VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Director of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Plateau State University, Bokkos.
A. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Applicants must possess the following
- A good First Degree in a relevant area of Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, Electrical Electronics Engineering
- A Master’s Degree in relevant discipline
- Membership of the Computer Registration Council of Nigeria or equivalent.
- Professional Certifications from at least any two (2) professional bodies.
- Candidates should have at least seven (7) years cognate experience in managing complex ICT projects.

B. THE ROLE
The Director of ICT shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the effective implementation, operation and management of the University’s ICT infrastructure, systems and services, ensuring it is fit for the delivery of a robust and cost-effective technology solutions to meet the growing and dynamic needs of a multi-user/complex community. The Director will lead in the development and execution of the University’s strategic plans and goals, meeting the requirements of the academic units, management and service departments, staff and particularly the students to ensure the University benefits from the competitive advantages that ICT has to offer. In that role, the Director of ICT will report to the Vice-Chancellor to create an effective IT driven University that is cohesive, forward-looking, service-oriented, and keenly focused on the changing needs of the University.

The person to be appointed must demonstrate broad and in-depth knowledge and hands-on-experience in successfully managing complex ICT infrastructure, systems and applications. He/She must demonstrate high level of credibility, honesty, initiative and commitment. The person will provide leadership within the ICT team and other units of the University and must therefore be able to lead, organize, supervise, motivate and work as part of a team. He/She must also demonstrate extensive and indepth knowledge of the University system.

C. CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The general conditions of service are as obtainable in the Nigerian public University System. The appointment is for a period of five (5) years and the person may have his/her tenure extended for further period of one (1) year subject to satisfactory performance.

D. METHOD OF APPLICATION
Interested candidates are to send in their typewritten applications and curriculum vitae in three (3) copies, addressed to:

The Registrar
Plateau State University, Bokkos
PMB 2012 Jos
Plateau State, NIGERIA.
Applicants should give names of three (3) referees at least two (2) of whom should be competent enough to attest to the candidate’s professional/academic standing and character
Candidates should request their referees to send their confidential report direct to the above address.

CLOSING DATE:
Applications should reach the Registrar not later than four (4) weeks from the date of this advertisement.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted


Signed:


Yakubu F. Ayuba
Registrar.