South African Library for the Blind (SALB) Vacancies 2022: Senior Manager – Information & Communication Technology

South African Library for the Blind (SALB)


The South African Library for the Blind (SALB) is a Schedule 3A Public Entity under the National Department of Sport, Arts and Culture and is governed by the provisions of the South African Library for the Blind Act, 91 of 1998.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified South African citizens for the following position to commence on 1st April 2023 or earlier:

(5-Year Fixed-Term Contract)

The successful incumbent will form part of the Senior Management team and report to the Director (CEO) of the SALB. S/he will be an excellent Manager with high level technical knowledge and experience in ICT. S/he will primarily be responsible for:
The effective planning, management, and co-ordination of the ICT services of the SALB and its projects.
The Technical Services & Infrastructure section report into this role.

Minimum Requirements: An Honours or higher-level Degree in Computer Science or relevant equivalent qualification, coupled with 5+ years’ work experience in an ICT role, of which 3+ years should be on a management level. The following may be considered advantageous in terms of applications received: CISM certification; a Project Management Certification/qualification; a valid and unendorsed Code B or higher-level driver’s license.

Competencies: Strong Management and leadership skills, with solid technical knowledge of ICT principles and practices, as well as ICT Risk Management. Excellent understanding of ICT Governance and practices within the Public Sector would be a distinct advantage. A thorough working knowledge of network infrastructure and server environments, cloud-based hosting environments, and the security management thereof; website development and protocols; social media environment management, SQL databases, etc. Excellent English written and verbal communication skills, presentation skills and report writing skills. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to meet deadlines; to conduct and direct research into ICT related issues and products; and to take initiative in the development and completion of projects. In-depth knowledge of the current and up-and-coming trends in the IT field. Working knowledge, skills and experience to develop goals and strategies to ensure the IT department runs smoothly and effectively. Good knowledge of computer software and hardware is required. Knowledge of management of Service Level Agreements. Proven skills in project and financial management, as well as managing staff resources.

Total Cost to Company: around R810 000 per annum

Interested candidates who are suitably qualified may submit their resumes to Mrs Loren Hendricks at Jackie Cory Recruitment on email address

New extended Closing Date: 16:00 on 29 November 2022

• Applications from suitably qualified candidates from designated groups are encouraged, particularly from women and persons with disabilities.
• Preliminary shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a psychometric assessment and may also be required to undergo competency testing/assessments.

• Background verifications will be done on final shortlisted candidates before considerations for appointment is finalised.
• SALB reserves the right not to appoint any person to this position.
• Original certificates and/or testimonials may be requested from shortlisted candidates for verification purposes before confirming an appointment.
• This is a re-advertisement of the position and interested candidates who meet at least the minimum requirements and who have applied before need to submit a new application.

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