Chief Information Officer at Air Traffic and Navigation Services

  • Permanent Management EE position

  • Bruma, Gauteng

  • Market Related salary

  • Job 2196706 | Ref 1312

  • Posted 07 Mar 2018 by Air Traffic and Navigation Services

About the Position

Major Activities

  • Providing IT with vision, direction and leadership.

  • Ensuring proper IT governance including the development of policies procedures, asset management and internal controls.

  • Ensuring regulatory compliance.

  • Overseeing the enterprise IT infrastructure for optimal performance and business benefit.

  • To driving the IT Strategy and technology innovation

  • Aligning business and IT Strategies.

  • Monitoring global technology trends and ensures that ATNS remains at the cutting edge.

  • Leading and designing, customization and implementation of IT and business systems and technology for improved client experience and efficiency.

  • Leading the selection and acquisition of suitable IT and business systems and platforms.

  • Planning and leading the implementation of new business and information systems.

  • Communicating management aims and direction.

  • Managing IT investments and prioritization.

  • Building strong relationships with peers within ATNS industry, Public Sector, Customers and Vendors.

  • Planning and leading the enterprise Knowledge Management.

  • Managing staff performance through Performance Management System.

  • Promoting the corporate culture and ethics on an ongoing basis within the department.

  • Assisting with mentoring and coaching of staff as necessary.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • A tertiary degree in Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology

  • Postgraduate Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology would be advantageous.

Minimum Experience & Knowledge

  • Proven Senior IT Management experience.

  • Proven ability to interpret strategy and execute effectively.

  • Proven experience in leading complex business-project portfolio. (Project/ Programme Management).

  • Exceptional communication skills are essential to explain complex IT concepts to non technical colleagues.

  • Experience of managing multiple IT disciplines i.e. software development, technical support, systems architecture, etc.

  • A broad understanding of Information Systems, Business Applications and Technology.

  • Understanding of IT system design, implementation, and management.

  • Solid understanding of business process and interfaces with systems, people and business strategy.

  • Understanding of Knowledge & Information Management.

  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture and interface with IT systems.

  • Strong experience of negotiating with and managing third parties.

  • Strong leadership and organisational skills.

  • Client centric and solution oriented.

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:


  • assist in translating vision into corporate goals
  • build the capacity to deliver on the company vision
  • participate in overall policy and strategy development, for setting of goals and objectives
  • direct the allocation of resources, set priorities and identify issues to be escalated
  • drive the employment equity profile
  • oversee the allocation of resources, set priorities and identify issues to be escalated


  • budget planning and management
  • conducting performance appraisals


  • business information systems
  • advanced computer technologies
  • business processes
  • computer programming principles
  • hardware and software technologies
  • industry standards, technology trends and best practices

About The Employer

ATNS is responsible for air traffic control in approximately 10% of the worlds airspace. Over and above traditional air traffic control, we also provide aeronautical information for planning purposes, search and rescue coordination services, the maintenance of a reliable navigation infrastructure, training services, and many more.

Our Vision:
To be the preferred supplier of air traffic, navigation, training and associated services to the African continent and surrounding regions.

Our Mission:
To provide safe, orderly, expeditious and efficient air traffic, navigation, training and associated services.

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