Chief Information Officer (CIO)

at Addis International Bank S.C
Location Addis Ababa-Head Office, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 4, 2021
Category IT / Information Technology
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


1. Reporting to: The President of the Bank

2.  Job Summary/ Basic Functions:

Under the general direction of the President, plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and controls the overall activities of the IT Department; ensures that the IT systems necessary to support operations are in place and addresses the requirements of the bank; ensures that the core banking solutions operate uninterrupted in all branches and are free from security threats; periodically evaluates the current capabilities of existing systems and develops a plan for upgrading the IT systems of the Bank; must have solid IT background in Banking industry and consistently keep-up to date with advancements in the field.

3.  Duties and  Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, directs and supervises all telecommunications and infrastructure services including hardware installation, repair, replacement, connection, monitoring, security and backups;
  • Schedules, prioritizes, assigns, and reviews the work of IT staff; monitors workload, deadlines, goals and progresses;
  • Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinate employees;
  • Provides guidance to the systems, programming, and operation staff in the solution of hardware/software related problems;
  • Directs all telecommunications and infrastructure services including hardware installation, repair, replacement, connection, monitoring, security and backups;
  • Directs the continued evaluation and updating of the  website of the Bank;
  • Evaluates emerging technologies and identifies hardware, software, and other resources necessary to accomplish the IT functions of the bank; recommends purchase of hardware/software required for the operation of the bank;
  • Establishes IT operation standards, policies and procedures; recommends improvements in the existing IT systems to simplify operational and reporting procedures and improve performance standards.
  • Ensures that the IT policies and procedures, operational plans, security policies, disaster recovery plans and IT auditing operations of the Bank are properly implemented;
  • Ensures that the core banking system of the Bank runs smoothly with no interruption; assesses regularly possible scenarios of failures and devices appropriate solutions ahead of time;
  • Reviews regularly the security status of the Banking solutions and takes appropriate preventive measures.
  • Ensures that the reporting requirements of the various departments are addressed by the core banking and other IT solutions;
  •  Identifies staff development and IT  training needs and ensures that training are provided to IT and other staff members of the bank;
  • Prepares periodic reports on the overall operations of the IT department and submits to the management of the Bank;
  • Prepares and implements the annual budget for information technology activities of the bank;
  • Undertakes performance evaluation of his subordinates; and
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Job Requirements

Requirements  (Job Specifications):

M.SC. or First Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or related fields with 8/10 years of experience in IT jobs;  of which four years in managerial positions.

 Competency Required:

  • Thorough knowledge of IT principles, concepts and practices
  • Considerable knowledge of the bank core banking systems
  • Ability to coordinate and direct subordinates
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  •  Computer application skills


Applying Instructions

All interested and qualified applicants who will apply for the vacant post shall:-

  • send his/her application letter, CV and non-returnable copy of other supporting documents directly to ADDIS INTERNATIONAL BANK S.C, HR & FACILITY MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, P.O.BOX: 2455, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA,  OR
  •  apply online via  or submit in person on or before the deadline date.
  • state three reference (his/her previous immediate supervisor who have detail knowledge about his/her performances) in his/her CV from current and/or former employment.

For further information, please call /visit us

Telephone: 251-115-570505


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