American University of Iraq - Baghdad

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

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Why the American University of Iraq – Baghdad?

Opening its doors in January of 2021, the new American University of Iraq – Baghdad (AUIB) began as a dream of influential individuals in Iraqi and the United States business, industry and government who want to see a world-class institution of higher learning established in the city, reminiscent of the days when Baghdad was an educational mecca and flourishing capital of the Muslim world. With a great library, palatial college buildings and student centers, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and athletic facilities, AUIB will be a beautiful campus attracting students, faculty, and staff from throughout the world.  We invite you to join us in this exciting new venture.

This position will report directly to Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF).


As Chief Information Officer (CIO), the successful candidate will be an executive that oversees the strategic information technology (IT) needs of AUIB. 

CIO Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create business value through technology.
  • Strategic planning of business growth objectives.
  • Ensure tech systems and procedures lead to outcomes in line with business goals.
  • Oversee the development of customer service platforms.
  • Manage IT division and develop the teams.
  • Approve vendor negotiations and IT architecture.
  • Information risk management (IRM).
  • Establish IT policies, strategies, and standards.
  • Develop and approve technology futures and budgets.

As CIOs the successful candidate will be a crucial part of AUIB’s digital transformation. Focus on service, analysis, data security, and market reach.

Education, Training, & Certification:

The successful candidate will have education and experience in information technology, executive management role and deep business acumen. 

  • Education: The CIOs will have an IT background; a business-related degree is essential. Minimum educational requirements: Master’s in Information Technology and a Business Degree.
  • Experience: Experience is an important factor to gain a role at this level. AUIB prefers at least 15 years of experience in executive management and IT management. Moreover, business acumen is a must.

CIO Skills & Competencies:

To be successful in this role, you’ll generally need the following skills and qualities: 

  • Strategic planning skills: TheCIO will develop and implement strategies and plans to help AUIB reaches its goals.
  • Leadership skills: The CIO will be responsible for managing and leading a large team. The successful candidate forms part of the AUIB executive team and must be able to perform in a high-pressure environment.
  • Interpersonal skills: The CIO must be able to work effectively with leaders in different business units to ensure a comprehensive IT strategy that benefits the entire company. IT is seen as a service agent to AUIB.
  • Change management skills: Companies must adapt to advances in technology in order to succeed, and the CIO is at the forefront of in achieving this successfully for AUIB. Must be able to demonstrate a record in successful change management.

Application Procedure: 

Applications should include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Passport First Data Page
  • Contact Information For Three (3) Professional References
  • Copies Of Degrees Or Certification

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately. 

Please apply through AUIB website OR send your application and supporting documents to the following email address: 

A declaration of a relation at AUIB is obligatory

We will contact you if you are selected for interview.

AUIB is seeking to diversify its workforce and actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. AUIB especially welcomes applications from native English speaking candidates and those with academic qualifications obtained in Europe and North America. 

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