Principal Director Information Services
- Post Date:October 13, 2021
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- Career Level DirectorQualification DegreeExperience 10-15 Years
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Zimbabwean citizens with clean disciplinary and criminal records, to fill the following senior vacant position of Principal Director Information Services in Parliament.
MANDATE OF APPOINTING OFFICERS OF PARLIAMENT
Section 154 of the Constitution stipulates that the Clerk of Parliament and other Staff of Parliament are appointed on terms of conditions of service approved from time to time by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders (CSRO) and are Public Officers, distinct and separate from the Public Service. These appointments are on an open, performance-based contract subject to the provisions of the Officers of Parliament (Terms of Service) Regulations, 2018, as amended from time to time.
Job Title: Principal Director Information Services
Location: Information Services Directorate
Reports To: Clerk of Parliament
To oversee the planning, development and implementation of strategies, policies and processes for the provision of research and information services to Presiding Officers, Members and Staff of Parliament in line with the strategic intent of the institution.
- Overseeing the development of strategies for the continual assessment of the information needs of Parliament of Zimbabwe;
- Ensuring a robust information and communications infrastructure for the efficient of parliamentary information;
- Develop and manage the budget of the Directorate in accordance with approved priorities and the relevant rules and regulations;
- Oversee the development, deployment and maintenance of robust information technologies appropriate for the needs of the Parliament of Zimbabwe;
- Developing and providing research and information needs for Members;
- Ensuring the development of human resource development programmes of Officers within the Directorate;
- Developing links with other Parliaments research and academic institutions for the provision of research and information services to Parliament
- Keeping members abreast of current developments in the legislative field;
- Lead in the digitalisation of the operations of Parliament.
Required qualifications and competencies
- An Honours Degree in Social Science, Information Communication Technology, Library and Information Services or any other relevant discipline;
- A relevant Post-Graduate Degree in Business Administration / Social Sciences / Information Technology; Library and Information Sciences:
- In-depth knowledge and understanding of the role and functions of Parliament will be an advantage;
- 10 years’ experience in Research / ICTs management/ Library Services, 5 years of which must be at senior level
- Sound knowledge and understanding of research methodologies, ICTs, library and information services
- Ability to advise Presiding Officers, Members, Staff of Parliament and relevant Stakeholders on information services;
- Demonstrable intimate knowledge and application of Quality Management Systems;
- Demonstrable ability to produce high-quality research papers, briefs and reports;
- Demonstrable good oral and writing skill;
- Ability to express ideas tactfully, clearly and concisely;
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to high ethical standards at all times; and
- Capability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Members, Officers of Parliament as well as with the general public
In return, Parliament of Zimbabwe offers a comparatively competitive public sector remuneration package which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates.
Candidates with a good knowledge and practical application of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in particular ISO 9001:2015, will have a distinct advantage.
Applications, together with fully detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certified educational and professional certificates, a motivation letter of not more than 200 words and three contactable referees, clearly showing which job is being applied for, should be hand-delivered and / or sent to:
The Clerk of Parliament
Corner Third Street & Nelson Mandela Avenue
P.O. Box CY 298
The applications should be in sealed envelopes which must be clearly marked at the top for the post being applied for.
Canvassing and CV fraud will lead to automatic disqualification.
The closing date for receiving applications is Friday 15th October, 2021