Head of Information Technology

Purpose of the job:

Drive technological innovation and transformation across the Bank through leadership of the central IT function (IT infrastructure, corporate platforms, IT for corporate services, cloud governance and administration) while maintaining resilience of IT operations as well as strong governance and risk management processes.

Lead and coordinate the development of a Bank-wide IT strategy that supports the BIS in achieving its strategic goals. Ensure the successful implementation of the Bank’s technological roadmap further developing the BIS IT capabilities and operational resilience.

Oversee IT architecture framework to ensure continued alignment of technological development with business goals and support of cost-effective innovation and growth. Manage the Bank’s IT budget according to defined strategy and priorities.

Principal accountabilities:

1.  IT strategy and technological innovation

  • Lead and coordinate the development of an IT strategy that supports the strategic business objectives of the BIS and fosters digital innovation for approval by the Bank’s Executive Committee.
  • Ensure the successful implementation of the IT strategy through management of the central IT function and coordination of IT investments in decentralised business IT functions.
  • Oversee IT architecture framework that ensures continued alignment of technological development with business goals and supports cost-effective innovation and growth.
  • Spearhead technology innovation in the Bank while ensuring resilience of operations and security by design.
  • Chair the Bank’s IT Management Group and own the IT architecture definition process.

2.  Central IT services

  • Lead the delivery of centralised IT infrastructure, platform and corporate application services.
  • Assess, acquire, and integrate vendor technology solutions that are the most appropriate to support the Bank’s business.
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with key suppliers / vendors.
  • Ensure reliability of IT operations and monitor performance through KPIs and KRIs.
  • Ensure the development of a roadmap for centralised IT services informed by forward-looking demand management.
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to the central IT function (IMS), including coaching and developing staff, as well as establishing and maintaining quality standards for operational output.
  • Work closely with line managers to ensure the provision of high-quality services, by identifying best practices, setting priorities, allocating resources and ensuring their efficient use.
  • Ensure the right skill mix in IT exists for current and future developments. Develop and maintain a succession and continuity plan for identified critical IT positions.

3.  Risk management and operational resilience

  • Ensure governance and assurance of IT risks both within the unit and as a second line of defence for other units.
  • Ensure resilience of IT operations in particular in terms of business continuity, cyber security and external dependencies.
  • Advise the Bank’s senior management on the overall governance of IT.

4.  External relationships

  • Provide an effective Secretariat for the Group of Computer Experts and its subgroups. Actively participate in meetings of various committees and expert groups of the central banks.
  • Build strong technology vendor partnerships and manage multiple vendor relationships to ensure overall performance objectives are met.

Qualification and experience required:

  • MA/MSc/PhD in computer science or another relevant discipline
  • At least 10 years of experience in senior, visible IT leadership positions, ideally within the financial services sector
  • Proven record of achievement in IT strategy execution and its translation into resilient operations
  • Broad and deep experience of issues relating to risk management and the related governance standards


  • Strong leadership skills with a results orientation
  • Innovative and able to articulate a strategic vision
  • Proven business management skills and ability to drive and manage change
  • Excellent analytical problem solving skills and structured thinking
  • Strong relationship management, collaboration and influencing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels of the institution, including with Management / Board level. Excellent oral and drafting skills in English
  • Personal initiative, high personal energy level and drive, multicultural sensitivity, and gravitas
  • Excellent understanding of the latest IT developments and trends and commitment to ongoing acquisition of knowledge
  • Excellent programme and project management skills

The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Application closing date: 4 August 2019

Data Manager

Job Summary:

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Data Manager in its Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND). This is a one-year, renewable appointment based in the South Asia office in New Delhi.

The successful candidate will support senior research staff in PHND with data management.  Specific areas of work include establishing procedures for centralized management of multiple large datasets, ensuring appropriate data management procedures, supporting compliance with data governance guidelines and providing oversight and guidance to the work of a large team of research analysts.  The data manager will also help to support responsive and pro-active quantitative analysis using survey data from India and other Asian countries, transfer of data summaries and other findings in response to stakeholder requests.  Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in India.

Essential Duties:

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Data Management

  • Use information-management best practices to harmonize data-collection processes and sources across the PHN studies.
  • Ensure that the PHN dataset management is compliant with IFPRI’s and global data governance guidelines.
  • Establish a centralized system of large datasets.
  • Ensure that all the research staff are trained on appropriate data documentation pertaining to all data work.
  • Support preparation of datasets for public use and for storage in public institutional data repositories.
  • Support timely transfer of datasets in response to stakeholder requests.

Data Analysis

  • Perform extensive analysis of database entities, relationships, and attributes to assure dataconsistency.
  • Assist in the preparation of project reports, policy briefs, and peer reviewed academic publications.

Other duties

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Computer Sciences, Demography, Public Health, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Public Policy or equivalent in other Social Sciences.
  • 5 years of proven experience in data analysis and data management following the Master’s degree.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis.
  • Excellent knowledge of STATA
  • Experience working with large surveys in developing-country contexts.
  • Experience with data management. Significant knowledge of different data-collection methodologies.
  • Experience in managing, training, and supporting staff.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; excellent English-language writing skills.

