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Senior Manager – IT Security (Grade NPS - 2

The National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) wishes to fill the position of Senior Manager – IT Security to be based at Head Office. Interested applicants who meet the required competences are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to have demonstrable competencies relevant to the job and will be offered competitive remuneration package. Senior Manager – It Security (Grade NPS - 2

Key Responsibilities

The Senior Manager, IT Security is responsible for the development

and implementation of the IT Security Strategy and Policies in order

to protect the Authority’s data, computer infrastructure and

networks.

This will cover, among other areas, Access Control,

Firewalls, Intrusion Detection, Vulnerability Scanning, Security

Audit, Malware and Spyware Protection, Email Security, Business

Applications Security, Enterprise BCP and VPN and general

Network Security.

This is to ensure the availability of a safe IT platform from which to manage member funds. Additionally, the

position coordinates the implementation of the section work plan to ensure the activities of the section are aligned with the section

strategy, and that quality standards and timelines are observed

Develop and oversee the implementation of the IT Security

Strategy across the Authority, to ensure the IT platform provides

protection of NAPSA information that is critical in the administration of member funds

Implement the Authority’s approved enterprise-wide Business

Continuity Plan (BCP) to ensure high availability of business applications and protection of the Authority’s data

Develop and implement work plans to facilitate the

implementation of the IT Security Strategy within set timelines and quality standards

Develop and seek funding for the section budget to ensure the availability of resources critical for the implementation of the IT

Security Strategy

Develop and implement access control and Bring-Your-OwnDevice (BOYD) policies to ensure the availability of guidelines

that dictate the conduct of NAPSA staff in the utilisation of IT facilities for enhanced security

Source and oversee the implementation of Intrusion Detection

Systems to provide ease in the identification of security threats into the NAPSA IT systems

Develop a control framework for the prevention of Malware and Spyware for enhanced IT security

Develop and execute a Test Schedule for Intrusion Detection,Vulnerability Scanning and Security Audit in order to prevent

disruptions to the NAPSA operations during the exercise

Provide guidance to the development team during the systems development life cycle to ensure system security is ensured

Work with units such as ZICTA, External Audit and Internal

Audit to ensure that the Authority’s IT landscape is compliant at all levels of the architecture

Conduct regular enterprise-wide IT Security audits and make remedial actions recommendation on the findings to ensure

minimal exposure of the NAPSA information

Develop Security standards to be adhered to by all IT

Applications and Infrastructure and provide input to all IT

projects on the Security requirements of respective initiatives.

Responsible for e-Channel Security (smart phone applications,

USSD, e-Payment, e-Collections, Website) as the Authority

grows its e-channel presence in supporting the Authority’s

strategy of increased interaction options with its members.

Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Master’s Degree in a related field is an added advantage

Relevant IT certification

Not less than seven (7) years of IT generalist experience at a senior management level in an organisation of similar size

How to apply

Your application letter should be accompanied by a CV and copies of

relevant certificates and should also specify your contact address and

telephone number(s).

Application letters should be addressed to:

The Director Human Resources and Administration,

National Pension Scheme Authority,

Levy Business Park,

Church Road,

PO Box 51275,

Lusaka.

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