Dashen Bank vacancy

Dashen Bank, established in September 1995 and named after Ethiopia’s highest peak, Mount Dashen, aims to be a premier banking institution in Africa. With its headquarters in Addis Ababa, it stands among the leading private banks in Ethiopia, operating an extensive network comprising over 450 branches, ten dedicated Forex Bureaus, 400 ATMs, and 950-plus Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals nationwide. The bank has established correspondent relationships with 462 banks spanning 70 countries and 170 cities globally.

Job Title: Director, IT Modernization Program Management Department

Job Description:

Position: Director, IT Modernization Program Management Department

DB/ Vacancy- 0027/24

Job Summary:

The Director of IT Modernization Program Management is tasked with advancing the development, implementation, and support of ICT best practices, ensuring compliance to deliver secure and reliable systems. The role also involves creating a scalable, resilient, and secure technology blueprint for establishing a robust Enterprise Architecture that meets all user requirements.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information System, Software Engineering, or equivalent field.

Professional ICT qualifications such as TOGAF, CGEIT, CRISC, CISA, or equivalent IT governance and risk management certifications are advantageous.


Minimum of eleven (11) years of relevant experience, with at least five (5) years in a middle managerial position.

Behavioral Competencies:

Strong leadership skills to foster teamwork, develop and motivate staff, resolve conflicts, and provide direction, guidance, momentum, and vision to achieve organizational objectives.

Demonstrated business acumen with the ability to create strategies and actions impacting business success.

Excellent communication and presentation skills, including the ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position papers, write reports, and prepare relevant publications.

High-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, building alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity.

Proficiency in strategic management, project planning, budgeting, resource management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

Self-starter, highly organized, capable of working well with people at all levels in the organization.

Strategic thinking, problem-solving, analytical, and creative thinking skills.

Strong persuasion, negotiation, and customer relationship management skills.

Risk awareness and focus, understanding of risk management practices, standards, and regulatory requirements.

Effective stakeholder management.

Technical Competencies:

Project management skills.

Extensive exposure to and experience with the application of industry-accepted IT governance standards (e.g., COBIT, ITIL, King III, or similar).

Certified with a recognized EA framework (e.g., TOGAF) with extensive practical Enterprise Architecture experience.

Knowledge of IT Quality Assurance processes.

Proficient grasp of the fundamental principles and architecture of client-server computing, demonstrating excellence in technical understanding. Effective management capabilities showcased through successful involvement in software design projects, highlighting unparalleled expertise in both design and implementation. Proven track record in Solution Design and Architecture, coupled with substantial knowledge in Security Architecture. Well-versed in all facets of the software development lifecycle.

Background in Applications/Digital Agency working within architecture.

Experience in mobile, cloud, and infrastructure solutions environments.

Location: Addis Ababa

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants should apply through the provided link: [Insert Application Link]

Applicants should complete all details on the vacancy application form and ensure submission after answering all questions.

Finally, scan all relevant credentials (verify academic qualification, work experience licenses, certifications, etc., as stated on the application form/CV).

Access the ethiojobs vacancy application portal and upload the required scanned documents in PDF format (compulsory).

Please be advised that individuals without an existing ethiojobs account must complete the registration process using a personal email account.

Ensure that your curriculum vitae (CV) does not surpass three pages and is saved in PDF format (mandatory).

It is important to note that Dashen Bank does not impose any fees at any phase of the recruitment process. Kindly reject any requests for payment.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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