IT Security Officer Job Careers – FINCA Uganda

 

Job Title:    IT Security Officer

Organisation: FINCA
Uganda

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

FINCA Uganda is a
subsidiary of FINCA Microfinance Holding Company LLC (FMH) and part of a
network of 20 microfinance institutions and banks that provide socially responsible
financial services that enable low – income individuals and communities to
invest in the future. FINCA Uganda currently offers loans, savings and money
transfer services in Uganda – one of the most competitive and dynamic
microfinance markets in the world. FINCA Uganda is looking for dynamic persons
to join our team of professionals to help better serve our clients.

 

Job Summary:  The IT Security Officer role is responsible
for protecting FINCA Uganda information assets such as IT infrastructure, edge
devices, networks, and data. More granularity against internal and external
attacks. S/he will be responsible for preventing unauthorized access and
attacks on IT assets.

 

Information
Technology security officer will help to protect FINCA Uganda information
assets by employing a range of technologies and processes to prevent, detect
and manage cyber threats. The IT security officer will further protect IT
infrastructure (including networks, hardware and software) from a range of
criminal activity. S/He will monitor networks and systems, detect security
threats (‘events’), analyze and report on threats, intrusion attempt, either
resolving them or escalating them, depending on the severity.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Analyzing
and assessing vulnerabilities in the infrastructure (software, hardware, and
networks), investigating available tools and countermeasures to remedy the
detected vulnerabilities.

·       
Performing
regular audits to ensure security practices are compliant.

·       
Deploying
endpoint detection and prevention tools to thwart malicious hacks.

·       
Setting
up patch management systems to update applications automatically.

·       
Implementing
comprehensive vulnerability management systems across all assets on-premises
and in the cloud.

·       
Designing
new security systems or upgrading existing ones.

·       
Identifying
IT security weaknesses and implementing solutions.

·       
Working
hand in hand with the IS security personnel in planning for disaster recovery
in the event of any security breaches.

·       
Monitoring
for attacks, intrusions and unusual, unauthorized or illegal activity.

·       
Testing
and evaluate security products.

·       
Using
advanced analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and
vulnerabilities.

·       
Engaging
in ‘ethical hacking’, for example, simulating security breaches.

·       
Identifying
potential weaknesses and implement measures, such as firewalls and encryption.

·       
Monitoring
identity and access management, including monitoring for abuse of permissions
by authorized system users.

·       
Liaising
with stakeholders in relation to IT security issues and provide future
recommendations.

·       
Generating
reports for both technical and non-technical staff and stakeholders.

·       
Maintaining
an IT risk register and assist with internal and external audits relating to IT
security.

·       
Monitoring
and responding to ‘phishing’ emails and ‘pharming’ activity.

·       
Assisting
with the creation, maintenance and delivery of cyber security awareness
training for colleagues.

·       
Ensuring
regular DR tests are done and results properly documented.

·       
Driving
own Performance Development, collating relevant documentation, preparing for
and arranging reviews and 1:1’s.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Information
Technology/Computer Science or related field and those with a professional
Certification (SANS, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CCNA/P, Security+) is an added
advantage.

·       
Three
years of working experience in an IT environment.

·       
Proven
IT Disaster Recovery experience

·       
Proven
experience supporting IT security and implementing IT security technologies

·       
Technical
writing experience

·       
Strong
IT skills and knowledge including hardware, software and networks.

·       
Meticulous
attention to detail.

·       
Ability
to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of IT
systems.

·       
A
forensic approach to challenges.

·       
A deep
understanding of how hackers work and ability to keep up with the fast pace of
change in the criminal cyber-underworld.

·       
Ability
to seek out vulnerabilities in IT infrastructure.

 

How to Apply:

All interested and
qualified candidates are required to apply be email to ug_jobs@fincaug.org

 

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