Virgin Forest Energy Limited is a wholly-owned and well-capitalized Nigerian energy downstream oil trading company. We are dedicated to the provision of top-rate petroleum products and by-products to our vast array of clients and customers across Nigeria and beyond. In the course of our short but eventful existence as a corporate entity, we have carved a niche for ourselves as a company sensitive to the peculiar environment in which we operate, and we have tailored our operations in response to the ever-changing demands of a vibrant and dynamic emerging economy such as Nigeria.

  • Job Position: Head of Information Technology
  • Job Location: Nigeria

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop a strategy as it relates to the organization’s IT infrastructure (computer and information systems, security, communication systems)
  • Oversee the administration of systems and servers related to company/client LAN and WAN (e.g. security, email system, IP addressing, DNS, DHCP, filtering, proxies, backups, etc.) for the purpose of optimizing throughput, securing data, overseeing backup and recovery capabilities, and ensuring the availability of services to authorized users
  • Ensure smooth delivery and operation of IT services by monitoring systems performance
  • Liaise with other departments, determine and address their IT needs and requirements
  • Control the operational costs of the IT department, including the preparation, submission, and monitoring of operational budgets that meet prevailing objectives and constraints;
  • Develop and implement an IT department annual budget
  • Develop the organizations 3-5-year IT strategic plan/Blueprint
  • Design and implementation of CCTV surveillance infrastructure
  • Manage, maintain and update company website
  • Oversee provision of end-user support services, including help-desk and associated technical support services;
  • Responsible for the implementation and testing of IT and IS business continuity to support the organization’s business continuity & Disaster recovery plans;
  • Oversee negotiation and administration of vendor, outsourced suppliers, and consultant service agreements and contracts;
  • Keep abreast of developments in the Oil & Gas Technology field in order to advise management of those w are relevant to the company and to maintain a coherent and cost-effective IT strategy in the face of technological change
  • Responsible for the company’s information security policy and adherence to the requirements of regulatory standards
  • Manage the IT department, ensuring delivery of appropriate service, support, and information to all users in the organization including subsidiaries, including the agreement and ongoing management of service level agreements (SLAs);

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of BSc in Computer Science, Information Technology or any relevant subject

Experience Requirements:

  • 8+ years of experience working in IT
  • 3+ years of experience in a supervisory position
  • Experience and familiarity with the network, systems administration, PABX technology, communications standards, and database management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with teams across the entire organization
  • Strong knowledge in Web technology (HTML, CSCS, JAVASCRIPT)
  • Strong knowledge in Database (Oracle, Mssql, mysql)

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: recruitment@virginforest.com.ng using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

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