Information Technology & Networks Officer at Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN)

The Admiralty University of Nigeria was established as a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) through the joint efforts of Nigerian Navy Holdings (a subsidiary organization of the Nigerian Navy) and Hellenic Education Nigeria – (a private consultancy, with international educators as main partners).Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill Full-Time, Part-Time and Daily Part-Time vacancy in the Academic Department of the University:Job Title: Acting Academic DeanLocation: DeltaJob Title: Information Technology & Networks OfficerLocation: DeltaJob Type: Senior Managerial/ Administrative and Support StaffOverall PurposeThe post holder will be responsible for the leadership, vision and strategic direction of the University’s Information Technology department.In addition, they will be accountable for the teams responsible for the development, provision, deployment and security of the information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, enterprise applications, learning technologies, and web and business systems.The University is currently making significant investment in infrastructure and systems with a major IT component, and the Head’s leadership and collaboration will be critical to their successful delivery.These include a new HR and Payroll system, and a new student record system to be commissioned in the context of a programme of Modernising our Student Information.Working closely with members of the Senior Management Team, the post holder will ensure:Development and delivery of a compelling IT and digital vision for the University.Support for learning and teaching excellence, through the ongoing development of an integrated virtual learning and student communication environment, technology-enabled learning spaces, and promotion and development of digital literacy.Support for outstanding research and enterprise, through the ongoing development of an integrated research support and communication environment.Robust, easy-to-use, accessible, cost-effective, integrated standards-based ICT solutions that are customer-oriented and responsive to the expectations of key users and stakeholders across a large, diverse population.Continuous enhancement of user experience through digital delivery of and mobile access to services in an increasingly 24/7 environment.Clear policies, efficient business processes and demonstrable good practice.Principal ResponsibilitiesTo play a leading role in developing and delivering the University’s strategic IT and digital vision.To lead the University’s systems and technological strategic planning processes to ensure effective development and utilisation of the ICT infrastructure, client-driven enterprise applications, learning technologies, web and business systems.To lead and manage the staff in the IT Department effectively, promoting change, innovation and improvement in line with University values.To create a work environment conducive to collaboration and teamwork, developing an integrated IT workforce strategy to ensure the IT function has the breadth and depth of skills and expertise to meet its commitments and can evolve skills and expertise to meet future demands.To lead the delivery of high-quality IT and digital services to students and staff, and ensure that the University is investing in appropriate IT and system development and achieving value for money, and that the associated institutional risk is managed effectively.To work collaboratively and communicate effectively with all areas of the University, including the owners of major corporate systems, seeking and acting on feedback to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services.To lead and manage the University’s technical infrastructure including data and telecommunications networks, technical resources, data centres, IT architecture, client driven enterprise and business applications, learning technologies, web and intranet provision.To identify, evaluate and inform the University on new and emerging technologies and opportunities, and advise on their applicability to the University environment.To define, at a strategic level, the requirements for new developments and solutions, implement agreed project management arrangements and oversee the project portfolio for the Department.To ensure that all IT systems are well designed and appropriately scaled whilst maintaining a secure and stable computing environment which maximises system availability and performance.To identify emerging threats to the University and ensure that IT security is managed effectively, including the provision of a robust IT disaster recovery and business continuity plan.To ensure that the University’s information systems comply with relevant national privacy and accepted use regulations.To ensure that all technology related policies and procedures, including data security policies standards and procedures reflect best practice and are implemented and adhered to.To contribute and to take the lead where appropriate on wider University projects, polices and working groups as appropriate.To represent the University at relevant stakeholder groups, local and national committees as appropriate.To model the leadership and management behaviours of the University.Further InformationAccountability In undertaking these responsibilities the postholder will clearly be able to delegate specific functions, but not accountability for them, to other individuals.Hours: This is a full time post. The nature of the post is such that the postholder will be expected to work flexibly and for such reasonable hours (minimum 40) as are necessary in order to fulfil the duties and responsibilities of the post.Leave: 25 days per annum. 

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