Petroleum Authority of Uganda ICT Security Officer Jobs

Petroleum Authority of Uganda ICT Security Officer Jobs

Job Summary

  • ICT Security Officer will report to the Senior ICT Security. He/she will be responsible
    for Implementing and maintaining ICT security controls to safeguard the Authority’s
    Information Technology systems and infrastructure against security risks.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform security testing, as needed, to verify compliance with information security architecture and policies.

  • Conduct research on the latest developments in the information security field to improve on IT interventions and submit to the supervisor for further management

  • Draft security risk assessments to be conducted and present to the supervisor for review and quality assurance

  • Coordinate with the different business units and ICT units to communicate and implement information security risks.

  • Examine and assess the integrity of the IT system and participate in the audit reviews to identify and mitigate gaps.

  • Support other business units to incorporate security mechanisms into information technology products during development stages.

  • Draft risk treatment options identified from IT risk assessment and recommend security control measures.

  • Assist in developing policy and standards for the backup and archiving of PAU information to ensure its confidentiality, availability and integrity at all times.

  • Receive and investigate information security incident reports as directed by the line supervisor

  • Examine audit logs & system alerts to confirm the occurrence of security incidents and/or violations

  • Assess and report any weak spots in ICT security including but not limited to access controls, environmental issues, security of cables, maintenance of equipment, virus control, data handling among others

  • Perform market analysis for new information security technology; scan for new products that may enhance the security of PAU ICT systems and programmes

  • Carry out system tuning in order to improve the reliability of information technology security solutions.

  • Participate in the development and review of the ICT security incident management plan.

  • Conduct information security/confidentiality incident and disciplinary/alleged fraud/misconduct investigations.

  • Perform malware and advance persistent threat security investigations.

  • Coordinate the establishment of
    the impact of security incidents to PAU ICT systems and identification of remedies to identified gaps.

  • Draft the investigation reports and maintain custody for the evidence gathered during the investigations.

  • Draft the information security awareness program and submit to the line supervisor for review and approval.

  • Draft the training content/ materials and conduct trainings for all ICT users and administrators

  • Develop reports on trainings conducted highlighting the level of staff awareness on IT Security requirements and recommendations for improvements

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

    Basic Qualifications

  • An honors bachelor’s degree in either, Computer Science, Information Technology, Statistics with computing, Computer or Software Engineering from an internationally recognized University or institution.


  • At least (3) years’ working experience in network, database management, system development, system administration, enterprise security architecture design gained from a busy and reputable organization.

    Added advantage

  • Masters’ Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Statistics (Computing option), Software or Computer Engineering or related field from an internationally recognized University or Institution.

    Character and Competencies

  • Possess excellent project management skills.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to conduct research into enterprise networking issues and products as required.

  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.

  • Strong customer service orientation.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Petroleum Authority of Uganda ICT Security Officer Jobs ​

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