Lead Information Security Officer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka


About the job

We at MTN Mobile Money Zambia are a purpose and values-led organization.

At MTN Mobile Money Zambia, we believe that understanding our people’s needs and aspirations is key to creating experiences that delight you at work, every day. We are committed to fostering an environment where every member of our Y’ello Family is heard, understood, and empowered to live an inspired life.

Our values keep us grounded and moving in the right direction. Most importantly, they keep us honest. It is not something we claim to be. It is in our DNA.

As an organisation, we consider it our mission to create an exciting and rewarding place to work, where our people can be themselves, thrive in positivity and ignite their full potential. A workplace that boosts creativity and innovation, improves productivity, and ultimately drives meaningful results. A workplace that is built on relationships and achieving a purpose that is bigger than us. This is what we want you to experience with us.

Our commitments go beyond an organisational promise. It is in our leadership and managerial ethos to meaningfully partner with our employees, customers and stakeholders with a vision to realise our shared goals.

We are delighted that you are considering us as your career partner to make a mark in the world. We look forward to your application.

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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