Head of IT

- Be part of building a modern it architecture and lead the IT team

IFU is looking for a Head of IT that can lead IFU’s IT transformation and be part of building a modern IT architecture and ensure the right system support for IFU.

IFU, the Investment Fund for Developing Countries, is the Danish Development Financial Institution. We make investments in developing countries with the aim of building green, just and inclusive societies as well as supporting the sustainable development goals. IFU is undergoing a transformational journey to modernise our IT landscape to better support our business processes. The journey entails the creation of a new IT infrastructure and implementation of several new systems to support the organisation including Investment, CRM and HR systems.

To support the journey, we are creating a new position as Head of IT. You will manage IFU’s current team, including a hub in New Delhi, and lead the IT transformation to ensure that IFU’s infrastructure, systems and applications meet the needs of the organisation and are future-proof. The job requires close collaboration with the entire organisation to understand the needs of the different functions and to determine the strategic direction for the development of IFU’s IT landscape.

Key areas in the role

  • Implementation of new IT infrastructure centred around a cloud-based central enterprise data lake with new and old systems sharing data with the data lake
  • Implementation of new IT systems for HR, Investments and Legal
  • Management of external vendors and internal IT team to deliver on the transformation
  • Ongoing development of the IT infrastructure and system landscape to ensure it lives up to industry best practice and meets the requirements of the organisation
  • Management of a small team of system developers and the helpdesk team

The position is based in Copenhagen, but some travel may occur.

The key qualifications are experience and competences within information architecture and information theory, data modelling and API modelling, leveraging cloud architecture to the benefit of the business. Experienced in business development within financial IT. We are looking for a profile with leadership experience and an educational background within data investigation, data analysis, data science or IT and experience from either a similar position or as an IT architect. Experience within the finance industry is an advantage, but not a requirement.

In the position, you will report to Executive Management and work closely with the director of Strategic Projects and Operations to drive the implementation.

For further information, please go through IFU’s website. If you have questions, please send them in an email to HR@ifu.dk, and we will revert to you. Forward your CV and motivated application as soon as possible to job@ifu.dk. Deadline for applications is 8 March 2021.


IFU, the Investment Fund for Developing Countries, is a Danish impact investor contributing to a green, just and inclusive economy as well as supporting the Sustainable Development Goals. We provide risk capital to companies operating in developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and parts of Europe. Investments are made on commercial terms in the form of equity, loans and guarantees. IFU has co-invested in 1,300 companies in more than 100 developing countries and emerging markets. Contracted investments total DKK 209 billion, of which IFU has contributed DKK 23 billion. IFU acts as fund manager for a number of public-private investment funds, including the Danish SDG Investment Fund. Capital under management is DKK 11.2 billion. Read more on www.ifu.dk.

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Investeringsfonden for udviklingslande (IFU)
Publiceret: 11. februar 2021

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