|Post Title||Chief Officer (Innovative Technology)|
|Department ||Innovative Technology|
|Reporting to ||Chief Executive Officer|
|Direct Reports ||Head/s, Manager/s, Technical Architect/s, Senior Officer/s, Officer/s, Administrator/s|
|Indirect Reports ||Staff within the Enterprise Technology Services Unit and Digital Innovation Unit/s|
Overall Purpose of the Position
The Employee shall be directly answerable in the performance of his/her duties and conduct to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA). The employee shall be leading the Innovative Technology Office composed mainly of the Enterprise Technology Services Unit and Digital Innovation Unit.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
The Chief Officer shall be responsible for the overseeing of the following units, but not limited to:
Enterprise Technology Services
- Responsible of the development and implementation of the Technology Strategy of the Authority in line with the strategy of the MDIA.
- Manages IT budget ensuring that expenditure is aligned to the Authority’s strategy.
- Responsible of the development, design, implementation, review and improvement of IT policies, procedures, enterprise architecture and, applications.
- Works with other departments to introduce, and, or optimise the use of new technologies to undertake the Authority’s procedures and work practices.
- Ensures that all ICT applications and infrastructure environment are maintained and supported at all times.
- Represents the technological agenda of the Authority in meetings and when making decisions.
- Ensure that all information processed by the Authority is handled in a secure way and does not compromise the Authority’s business.
- Ensure that the organisation’s information security management system is in place, well communicated and adhered to.
- Safeguards information assets by planning and implementing polices such as disaster recovery procedures.
- Safeguards information assets to reduce the risk of outside breaches and protect sensitive internal and external client information.
- Enable the Authority to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness through digitisation and implementation of international standards in the spespective standards.
- Responsible of the management of the support in terms of technical expertise on innovative technology arrangements to be provided to the Strategy, Policy and Governance Department in fulfilling its authorisation, compliance and enforcement responsibilities.
- Responsible of the digital innovation hub and ensure that it aligns with the overall business goals and objectives of the Authority for the European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH).
- Responsible for the implementation of assigned national projects associated with technology to make things easier for citizens and businesses.
- Responsible of the management of the innovation function and ensures the staff within the Technology Department keep abreast with the current innovative technology arrangements.
- Provide support to other functions within the authority, including but not limited to policy, regulatory and business development to facilitate the advancement and utilisation of Innovative Technologies in Malta.
- Responsible of the management of the identification and evaluation of emerging Innovative Technology Arrangements to determine their potential value and makes recommendations on the development of the innovative technology sector in Malta.
- Co-ordinates the conduct of technology related research and the development of publications on the innovative technology sector.
- Co-ordinates any contacts with other technology research institutes and technology research groups on behalf of the Authority.
- Any other duty assigned by the CEO or delegate.
- Developing, implementing, establishing, approving, maintaining and monitoring policies, procedures and practices.
- Delegating responsibility to staff as may be required.
- Making recommendations to the (CEO) of the Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA) or to a Chief as designated by the CEO.
- Attendance outside normal office hours in line with the exigencies of the Authority.
- Duties abroad when as required in line with the exigencies of the Authority.
Main Communication Channels (Key Working Relationships)
- Liaison with Offices/ Units of the Authority and with other bodies.
- Economic operators and service providers.
By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must:
a) be citizens of Malta; or
b) be citizens of other Member States of the European Union who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters of employment by virtue of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or
c) be citizens of any other country who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment by virtue of the application to that country of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers; or
d) any other persons who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment in terms of the law or the above-mentioned EU legislation and treaty provisions, on account of their family relationship with persons mentioned in paragraph (a), (b) or (c); or
e) be third country nationals who have been granted long-term resident status in Malta under regulation 4 of the “Status of Long-Term Residents (Third Country Nationals) Regulations, 2006” or who have been granted a residence permit under regulation 18(3) thereof, together with family members of such third country nationals who have been granted a residence permit under the “Family Reunification Regulations, 2007”; or
f) be in possession of a residence document issued in terms of the “Residence Status of United Kingdom Nationals and their Family Members in Malta in accordance with the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community Regulations”.
The advice of the Citizenship Unit within Community Malta Agency and the Expatriates Unit within Identity Malta Agency should be sought as necessary in the interpretation of the above provisions.
The appointment of candidates referred to at (b), (c), (d) and (e) above would necessitate the issue of an employment licence in so far as this is required by the Immigration Act and subsidiary legislation. JobsPlus should be consulted as necessary on this issue.
(2) be in possession of one of the following:
A recognised Master’s degree at MQF Level 7* (subject to a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits or equivalent**) in ICT/ Computer Science/ Computing/ Information Systems/ Blockchain/ Artificial Intelligence or in a pertinent and relevant area of study, plus minimum three (3) years proven relevant work experience in a senior management role in pertinent technologies and service delivery; or
A recognised Bachelor’s degree at MQF Level 6* (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVET credits or equivalent**) in ICT/ Computer Science/ Computing/ Information Systems/ Blockchain/ Artificial Intelligence or in a pertinent and relevant area of study, plus five (5) years proven relevant work experience in a senior management role in pertinent technologies and service delivery; or
Candidates who do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but have at least ten (10) years of relevant senior managerial experience in pertinent technologies and service delivery, may still apply as the MDIA may still be interested in speaking with them***.
*It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so at application stage. Details can be obtained by accessing the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) website on https://mfhea.mt/ under MQRIC heading.
** A recognised Qualification comparable to the required number of ECTS/ECVET credits, as applicable, is only accepted subject to an MQRIC formal recognition statement being submitted with the application.
(3) be able to communicate in Maltese and English Languages.
(4) be in possession of a clean police conduct, not older than six months.
(5) possess the following soft skills:
- Leadership: Visionary and influential exemplifying exceptional leadership skills to guide and inspire the team and drive positive change by fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement, leading by example and motivating others to reach their full potential.
- Quality-driven: Ability to continuously strives to deliver high-quality service by adding value to stakeholders, fostering an entrepreneurial culture, as well as by having the flexibility to respond to shifts in the industry.
- Knowledgeable: Commitment to continuous professional development and industry training.
- Transparent: Ability to carry out all activities with openness, integrity, diligence, expertise, trustworthiness and objectivity, while maintaining the highest professional standards.
- Collaborative: Capacity to share ideas and disseminate information with stakeholders, work in a team and be responsive to queries from other entities and the public.
- Reliable: Ability to be productive to pave the way for new opportunities. In so doing, it seeks to be a reliable body for the various internal and external stakeholders that require the Authority’s services in any capacity.
(5) Any other certification will be considered an asset.
Interested candidates are required to send a motivational letter and CV on email@example.com by not later than 6th December 2023.