Director IT, Community Development Authority Dubai

  • Full time
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Posted 9 months ago
  • 25000-50000 AED / Month

Community Development Authority

Community Development Authority (CDA) Dubai is currently hiring suitably qualified & experiened candidate for job role of a Director Information Technology. The selected candidate will be responsible to oversee CDA’s IT department and ensures efficient operations of IT systems and infrastructure. Desirous Candidates with IT educational background and experience are encouraged to avail this opportunity.

Job Purpose of A Director IT

Provide strategic and technical leadership to develop, implement and evaluate the IT services delivery process and related framework within the authority.

Job Duties of A Director IT

  • Ensure that the organization provides high quality information technology services that are able to compete with the services provided by other governments/leading institutions.
  • Lead, develop and implement standards, procedures and policies for use of IT within the organization.
  • Manage IT resources within organization, and monitor compliance with policies and standards.
  • Manage IT budget requirements, arrange resourcing, manage expenses and ensure best value for money for IT spend.
  • Develop CDA’s IT strategy and policies to support Authority’s business & operational plans in cooperation with CEO of Corporate Support Services Sector and CDA’s other Departments Directors.
  • Understand IT needs throughout Authority & highlight as well as develop organization’s IT capabilities in all areas.
  • Provide IT support and guidance to other department heads in their performance of their assigned duties.
  • Ensure quality of IT services being provided are in accordance with set procedures and policies.
  • Identify all necessary IT technology needs & complete IT operations efficiently and cost effectively.
  • Supervise the development of IT systems and infrastructure throughout the Authority, such as systems maintenance, software upgrades, network connectivity, local area network/wide area network management
    Servers, hardware (PCs, printers and other peripherals), user support/help desk, software management, security/firewall management, storage and backup management and IT risk management.
  • Keep a IT disaster recovery plan in place and that databases are backed up.
  • Provide information & recommendations to CEO of Enterprise Support Services Sector for planning purposes from IT perspective.
  • Assess short & long term IT needs of CDA and plan a strategy to develop systems, networks and technical capabilities to meet application needs.

What You Need To Do More?

  • Establishes relationships with external service providers (IT service vendors and consultants).
  • Manages outsourcing IT contracts and ensures all IT acquisition/occupancy activities comply with documented laws.
  • Supervise implementation & maintenance of multiple IT projects in the CDA.
  • Provide guidance on all technology related issues and recommend solutions based on defined architecture and technology standards.
  • Work with senior management to transform IT department into a service provider that enjoys flexibility, efficiency, customer focused and adopting highest standards.
  • Conduct research and analysis to support the organization’s IT strategy and provide advice on emerging IT trends and technologies.

Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or a related field (preferance for candidates with Master’s degree in IT).
  • At least 10-15 years of experience in IT field including 5 years in a supervisory role.

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