JOB OPPORTUNITY AT CBU ICT Business and Innovation Centre (CBU IBIC)

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THE COPPERBELT UNIVERSITY

OFFICE OF REGISTRAR

JOB OPPORTUNITIES 

The University as an equal opportunity employer hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment to the following positions at CBU IBIC in Lusaka. The CBU ICT Business and Innovation Centre (CBU IBIC) is a commercial entity of the Copperbelt University that seeks to solve societal challenges through ICT innovations. The Centre is specialised in systems development, Cyber Security, SAP training, and currently has a rich profile of clients which it supports. 

1.       ICT Business Development and Marketing Manager (1 Position)

Job Purpose

The main purpose of the ICT Business Development and Marketing Manager is to develop growth strategies and plans for the CBU ICT Business and Innovation Centre. The ICT Business Development and Marketing Manager is a very senior role in the establishment of the CBU ICT Business and Innovation Centre, and is cardinal in the growth of the Centre.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing and retaining relationships with existing clients
  • Increasing the Client base
  • Having an in-depth knowledge of business products and value proposition
  • Writing business proposals
  • Negotiating with stakeholders
  • Identifying and mapping business strengths and customer needs
  • Researching business opportunities and viable income streams
  • Following industry trends locally and internationally
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts
  • Reporting on successes and areas needing improvements

Skills

  • Experience in sales and marketing and proposal writing
  • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task.
  • Excellent organizational skills and IT fluency.
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty.
  • Must have enthusiasm and be goal oriented.
  • Ability to work in team settings and communicate effectively.
  • Be efficient, dependable and professional.
  • Sound analytical thinking and be able to meet project deadlines.
  • Proficient in Word and PowerPoint.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Grade 12 or Form V Certificate, minimum of 5 “0” levels with credit or better in English and Mathematics
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing or equivalent from a recognized institution.  
  • A Masters Degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related field will be an added advantage
  • Member of the relevant professional body
  • At least four (4) years working experience.

2.         Senior ICT Officer (3 Positions)

Job Purpose

The main purpose of the Senior ICT Officer is to run the various ICT projects and shall be the focal point person in the execution of projects under their profile. The ICT Officer is a Key role at the Copperbelt University ICT Business and Innovation Centre (CBU IBIC).   

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing all the activities of projects including setting attainable goals to team members in order for projects to be completed on time
  • Ensuring appropriate procedures and processes are followed when it comes to software development project of any magnitude
  • Participating in design control activities; monitoring, evaluating and ensuring the completion of tasks and projects
  • Writing, reviewing and revising product requirements and specifications

Required Experience and Skills

  • Extensive experience in Software Development.
  • Should have at least managed one successful corporate ICT project.
  • A goal oriented person with ability to manage complex projects and multi-task.
  • Ability to flourish with minimal guidance, be proactive, and handle uncertainty.
  • A team player with excellent communication skills.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Grade 12 or Form V Certificate, minimum of 5 “0” levels with credit or better in English and Mathematics
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology Engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Proficient in Java or C#.
  • Should be a member of the ICT Association of Zambia
  • At three (3) years working experience

Individuals meeting the above requirements should submit their letters of application, accompanied by detailed CVs and copies of academic and professional certificates. Applicants are to include three (03) names and addresses of referees, two of whom should be professionally acquainted with the applicant. Electronic application should be emailed to: jobs@cbu.ac.zm and physical application to:

 The Registrar

Copperbelt University

Jambo Drive, Riverside

P O Box 21692

KITWE

Closing date is Tuesday 31st March 2020.