The candidate will have primary responsibility for providing value for money in managing the Fund's financial and administrative systems. This includes managing the development of new financial and administrative applications and systems, the maintenance and support of existing systems, and their underlying software and database platforms. The candidate provides leadership of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) group and associated process maturity initiatives across the entire IT function. The candidate will report directly to the Division Chief (Financial & Administrative Systems).
Assumes acting chief role, with all its associated managerial and supervisory functions, in absence of division chief.
Responsible for providing reliable and responsive service in assisting stakeholders in defining business and IT requirements, redesigning business processes, and in the subsequent development, maintenance, production, and support of departmental and Fund-wide financial and administrative applications.
Ensures that service-level agreements are met for the support of financial and administrative applications.
Participates and coordinates with other Fund units and external organizations on topics of mutual concern and interest.
Assist in preparation and management of the Division's capital and administrative budgets.
Responsible for coordinating cross divisional/cross team effort that includes Application Development Standards, Best Practices, Tool Sets, Quality Assurance, Strategy and Architecture.
Responsible for Backend Management that includes Workflow infrastructure, Database Support, coordination of upgrades/patches, External/Internal Audit support, Disaster Recovery Planning and Support for the division.
Responsible for assessing, developing, and training of staff in the Strategy and Architecture team.
Responsible for maintaining vendor relations and establishing and monitoring service level agreements with external vendors providing staff augmentation services and outsourced application maintenance and development services.
Leads the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) group that maintains guidelines and tools that are used across the entire IT function aimed at improving IT process maturity.
Participates as a member of the IT Management team, led by the CIO, in the overall application of IT to the business of the Fund.
Participates at the departmental and interdepartmental meetings and Fund-wide committees, including the Financial and Administrative Steering Committee (FASC) that reports to the Committee on Business and Information Technology (CBIT). Represents the Division in Change Advisory Board (CAB) and Enterprise Architecture Review Board.
The successful candidate should have a strong background in the management of IT activities, including skill and experience in the planning, evaluation, development, implementation, maintenance, and support of financial and administrative systems. The candidate should have leadership and management abilities including analytical thinking, decisive judgment, ability to motivate staff, and strategic vision. He/she should have a strong grasp of developments in information technology and should be able to evaluate how these developments can be best applied to achieve institutional objectives particularly those supported by financial and administrative systems. In addition, the candidate should possess the strong interpersonal skills needed to perform supervisory functions within the Division and to collaborate effectively with staff in other departments as well as external organizations. Proven experience with strategic planning, implementation and support of IT systems related to Enterprise Requirements Planning (ERP) systems, banking systems, business intelligence systems, and related corporate systems would be considered a significant plus. However, as senior staff assignments in the Technology and Services Department (TGS) are rotated, fungibility is a key requirement and the candidates will be evaluated on their ability to function in various managerial roles within TGS.
The position requires an advanced university degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, business or related field of study or equivalent, together with extensive experience at a supervisory level in managing financial and administrative systems. The position requires strong management skills, especially the ability to plan, organize, and coordinate a heavy ongoing workload of multiple activities. Strong client relations, excellent communications skills, and the ability to deal with staff at all levels are needed.
International Monetary Fund - 20 months ago