Chief Information Officer

Location of Job: 
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
13 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
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About the organization: 

Amret is a leading microfinance institution established in 1991 that contributes to the economic and social development of Cambodia by providing a wide range of financial services to meet the needs of the large targeted customers. Amret has strong commitment and long-term business strategies to be a leading financial institution in the market by deploying ambitious digital strategies.

Amret belongs to the Advans international group a major shareholder and international shareholder (FMO and IFC). The Advans group serves over 750,000 clients, and has expanded its operations in nine countries such as Cambodia, Cameroon, Ivory coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Tunisia.

About the Job: 

To develop and drive technology strategies and solutions that align with Amret's strategic business and operational goals, and lead the IT Division in delivering these strategies and solutions according to plan.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the overall management and decision-making in Amret as a member of the Executive Committee.
  • Develop and implement an IT strategic plan and long-term technology roadmap that align with Amret's business goals and growth objectives.
  • Benchmark technology service offerings against competition and identify emerging technologies/innovations that can be adopted to maintain or surpass Amret's desired position in the industry.
  • Facilitate and coordinate IT Steering Committee meetings to ensure that all IT investments, priorities and decisions are discussed and approved by the Committee in compliance with the approved Charter.
  • Assess the effectiveness of governance, organization, communication, planning, budgeting, monitoring and project management within the IT Division and introduce changes or restructuring as part of continuous improvement.
  • Take a proactive approach to ensure that the IT team is consistently motivated and trained to meet the needs of the business.
  • Drive continuous growth and improvement in IT knowledge, skills, policies and procedures at the same time minimizing IT operational risks and complying with internal and regulatory policies.
  • Review, define and pursue organizational requirements to ensure that staff are adequately provided with clear career paths, succession plans, staff backup plans and training to minimize disruptions due to staff movement.
  • Interface, coordinate and collaborate with business stakeholders/managers to work towards successful implementation of strategic and tactical technology plans.
  • Participate in vendor relationship management and negotiations to ensure that Amret optimizes the benefits from all of its technology investments.


  • Master of Business administration, Computer Science or other related fields.
  • Professional certifications of ITIL, PRINCE2, PMP, etc. is a plus advantage.
  • Minimum eight years of work experience in IT; at least four years of experience in financial services industry.
  • Minimum four years of work experience in managing an IT organization with demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership, complex technology and business transformation programs, and collaborating with cross-functional senior stakeholders and key external partners.
  • Hands on experiences in implementation of core banking systems, digital channels and other financial reporting applications.
  • Proven track record that demonstrates ability to lead a technology department of 30+ staff.
  • Solid experienced in best of breed solutions, IT strategy and implementation, including change management along with experienced in technology selection and vendor management.
  • Knowledge of SDLC methodologies, enterprise architecture, infrastructure architecture and best practices.
  • Ability to manage and deliver IT services in a business that is undergoing transformation and strategic change is a plus advantage.
  • Excellence verbal and written communication in English.
  • Good stakeholder management and influencing skills.
How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a resume along with other document to [email protected] or [email protected]