Lead IT and Network Administrator (Ref: JRLITNA)
Remuneration: Market Related

Position in the Information Technology sector in Western Cape - Western Cape
Posted On Wednesday 3 May 2023
Job Description:

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Main job function

Improve and maintain the IT function for the Group in the subsidiary offices and all African project sites, so that it genuinely delivers and adds value to the business, by providing a stable and secure IT environment for all group companies.



Lead and manage of all IT functions in Africa; applications, services and network, except Level 1 & 2 Helpdesk.

Improve current infrastructure environment to be 100% on supported operating systems and patched in accordance with the Corporate Patching policy.

Work collaboratively with personnel across all business units, to proactively develop and deliver IT projects that will provide greater productivity, security, customer value and / or experience for staff.

Maintain and improve cyber security across all of the networks, minimising external risks and ensuring protection of groups intellectual property.

Maintain and improve business continuity / disaster recovery plans for all information technology systems.



Manage the day-to-day operations of all IT staff in Africa (excluding helpdesk staff), services and applications. Lead by example and provide an environment that promotes wellbeing and high performance.

Provide recommendations and budgets for future strategic direction of IT services in Africa ensuring it is aligned with business strategy.

Procurement and management of IT hardware, software and services

Management of all communication and telephony agreements, data links, managed devices, mobile and satellite accounts in Africa.

Responsible for the design and deployment of hardware, software and communication links for the integration of project sites.

Manage and deploy all core Microsoft technologies including 0365.

Liaise with third party support vendors and manage performance and contracts.

Oversee network security to ensure all company data and assets are maintained to best industry standards.

Ensure all data is managed in accordance with regulatory requirements, guidelines and privacy policies and practices.

Maintaining all IT documentation and instructions on the IT Wiki application.

Actively promoting the corporate shared service IT functions to all businesses within the Group.



A minimum of 5 years in a similar role and minimum of 10 years in Information Technology roles

Information Technology Degree or similar

Demonstrable experience of Microsoft Technology stack including 0365 and SCCM, SQL and Oracle/SAP databases, network architecture, Cisco / Meraki and Symantec security products, VMWare and Bentley software.

Demonstrable experience in delivering major IT Projects on time and on budget and with a high degree of user adoption.



Extremely well-developed written and verbal communication skills.

Build and sustain positive relationships with all stakeholders, including clients, vendors and co-workers.

Exemplify and encourage the core values and ethos of the business.

Intuitive leader with the ability to initiate, lead and manage change in a complex environment.

Provide mentoring and identify avenues of professional development and succession planning to personnel within your team.

Capacity to delegate appropriately.

Capacity to evaluate work practices, implement systems and suggest alternatives and refinements where necessary.

Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision whilst consistently producing a high quality of deliverables.

Demonstrated ability to achieve consistently high standards within both budgetary and schedule constraints.

High attention to detail and exceptional knowledge of information technology hardware and platforms for both on premise and cloud environments.

Solid technical aptitude, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Proficient understanding of business acumen with the ability to adapt to different business environments.

Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and commitment.

Demonstrate a strict practice of confidentiality, personal responsibility and discretion.

High degree of professional ethics.




A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.



Please contact Jenny Rathbone