Principal Information Communication and Technology Security Officer Careers - Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Organization: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Ref: CAA/ADV/EXT/03/2017
Reports to: Manager Information Technology

About CAA:
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is a corporate body responsible for the regulation of Civil Aviation in Uganda. It manages Entebbe International Airport and 13 other aerodromes upcountry. CAA carries out its work in conformity with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS). 

Job Summary: The Principal Information Communication and Technology Security Officer will primarily develop and maintain a comprehensive information security management program that results in operational efficiencies and effectiveness and to provide leadership for ensuring effective information security for CAA.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Input into Strategic Planning, budgeting and review process:
  • Develops and defends technical recommendations and budgetary plans.
  • Defines and negotiates technical support contracts.
I.T Information Security Administration Process:
  • The jobholder coordinates the development of CAA information security policies, standards and procedures
  • Ensures that CAA policies support compliance with external requirements.
  • Oversees the dissemination of policies, standards and procedures.
  • Coordinates the development and delivery of a training program on information security matters for staff members and other authorized users.
  • Develop and implement an incident reporting and response system to address security breaches, response to alleged policy violations or complaints from external parties.
  • Develops and implement an ongoing risk assessment program targeting information security matters
  • Recommends methods for vulnerability detection and remediation and oversee vulnerability testing
  • Stays abreast with the latest security and privacy legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts and vulnerability pertaining to CAA and its mission
  • Participates in business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
Customer Satisfaction:
  • The incumbent understands the needs of the customers and offers IT solutions to resolve these needs
  • Keenly reviews the customers’ needs and integrates them with best practice and development and trends in the IT industry.
  • Puts in place a process of resolving IT problems within the agreed time specifications.
Human Resources Management:
  • The jobholder attracts, retains, motivates and develops staff that are dedicated to outstanding performance.
  • Sets SMART objectives to staff.
  • Motivates staff through challenges.
  • Appraises staff.
  • Advises management on the Departments’ manpower requirements and ensures staff development within the department.
  • Formulates a strategy that facilitates the delivery of the vision of the business through the I.T Department.
  • Ensures that appropriate caliber of staff that meets all the hirinu standards are recruited and selected to deliver results expected
  • Implements performance management.
  • Quantifies the capability gaps in terms of skills and competencies and implements programs to close the capability gap.
Others:  Carries out any other lawful assignment allocated by the immediate Supervisor and/or Management from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Principal Information Communication and Technology Security Officer job opportunity should hold a Master’s degree in a numerate science i.e. Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics with post graduate qualification in computer science or Software Engineering OR an honours bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science or Software Engineering with a Master’s degree in the same discipline.
  • Professional certification in IT Security e.g., Certified Information Systems Security Professions (CISSP).
  • A minimum of seven years of related experience with working knowledge in IT Security.,
  • Should have broad organizational awareness;
  • Must have good business understanding;
  • Must be cost conscious;
  • Impeccable level of integrity;
  • Familiarity with ICT regulations;
  • The jobholder must also have people management skills;
  • Possess proficiency in performance management.
  • Age: Between 30 to 50 years

NB: Should be a person of very high and unquestionable integrity and needless to emphasize any reported cases of questionable integrity both before and after interview as well as post appointment will lead to his/her cancellation from the process or termination of Employment.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who desire to join the aviation industry should send their hand-written applications with detailed CV and copies of academic certificates plus transcripts with the Job reference number clearly marked at the top left hand corner of the envelope should be sent to the address below. Please indicate your (day time) phone contact.  

The Director, Human Resource and Administration,
Civil Aviation Authority (Head Office),
P.O. BOX 5536, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 24th July 2017 by 5:00 PM

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