Monday, December 01, 2014

Principal Computer Operations Officer

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) which is the leading provider of social
security services in Tanzania is hereby inviting applications from suitably qualified,
dynamic and motivated Tanzanians to immediately fill vacant positions currently
existing in the Fund.

Position: Principal Computer Operations Officer

Report to: Computer Operations Manager (COM)

Job Purpose
To translate business requirements into systems qualities and hence into repeatable
design strategies and patterns that enables those qualities (e.g. adaptability,
scalability, availability, non-repudiation, reusability, etc.).
Responsible for enterprise application integration (EAI). This includes defining the
opportunities for integration, selecting the tools, specifying the shared data & code
resources, defining the interfaces and data-flows, and monitoring the success of

Key Duties and Responsibilities
1. Making architectural designs of the new products/solutions/systems and ensure
the designs are aligned to the Fund's future technological and operational
strategic roadmap and architectural designs
2. Act as an interface between business and back-office, translating business and
customer needs into operational deliverables covering processes, technology
solutions, management Information and business intelligence data.
3. Ensure the back office performance objectives are aligned to the business and
Fund’s strategic objectives.
4. Interpret business strategy and determine innovative solutions supporting strategy
5. Design and model solutions for customer innovation and experience along with
similar initiatives variants, i.e. to improve controls, cost saving, improve efficiency,
6. Designs architectural models of current and proposed systems across the Fund
for internal use and in conjunction with Technology Partners.
7. Surveys external emerging developments, and evangelizes new technologies,
standards and methodologies that will have a positive impact on the Fund's
bottom-line and quality of service.
8. Design the creation of deployment tools e.g. for data migration, interfacing and
configuration management.
9. Validate and monitor data structure changes to maintain deployment tool viability
and documentation.
10.Investigate and document integration approaches with third party systems;
11.Ensure that compliance risk is managed by maintaining a compliance tracker and
preparing action plans.
12.Coordinate the implementation of compliance plans by preparing progress
updates, highlighting deviations.

Job Qualifications
a) Qualifications and Experience
· Graduate – Computer science/Computer engineering, preferably Postgraduate
– Computer science/Computer engineering, or its equivalent,
Degree or equivalent with focus on enterprise systems architecture &
· 5 years’ experience in ICT area responsible for technology solutions design
and support.
· Experience in enterprise systems architecture.
· Demonstrated ability and experience to develop and defend technical
recommendations and budgetary plans .
· Demonstrated experience working in a deadline-oriented environment
managing multiple projects simultaneously .
· Detailed knowledge of the application architecture, data structures and
interfacing/integration capabilities as well as design processes.

b) Skills and competencies
§ Project management.
§ Process/Operations design and management.
§ Risk management.
§ Systems architecture and design.
§ Systems implementation and administration

Mode of application:
Applications in writing enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of
relevant certificates, contact address including telephone numbers, email address
and names and addresses of three referees to be addressed to the undersigned.19
Please take note of the following;

Applications without latest CVs will not be considered;

Director, Human Resources and Administration
National Social Security Fund,
P.O. Box 1322,

The closing date for submission will be on 15th December, 2014. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.