Principal ICT Officer – Information Security Job Careers – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager
About US:
Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade
Industry and Cooperatives responsible for standardization, Quality Assurance,
Metrology and Laboratory Testing (SQMT) with the objective of facilitating fair
trade, promoting local industries and Consumer protection. The Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade,
Industry and Co-operatives established by the UNBS Act Cap 327 and became
operational in 1989. It is governed by the National Standards Council and
headed by the Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day
operation of UNBS.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop, implement and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise
    information security and IT risk management program
  • Coordinate the development of UNBS information security policies,
    standards and procedures
  • Analyze and recommend security controls and procedures in
    acquisition, development, and change management lifecycle of information
    systems, and provide oversight to ensure compliance.
  • Monitor information systems for security incidents and
    vulnerabilities; develop monitoring and visibility capabilities; report on
    incidents, vulnerabilities, and trends
  • Oversee the response to information system security incidents, including
    investigation of, countermeasures, and recovery from computer-based
    attacks, unauthorized access, and policy breaches
  • Oversee the administration of authentication and access controls,
    including provisioning, changes, and de-provisioning of user and system
    accounts, security/access roles, and access permissions to information
  • Facilitate risk assessment and risk management processes
  • Development and enhance an information security management framework
  • Ensure the consistent application of policies and standards across
    all technology projects, systems and services.
  • Oversee the development and administration of information security
    training and awareness programs for staff members and other authorized
  • Recommend methods for vulnerability detection and remediation and
    oversee vulnerability testing.
  • Participate in business continuity and disaster recovery planning

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the UNBS Principal ICT Officer – Information Security
    job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science,
    Information Technology, Information Systems management, Computer
    engineering, software engineering or other qualifications in systems
    analysis, design, development from a recognized university.
  • Professional certification in IT Security e.g. CISSP, CSSLP, CCFP or
    CISM, CompTIA Security+
  • At least eight (8) years of related experience with working
    knowledge in IT Security.
  • Should have broad organizational awareness.
  • Familiarity with ICT regulations;
  • High level of integrity and professionalism; must also have people
    management skills; Possess proficiency in performance management; and must
    have good understanding of business processes
  • Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such
    as ISO/IEC 27001, and NIST.
  • Experience with Cloud computing/Elastic computing across virtualized
  • Strong Unix and windows server system admiration skills
  • Hands-on supervisory competencies with capacity to multi-task and
    deliver results efficiently with minimal supervision
  • The successful candidate must have a high level of integrity and
    professionalism, Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills and needs
    to be a team player, an excellent communicator with good oral
    communication and presentation skills.
  • Age: Between 30
    and 45 years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons are encouraged to apply as per the guidance
  • Please follow the link thus; Click Here
  • Use your email address as your
    registration mail
  • Fill in all tabs as per the application
    as required
  • Attach your updated CV with mobile
    telephone numbers indicated, copies of academic qualifications and national
    identity card under the tab for documents
  • Complete your application by clicking
    ‘submit application’
  • No hand delivered applications will be
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to
    automatic disqualification.
  • UNBS does not request for any payments
    at any stage of recruitment and review process
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be
Deadline: 17th May 2019 by 5:00pm
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