Information Technology Strategy and Information Technology Governance Manager

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Apply by 21 March 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 9 March 2018

Job Description

To define and align the IT strategy with the business objectives, to oversee the definition of IDB IT architecture and standards, to ensure the prioritization of IT initiatives by the business and to manage awareness/communication activities resulting from IT initiatives Roles and Responsibilities:

General Responsibilities:

  • Manages the definition of the IT strategy and the alignment with IDB’s business strategy by setting the joint direction in collaboration with Management of the Bank
  • Oversees the definition of a common understanding of the role and the purpose of IT unit
  • Ensures the definition of objectives/metrics/KPIs for services that help IDB complexes achieve their business goals
  • Oversees the development of IT initiatives and overall IT roadmap to materialize them
  • Manages the securement of budget from IDB complexes to execute their IT-related initiatives
  • Manages the definition of the IT organization’s budget
  • Oversees the allocation of budget/resources, prioritization of projects in the pipeline based on business needs and IT capacity
  • Ensures transparency on actual cost/spending through financial reporting and IT controlling reports
  • Manages the definition and monitoring of KPIs related to IT business value and IT performance
  • Oversees the definition of process optimization frameworks and initiatives
  • Ensures the alignment of IT resource planning and career model with IDB HR
  • Manages the definition, maintenance and oversees the execution of recruiting and training plans
  • Oversees the definition of the enterprise architecture (EA) and technology standards used within the IT organization

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the provision of the IT strategy and related IT governance
  • Provides motivational and inspirational leadership for the unit, and communicates to direct reports clear performance expectations
  • Manages the performance and resources of the unit through delegation of responsibility, setting stretch objectives and providing regular feedback on results at a unit level, promptly addressing areas of underperformance
  • Monitors and assesses the skills, capabilities and capacities of the unit, and determines the actions needed to increase the unit’s impact
  • Supports filling in key capability gaps of teams through capacity development and recruiting efforts
  • Coaches, mentors and develops the direct reports and the top talent/high potential staff
  • Acts as a role-model to communicate to the unit’s staff IDB’s values and leadership competencies and provides direction and support in times of change
Qualifications / Experience:

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in any relevant discipline for bank (business, etc.)

Work Experience:

  • 5+ years of IT experience in a related sector
  • 2+ years of managerial/ supervisory experience


  • Fluent in oral and written English language - Required
  • Fluent in oral and written Arabic language - Preferred
  • Fluent in oral and written French language - Preferred
Working Conditions:
  • Job will be based in IDB’s headquarters in Jeddah, KSA
  • Travel as needed

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