Sparkle Manager, Operational Risk and Information Technology Jobs in Nigeria

Sparkle Manager, Operational Risk and Information Technology Jobs in Nigeria

Job Description

  • The Manager, Operational Risk Management and Information Technology is responsible for maintaining and supporting Sparkle’s enterprise-wide operational risk management framework to minimize risks of cyber and information security threats to Sparkle's business processes, critical systems or data. This will be made possible through various IT Corporate Policies and Management Guidelines in order to protect the organisation’s security and business operations.

  • Reporting to the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee, with functional reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, direction and setting priorities for Sparkle’s Risk function. This role will act as the first line of defense for our cyber and IT management and control practices and standards.

    Roles & Responsibilities

    Strategic Planning & Execution

  • Leveraging Sparkle’s organization wide strategic, operational, financial and compliance targets and related risk profiles to effectively set the strategic direction and priorities of the Risk function.

  • Oversee Sparkle’s information technology, cyber security and business continuity risk management framework, including the risk monitoring, identification, assessment, mitigation, reporting and training

  • Monitor, evaluate and report IT emerging risks and uncertainties which could have a material impact on the successful achievement of Sparkle’s strategic objectives and implementation of strategic priorities.

  • Conduct analysis on identified cyber incidents and vulnerabilities that may impact Sparkle’s operations, and ensuring incidents are adequately addressed, providing guidance and independent oversight.

    Governance, Risk & Control Frameworks

  • Evaluate Management's risk-taking posture and awareness of the risks associated with their area

  • Challenge processes and procedures to reflect governance best practice

  • Perform risk assessments to conduct the appropriate type of engagement (assurance vs advisory) based on the risk assessment and business need

  • Communicate the results of risk work to specified standards, and
    use frequent communication and to ensure timely validation and remediation by Management


  • Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, and/or Economics is required

  • Professional Certification in internal or external audit

  • 3-5 years experience in an operational risk and/or information technology risk oversight role in a financial institution

  • A hands-on, operationally oriented and value-added approach to audit operations.

  • Capable of developing excellent business relationships in all areas of the organization.

  • Expert in applying internal audit standards, procedures and techniques in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Information Technology general controls and IT security leading practices.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with governance of information management systems.

  • Previous experience with PCIDSS, ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 22301:2019.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Sparkle Manager, Operational Risk and Information Technology Jobs in Nigeria

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