Careers in Banking – IT Risk Officer at Bank of Africa – Uganda Ltd (BOA)

Job Title:   IT Risk Officer
Organisation: Bank of Africa
– Uganda Ltd (BOA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Risk
About BOA:
Bank Of Africa – Uganda Ltd. is
part of GROUPE BANK OF AFRICA (BOA) comprising 16 Commercial Banks, 3 Leasing
Companies, 2 Investment Companies, a Stock Brokerage Company, an Asset
Management Company and a Mortgage Bank. It spans 15 African countries and
France, employing over 5,000 people. BOA believes in Transparency, Expertise,
Proximity and Responsibility.
Job Summary: The IT Risk
Officer will mainly provide technical expertise and guidance with regards to
Information Security and other ICT-related business processes, and oversees the
on-going management of information security policies, procedures, and technical
systems in order to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability
of all of the Bank’s information systems at all times.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The
    IT Risk Officer will prepare, implement and review the Bank’s ICT security
    policy, procedures, controls and standards for both existing and new
  • Ensure
    that all reviews are conducted to ensure that all systems have effective,
    quality ICT security documentation in place, including: qualitative risk
    assessments; current and effective ICT security plans; annual system
    self-assessments; current and tested contingency plans; and current
    certification and accreditation
  • Carry
    out regular Business Impact Assessment, and derive Business Continuity
    Plans and a standing Disaster Recovery Plan for the Bank
  • Conduct
    self-assessments of the Bank’s ICT Security Program to ensure the Bank’s
    effective implementation of and compliance with established policies and
    procedures and best practices
  • Address/correct
    any weakness identified during assessments and audit exercises
  • Actively
    monitor business systems through adequate audit logging, scanning, and
    monitoring processes
  • Establish
    and implement a process to ensure that all users receive periodic ICT
    security awareness briefings and communicate rules of behavior, train
    staff to fulfill their ICT security responsibilities
  • Monitor,
    document and ensure resolution of all incidents, implement incident
    handling and escalation procedures, and report all incidents to the Head
    of Risk
  • Ensure
    that ICT security is addressed in the development and acquisition process
    of all Information Systems and Security Related products and services
  • Monitor
    and enforce internal risk policies related to ICT
  • Actively
    monitor and report any violations of ICT risk policy and proposal of
    appropriate response measures
  • Assist
    the business/support units to manage and implement ICT risk management
  • Monitor
    developments in ICT risk management approaches in the industry, assess
    viability and recommend actions for implementation and improvement
  • Perform
    any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Head of
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    Bank’s IT Risk Officer should hold a Bachelor’s degree in ICT, Computer
    Science or a related field
  • CISM,
    CISA or CISSP and other related Professional Certification in ICT Risk
    Management is desirable
  • Project
    management certification is an added advantage
  • At
    least three years’ experience in ICT operations or IT security related
  • Good
    grasp and exposure to risk management processes including Business Impact
    Analysis, Business Continuity Planning,
  • Disaster
    Recovery Planning, ICT Change Management etc
  • Past
    experience or qualifications in Oracle databases, networks and systems
    administration, ICT projects and related operations
  • Business
    acumen, planning and project management skills
  • Excellent
    analytical skills
  • Strong
    communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent
    interpersonal skills with ability to influence people across the Bank and
    teamwork skills
  • Initiative
    / self -drive, monitoring and follow up skills
  • Ability
    to work in a fast-paced and results oriented environment
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the Banking Sector with Bank of Africa should
send a cover letter and up-to date curriculum vitae preferably by email (no
scans), or hand delivery to the address below;
Talent Manager, BANK OF AFRICA
– Uganda, Plot 45 Jinja Road, Kampala, 
Email to:
  • Applications
    received after the deadline will not be accepted
  • All
    applicants who do not meet all the above requirements will not be
  • Only
    selected candidates will be contacted within two weeks from the deadline
  • Canvassing
    or non-disclosure of relations with current BOA staff when requested will
    lead to automatic disqualification
Deadline; Friday, 27th December 2014 by 5;00 PM
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