The ICT Unit has the following Major responsibilities:
Develop and execute an ICT annual Plan, Policy and Strategy for the Ministry
Ensure that the Ministerial ICT Goals, objective and programs are efficiently achieved by the short and long term planning, coordination, design, implementation of information systems and enforcement of technical and operating standards in ICT and initiating necessary changes in line with these policies.
Strengthen the link between Rwanda Information Technology Authority
(RITA) and the Ministry in execution and monitoring of NICI Plan.
Maintaining relationship with various ICT Stakeholders and user groups within the Ministries and private sector.
Identifying appropriate hardware and software for processing and
Application systems needs and requirements for the Ministry.
Support in the Management of external ICT services provision.
Develop carryout or follow-up ICT Training activities for the Ministry Staff.
Provide technical and operational support for the operation and administration of software, hardware and network infrastructure including files, applications, communication, website, e-mail services, domain name, and databases..
The Director of the Unit has the following duties:
1.To coordinate the development of the Ministry’s ICT Policy; 2.To make sure that the Ministerial goal, objective and programs regarding ICT are effectively realised by planning in short and long-term, the coordination, the execution of information systems, the application of the technical standards and functional of ICT and by initiating the necessary changes; 3.To identify the need of ICT and to prepare the necessary documents for the acquisition of the equipment; 4.To ensure the reliability and the safety of the whole of the information processing system (security of the ICT system network); 5.To manage and maintain the network and it’s services; 6.To ensure the implementation of the ICT applications (Installation, assistance, staffs training); 7.To install the mechanisms of ICT Management 8.To identify the needs for staff training; 9.To support the ICT consultants in the Ministry; 10.To maintain the relations with various agents of the ICT in the Ministries and private sector; 11.To reinforce tie between RITA and the Ministry in the execution and the monitoring of NICI Plan; 12.To lead and coordinate the activity of a technical team; 13.To achieve any other task, in connection with the mission of the Ministry, assigned by the authorities of the Ministry