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  • Lead, Enterprise Architecture at United Bank for Africa (UBA)

  • Posted on: 2 November, 2018 Deadline: 9 November, 2018
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  • United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) is one of Africa's leading financial institutions, with operations in 19 African countries and 3 global financial centres: London, Paris and New York. From a single country organisation founded in 1949 in Nigeria, UBA has grown to become a Pan-African provider of financial services with over 11 million customers, through close to 1000 business offices and touch points globally.

    Lead, Enterprise Architecture


    Reference No: LAG004
    Location: Nigeria
    Contract Type: Permanent
    Job Functions: Information Technology
    Industries: Banking / Finance & Investment


    • The Head Enterprise Architecture’s role is to ensure the streamlined Strategy and Governance of IT Services is in alignment with the business objectives of the organization.
    • This individual will plan, coordinate, direct, and design IT-related activities of the organization, as well as provide administrative direction and support for IT Services.
    • The Head Enterprise Architecture will work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.
    • This person will also govern the approved enterprise architecture of UBA Group

    Key Responsibilities
    Strategy & Planning:

    • Lead in strategic planning, including fostering innovation, compliance, risk and project governance and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.
    • Provides overall direction, guidance, and definition of IT architecture to effectively support the corporate business strategy.
    • Lead strategic security planning to achieve business goals by prioritizing defense initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future security technologies using a risk-based assessment methodology.
    • Manage UBA's Enterprise Architecture (EA) Repository.
    • Maintain and administer the EA Library.
    • Administer the EA Software Platform.
    • Analyze and extract EA data to create visual presentations (reports, graphs, charts, models) for the different EA focus areas (Business, Information Systems, Information Technology) as needed.
    • Assist Architects in projects requiring Information System and Information Technology reviews.
    • Continuously improve the processes to evergreen the EA data to ensure high quality and minimal manual effort.
    • Continuously improve the presentation and visualization of information in the EA repository for various audiences within UBA.
    • Primary contact with the Corporate Services Business Facing group which supports the EA Repository software through enhancements and upgrades.

    Acquisition & Deployment:

    • Benchmark, analyze and make recommendations for the improvement and growth of the IT infrastructure and IT systems.
    • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.
    • Develop and implement all IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision.
    • Negotiate and administer vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements.

    IT Management:

    • Direct research on potential technology solutions in support of procurement & innovation efforts.
    • Keep current with the latest technologies.
    • Practice asset management for IT hardware, software, and equipment.
    • Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization’s executives, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent IT activities

    Education Requirements

    • Minimum educational level – First degree in Computing Science, Engineering, Operational sciences or (any other discipline with strong Information Systems component and/or relevant IT Service Management certification).
    • Post graduate qualification in Information Technology or related certifications
    • Certifications in TOGAF


    • Minimum of 7 years professional ICT experience with a minimum of 5 years Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Strategy experience, in-depth knowledge of the business environment and Digital Banking products


    • Knowledge of IT Service Management methodologies, principles, concepts, practices and processes
    • Proven experience in IT infrastructure planning and development.
    • Excellent understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.


    • Information systems coordination (ISCO L7)
    • Information assurance (INAS L6)
    • Enterprise architecture & business dev (STPL L7)
    • Sustainability strategy(SUST L5)
    • Data management (DATM L5)
    • Benefits management (BENM L5)
    • Research(RSCH L5)
    • Learning & development mgmt (ETMG L6)
    • Procurement (PROC L5)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Bank for Africa (UBA) career website on to apply

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