Infrastructure & Information Security Manager Job Vacancies – VisionFund International (VFI)

VisionFund International (VFI)
Duty Station:
About US:
International (VFI) is the world’s largest Christian microfinance network. For
more than a decade we have been improving the lives of children across the
developing world, as we provide small loans and other financial services to
families struggling in poverty. 
As the microfinance
subsidiary of World Vision, the world’s largest Christian relief, development
and advocacy organisation, we work in 28 countries through our network of
affiliated microfinance institutions (MFIs) located across the globe in Africa,
Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. We have an outstanding loan portfolio
of nearly US$429 million, serve over 1million active borrowers and impact the
lives of over 3.4 million children each year. 
Sharing the same
vision as World Vision, VFI aims to provide ‘life in all its fullness’ to
children as their parents receive small loans, improve their businesses and
increase in ability to care for their children as family incomes multiply..
Job Summary:  The Infrastructure and Information Security
manager (IIS) is responsible for ensuring the development and operations of
secure and highly available global computing platforms across the VFI network.
He/she oversees the design and optimisation of the enterprise’s systems operating
environment. They are also responsible for the ongoing security, reliability,
performance and support of the infrastructure.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Design/Develop Standards specifically for VFI and its
·       Ensures systems are aligned to the business
strategy and direction.
·       Provides technical consulting on the
integration of application systems.
·       Assists in the business process redesign and
documentation as needed for new technology.
·       Infrastructure & Network Monitoring:
·       Ensures performance meets the present and
future needs of the business.
·       Forecasts utilization patterns and identifies
modifications or upgrades.
·       Recommends changes/enhancements for improved
systems availability, reliability and performance.
·       Develops and maintains metrics around the
system and institutes a process for continuous improvement.
·       Creates a plan to evolve the system to reduce
cost and improve system dynamics.
Information Security:
·       Assesses threats and vulnerabilities
regarding information assets and recommends the appropriate security controls
and measures.
·       Develops and implements strategies to align
information security with business objectives and goals, protecting the
integrity, confidentiality and availability of data.
·       Provides reports to leaders regarding the
effectiveness of information security and makes recommendations for the
adoption of new policies and procedures.
·       Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity:
·       Coordinates the administration and logistical
procedures for disaster recovery testing, and integration of all enterprise
“critical” systems.
·       Ensures recovery drills are performed and
analyzed; develops impact analysis.
·       Assists business partners with the
determination of critical business processes and systems
·       Identifies and coordinates resolution of
recovery issues.
Security Audits:
·       Acts as liaison between internal audit and IT
to ensure commitments are met and controls are properly implemented.
·       Participates in security investigations and
compliance reviews as requested by external auditors
·       Advises MFIs on security violations

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Educated to degree level, ideally in
information technology or related discipline
·       At least ten years of IT management
experience working in financial services.
·       Understanding of microfinance/retail banking
operations, from a credit, financial, risk and systems perspective.
·       Financial acumen
·       Good communication skills and ability to work
collaboratively with system users and other technical colleagues
·       Strong customer service orientation to ensure
that all requests and problems are resolved in a professional manner.
·       Familiarity with Temenos, Sun Systems
·       Spanish (preferred) and French (preferred)
·       The position requires ability and willingness
to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% -40% of the time.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 22nd July 2020
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