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Sector Manager - Media & Communications

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Global Business Roundtable
Johannesburg, South Africa
Closing Date:
Thursday, 1 July 2021
Open

About the Organisation

The Global Business Roundtable (GBR) was established on 21st August 2009. It started as a discussion forum as well as a support, networking and prayer group for people in business and various intellectual professions.

The GBR is a global business networking initiative which was prompted by a desire to start a prayer meeting group for people in business as well as to provide support for professionals in their various fields. The organisation is founded on Biblical principles and is inspired by God throughout the various initiatives it undertakes.

This global business networking initiative has experienced the great move of God and has seen an unprecedented exponential growth. The GBR now has thousands of members spread across several countries including The United States of America (USA), Spain, Thailand, Germany, Ghana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Nigeria, The Caribbean Islands, which make up 83 nations in total.

About the Job

Responsible for the identification, analysis, design, packaging and development of innovative technological platforms, this position reports to the Multi-Sector Programme Director. Its primary function is to promote the advancement of communication technology solutions across a variety of sectors. The incumbent will need to have a flair for cutting-edge technology across the technology spectrum and, should be a strategist with sustainability in the forefront of their mind. Being innovative, creative, enterprising, resourceful, and prepared to drive a well-formulated strategy to equip GBR with the wherewithal to adapt, effectively use and where necessary invest in technological enhancements to deliver products and services effectively to beneficiaries globally, are key elements of this position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain an organisational information technology strategy.

  • Develop an information communications technology platform and digital applications that serves as a one-stop-shop for business, government, civil-society, and individuals globally.

  • Researches and implements technological strategic solutions.

  • Accomplishes information technology results as required.

  • Plans, monitors, and appraises job results.

  • Coaches, counsels, trains, and mentors’ employees in ICT.

  • Initiates, coordinates, and enforces systems, policies, and procedures.

  • Directs technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices, and user projects.

  • Completes projects by coordinating resources and timetables with user departments and a data centre, including conducting project audits

  • Preserves assets by implementing disaster recovery and back-up procedures and information security and control structures.

  • Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes.

  • Identifies problems, evaluates trends and maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies. Should also be open to assisting colleagues with techonological expertise.

Requirements

  • A sincere faith in God and a commitment to Christian faith and service, including knowledge of scripture and an understanding of the Bible’s great themes.

  • Bachelor’s minimum, preferably master’s degree in a computer science related field of study

  • Five or more years of IT work experience, optional product or system specific certification

  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams and multi-disciplinary projects, as well as organisational development and change.

  • Knowledge pertinent to the development and delivery of virtual platforms and frameworks.

  • Experience in the design of digitised platform models.

  • Instructional and graphic/information design experience.

  • Knowledge of e-learning practices, principles, and platforms.

  • Ability to visualise instructional graphics, user interface and finished product.

  • Experience with creating supporting material (audio, video, simulation, etc) to illustrate technology to non-experts.

  • Conceptualize and design digital elements for online learning platforms.

To apply

This position is open to candidates of all nationalities, and multilingual candidates are also encouraged to apply. The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically, regionally and internationally up to 10% of the time.


Email your full application (biosummary form, letter of motivation and detailed CV) by Friday 02nd July 2021 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za

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About the Organisation

The Global Business Roundtable (GBR) was established on 21st August 2009. It started as a discussion forum as well as a support, networking and prayer group for people in business and various intellectual professions.

The GBR is a global business networking initiative which was prompted by a desire to start a prayer meeting group for people in business as well as to provide support for professionals in their various fields. The organisation is founded on Biblical principles and is inspired by God throughout the various initiatives it undertakes.

This global business networking initiative has experienced the great move of God and has seen an unprecedented exponential growth. The GBR now has thousands of members spread across several countries including The United States of America (USA), Spain, Thailand, Germany, Ghana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Nigeria, The Caribbean Islands, which make up 83 nations in total.

About the Job

Responsible for the identification, analysis, design, packaging and development of innovative technological platforms, this position reports to the Multi-Sector Programme Director. Its primary function is to promote the advancement of communication technology solutions across a variety of sectors. The incumbent will need to have a flair for cutting-edge technology across the technology spectrum and, should be a strategist with sustainability in the forefront of their mind. Being innovative, creative, enterprising, resourceful, and prepared to drive a well-formulated strategy to equip GBR with the wherewithal to adapt, effectively use and where necessary invest in technological enhancements to deliver products and services effectively to beneficiaries globally, are key elements of this position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain an organisational information technology strategy.

  • Develop an information communications technology platform and digital applications that serves as a one-stop-shop for business, government, civil-society, and individuals globally.

  • Researches and implements technological strategic solutions.

  • Accomplishes information technology results as required.

  • Plans, monitors, and appraises job results.

  • Coaches, counsels, trains, and mentors’ employees in ICT.

  • Initiates, coordinates, and enforces systems, policies, and procedures.

  • Directs technological research by studying organization goals, strategies, practices, and user projects.

  • Completes projects by coordinating resources and timetables with user departments and a data centre, including conducting project audits

  • Preserves assets by implementing disaster recovery and back-up procedures and information security and control structures.

  • Recommends information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes.

  • Identifies problems, evaluates trends and maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies. Should also be open to assisting colleagues with techonological expertise.

Requirements

  • A sincere faith in God and a commitment to Christian faith and service, including knowledge of scripture and an understanding of the Bible’s great themes.

  • Bachelor’s minimum, preferably master’s degree in a computer science related field of study

  • Five or more years of IT work experience, optional product or system specific certification

  • Experience in managing cross-functional teams and multi-disciplinary projects, as well as organisational development and change.

  • Knowledge pertinent to the development and delivery of virtual platforms and frameworks.

  • Experience in the design of digitised platform models.

  • Instructional and graphic/information design experience.

  • Knowledge of e-learning practices, principles, and platforms.

  • Ability to visualise instructional graphics, user interface and finished product.

  • Experience with creating supporting material (audio, video, simulation, etc) to illustrate technology to non-experts.

  • Conceptualize and design digital elements for online learning platforms.

To apply

This position is open to candidates of all nationalities, and multilingual candidates are also encouraged to apply. The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically, regionally and internationally up to 10% of the time.


Email your full application (biosummary form, letter of motivation and detailed CV) by Friday 02nd July 2021 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za