South Africa has an incredible richness in natural assets that provide critical ecosystem services for economic and social development and wellbeing. Conserving biodiversity and supporting the sustainable use of natural resources requires up to date, reliable and accessible information, supported through the effective management of biodiversity information and supporting systems and processes.
Chief information officers predominately work in an office environment within a fast-changing technology landscape. They often manage a team of system analysts, programmers and other computer-related professionals as well as consult with vendors around technology and information requirements.
Chief information officers require excellent knowledge of information systems and infrastructure and related technology and innovation and will also benefit from:
Evaluate and make recommendations for the organisations information technology use and needs
Direct and prepare information management policy, strategies and standards
Manage and control budgets for information technology needs
Supervise the security of all information technology systems
B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. in Information Technology at NWU, UFS, UJ and UNISA
B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. in Computer Science at NMU, NWU, RU, SPU, SU, UCT, UFH, UKZN, UP, UWC, Unizulu and Wits
Diploma, Advanced Diploma, M.Tech in Information Technology at CPUT, NMU, MUT, TUT, UJ and UNISA and VUT
National, provincial and local government.
NGOs, community-based and development organisations.
Information technology companies.
Various organisations requiring information technology services.