Apply for the job of IT Risk Officer at Bank of Africa, Uganda Ltd

Apply for the job of IT Risk Officer at Bank of Africa, Uganda Ltd

Job Title:   IT Risk Officer

Organisation: Bank of Africa – Uganda Ltd (BOA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head of Risk

About BOA:

Bank Of Africa – Uganda Ltd. is part of GROUPE BANK OF AFRICA (BOA) comprising 16 Commercial Banks, 3 Leasing Companies, 2 Investment Companies, a Stock Brokerage Company, an Asset Management Company and a Mortgage Bank. It spans 15 African countries and France, employing over 5,000 people. BOA believes in Transparency, Expertise, Proximity and Responsibility.

Job Summary: The IT Risk Officer will mainly provide technical expertise and guidance with regards to Information Security and other ICT-related business processes, and oversees the on-going management of information security policies, procedures, and technical systems in order to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all of the Bank’s information systems at all times.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • The IT Risk Officer will prepare, implement and review the Bank’s ICT security policy, procedures, controls and standards for both existing and new applications
  • Ensure that all reviews are conducted to ensure that all systems have effective, quality ICT security documentation in place, including: qualitative risk assessments; current and effective ICT security plans; annual system self-assessments; current and tested contingency plans; and current certification and accreditation
  • Carry out regular Business Impact Assessment, and derive Business Continuity Plans and a standing Disaster Recovery Plan for the Bank
  • Conduct self-assessments of the Bank’s ICT Security Program to ensure the Bank’s effective implementation of and compliance with established policies and procedures and best practices
  • Address/correct any weakness identified during assessments and audit exercises
  • Actively monitor business systems through adequate audit logging, scanning, and monitoring processes
  • Establish and implement a process to ensure that all users receive periodic ICT security awareness briefings and communicate rules of behavior, train staff to fulfill their ICT security responsibilities
  • Monitor, document and ensure resolution of all incidents, implement incident handling and escalation procedures, and report all incidents to the Head of Risk
  • Ensure that ICT security is addressed in the development and acquisition process of all Information Systems and Security Related products and services
  • Monitor and enforce internal risk policies related to ICT
  • Actively monitor and report any violations of ICT risk policy and proposal of appropriate response measures
  • Assist the business/support units to manage and implement ICT risk management mechanisms
  • Monitor developments in ICT risk management approaches in the industry, assess viability and recommend actions for implementation and improvement
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Head of Risk

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  

  • The Bank’s IT Risk Officer should hold a Bachelor’s degree in ICT, Computer Science or a related field
  • CISM, CISA or CISSP and other related Professional Certification in ICT Risk Management is desirable
  • Project management certification is an added advantage
  • At least three years’ experience in ICT operations or IT security related work
  • Good grasp and exposure to risk management processes including Business Impact Analysis, Business Continuity Planning,
  • Disaster Recovery Planning, ICT Change Management etc
  • Past experience or qualifications in Oracle databases, networks and systems administration, ICT projects and related operations
  • Business acumen, planning and project management skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to influence people across the Bank and teamwork skills
  • Initiative / self -drive, monitoring and follow up skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and results oriented environment

How to Apply for the job:  

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Banking Sector with Bank of Africa should send a cover letter and up-to date curriculum vitae preferably by email (no scans), or hand delivery to the address below;

Talent Manager, BANK OF AFRICA – Uganda, Plot 45 Jinja Road, Kampala,  Uganda.

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  • Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted
  • All applicants who do not meet all the above requirements will not be considered
  • Only selected candidates will be contacted within two weeks from the deadline
  • Canvassing or non-disclosure of relations with current BOA staff when requested will lead to automatic disqualification

Deadline; Friday, 27th December 2014 by 5;00 PM

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