Bank of Africa – Uganda Careers - IT Risk Officer

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 technical expertise and support with regards to Information Security and other ICT-related business processes, and oversee 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 & Responsibilities:
  • The job holder will periodically prepare, implement and review the Bank’s ICT security policy, procedures, controls and standards for both existing and new applications
  • Ensure 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
  • Perform regular Business Impact Assessment, and derive Business Continuity Plans and a standing Disaster Recovery Plan for the Bank
  • Do 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
  • 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
  • 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 & Experience:
  • The IT Risk Officer must possess a Bachelor’s degree in ICT, Computer Science or a related field
  • Professional CISM or CISA and other related Professional Certification in ICT Risk Management
  • Professional project management certification is an added advantage
  • At least three years’ experience with exposure to reviewing and advancing IT Security
  • Prior experience in risk management processes related to Business Impact Analysis, Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery Planning, Change Management etc
  • Experience or qualifications in Oracle databases, networks and systems management and ICT projects and operations
  • High business acumen, planning and project management skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Good Interpersonal skills with ability to influence people across the BOA Uganda and teamwork skills
  • High Initiative / self -drive, monitoring and follow up skills
  • Able to work in a fast-paced and results oriented environment
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified applicants with a yearning to join the banking sector with Bank of Africa – Uganda Ltd. (BOA) in the aforementioned portfolio should please send their applications which should include a cover letter, updated resumes (CVs) and send them preferably via E-mail (no scans) or hand deliver them to our office in the address below. The application should also include three references none of whom should be a relative i.e. they should have supervised you, taught you or known you through your work.
Address to:  Human Resource Manager, Bank of Africa – Uganda, Plot 45 Jinja Road, Kampala, Uganda.

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Deadline:            Monday, 20th January 2014

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