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Oct 31, 2017

Communications Authority Information Security Manager

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory authority for the ICT industry in Kenya with responsibilities in telecommunications, e-commerce, cyber security, broadcasting and postal / courier services. 

CA is also responsible for managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources as well as safeguarding the interests of users of ICT services. 

The Authority invites applications to fill the following vacant position: -
Manager, Information Security 

(1 Position)
Reporting to the Director / Information Technology and Enterprise Resource Management, the job holder will be responsible for protecting the Authority’s computers, networks and data against threats, such as security breaches, computer viruses or attacks by cyber-criminals. 

This will involve developing, maintaining and monitoring compliance of all information security policies and procedures. 

The job holder will have the following key responsibilities: -
  • Undertakes security analysis and risk management
  • Undertakes penetration tests
  • Manages internal audits on information security processes, controls and systems
  • Plans and implements security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data
  • Responsible for preventing data loss and service interruptions by researching new technologies that will effectively protect the Authority’s network
  • Creates tests and implements network disaster recovery plans
  • Performs risk assessments and testing of data processing systems, installing firewalls, data encryption and other security measures recommending security enhancements and purchases
  • Trains staff on network and information security procedures
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology / Computer Science / Management Information Systems.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience
  • Should be a member of a professional body.
  • Seven (7) years’ relevant experience, five (5) of which should be in a managerial position.
  • Possession of relevant postgraduate degree will an added advantage
Other Competencies
  • Planning and coordination skills
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Should be a team player
  • Ability to conduct research into networking issues
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations
How to Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications including copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and curriculum vitae, which should include among other details your current position, current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience. 

All applications should be addressed to:

The Director-General
Communications Authority of Kenya
P.O. Box 14448
Nairobi 00800

Online submissions should be made to the email address: [email protected]

Applications should be received not later than 17th November 2017.

Only successful applicants shall be contacted.

Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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