Church World Service Information Security Manager Jobs in Kenya

Church World Service Information Security Manager Jobs in Kenya

  • Introduction: Church World Service (CWS) is a not-for-profit, faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable solutions to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability or veteran status in employment or in the provision of services.

    Primary Purpose

  • This position is primarily responsible for taking lead in the management of CWS Africa information system security program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected by among others, identifying, evaluating and reporting on information security risks in a manner that meets compliance and regulatory requirements, and aligns with and supports the risk posture of the organization.
  • They supervise the Senior Information Security Officer (SISO) and oversee the development, adoption, implementation and enforcement of information security policies, procedures and standards to ensure compliance with the organizational IS security framework and other Information security legal requirements and best practices.
  • The position requires documentation and presentation skills, analytical and critical thinking skills, the ability to identify needs, flexibility, initiative and confidence in dealing with different types of complex systems, network, software, equipment and different types of people.

    Essential Duties

  • Achieves and maintains a thorough knowledge and adherence to established RSC Africa, CWS/IRP, DOS/PRM and USCIS policies and procedures regarding the CWS Africa programs management.
  • Strategic Support and Management
  • Develop, implement and monitor a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security and IT risk management program to ensure that the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information is owned, controlled or processed by the organization.
  • The CWS Africa Information System should be secured according to the organizational defined policies, Integrity and Compliance Guide, Federal IT security requirements and the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) moderate controls among other information systems local and global legal and best practice requirements.
  • Manage the enterprise's information security organization, consisting of direct reports and indirect reports (such as individuals in business continuity and IT operations). This includes hiring, training, staff development, performance management and annual performance reviews.
  • Facilitate information security governance through the implementation of a hierarchical governance program, including the formation of an information security steering committee or advisory board.
  • The ISM provides input and recommendation to IT and CWS Africa management on systems security updates and trends advises on key IT security areas including; risk management, legal and regulatory compliance and policy in all CWS Africa countries of operation; and oversees ongoing risk identification, remediation, compliance and vendor risk management.
  • Works with the SISO to develop, maintain and publish up-to-date information security policies, standards and guidelines. Oversee the approval, training, and dissemination of security policies and practices.
  • Create, communicate and implement a risk-based process for vendor risk management, including the assessment and treatment for risks that may result from partners, consultants and other service providers.
  • Work with the IT Coordinator to develop and manage information security budgets, and monitor them for variances.
  • Review and approve information security and risk management awareness training programs for all employees,
    contractors and approved system users, working closely with the training department.
  • Work directly with the business units to facilitate IT risk assessment and risk management processes, and work with stakeholders throughout the enterprise on identifying acceptable levels of residual risk.
  • Provide regular reporting on the current status of the information security program to enterprise risk teams, senior business leaders and the board of directors as part of a strategic enterprise risk management program.
  • Create and maintain a framework for roles and responsibilities with regard to information ownership, classification, accountability and protection.
  • Enhance the information security management framework based on Federal government requirements and oversee consistent implementation.
  • Provide strategic risk guidance for IT projects, including the evaluation and recommendation of technical controls.
  • Liaise with the enterprise architecture team to ensure alignment between the security and enterprise architectures, thus coordinating the strategic planning implicit in these architectures.
  • Coordinate information security and risk management projects with resources from the IT organization and business unit teams.
  • Ensure that security programs comply with relevant laws, regulations and policies to minimize or eliminate risk and audit findings.
  • Define and facilitate the information security risk assessment process, including the reporting and oversight of treatment efforts to address negative findings.
  • Manage security incidents and events to protect corporate IT assets, including intellectual property, regulated data and the company's reputation.
  • Monitor the external threat environment for emerging threats, and advise relevant stakeholders on the appropriate courses of action.
  • Develop and oversee effective disaster recovery policies and standards to align with enterprise business continuity management program goals. Coordinate the development of implementation plans and procedures to ensure that business-critical services are recovered in the event of a security event. Provide direction, support and in-house consulting in these areas.
  • Facilitate a metrics and reporting framework to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, facilitate appropriate resource allocation, and increase the maturity of the security.
  • Understand and interact with related disciplines through committees to ensure the consistent application of policies and standards across all technology projects, systems and services, including, but not limited to, privacy, risk management, compliance and business continuity management.

    Security Liaison

  • Liaise among the information security team and corporate compliance, audit, legal, HR, among other relevant management teams as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in IT field, or four (4) year’s work experience in IT in lieu if a bachelor’s degree required.
  • A Master’s degree is preferred.

  • Other advanced professional training in IT Security is required (NCSP, CISSP, GIAC, CISA, CISM) related or equivalent.

    For more information and application details see;Church World Service Information Security Manager Jobs in Kenya

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