Oando Plc jobs Vacancy for a Solutions Architect in Nigeria 2013

Oando Plc is one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions providers with a proud heritage. It has a primary listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with shared values of Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Passion and Professionalism (TRIPP), the Oando
Group comprises six companies who are leaders in their market

Oando Plc is recruiting to fill the below position of:

Job Title: Lead PMO/Solutions Architect
Job Code: LPA/FT//53966
Reports To: CIO

Department: Information & Technology

Job Description

Responsible For

  • Aligning future technology with business requirements, Strategy formulation, Budgeting, Financial management, Quality assurance, PMO, Enterprise architecture oversight

Overall Purpose of Job:

  • Directly supports the CIO in evolving the digital strategy to drive the effectiveness of the Oando business while maintaining focus on providing assurance on service delivery across the enterprise.
  • This role will play a key role in understanding and crafting solutions to business requirement, manage the PMO, provide supervision and advisory function for groups responsible for developing and implementing information technology initiatives that support the strategic objectives of the business; assist with budgeting and financial management with overall oversight for the enterprise architecture.


  • Provide supervision and guidance to project managers, coordinator, administrator, and business analyst on all IT project
  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed business-IT systems to aid management in making implementation decisions
  • Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develop strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems
  • Develop and establish quality assurance measures and testing standards for new applications, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout their development/product lifecycles
  • Oversees various systems projects of significant magnitude in terms of complexity, cost, time-constraints, internal and external staffing, and equipment including software and hardware.
  • Ensure Project managers are aware of the project engagement Process, tools and guidelines that are necessary to enable them to successfully deliver their projects
  • Perform delivery process coaching and mentoring to IT&S project delivery community
  • Participate and drive programmes to establish new solution architecture capabilities
  • Possess a broad knowledge of most technical and business resources and uses them to effectively coordinate team members and external resources.
  • Ensure business application/systems, data and technology aspects of the enterprise architecture are driven by the business imperatives
  • Assess business solution requirements and present architectural recommendations that are in line with the strategic vision for the enterprise and wider best practice
  • Work as a solutions consultant for both the centralized (IT Service Delivery) and decentralized (Business Information) IT&S functions architecting and supporting the delivery of all technology solutions to the business
  • Identify strategic and operational opportunities and risks, advising the CIO on an appropriate course of action
  • Assist the CIO to maintain an overview of initiatives across the organization to identify synergies, opportunities and overload
  • Develop and maintain IT&S business operations dashboard in a consolidated manner that tracks all functional activities
  • Identify and carry out technology research required to deliver business objectives
  • Assist CIO in strategy formulation, budget planning, benchmarking, performance monitoring and reporting on strategic and operational plans
  • Assist with budgetary planning and financial management within IT&S
  • Assists the CIO in dissemination of knowledge and information to staff about the direction and progress of strategic initiatives
  • Perform constant project assurance and project status revenues aimed at ensuring “fit for purpose” process application and compliance while supporting improved project delivery performance and outcomes

Key Performance Indicators:

1.) Financial Management:

  • Actual spending vs plan budget
  • % IT cost vs. total revenue of the organization
  • % of IT expenses exceeding the approved budget
  • Saving due to productivity improvement  initiatives

2.) Project Performance:

  • % projects completed within schedule
  • and budget
  • % change in project scope
  • % of projects conforming to OORP practice

3.) Strategic and operations management:

  • Number of improvement initiatives resulting from identified service weaknesses
  • % of IT&S Cost associated with IT&S maintenance
  • % of improvement in customer satisfaction
  • % of current business initiatives driven by IT&S
  • %IT&S spend relative to peers in the market


  • 1st degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other related area
  • Minimum of 7 years cognate work experience, 2 of which must have been at a senior level in a reputable organization/institution
  • Project Management
  • Sound knowledge of business models and technology architecture
  • Business Analysis, Strategy management, broad technical and cross domain capability

Required Competencies:

  • Oil & Gas Industry Dynamics
  • Project Management
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Strong Presentation, Report Writing and Analytical Skills
  • Quality and Risk management
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Strategy Development, Articulation and Execution
  • Budgeting & Budget Monitoring
  • Team Leadership and Time Management
  • Customer Focus/Service Orientation

How To Apply
Interested candidates should click the following link to apply:

Note: Applicants should first of all login into their account with Oando Career Portal before application, new users should click the following link to register http://www.oando-cvmanager.com/careers/signup

Application Deadline  25th February, 2013

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