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Last update: 27.10.2021

ICT Consultant & Project Manager

Graduation: Master Degree Data Systems Technology
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Rate is negotiable (depends on type and length of engagement), and excludes expenses such as accommodation, per diem, and travel
Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional)

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JR-Weiss-CV-PL-EN-20211025.pdf

Skills

Key Competencies
  • Over 30 years’ experience in the digitalization of organizations, implementation of ERP, IFMIS and other information systems, IT security, development of policy frameworks and DR plans, review and requirements analysis, design of solutions and system architectures, implementation of on-premise IT infrastructures and cloud solutions;
  • Substantive project management experience (waterfall and agile), leading teams of over 50 members and monitoring budgets of multi-million dollar projects;
  • Proficient in the compilation of Request for Proposal (RFP)/Terms of Reference (ToR) documents in compliance with various donors’ standards (WB, MCC) and well versed with bids assessments;
  • Successful track record in IT governance, development of IT strategies, policies and processes and providing IT training and capacity building;
  • Experience in change management in organizations (definition of requirements and implementation monitoring);
  • Skilled at operating within multicultural/multidisciplinary environments, building partnerships with stakeholders;
  • Documented success in delivering projects on time and within the budget working with the public sector, state-owned enterprises, private companies from various industries (e.g., utilities, banking, mining, education), donors and funding agencies (World Bank, MCC, GIZ);
  • Broad international experience (Burkina Faso, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Jordan, Malawi, Micronesia, Namibia);
  • Outstanding team leadership abilities, using new and innovative ways to lead successfully, guiding to achieve organizations’ goals and motivating for future development;
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and reporting skills;
  • Integrity driven, able to work under pressure and in demanding and fragile environments;
  • Strong communication, presentation, and representation skills;
  • Fluency in English and German.

Project history

07/2020 - Present
ICT Consultant (remotely)
Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (1000-5000 employees)
Public service

Implementation of an Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) and Revenue Management System (RMS) – financed by the World Bank

  • Comprehensive assessment of the ICT environment encompassing IT organisation, operations, information systems, enterprise services, facilities, networks (WAN/LAN/WLAN), servers, storage, workstations and peripherals.
  • Establishment of an IT gap analysis and functional requirements.
  • Development of designs, detailed specifications and roll-out plans in respect of, inter alia, ICT infrastructure, organisation, policies and processes.
  • Compilation and evaluation of Request for Proposal (RFP) documents (World Bank Standard) for the FMIS, RMS and ICT infrastructure.
  • Project and quality management of the ICT implementation related to the FMIS and RMS.

11/2020 - 12/2020
ICT Consultant (remotely)
Trevali Mining Coproration Canada (1000-5000 employees)
Other
Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan and ICT Policies
  • Development of functional requirements to establish DR plans for the Head Office and mining sites.
  • Updates to ICT Policies (Management, Operations, Security).

09/2019 - 06/2020
ICT Consultant (remotely)
Namclear (Pty) Ltd. (50-250 employees)
Banks and financial services
ICT Environment Review and Documentation
  • Comprehensive assessment of the ICT environment encompassing IT organization, operations, information systems, enterprise services, facilities, network (WAN/LAN/WLAN), server, storage, workstations and peripherals.
  • Establishment of functional requirements and gap analysis.
  • Compilation of ICT documentation as per best-practice.

11/2019 - 12/2019
ICT Consultant
Government of Malawi (>10.000 employees)
Public service
Preparation for implementation of a Fleet Management solution for the Government of Malawi – financed by GiZ
  • Development and documentation of Asset and Fleet Management Policies.
  • Analysis of As-Is Business Processes, Gap Analysis and To-Be Process Modelling.
  • Development of organization staff structure.
  • Definition of functional and technical requirements for a Fleet Management System.
  • Implementation Strategy and Plan including Training and Asset Management Plan.
Project put on hold after Inception Phase.

