and documentation of information technology risks.
  • Responsible for the completion of monthly risk management reports.
  • Prepares, maintains and tests a technology disaster recovery plan.
  • Performs any other professional duties as may be required from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree (honors) in Information technology/ Computer Science.
  • A minimum of five years’ Information Technology experience in a reputable organization preferably an Insurance company.
  • Proficiency in AIMS & IES (Insurance Enterprise Software) packages is an added advantage.
  • Self driven, innovative, team player and able to work long hours under minimum supervision.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications accompanied with a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), photocopies of academic documents and certificates addressed to: Head Human Resource, NIC Holding Ltd., P.O. Box 7134, Kampala. Uganda.

E-mail to: vacancy@nic.co.ug

Deadline: 24th July 2017

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