International Director of Technology


Terms of employment: Full time and permanent
Reports to: Executive Vice-President
Location: UK (remote)

Animal Equality is an international organisation working with society, governments and companies to end cruelty to farmed animals. Animal Equality works in the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and India and is an ‘effective altruist’ organisation.

Do you have grit, a growth mindset, and passion to work at an international animal protection organisation? Join Animal Equality’s international leadership team and make an impact for animals, ensuring that the technology and systems within our eight offices run smoothly and efficiently.

Position Objective:
The International Director of Technology administers and maintains information technology systems for all Animal Equality offices globally. This successful appointee will be responsible for planning, directing and managing activities within the global IT Department, ensuring that cost-effective systems are developed and implemented, and operations are efficient.

This role provides organisation-wide direction in areas of policy and planning for data processing and related functions (communication, office systems, connectivity, and more). This appointee will report to the Executive Vice-President.

Primary Responsibilities:
● Direct the design, development, and maintenance of systems, programs, and systems software to meet the organisation’s needs.
● In collaboration with Animal Equality’s country Executive Directors, plan and manage departmental staffing and growth, so as to ensure that the Department functions in alignment with the strategic plan of the organisation.
● Manage and oversee data and network security within the organisation, making sure Animal Equality has the necessary security protocols in place.
● Communicate security plans and policies to relevant staff, and carry out risk assessments.
● Ensure all Animal Equality countries are compliant in all security requirements, including but not limited to password management, monitoring systems for security breaches, and more.
● Maintain and manage technology and software license inventory.
● Create, maintain, and update systems documentation such as: policies, protocols, and process documents. Monitor security compliance in accordance with these standards.
● Serve as the technical and communications liaison for stakeholders and office key users for technology and information systems communications, initiatives, needs assessments, etc. at existing offices. Conduct and direct on IT set-up at new office locations.
● Take charge of procurement, installation, and life-cycle maintenance of IT hardware and software, inclusive of all systems used by Animal Equality internationally.
● Onboard new staff to all accounts and platforms.
● Provide consulting / training / education services, such as data management, and carry out staff training / orientation for all systems used by Animal Equality internationally.
● Perform appropriate duties associated with Information Systems and Technology project-based activities, including public campaigns and investigative releases.
● Participate in the identification, development, and communication of new technology standards and best practices by staying current on emerging technologies.
● Monitor data backups and implement a system to ensure regular and complete backups.
● Mentor and support the professional growth of IT staff through weekly check-ins and ongoing development feedback.
● Improve data flows between key operational data systems to support analysis and decision-making.
● Create processes for data collection and analysis, including overseeing the preparation and compilation of the monthly metrics, in coordination with each country Executive Director.
● Undertake other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
● More than 5 years of experience in a similar position.
● Demonstrate high efficiency in international environments, ownership, and organisational skills.
● Track record of excellent interpersonal skills and experience leading a team.
● Willingness to travel internationally.
● Ability to think logically and analytically.
● Commitment to following a plant-based diet.
● Commitment to Animal Equality’s leadership values.

Appointment Process and Details:
Salary and Benefits: Salary band £40,000-50,000, depending on experience. This will be a remote-working role.

Application Process: The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 30th April 2021. The interview process comprises a multiple-stage interview and Skills Test. Interviews will take place throughout May and June 2021.

Applications: For informal enquiries please email [email protected] or call our team on +44 (0) 207 993 5348. Applications should be submitted online or via [email protected]

Application Requirements: Applications must comprise a full curriculum vitae, an accompanying cover letter, and answers to the following questions:
1) Why do you want to work for Animal Equality?
2) What will you bring to Animal Equality?

Animal Equality is an equal opportunities employer; we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age. We are especially keen to encourage applications from those currently under-represented in the movement including: Black, Indigenous and People of the Global Majority; people with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; and women in senior positions. We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and we will endeavour to accommodate any reasonable adjustments that individuals may require throughout the application process.

Animal Equality is a registered charity (England and Wales), no. 1168309.

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