Fresher Officer ICT Security Job Careers – Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Job Title:    Officer ICT Security
Organisation: Uganda
Revenue Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About URA:
The Uganda Revenue
Authority (URA) was established by the Uganda Revenue Authority Statute of 1991
and set up in September of the same year as a central body for assessment and
collection of specified revenue, to administer and enforce the laws relating to
such revenue and to provide for related matters. This statute incorporated all
the laws that were in force then regarding tax collection. The new organization
(URA) amalgamated the three tax administration departments that were
responsible for all the taxes collected by the Central Government of Uganda.
Job Summary:    The Officer
ICT Security will mainly implement and maintain ICT security controls to
safeguard the Authority’s Information Technology systems and infrastructure
against security risks
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provide support in
the Implementation of aspects of ICT security strategies to preserve the
integrity, confidentiality, and availability of URA ICT assets
·        
Assist
in the implementation of the ISO 27001 standard for Information Security
Management
·        
Support
the maintenance of the URA Disaster recovery and Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
·        
Perform
security testing, as needed, to verify compliance with information security
architecture and policies
·        
Conduct
research on the latest developments in the information security field to
improve on IT interventions and submit to the supervisor for further management
Perform security risk
assessment to evaluate the effectiveness of the ICT Security controls
·        
Draft
security risk assessments to be conducted and present to the supervisor for
review and quality assurance
·        
Coordinate
with the different business units and ICT units to communicate and implement
information security risks
·        
Examine
and assess the integrity of the IT system and participate in the audit reviews
to identify and mitigate gaps
·        
Support
other business units to incorporate security mechanisms into information
technology products during development stages
·        
Draft
risk treatment options identified from IT risk assessment and recommend
security control measures
·        
Assist
in developing policy and standards for the backup and archiving of URA’s
information to ensure its confidentiality, availability and integrity at all
times
Keenly monitor
information technology systems to provide visibility into the effectiveness of
controls and proactively identify security threats
·        
Receive
and investigate information security incident reports as directed by the line
supervisor
·        
Examine
audit logs & system alerts to confirm the occurrence of security incidents
and/or violations
·        
Assess
and report any weak spots in ICT security including but not limited to access
controls, environmental issues, security of cables, maintenance of equipment,
virus control, data handling among others
·        
Perform
market analysis for new information security technology; scan for new products
that may enhance the security of URA’s ICT systems and programmes
·        
Carry
out system tuning in order to improve the reliability of information technology
security solutions
Carry out investigations
into information technology security violations to facilitate   decision making
·        
Participate
in the development and review of the ICT security incident management plan
·        
Conduct
information security/confidentiality incident and disciplinary/alleged
fraud/misconduct investigations
·        
Perform
malware and advance persistent threat security investigations.
·        
Coordinate
the establishment of the impact of security incidents to URA’s ICT systems and
identification of remedies to identified gaps
·        
Draft
the investigation reports and maintain custody for the evidence gathered during
the investigations
Conduct information
security awareness training programmes in  
order to reduce exposure to attacks
·        
Draft
the information security awareness program and submit to the line supervisor
for review and approval
·        
Drat the
training content/ materials and conduct trainings for all ICT users and
administrators
·        
Develop
reports on trainings conducted highlighting the level of staff awareness on IT
Security requirements and recommendations for improvements



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The
applicants for the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Officer ICT Security job
opportunities should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Computer Science from a
recognised academic institution.
·        
A
minimum of three of the following Industry Certifications: CISA, CEH, ISO
27001, CCNA, CCDA, CISSP, CSSLP
·        
HP UX,
ITIL Certifications are desirable
·        
Two years’
experience in network, database management, system development, enterprise
security architecture design gained in a complex IT environment
·        
IP
networking protocols like IPSec, PKI, VPN’s, firewalls, proxy services, IDS’s,
IPS’s, DNS, email, access lists & internet, web, application and network
security techniques.
·        
ISO
27001 Implementation
·        
Experience
in the development and drafting of information security-related policies and
procedures in a similar environment
·        
Extensive
knowledge and understanding of security systems, including firewalls, intrusion
detection/prevention systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log
management.
·        
Demonstrated
understanding and familiarity with common penetration testing methods and
standards, as well as an understanding of security issues on both Microsoft and
UNIX/LINUX operating systems
·        
Detailed
technical knowledge of application, database and operating system security
·        
Level of
Integrity as per URA standards, should be analytical (have a mind driven by the
why),  
·        
A strong
sense of responsibility and initiative.
·        
A strong
desire to learn and improve.
·        
Ability
to prioritize and organize tasks carefully and accurately.
·        
Excellent
interpersonal oral and written communication skills.
·        
Work
independently and as part of a team.
·        
Dedication
and commitment to providing continuous service for the advancement of
technology.
·        
Communicate
well with all levels of management and company personnel.
·        
Handle
multiple projects and tasks with potentially varying priorities.
·        
Make
decisions and solve problems while working under pressure.
·        
Innovative
problem solving
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join URA should apply online at
the link below.
Deadline: 16th July 2019 at 11:59pm
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