IT Governance job description guide

What is IT Governance?

The IT Governance professional supports a company in Singapore to manage IT risks and ensure activities relating to information and technology are aligned with overall business goals.

By providing a formal framework, IT Governance delivers a structure that allows the organisation to align its IT goals with business strategy, and ensure future investments in information systems support company objectives.

What should be included in an IT Governance job description?

If you are hiring an IT Governance in Singapore, the job description can feature:

  • Providing governance, risk, and compliance data insights to drive improvement across the IT system
  • Planning the implementation of processes and procedures for the identification and assessment of risk in the organisation’s information system
  • Managing risks relating to information technology and cyber-security
  • Measuring and monitoring IT compliance
  • Developing systems and processes for the management and reporting of risks
  • Providing insights and recommendations on risk management to the executive team
  • Reviewing current and proposed information systems for compliance with the company’s business strategy
  • Developing standard operating procedures for IT systems to ensure compliance with corporate governance

What skills and qualifications should IT Governance professionals have?

Although a formal degree might not always be necessary in an IT Governance role, tertiary qualifications can include the following:

  1. Computer Science
  2. Information Systems

Professional certifications such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) may also be desirable for IT Governance candidates.

There are several qualities that candidates for an IT Governance role in Singapore should be expected to display:

  • Ability to translate technical or complex concepts into user-friendly language
  • Ability to collaborate, working closely with both functional and technical teams
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to remain flexible as priorities change, adaptable to change, and able to accept ambiguity
  • Effective communications skills including written, verbal, and presentation
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Established skills in time management, multi-tasking, and prioritisation of work

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