*Preferred Work Location is Kuala Lumpur. Could be Manila , or Monrovia, CA
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture will be responsible for expanding World Vision International's use of information technology as a strategic enabler for the Partnership's goals and objectives. The position reports to the International Chief Information Officer (CIO).
· WVI is going through a transformation from localised utilisation of technology to enterprise-wide systems and solutions that unify the organisation across geography and function.
· The position requires deep understanding of both business operations and information technology. WVI works across five broad areas: Education, Health, Water, Emergencies, and Advocacy; and the position requires translating WVI’s vision of its future in this endeavor, and its strategy, into improvements to the enterprise. This means designing, developing, managing and implementing process models for enterprise-level applications, systems and solutions that enable the envisioned future state. These implementations must support growth, efficiency, and service delivery.
· The role involves creation of short-term tactical solutions to achieve long-term objectives and an overall technology roadmap utilising the data architecture, business architecture and technical architecture functions.
· Interpersonal and Stakeholder Communications
· Value Creation
o Liaison with vendors and service providers, with their appropriate peers and customers, to select the products and solutions that best meet World Vision International goals and objectives.
o Interact and communicate with leaders at all levels of the organisation.
o Develop and communicate at the enterprise, country office and local office levels.
o Work with clients and others on the development of architecture frameworks and models, platforms, designs, strategy, technology selection, and business cases.
o The Enterprise Architect will drive value creation in the Partnership by leading a fact-based process for innovation, information driven improvements, and business intelligence.
o Be a change leader and continually demonstrate the business value of the enterprise architecture function, and Global Information and Communications Technology (GICT) in general.
o Provide strategy development for delivering value to World Vision via enterprise solutions.
o Establish a team-oriented, problem-solving culture focused on delivering quality solutions that facilitate business success for World Vision.
o Develop and implement policies and processes that support World Vision International in operating our systems and business in a fiscally responsible, compliant, and risk mitigating manner.
o Policy development is an important, but frequently unheralded aspect of the Enterprise Architecture. It requires creative contingency planning for potential operational issues, failures and problems.
The Sr. Director needs to be the thought leader regarding business processes and effective ways to carry out the mission. This includes responsibility for leadership of the Enterprise Architecture functions including Strategy and Planning, Oversight, and Enterprise Management.
o Strategy and Planning – This aspect includes participation - as a member of the senior IT leadership team - in the development and delivery of long-term strategic goals for the enterprise architecture's vision and standards in conjunction with end users, department leaders, clients, and other key stakeholders.
o Oversight includes ensuring the success of enterprise-level application deployments utilizing Project Management (Horizon) methodologies, tools and processes (EPMO) in support of Finance, HRIS, Sponsorship (donations), Enterprise Content Management, and enterprise-wide technical projects.
o Enterprise Management – Enterprise Management requires close attention to industry trends and emerging technologies in anticipation of new business processes, systems and risks. The Sr. Director must be a leader with the technical aptitude and management experience necessary to lead a team of professionals, as well as demonstrated ability to interact with and influence business leaders. The position carries responsibility for hiring, management, and budgets across the E.A. team.
§ This critical member of the IT Senior Management team will define, prioritise, and lead the daily operations related to architecture, policy, process, EPMO and business intelligence support planning, etc.
§ This leader must retain and build a team of IT professionals who maintain the IT vision, information, and processes of World Vision International in a professional and effective manner in order to drive enterprise level change efficiently and effectively. The leader of enterprise architecture will be responsible for developing and supporting team members and resources required to develop and maintain the processes and information acquisition and utilization that transforms World Vision International in accord with WVI’s overall enterprise goals, strategies, and mission.
§ Global Information and Communications Technology (GICT) is composed of functionally aligned teams comprised of analysts, developers, technicians, engineers, architects, managers and leaders who are committed to changing the world for Jesus Christ.
§ Everyone on the team, about 25 people including managers, is expected to own the team's goals and objectives.
Client Relationships (Engagement, Communications and Partnering):
- Develop a trusted advisor relationship with key clients and instils this competency within the Infrastructure organisation.
- Effectively communicate and form partnerships with employees, partners and customers to improve IT operations, support local and global initiatives, and manage expectations therein.
Human Capital Alignment:
- Motivate, inspire and empower peers, employees, partners and customers to drive effective, efficient and agile IT services and the business processes enabled by such services.
- Establish recruiting priorities while ensuring current employees are motivated and retained.
- Team with People & Culture (HR) to create the job descriptions, organisational structure, competency profiles, skill profiles, and compensation plans.
- Manage and reward performance.
- Team with People & Culture to develop the Field Services career map.
- Invest in employee training, ramping and certification programmes. Establish employee communication and motivation programmes.
Finance and Operations:
- Manages all aspects of budget and expenses.
- Responsible for coordinating with Global Centre Finance and GICT on budget and expenses.
- Create the annual business plan and sets quarterly operating targets.
- Invest in resources and infrastructure to develop repeatable, high quality business processes.
- Develop a professional practice around Enterprise Architecture solutions delivery, one that is seen as best in class and well thought of internally by the users of the service as well as externally.
- Deliver value by driving change at World Vision International by providing the models, data and process improvements that drive growth, efficiency and innovation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.
- 10-15 years of IT and business/industry work experience.
- At least 3 years of experience in managing multiple, medium to large cross-functional teams or projects, influencing senior level management and key stakeholders.
- Requires demonstrated ability to launch and deliver multiple, concurrent IT projects on time and within budget.