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A reputable Company based in Accra currently positioned to venture into extensive digitization of data and their value-added transfer into electronic data systems, is seeking to recruit highly motivated and results driven individuals with the requisite professional competencies and experience to fill the role as IT Security Analyst

ROLE TITLE:  IT SECURITY ANALYST

REPORTS TO:  OPERATIONS MANAGER  

JOB PURPOSE:

  To supervise the maintenance of an effective IT security system, network/server infrastructure that will provide the needed technical support fort the attainment of business goals and objectives. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES  

IT Strategy & Policy Implementation

  • Provide input into the development of IT strategy and implement same.  
  • Implement approved policies, standards operating procedures (SOPs), work plan and other support systems including monitoring mechanisms in managing the IT Unit to achieve targeted objectives. 

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IT Infrastructure Maintenance

  • Implement approved maintenance schedule for all infrastructure systems, including LANs, WANs, Internet, intranet, security, wireless installations, etc.
  • Test network/server performance and provide performance statistics/reports to for upgrades and development of strategies for maintaining network/IT infrastructure.
  • Supervise and coordinate the installation and configuration of hardware, software (i.e. PCs, laptops, Printers, Scanners, etc.) and other peripherals to facilitate business operations.
  • Provide input into the preparation of proposals, bid documents, contracts and other documentation for IT infrastructure projects.
  • Supervise the deployment of IT hardware and other supporting equipment to operational areas.
     

Operational Management

Supervise the day-to-day activities of the IT Unit to support the Centre’s IT infrastructure by 

    • Monitoring computer networks for security issues to determine when to update virus protection systems.
    • Investigating security breaches and other cyber security incidents.
    • Instituting security measures and operating software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programmes.
    • Documenting security breaches and assess the damage they cause.
    • Working with the IT team to perform tests and uncover network vulnerabilities.
    • Fixing detected vulnerabilities to maintain a high-security standard.
    • Developing company-wide best practices for IT security.
    • Performing penetration testing.
    • Guiding direct reports to install security software and understand information security management.
    • Researching security enhancements and making recommendations to management.
    • Training users in support of changes to infrastructure. 
  • Research and recommend innovative and automated approaches for system administration tasks for approval and implementation. 
  • Monitoring Standards
  • Monitor to ensure users adherence to approved IT Infrastructure governance, policies and regulations to ensure maximum protection of the Centre’s IT systems and operations.
  • Investigate IT related issues and recommend corrective actions to Supervisor for improvement.
  • Monitor user units to ensure strict adherence to IT standards in line with approved guidelines/principles and international best practices. 

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Stakeholder Relations & Management 

  • Maintain professional relationships with suppliers/vendors and other stakeholders to facilitate the operations of the Centre. 
  • Liaise with suppliers/vendors to ensure services are delivered to agreed standards, required quality and within timeframe. 

Financial Management

  • Provide input in the preparation of the annual budget of the IT Unit and implement same. 

Information & Reporting

  • Stay abreast with legislations, rules/regulations on new and emerging developments/trends in IT security to enhance IT operations at the Centre.
  • Maintain and update data of all IT infrastructure, equipment and tools to track and monitor their usage.
  • Prepare periodic reports on issues relating to IT security and infrastructure. 

Employee Performance & Development

  • Conduct performance appraisal and provide input for career development and recommend performance incentives for direct reports.
  • Identify training needs and facilitate training for direct reports. 

JOB SPECIFICATION 

Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Management Information Systems, Information Technology or an equivalent discipline from a recognised institution with at least five (5) years relevant working experience in a similar role. 
  • Professional certification in CISO or an equivalent is essential.

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Required Competencies 

  • Strong knowledge/understanding of firewalls, proxies, SIEM, antivirus, and IDPS concepts.
  • Ability to identify and mitigate network vulnerabilities and explain how to avoid them.
  • Understanding of patch management with the ability to deploy patches in a timely manner while understanding business impact.
  • In-depth knowledge/understanding of networking and other IT systems.
  • Sound knowledge of computer network penetration testing and techniques.
  • Ability to develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized  modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs.
  • Ability to train users to promote security awareness to ensure system security and to improve server and network efficiency.
  • Sound project management skills.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good planning and organizing skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle information with utmost confidentiality.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and often pressured environment.
  • Ability to apply good knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision to achieve timely results within agreed timelines and standards.
  • Ability to maintain professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders and work effectively with all categories of staff.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and other software and tools relating to IT security. 

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How To Apply For This Job

Interested applicants should:

Click Here To Apply Online

Please note that the responsibilities and competencies listed above are not exhaustive.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  




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