Preferred skills:

  • Survey data collection experience
  • Experience working with large datasets from India, including NFHS, NSSO, Census and other public datasets
  • Experience with database management software including R and other statistical programs, and of web-based database management tools.
  • Experience with data entry and Computer Assisted Personal Interviews (CAPI) software packages (CSPro, SurveyCTO, Surveybe, Epi Info, etc.)
  • Knowledge of multilevel regression methods
  • Experiences in data visualization or maps such as Tableau, GIS, or others

Senior Systems Engineer, Windows Server

The BIS is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join its Windows server service delivery team. As a solution-oriented standout colleague, you will support us by managing a wide variety of business-critical applications used across the Bank.

Key responsibilities:

Your focus will be on maintaining, monitoring and enhancing the core Windows server operating system to ensure a secure, supportable and highly available environment. You will be part of the team managing services including: Windows server deployment, hardening and management within a virtualisation platform; Active Directory and Group Policy; messaging service platforms; and SQL Infrastructure services. You will also be responsible for a small team of contractors.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

You will have a university degree or equivalent work experience, Microsoft certifications and ITIL qualifications.

You will also have at least five years’ experience in a Windows server engineering role. We look forward to meeting candidates who also have in-depth knowledge of System Centre, VMWare, Active Directory infrastructure design and implementation, Group Policy, PowerShell, certificate authorities and Kerberos delegation. In addition, you should have a good understanding of networking principles, segmentation, firewalls and other associated infrastructure.

What you can expect in return

Simply put, we want your time at the BIS to be a career-enriching and rewarding experience. We offer a genuinely unique international working environment with colleagues from more than 60 countries, which will give you a broad exposure to a range of state-of-the-art technologies and business areas. You will also receive a competitive compensation package net of tax, including health insurance, and comprehensive support to help you relocate smoothly. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities.

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Application closing date: 4 August 2019

Senior Network Engineer (Palo Alto)

The BIS is looking for a Senior Network Engineer to join the team responsible for the design, implementation and secure operation of the Bank’s network infrastructure. As a solution-oriented standout colleague, you ensure the support and maintenance of business-critical networks through both service provider management and third-level support as required. You have a sound understanding of the technical interdependencies across different IT environments and are a strong communicator who approaches each challenge with a business focus.

Key responsibilities:

  • Implementation and maintenance of the networking infrastructure technologies, ensuring optimal secure environment availability and resilience
  • Management of service providers with an emphasis on efficiency and quality
  • Business-oriented customer relationship management with a focus on high quality of service
  • Willingness to work outside normal working hours during service windows and to provide on-call cover for evenings and weekends

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • University degree or equivalent work experience
  • In depth knowledge of the following products including migrations/implementations/operations:
    • Palo Alto firewalls
    • F5 LTM and APM
  • Cisco – (Catalyst, Nexus, ISE)
  • Experience in network design, support, implementation and management, switching, routing and cabling (including fibre) infrastructure
  • Experience in monitoring e.g. Cisco Prime, Nagios, Cacti
  • Experience in developing and implementing zone concepts leveraging service defined networking tools like NSX/ACI
  • Experience with Cloud technologies e.g. MS Azure
  • Consistent track record in provision of third-level support and design input in an enterprise environment
  • IT project management experience
  • Creative, customer-oriented problem-solving approach
  • Excellent communication, presentation and team-working skills
  • Excellent command of English

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Application closing date: 8 August 2019

Web Developer Part-time (remote working might be considered)

We are looking for an experienced web developer (part-time) to join and take ownership of the maintenance and development of our websites and future web projects.

Global Careers, part of the Terra Firma group, offers a range of talent attraction products and services to the International Public Sector, helping them connect with audiences worldwide efficiently and cost-effectively. By delivering user-friendly mobile compatible online recruitment events, Global Careers facilitate conversations between recruiters and candidates.

Global Careers equally offers a specialised job-board (GCFjobs.com).

What will you be doing?

  • Developing, improving and maintaining our websites and our future web products
  • Collaborating with our marketing team and third-party supplier on the development of our current web products
  • Creating functional, attractive web designs which contribute to a consistent web experience for all of our users

Which Skills are required?

  • At least 3 years of work experience with the required skills listed below.
  • Good knowledge of PHP, CSS and javascript.
  • A full understanding of the WordPress framework
  • A full understanding of managing and creating bespoke functions and actions as plugins

Additional skills

  • Knowledge of GDPR, maintenance of subscriber database integrity
  • Development and/or management of workflow automation (subscriber list management and job board applications)
  • Safety and integrity of our websites

Our main website which you will work on is built specifically around Gravity Forms FacetWP and WP User roles. Therefore, good knowledge in these functions/plugins and the API’s they use are an absolute must.

This is a great opportunity to join a fast growing and multicultural company and we are looking for a candidate who is keen to stay long-term and grow within the company.

To apply please send your CV to apply@globalcareersfair.com or call us on 0203 301 4628

•Please note, due to the high volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.