IDT Vacancies 2022 – Chief Information Officer

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The Independent Development Trust (IDT) invites qualified candidates to apply for the post of Chief Information Officer.

The IDT is a Schedule 2 Public Entity, established as a development management agency. Its primary role is to influence, support and add value to the national agenda. The IDT is mandated to measurably impact on the eradication of poverty and to improve the quality of life of poor, rural and marginalised communities. To assist us in achieving this, we wish to appoint dynamic individuals in the following positions:

  • Post: Chief Information Officer
  • Job Level: DU
  • Region : National Office
  • Location : PRETORIA
  • Duration : 5 years contract
  • Portfolio : CSU (ICT)
  • Reporting : Executive Head: CSU
  • Application Closing Date16 October 2022

Main purpose of the job : The role is responsible for organisation wide information systems management and monitoring & evaluation to enable business efficacy and to support organisational learning and operations improvement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Information Systems and Technology Management
  • Develop and implement Monitoring and Evaluation processes and tools
  • Oversee Information Management functions
  • Facilitate Innovation Projects and Initiatives, Financial Management
  • Oversee Unit Leadership and Management. 

 Requirements :

  • Minimum of a Post Graduate Degree in Information Communications Technology.
  • A MBA/MBL will be an added advantage.

Work Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience at Senior Management level.

Competencies: Strategy development and management, Information systems and technology, General management, Financial Management, Statutory requirements, Impact evaluation and assessment, Outcomes-based planning and People Management.

Skills: Conceptual Ability, Planning Skills, Coordinating Techniques, Administrative Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Team Building Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Communication Skills, Analytical Skills, Presentation Skills, Report writing Skills, Conflict Management Skills, Negotiation Skills and Decision Making Skills.

Enquiries : Queen Malema at (012) 845 2120

The Independent Development Trust is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Preference will be given to candidates whose appointment will enhance the gender and racial representivity of the organisation, in accordance with its equity plan.

How to Apply

Applications must be accompanied by an up-to-date curriculum vitae (including two contactable referees) as well as recently certified copies of all qualifications and the applicant’s identity document.

To apply, please forward all CVs to

Any questions about the application process may be directed to (012) 845 2000.

NOTEThe IDT reserves the right to place the candidate in a location and or project based on the business and operational requirements.

Confirmation of appointment will be subject to the applicant undergoing verifications check and confirmation of the applicant’s qualifications. It is the responsibility of applicants to have any foreign qualifications verified by the South African Qualifications Authority. The IDT will respond only to shortlisted candidates, who will be interviewed on a date and at a time specified by the IDT. The IDT reserves the right not to appoint anyone to the above post, and to withdraw them, re-advertise them or fill them by way of transfer or deployment if this is considered in the interests of service delivery.


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