AMREF Information Systems Security Officer Jobs in Kenya

AMREF Information Systems Security Officer Jobs in Kenya


  • The Information Systems Security Officer shall be responsible for both internal and external security hardening of systems, designing, identifying, implementing and enforcing modern security-based technologies, policies and procedures that protect Amref Health Africa entire ICT infrastructure, data, information, and applications from all forms of security vulnerabilities.

    Primary Responsibilities

    Network and Information Security Administration

    •Performing network Intrusion detection and prevention, vulnerability scanning, and monitoring • Administering centralized enterprise antivirus solution and client operating update and configuration
    • Performing regular vulnerability scans to find any flaws for mitigation.
    • Administering automated security patching solutions with up-to-date security updates and hot fixes
    • Performing day-to-day operations and maintenance of both onpremises and cloud data center solutions • Assisting in design, installation, administration and troubleshooting data and voice networks

    Network Security Risk Assessment for Mitigation

    •Performing daily health checks on systems and continuously monitors access to network services and devices
    • Ensuring that security changes and improvement actions are evaluated, validated, and enforced according to Amref Health Africa policies and procedures
    Collecting and maintaining Security related data needed for purposes of monitoring trends
    • Tracking security audit findings, assessments and recommendations for appropriate mitigation
    • Tracking and measuring system performance and availability
    • Mitigating any existing or potential security threats
    • Creating management reports on security trends and status

    System Security Risk Assessment, Monitoring for Optimization

    •Securing and optimizing remote sites network and communication technologies
    • Monitoring network performance, report and troubleshoot outages resulting from security breaches and other factors;
    • Recommending resource requirement required for cyber security operations
    • Implementing, managing and securing global LAN/WAN and wireless platforms
    • Participating in security risk assessments
    • Identifying and mitigating vulnerabilities targeting Amref Health Africa network and provide timely mitigating measures
    • Developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to secure ICT Network
    • Proactively monitoring systems usage to ensure compliance with security policies

    Technical Support, Troubleshooting and Capacity Building

    •Keeping up to date with emerging security trends and developments in ICT security standards and threats
    • Documenting any security vulnerabilities and assess extend of breaches
    • Transferring knowledge of
    security skills, guides, standard operating procedures and best practices for information security to staff including non-technical audience
    • Preparing and distributing important security alerts, or advisories to colleagues and general staff
    • Troubleshooting and support across the WAN for smooth operations
    • General ICT support across sites and field offices


    Education and Professional Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in ICT or related field;
    • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker Certification v8/later or related
    • Internationally recognized security certification e.g. Comptia Security+, CCNA Security, Microsoft Certified Security etc.
    • Information Systems, Audit, Compliance and Assessment Certification Required Qualifications and Experience
    • 5+ years of progressive hands-on experience in a large enterprise ICT security
    • Experience in designing and implementing organization wide information security network architecture and framework
    • Experience in managing and implementing large scale information security network projects
    • Experience in identifying and managing technology security risk
    • Up-to-date knowledge of future IP and network security technologies, equipment and their benefits
    • Systems Security Management
    • Incident Management Tools \
    • LAN, WAN and Wireless Network management;
    • Operating System, application and databases security configurations and Administrations
    • Exposure to a diverse-multicultural environment • Storage, virtualization, backup and restore solutions for business continuity
    • Solid knowledge of various information security frameworks.
    • Cyber security tools and techniques for Network defense
    • Brand protection including web and email
    • Routing, switching, firewall administration on a TCP/IP networking
    • Managing network services and server roles
    • Data Loss Prevention, Protection and Encryption • Knowledge of security related laws, policies, procedures, or governance relevant to cybersecurity
    • Threat Analysis and Vulnerabilities Assessment Competencies and Skills
    • Confidentiality
    • Ethical
    • Integrity
    • Reliability
    • Ability to work within deadlines
    • Troubleshooting and problem resolution skills
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Expert analytical skills Other Important Soft Skills
    • Influencing
    • Critical and creative thinking
    • Good logical diagnostic skills
    • exercise good judgement in the resolution of problems;
    • Facilitation
    • Proactive
    • Team work
    • Interpersonal
    • Flexibility

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