Information Technology Director

Position: Information Technology Director

Directorate/Division: Information Technology

Directorate/Division: Chief Executive Officer

Basic Function:

The Information Technology Director oversees, manages and coordinates the activities and operations of the Information Technology Division. The Director will further be responsible for information technology projects and platforms required to facilitate the successful hosting of APEC Papua New Guinea 2018.

Key Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead and direct the IT team to help identify, develop and install comprehensive IT systems that support the achievement of the strategic goals of the APEC Authority;
  • Work closely with senior management to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the Authority;
  • Select appropriate hardware and software platforms to enable the efficient operation of the APEC Authority;
  • Be responsible for the secure and effective operation of all computer systems, related applications including hardware, software, network, telephone, and computer systems administration;
  • Manage a team of staff including programmers, analysts and support specialist;
  • Evaluate the functionality of IT systems;
  • Consult computer users to ascertain needs and to ensure that facilities meet user requirements;
  • Plan, develop and implement the ICT budget and obtain competitive prices from suppliers to ensure cost effectiveness;
  • Implement and manage security or integrity and backup procedures;
  • Test and modify systems to ensure that they operate reliably;
  • Design maintenance procedures and put them into operation;
  • Offer users appropriate support and advice;
  • Ensure that the IT Division operates efficiently, effectively and in line with the APEC Authority’s objectives.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Have a university degree in Information Technology, Management Information Systems or computing;
  • Have relevant senior management experience in a similar senior role;
  • Strong command of project management principles, procedures and best practices;
  • Be pragmatic, flexible and able to work effectively on multiple tasks simultaneously and to respond to shifting priorities;
  • Possess superior skills in team leadership, employee development and interpersonal communication;
  • Have demonstrated strength in building effective professional relationships and working and managing effectively across cultures;
  • Possess high level communication skills, with the ability to liaise across multiple level including government officials, statutory authorities, and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Have strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills.

Send a current CV and letter of interest detailing an understanding of the above criteria with relevant personal strengths, not longer than 800 words, to

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