Cyber Security Officer IT Jobs – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Title:          Cyber Security Officer
Organization: National Identification and Registration
Authority (NIRA)
Kampala, Uganda
Manager Cyber
The National Identification
and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established on the passing of the Uganda
Registration of Persons Act, 2015. The Act was made to harmonise and
consolidate the law on registration of persons; to provide for registration of
individuals and to establish a national identification register. It provides
for the mandatory registration of all Ugandan citizens within Uganda and abroad
as well as aliens identification cards and for related matters.
The Cyber
Security Officer will mainly ensure physical and electronic protection of data
which will amongst others include access control, intrusion detection, virus
protection, certification, audit, incident response, security engineering, and
development & implementation of security policies and procedures. The Cyber
Security Officer will also provide technical expertise on the development and
support of all activities, processes, and tools needed to preserve information
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent designs, implements, maintains and reports on an appropriate
    systems security.
  • Ensures
    staff compliance with ICT security policy and standards
  • The
    jobholder also facilitates the periodic revision of ICT security strategy,
    policies and standards as per the business requirements to ensure an up
    to-date business plan for continuity.
  • Ensures
    the help-desk functions meet the set call resolution targets.
  • Offers
    support in the development of Software Specifications and participates in
    Software solution acceptance testing.
  • Supports
    in conducting tests of the disaster recovery plan and participates in
    indecent responses, e.g. compliance of networks, servers and security
  • Runs
    end-of-day (EOD) and end-of-month (EOM) processes.
  • Performs
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Manager Cyber
Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the National Identification and Registration Authority
    (NIRA) Cyber Security Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree with Honors in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Security,
    Information Technology, Information Systems or a related field is
  • Applicant
    in possession of a recognized professional Information Security
    certification like GIAC, CEH and GCFE will have an added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of three years of information security experience with particular
    emphasis on incident response, computer forensics, technical
    investigations, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing and IT audits
    in a reputable public or private organization.
  • Broad
    knowledge of information systems security standards and practices (e.g.,
    access control, system hardening, system audit and log file monitoring,
    security policies, and incident handling).
  • Previous
    experience and knowledge of computer and network forensics, multiple
    operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Linux and UNIX variants and
    knowledge of security vendors and toolkits.
  • Working
    knowledge of network and server infrastructure technologies and devices
    including firewalls, routers, and switches.
  • Broad
    knowledge and experience with SIEM, IPS/IDS, vulnerability scanner,
    malware analysis, penetration testing, and APT methodologies.
  • Excellent
    analytical and organizational skills.
to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested persons should send their applications, curriculum vitae, copies of
academic and professional certificates/ testimonials to the National Director,
Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL), Plot 26B Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya,
Kampala, P.O. Box 3024, Kampala or hand deliver the application at its offices
indicated above from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Please indicate a
daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of three professional
referees. Also, in your application letter and on the cover of the envelope,
clearly indicate which position you are applying for.
24th August, 2016
If you do not hear from NIRA within two months from the closing date, please
consider your application unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing or lobbying will lead to disqualification.
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