[Vacancy]: Chief Information Officer (CIO) Needed at Sophie Michaels Consulting

April 25, 2024
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Job Description

  • The CIO will be responsible for the security and data integrity of all systems at our client firm and serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external resources on IT security-related issues.


  • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of our client’s IT infrastructure and networks.
  • Establish and oversee IT governance processes, ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies and industry best practices.
  • Manage relationships with technology partners and vendors to ensure the seamless operation of our clients IT systems.
  • Lead the creation of blueprints and architecture for system development, modification, or integration (esp., to accommodate local instances)
  • Monitor the management of local IT incidents and, where required, resolve escalated technical or system issues.
  • Inculcate ‘data centricity’ within the business, ensuring that all critical data, such as that of customers, is stored, managed, and accessed as per prescribed standards and absolute data integrity is maintained.
  • Monitor compliance with policies related to the sharing of data with external parties.
  • Develop and implement IT strategies aligned with organizational goals.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, and management of IT systems and infrastructure.
  • Ensure the effective use of technology to enhance business processes and drive innovation.
  • Lead IT teams in the development and execution of projects and initiatives.
  • Establish and enforce IT policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Evaluate and recommend technology solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Manage relationships with IT vendors and service providers.
  • Provide leadership in the development and management of the IT budget.

Key Requirements (Should possess a minimum of 80% of Called Out Requirements)

  • Must be a Managers Manager (Essential)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
  • Industry-recognized certifications (CISSP, CISM, or equivalent).
  • 8 – 10 years of proven experience in information security leadership roles.
  • In-depth knowledge of information security principles, standards, and best practices.
  • Understanding of the regulatory environment in Nigeria and relevant sectors.
  • Proven leadership and management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to adapt to evolving trends and technologies.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex security concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated the ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, balancing multiple priorities and deadlines.

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