Chief Information Officer (Innovation / ICT / Systems) – Cape Town, South Africa

Southern Africa
Posted 1 month ago

Reference No. CEMT1

Reference Number: CEMT1


Job Description:

Our client is looking for a Chief Information Officer (CIO) to join their team. This role is a senior executive position which reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer based in Cape Town. The purpose of the role is to develop, implement and oversee the organization's entire IT strategy and information technology (IT) operations. Therefore, it plays a pivotal role in driving digital transformation; innovation; and growth within the organization by effectively leveraging technology to achieve strategic objectives and deliver business value.



  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years' experience in the ICT field of which five (5) years are in a similar role as a senior manager of an ICT department/ operations department is required.
  • Proven experience of successful strategic ICT planning and execution.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems.
  • Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management.
  • Proven track-record of successful implementation of ICT projects and management of service providers.
  • In-depth experience in the use of Microsoft systems, Microsoft software and mobile technology is essential.
  • Relevant experience in the perishable produce export industry or a regulatory environment is advantageous.
  • Proven experience and knowledge of cloud technologies, SaaS solutions, outsourcing including negotiating and managing such contracts with vendors.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A relevant ICT university degree is required, relating specifically to Information Technology and Information Systems.
  • A relevant post graduate degree is desirable, relating to business administration or other business management qualifications.
  • The position requires a strategic individual with a hands-on, operational approach that can effectively manage ICT projects for their successful completion.
  • Advanced project management, change management and strategy development competence.
  • Proficiency in information and communication technologies.
  • Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, software applications, and outsourced systems.
  • Adept at high-level presentations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to set and manage priorities astutely.
  • Ability to lead and manage a high-performance ICT team.
  • Able to manage diversity in a fast-changing environment.
  • Well-developed cognitive competence
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • ability to apply creative and innovative problem-solving to complex problems.
  • ability to sustain big-picture thinking, while maintaining keen attention to detail.
  • Negotiations and vendor management skills.
  • Well-developed emotional competence.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Well-developed interpersonal competence.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Advanced relationship-management skills.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Excellent understanding of project management principles.
  • Considerable knowledge of business theory, business processes, management and business office operations.
  • Fully conversant with principles relating to compiling, analyzing, managing and reporting on a variety of budgets.
  • Sound understanding of computer systems characteristics, features, and integration capabilities.
  • Familiarity with all mainstream technology products and services will be advantageous.
  • Sound understanding of the workings of national government, e-government, the perishable products industry and the export logistics chain is important.
  • Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) will also assist towards ensuring good corporate governance, especially in regard to procurement and risk management in the portfolio.
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable laws and regulations as they relate to ICT.
  • Strong understanding of human resource management principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Superior understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Caleb Ebrahim at


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Caleb Ebrahim

Recruitment Consultant

CA Finance


CA Global will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.


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