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Oxfam creates CIO role

Oxfam this week advertised for a chief information officer, a newly created senior role overseeing its organisation-wide information systems in Australia and overseas.
Written by Colin Ho, Contributor on

update Oxfam this week advertised for a chief information officer, a newly created senior role overseeing its organisation-wide information systems in Australia and overseas.

According to Oxfam, the CIO will be managing information systems and systems architecture. The candidate will be responsible for areas such as budget, policy and human resources within its Information Services department. The role will deal with financial, customer relationship management and web systems.

Oxfam's creative resources manager Lee Stewart told ZDNet.com.au that the company's growth and a need for a position to manage their expanding information systems was a major factor in the creation of this role.

"The company has recognised that information systems are playing an increasing role in a number of our areas which are growing organically," said Stewart.

The CIO will also serve as a consultant, potentially restructuring and changing the way the Information Services department of Oxfam operates. Currently Oxfam utilises Cisco for telecommunications and the backend of the web and internal operations is developed in-house.

ZDNet.com.au contacted Oxfam for more information, but the particulars surrounding the role and the factors influencing this decision are unavailable at the time of publication. It is unclear whether this role would be created in addition to existing IT positions or is a merging of previous roles.

For more information, including salary details, the position description and application forms are available from theOxfam Australia website.

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