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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 24, 2021
  • Safaricom is a leading communications company in Kenya with the widest and strongest coverage. The home of the famous Mobile Money service- M-PESA
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    Senior Officer; Cyber Security Governance, Risk & Control


    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Cyber Security Department within the Corporate Security division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

    Reporting to the Senior Manager - Cyber Security Governance, Risk and Control, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the organization’s cyber security risks are under explicit management control and as well coordinate strategic integration of cyber security programs within Safaricom. He or she will be part of the team that drives compliance to internal and global cyber security related policies and standards, Vodafone Cyber Security Baseline controls and applicable Kenyan laws and regulations.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Continually review and update security policies, standards and guidelines in response to the ever-changing cyber threats in coordination with Enterprise Risk Management team.
    • Monitor and drive compliance to internal and global cyber security related policies and standards, Cyber Security Baseline benchmarking controls and applicable Kenyan laws and regulations.
    • Coordinate stakeholders to deliver on targets or agreed business outcomes.
    • Coordinate periodic independent assurance of critical products and services.
    • Coordinating implementation of recommendations from independent assessments.
    • Conduct cyber risk assessments to determine cyber risk profile and define treatment plans.
    • Recommend cyber security services improvement plans.
    • Coordinate projects handover process within the cyber security functions.
    • Continually review, implementation and improvements of the user access governance process.
    • Coordinate periodic cyber security knowledge transfer, awareness sessions and phishing simulations to staff in line with strategy.
    • Support implementation of the Managed Security Services strategy and roadmap.
    • Participate actively in cyber security events and trade shows, reporting and presentations.
    • Communications, reporting and presentations skills.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Eng./Computer Science/ Information Technology (or equivalent) from a recognized university.
    • At least one professional Certification: CISM/CISA/CISSP/CEH/CCNA/CCNP(Security)
    • At least 2+ years proven experience with Cyber Security related Standards (ISO 27001, PCI-DSS, etc.).
    • Proven experience with GDPR, Kenyan Data Protection laws, CBK guidelines on Cyber Security amongst others.
    • At least 2+ years of hands on experience in managing Cyber Security technologies and operations.
    • Analytical and problem-solving skills are required.
    • Good report writing and communication skills.
    • Analytical Thinking.
    • Customer focused.
    • Proven experience in coordinating teams and managing stakeholders.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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