Head of Information Technology (IT)
Job TypeFull Time
QualificationBA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
Experience10 years
Job FieldICT / Computer

Our purpose is transforming lives, giving dignity, and expanding opportunities for wealth creation.
The Country Head of Information Technology will be responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, and operational management for the bank’s IT functions in the country. This role will manage a team of IT professionals, including software developers, system administrators, network engineers, and other technical staff. The position requires a deep understanding of the banking industry and the technology trends that are impacting it, as well as a proven track record of delivering complex technology projects on time and within budget
Key Responsibilities

Develop and implement a comprehensive IT strategy that aligns with the bank’s business objectives and supports its growth plans.
Manage the IT budget and ensure that resources are allocated effectively to meet the bank’s strategic goals.
Work with business leaders and other stakeholders to identify and prioritize IT initiatives that will improve the bank’s operational efficiency, customer experience, and competitive advantage.
Oversee the implementation of technology projects, including system upgrades, new software and hardware implementations, and data center migrations.
Ensure that the bank’s technology infrastructure is secure, reliable, and compliant with all relevant regulations and standards.
Monitor and manage IT risk, including cyber threats, data breaches, and other security incidents.
Foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within the IT organization, encouraging experimentation and the adoption of new technologies.
Build and maintain relationships with technology vendors and service providers to ensure that the bank has access to the latest technology solutions and support.
Lead, coach, and develop a team of IT professionals, providing guidance, feedback, and performance evaluations.
Represent the bank’s IT function to external stakeholders, including customers, regulators, and industry groups.

Qualifications, Experience & Competencies

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
At least 10 years of experience in IT management roles within the banking or financial services industry, with a track record of delivering successful technology projects and driving digital transformation.
Strong leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop a high-performing team.
Deep understanding of banking operations, processes, and regulatory requirements, as well as the technology trends that are shaping the industry.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver results on time and within budget.
Experience working with cloud-based technologies, data analytics, and emerging technologies such as AI and machine learning is a plus.
Demonstrated ability to navigate complex organizational structures and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
Closing Date:

Jun 7, 2023


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About Equity Bank Kenya

Equity Bank Limited (The "Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 - 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance and related services. The Bank has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Its shares are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. Equity Bank was founded as Equity Building Society (EBS) in October 1984 and was originally a provider of mortgage financing for the majority of customers who fell into the low income population. The society’s logo, a modest house with a brown roof, resonates with its target market and their determination to make small but steady gains toward a better life, seeking security and advancement of their dreams. The vast majority of Africans have historically been excluded from access to financial resources. Having been declared technically insolvent in 1993, Equity’s transformation into a rapidly growing microfinance and then a commercial bank is widely considered to be an inspirational success story. Currently, Equity Bank has more than 9 million customers making it the largest bank in terms of customer base in Africa and having nearly half of bank accounts in Kenya. The company’s vision is "to be the champion of the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa”. Equity Bank retains a passionate commitment to empowering its clients to transform their lives and livelihoods. Through a business model that is anchored in access, convenience and flexibility, the Bank has evolved to become an all-inclusive financial services provider with a growing pan-African footprint. Equity Bank’s business model and its visionary leadership has continued to earn local, regional and global accolades and recognition. The model is also studied in some of the leading business schools in the world, as other developing countries in Africa and Asia seek to learn from Equity’s low margin, high-volume model. Equity Bank in 2010 established the Equity Group Foundation. This innovation and creative vehicle has fully transformed the concept of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. While Equity Group Foundation champions the socio-economic transformation of the people of Africa and seeks partnerships along six cluster thematic areas, Equity Bank provides the infrastructure of delivery, hence reducing the operational costs for the Foundation and increasing the rate of return on any social investment. The six social thematic areas of focus are: education and leadership development; financial literacy and access; entrepreneurship; agriculture; health; innovations and environment. Make an enquiry today