ICT Director

The University of Alabama at B; Lusaka, Zambia; 11 Nov 2009

The Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) is a Zambian non-profit company affiliated with The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). CIDRZ is a critical partner to the Zambian government in its fight against HIV/AIDS and other causes of illness in Zambia. We currently support large programs for HIV/AIDS treatment of adults and children (over 180,000 people treated), prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (over 700,000 pregnant women reached) and prevention of cervical cancer (over 26,000 women screened). We also have a large research portfolio (over 20 active protocols) and support various training initiatives for expatriates and Zambian nationals.

The ICT Director, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, will provide oversight of the ICT Department. This department provides leading edge services to the functional units of CIDRZ. The department services and supports the computing hardware, network and software needs of the numerous departments of CIDRZ. It also operates a large wireless wide area network that connects 27 healthcare facilities throughout the city of Lusaka to the central CIDRZ offices. The ICT Director leads this team in the delivery of these services, and as such is required to provide both strategic and operational guidance to the dynamic ICT team. Furthermore, the position calls for the consideration and planning for the long-term ICT needs of the CIDRZ organization, serving as an integral part of the Leadership Team. Responsibilities include providing ICT strategic input at the Executive Management level of the CIDRZ organization, development and maintenance of standards and processes that optimize and leverage technology to reduce operating costs and increase efficiency; providing technical leadership and functional guidance to the members of ICT department; streamlining, coordinating and enhancing the operations of the ICT department in its provision of technical services to the CIDRZ organization; developing ICT budgets, SLA negotiations and ensuring full delivery of vendor services; and leading the procurement process of capital ICT hardware.

To apply, please send a CV/resume and cover letter summarizing your qualifications and relevant experience to:

Karen N. Brown, MSHA
Administrator, Division of International Women's Health
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Qualifications : The successful candidate will have a record of senior level leadership with at least 5 years of demonstrable accomplishments in the development, implementation, and maintenance of IT systems; the ability to communicate confidently at the highest levels and build meaningful internal and external relationships; strong management and interpersonal skills; strong experience in technology planning, project planning, and team leadership with demonstrable impact on organizational effectiveness; the ability to manage change; and the ability to work independently. This position requires a master's degree or higher in a relevant IT discipline, and at least five years' experience in a similar role. In-country experience is preferred. This position is based in Lusaka, Zambia.

Contact Details

Contact Person : Karen N. Brown
Telephone : 1 205-996-6262
Fax : 1 205-975-4411
E-mail :
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Reference : FJA-The-ICTDir