Lead Information Security Officer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed.

MTN Zambia

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Job Title: Lead Information Security Officer

The key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensuring implementation of technical security standards on all technology platforms;
  • Regular monitoring and reporting of compliance of technology platforms against the standards;
  • Ensuring the integration of technology platforms into the security compliance and monitoring eco-system. Report on effectiveness the same to ExCo and Group Security;
  • Working with other relevant functions to facilitate the timely and effective closure of security incidents;
  • Working with all relevant functions to facilitate timely remediation of security vulnerabilities on technology platforms;
  • Managing of Information Security risk assessments across the Technology function in order to identify information security weaknesses;
  • Implement controls to mitigate information security risks;
  • Managing and monitoring compliance to Information security policies, procedures and standards via a robust information security program/plan;
  • Liaising with other relevant functions to implement information security as defined by MTN Mobile Money for Financial Technology;
  • Managing escalating issues (within the information security domain) along with relevant stakeholders;
  • Assisting relevant business owners and custodians in identifying and setting activities logs, audit trails, functional and technical requirements, and ensure adequate custody of such;
  • Serving as an internal information security consultant to MTN Mobile Money and advise on trending information security technologies/related regulatory issues around financial technology;
  • Providing adequate support for any escalated information security issues (as needed);
  • Supervising and managing collaboration with relevant vendors/stakeholders for vulnerability scanning and penetration testing exercises;
  • Managing the maintenance an adequate information security risk register for critical assets;
  • Providing direct support and oversight to the information security department team members, vendors, managed service partners and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Ensuring adequate compliance to the information security requirements of MTN Mobile Money, by all partners integrated into MTN Mobile Money.

Candidate Requirements

  • Grade 12 certificate with 5 credit or better of which English and Mathematics are a must;
  • Minimum of three (3) year tertiary degree in a Technology Field. A Masters Degree in Information Security is an added advantage;
  • Minimum of three (3) years working experience in the Information Security domain, with at least experience in Information Security related Governance, Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance;
  • Globally recognized cyber security certification;
  • Experience in the Financial Services or telecommunication sector is an added advantage;
  • Understanding emerging markets advantageous.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply

Hand delivered or posted applications will not be accepted and closing date for accepting applications is 30/05/24.


Note: that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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