Head, information security (ref: bm/icta/06-18)

Job Summary

The ICT Authority is recruiting for the role of Head, Information Security. Candidates must have nine (9) years’ relevant experience, five (5) of which must be in management in a similar role in a comparable organization

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 9 years

Job Description

DESCRIPTION: Head, Information Security

Ref:    BM/ICTA/06-18

GRADE:        ICTA 3

NUMBER:      1



Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  1. Developing and implementing strategic ICT intelligence and security guidelines, and plans for the Government;
  2. Developing and implementing a national Government information security incident reporting & response system;
  3. Overseeing and enforcing ICT security guidelines for Government;
  4. Promoting Information security awareness;
  5. Undertaking continuous research and development on Information Security and provide advice to Government;
  6. Overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of organization-wide information security systems
  7. Facilitating in the development and implementation of Information Security related policies, standards, guidelines and procedures;
  8. Providing security awareness education and ensure that everyone knows his or her role in maintaining security;
  9. Providing mechanisms that support the security program outlined by the policy.



For appointment to this grade an officer must have:-

Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: in Computer Science, Cyber/Information Security or related field from a recognized institution;

Master’s degree in Computer Science, Cyber/Information Security or related field;

Professional Diploma/Certificate in at least two (2) of the following:-

  • CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor
  • CISM: Certified Information Security Manager
  • GSLC: GIAC Security Leadership
  • CCISO: Certified Chief Information Security Officer
  • CGEIT: Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT
  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CISSP-ISSMP: Information Systems Security Management

Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;

Must have nine (9) years’ relevant experience, five (5) of which must be in management in a similar role in a comparable organization

Interested candidates should send their applications with updated CVs indicating your current remuneration, copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials, names and telephone contacts of three referees to: recruitment@brightermonday.co.ke

Applications should be received not later than 21st December, 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and must submit a Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Clearance with the Higher Education Loans Board, Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

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