Chief Technology Officer

Job Description

Job Title: Chief Technology Officer

Client:        Banking Institution   

Location: Ghana

Salary:      Excellent Salary + Benefits 

Job Reporting      :           ED, Operations

Department          :           Executive

Supervises            :           Head, Information Technology

Indirect Supervision:      Heads Of Department, Branch Managers

Job Purpose:

Responsible for establishing the Bank’s technical vision and leading all aspects of company’s technology development playing a key role in the strategic direction, development, and future growth and management of the Bank's technology resources while ensuring that the Bank's environment is secure and stable, commensurate with the best interest of shareholders, customers, employees, and the public.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for digitizing the entire breadth of the banks business and its operations. Reduction in cost of operations by leveraging the digital shift.
  • Maintaining competitive advantage over peers on digital banking and leveraging the digital ecosystem within the banking industry
  • Optimizing and managing the technology network in a manner that it delivers high efficiency with sufficient resilience and yet managing costs effectively
  • Identifying needs and ensuring ideal software solutions are developed in a timely manner to help increase operational efficiency and also leading edge products
  • Develop and maintain overall framework of IT policies, standards and strategies that will empower business and people to deliver on their commitments to the strategy and budgets
  • As part of business continuity plan, ensure that there is no failure in business operations and appropriate disaster recovery plans are in place and regularly tested for readiness for unforeseen and unexpected events which can impact the business continuity.
  • Play a pivotal role in supporting the business departments and meeting their needs in a time bound manner
  • Define the priorities, objectives and targets that underpins what contributes to delivery of value to business aligned with best practices and standards
  • Ensure efficiency in process / operations across the Bank
  • Identify security threats, formulate strategies and methods to mitigate the threats
  • Developing long term plans to sustain and support the business, anticipating the future trends
  • Lead strategic insight and overview of business case justifications and return on investment analysis for IT spending and initiatives
  • Ensure total quality management through uniform processes and procedures

Key Relationships:

Internal 

  • Executive, Heads of Departments, Branch Managers

External

  • Clients
  • Bank of Ghana, EOCO
  • Other Local Banks
  • Correspondent Banks
  • IT Vendors and Software Companies working with the Bank

Contributions:

CTO develops and implements IT architecture strategies to accommodate current and future organizational needs. The position of CTO performs supervisory duties of department staff and coordinates staff for coverage in all related areas of the department & assists in attaining established Bank operational and financial goals.

Judgement / Complexity:

Up-to-date with the current (and future) levels of IT security, threats, vulnerabilities that could impact the Bank’s digital and financial assets, an exceptional passion for ICT/ technology, and customer satisfaction and meeting the needs of businesses / individuals. Advanced knowledge and appreciation of the Electronic Funds Transfer field to experiment and lead to innovation of viable business and individual solutions.

Authorities:

Up-to-date with the current (and future) levels of IT security, threats, vulnerabilities that could impact the Bank’s digital and financial assets, an exceptional passion for ICT/ technology, and customer satisfaction and meeting the needs of businesses / individuals. Advanced knowledge and appreciation of the Electronic Funds Transfer field to experiment and lead to innovation of viable business and individual solutions.

Qualification / Experience:

  • A university degree, (Advanced degree/relevant professional qualification is an advantage)
  • Possess passion for technology
  • First hand knowledge in supervising development of software solutions, understanding and appreciation of switch, channels and related infrastructure
  • Advanced appreciation of computer and trending applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • 20 years experience in IT field out of which a minimum of 5 years should be in banking / financial sector
  • Exposure to Core Banking Solutions, Digital banking, networking, server administration
  • Strong project management skills and management of development, maintenance and support teams.
  • Academic experience with exposure in participating in seminars, conferences, research publications representing the organization
  • Up-to-date with the current (and future) levels of IT security, threats, vulnerabilities that could impact the Bank’s digital and financial assets

 

 
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