09/2018 - 10/2019
ERP ICT Consultant
Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) (5000-10.000 employees)
Energy, water and environment
Definition, Procurement and Supervision of the Implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System – financed by MiDA Ghana / Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
  • Comprehensive assessment of the ICT environment encompassing IT organization, operations, information systems, enterprise services, facilities, network (WAN/LAN/WLAN), server, storage, workstations and peripherals.
  • Establishment of functional requirements and gap analysis.
  • Definition of the IT Solution Architecture for an enterprise-wide ERP system.
  • Compilation of a risk analysis for the ERP implementation phase.
  • Documentation of the supervision services required for the ERP implementation including programme, project and quality management.
  • Contributions to the development of the business process gap analysis and To-Be processes documentation, and budget estimation.
  • Compilation of Invitation for Bid (IFB) documents (World Bank / MCC Standard), and advisory services for evaluation process and selection of a suitable implementation firm.
  • Development of Project Governance guidelines and documentation for the implementation phase.
  • Contributions to the establishment and documentation of Customer Requirements Definitions.

08/2018 - 11/2018
ICT Consultant (remotely)
Trevali Mining Corporation Canada (1000-5000 employees)
Other

Development of an IT policy framework under special consideration of Trevali’s mining operations. The framework covers policies for acceptable use, mobile devices, security, risk and compliance, IT operations, asset management, training, outsourcing, project management and disaster recovery.


04/2018 - 09/2018
Programme / Project Manager
Standard Bank of Namibia (1000-5000 employees)
Banks and financial services

Responsible for approach, structuring and timely execution of a project addressing the requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS v3.2). PCI DSS defines regulations for security policies, technologies and ongoing processes that protect payment systems from breaches and theft of cardholder data.

Implementation of a structured approach based on PRINCE2 principles with agile methodology during the product delivery stages.


04/2018 - 06/2018
ICT Consultant
Nantou Mining Burkina Faso (500-1000 employees)
Other

Comprehensive review of the mine’s ICT environment encompassing facilities, networks (WAN/LAN/WLAN), servers, storage, workstations, peripherals, enterprise services, applications, IT organization and IT operations. Establishment of functional requirements and gap analysis.


11/2017 - 03/2018
ICT Consultant
Rosh Pinah Zinc Corporation (500-1000 employees)
Other

Comprehensive review of the mine’s ICT environment encompassing facilities, networks (WAN/LAN/WLAN), servers, storage, workstations, peripherals, enterprise services, applications, IT organization and IT operations. Establishment of functional requirements and gap analysis.


09/2017 - 03/2018
Project Manager & Solutions Architect
Forensic Industry (50-250 employees)
Public service

Requirements analysis and solution architecture including detailed specifications aligned to PCI-DSS covering data cabling, LAN (core, distribution & access layers), security (firewall architecture, anti-malware solutions, etc.), virtualization, servers, storage, archiving, backup, monitoring/auditing solutions, unified communication, video surveillance, workstations and more.

Conversion of the IT architecture and specifications into RFPs/Tenders with subsequent evaluation and selection of suitable implementation partners.


06/2017 - 08/2017
Project Manager & Solutions Architect
Bank BIC Namibia (50-250 employees)
Banks and financial services

High-level review and solution design that documents the vision, objectives, information, applications, infrastructure, project approach and project schedule, as well as risks and assumptions associated with the objective to develop an automated reporting application that adheres to the requirements of Bank of Namibia and the local credit provider bureaus.


11/2015 - 06/2017
Project Manager & Solutions Architect
Education Sector
Other

Requirements analysis, specifications, design, development and roll-out of a web-based e-Learning platform for the corporate training sector, and a specialized version thereof which includes an e-Commerce solution to offer and sell online courses to organizations and the public at large.


