Thursday , December 7 2023

UFS Vacancies – IT Manager

Website University of the Free State

Job Responsibilities:

  • Digital security
    • Understand the operational risks associated with digital security in terms of new- and ongoing practices and technologies of the Faculty of Health Sciences (FoHS).
    • Identify and manage (register & resolve) potential areas of digital vulnerabilities within the confines of the FoHS.
    • Ensure the safety and digital security of FoHS data repositories (paper and digital).
    • Govern digital access to the formal data/information repositories of the FoHS aligned to the UFS Digital Security Policy.
  • Effective data management
    • Fully map and ‘understand’ the operational data domain of the FoHS.
    • Fully map and ‘understand’ the operational information domain of the FoHS.
    • Gather and consolidate data and information to enable management reporting.
    • Perform intermediate level data analytics to inform management of pre-defined trends and tendencies affecting the strategy and ongoing operations of the FoHS.
    • Construct reports to management based on data analysis and data harvesting across data repositories of the FoHS.
  • Governance and Compliance Management
    • Ensure full compliance to the National legislation as contained within the ambit of POPIA, PAIA and the ECT-acts.
    • Ensure full compliance to the UFS Institutional policy frameworks of the University.
    • Ensure that the FoHS is fully compliant and responsive to internal policies, procedures, standards and guidelines (SOPs).
    • Ensure access to data and information is governed at the level of the FoHS.
  • Business enablement
    • Ensuring and maintaining the effective planning and ongoing deployment of IT­ technologies in the FoHS.
    • Take functional ownership of all systems, platforms and infrastructures in the FoHS.
    • Ensure that digital access to systems, data and information is aligned to (i) segregation of role-and-function and (ii) the institutional policies associated with institutional digital security.
    • Ensure a working relationship with ICT Services.
    • Register, monitor and follow-up on all FoHS service requests and incidents.
    • Co-design and implement new infrastructure requirements with ICT Services.
  • Operational integrity
    • Monitor and respond to digital failures in the FoHS.
    • Monitor and respond to inter-faculty digital problem areas.
    • Ensure the timeous replacement of digital devices/ infrastructure.
    • Manage the interaction with ICT Services to respond to digital renewals and digital problem areas.
    • Represent the FoHS on the digital forums of ICT Services.

Job Requirements:

  • Relevant B degree on NQF level seven (7).
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ relevant experience including experience in DB Design and structuring.
  • B.Sc. Hons degree on NQF level 8 in Information Technology or equivalent qualification in a related field of study.
  • Knowledge regarding the effective management, control and implementation of IT systems.
  • Knowledge of and experience in conducting basic research.
  • Results orientated:
    • The ability to set high standards, establish tough goals, and to work to achieve success.
    • The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
  • Strategic thinking:
    • The ability to deal with several activities at a time.
    • The ability to carefully analyse information and use logic to address issues and problems at work.
  • Business acumen:
    • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
    • Proficient in using MS Office.
  • Leading:
    • The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.
    • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude and encourage people to work together.
  • Building coalitions:
    • The ability to be self-assured and at ease with people in all types of social situations.
    • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.

Job Details:


Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Bloemfontein

Application Deadline: N/A


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