10/2015 - 06/2017
Project Manager & ICT Consultant
Erongo Rural Electricity Distributor (250-500 employees)
Energy, water and environment
Complete renewal of the ICT infrastructure
  • Detailed documentation and assessment of ICT environment encompassing facilities, networks (WAN/LAN/WLAN), servers, storage, workstations, peripherals, enterprise services, applications, IT organization and IT operations.
  • Establishment of functional requirements and gap analysis.
  • Development of design, detailed specifications and roll-out plan converted into Request for Proposals (RFPs) for facilities, cabling, ISP services, network, server/storage and software licensing.
  • Compilation and evaluation of RFPs including recommendation of suitable implementation partners.
  • Project management during the implementation phase overseeing the implementation partners.
  • Quality assurance for installation, configuration and deployment of the various infrastructure hardware and software to ensure that deliverables are fulfilled according to expectations.
Development of an ICT policy framework and compilation of various ICT policies (Administration, Infrastructure, Internet, Management, Network, Recovery and Acceptable Use).
Compilation of a disaster recovery framework (policy, assessment, strategy, administration, plan).

02/2015 - 10/2015
Project Manager & ICT Consultant
Erongo Rural Electricity Distributor (250-500 employees)
Energy, water and environment

Definition of technical, financial and personnel requirements, including “as-is” and “to-be” business processes, converted into an ERP Systems Architecture and a Request for Proposal (RFP), with the objective of selecting a suitable “wall-to-wall” ERP system and implementation partner.

  • General Requirements, Cross-Functional Requirements, Master Data, General Ledger and Interfaces.
  • Sales and Distribution, Accounts Receivable.
  • Requisition, Inventory, Ordering, Accounts Payable and Contract Management.
  • Budgeting and Reporting.
  • Fixed Asset Management and Capital Projects.
  • Plant Maintenance, Materials Management and Job Cards.
  • HR-Master Data, Recruitment, Payroll, Organizational Development, Performance Management, Training, Self-Service, Health & Safety.
  • ICT infrastructure / systems review and requirements analysis for ERP infrastructure implementation.
  • Training and Change Management Plan requirements.

12/2013 - 10/2014
Project Manager & ICT Consultant
Northern Rural Electricity Distributor (250-500 employees)
Energy, water and environment

Definition of technical, financial and personnel requirements, including “as-is” and “to-be” business processes, converted into an ERP Systems Architecture and a Request for Proposal (RFP), with the objective of selecting a suitable “wall-to-wall” ERP system and implementation partner.

  • General Requirements, Cross-Functional Requirements, Master Data, General Ledger and Interfaces.
  • Sales and Distribution, Accounts Receivable.
  • Requisition, Inventory, Ordering, Accounts Payable and Contract Management.
  • Budgeting and Reporting.
  • Fixed Asset Management and Capital Projects.
  • Plant Maintenance, Materials Management and Job Cards.
  • HR-Master Data, Recruitment, Payroll, Organizational Development, Performance Management, Training, Self-Service, Health & Safety.
  • ICT infrastructure / systems review and requirements analysis for ERP infrastructure implementation.
  • Training and Change Management Plan requirements.

01/1991 - 11/2013
ICT Consultant & Project Manager
Various (1000-5000 employees)
Other
Responsible for and participated in numerous ICT projects carried out in various industries, such as Public Service, Utilities (Water and Energy), Banking and Finance, Mining and IT Service Provider. Examples:
  • Reviews / Assessments of ICT environments encompassing facilities, networks (WAN/LAN/WLAN), servers, storage, workstations, peripherals, enterprise / shared services, applications, IT organization and IT operations.
  • Establishment of functional requirements and gap analysis.
  • Solution Architect and Project Manager of ICT infrastructure implementations.
  • Project Manager for a SAP implementation covering FI, CO, MM, SD, PM, PS and HCM (Organization Management, HR Administration, Payroll, Development and Training).
  • Development of ICT policies and processes aligned to COBIT, ITIL and other relevant frameworks.
  • Development of ICT Strategic Plans aligned to business objectives.
  • Advisory services for the establishment of ICT Service Providers including Cloud Services.
  • Planning and implementation of IT Service Management based on ITIL (adopt & adapt) including implementation of IT Service Desk solutions.
For further information refer to my comprehensive project list.

Time and spatial flexibility

Except for war zones, there are no limits in terms of location and travel.

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