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  • Posted on: 15 November, 2016 Deadline: 23 November, 2016
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  • About Britam Holdings Limited. Britam is a leading diversified financial services group, listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The group has interests across the Eastern and Southern Africa region. The company offers a wide range of financial products and services in Insurance, Asset management, Banking and Property. The product range includes: life, health and general insurance, pensions, unit trusts, investment planning, wealth management, off-shore investments, retirement planning, discretionary portfolio management, Property development and private Equity. For More information please visit http://www.britam.co.ke/

    IT Security Analyst

     

    Job purpose

    • Responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the information security and integrity of the company through the monitoring and rationalization of security technologies within the infrastructural and business areas.
    • Responsible for conducting regular audits to ensure compliance with company policy and procedures including Disaster Recovery and business continuity planning.

    Key responsibilities

    • Act as the staff`s central point of contact for all ICT security incidents, develop incident handling procedures, report all incidents to the responsible incident response capability and track remedial actions;
    • Perform periodic Network infrastructure vulnerability assessments and penetration tests
    • Continuously review and report on infrastructure security (e.g. activity logs, backup logs, audit trails etc.);
    • Administration of security technologies;
    • Respond to ICT security incidents;
    • Participate in Disaster Recovery and BCP planning and tests;
    • Review and advise on ICT Change requests and related processes;
    • Document and promote awareness of security practices, processes, procedures and policies;
    • Conduct ICT security reviews and vulnerability audits to ensure compliance with the company’s policy
    • Coordinate and where relevant address security audit issues;
    • Implement existing and new ICT security practices to ensure they fit within the business needs and optimise the utilisation of all resources;
    • Assist other areas of ICT to ensure any technical designs or advice provided is accurate and fit for purpose from an Information Security perspective;
    • Maintain a security risk register of information risks with assigned owners and work with the Manager IT Security and Compliance to define appropriate work packages to mitigate risks;
    • Establish a process to track remedial actions to mitigate information security risks in accordance with the company’s standards with regular reports of progress to the Manager IT Security and Compliance;
    • Ensure that information security is addressed in the development and acquisition process of information systems and security related products; and
    • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time.

    Key Performance Measures

    • Information Security Policies, Standards development.
    • Procedures and minimum baseline standards(checklist/Guideline) development and communication.
    • Monthly Security and Vulnerability assessments reports.
    • Security Designs Matrix for all business applications.
    • New Systems Security Risk Assessment report.
    • Provide reoccurring reports for network and host-based security solutions.
    • Develop trends dashboard on information security event and mitigation on a monthly basis.

    Knowledge, Experience And Qualifications Required

    • Degree in Computer Science/Electrical Eng./Technology Management
    • Knowledge in software, Hardware, Systems Administration, Network Technology
    • Professional Information Security qualifications: CCNA/CISA/ITIL
    • 4-6 years’ experience in a large IT environment with a minimum of 3 years Information Security & Compliance experience – in penetration testing and vulnerability assessments, IDS/Firewalls/VPN Administration, content filers, Security scan tools, Network and Systems Administration
    • Experience in enterprise security architecture design
    • Experience in enterprise security document creation
    • Experience in designing and delivering employee security awareness training
    • Experience in developing Business Continuity Plans and Disaster Recovery Plans

    Competencies

    Technical/ Functional skills;

    • Advanced networking competencies
    • Strong understanding of IP, TCP/IP, and other network administration protocols
    • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
    • Familiarity with Ms Windows, Unix, and Linux Operating systems and databases and virtualisation technologies
    • Exceptionally self-motivated, directed, and detail oriented
    • Open-minded and adaptable
    • Resilient and persuasive

    Core competencies;

    • Communication skills
    • Building relationships
    • Focuses on the customers
    • Develops self
    • Solves problems

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    Bachelors Degree in Computer Science

    Business Strategy Executive

     

    Job purpose

    Supports the Group Strategy Manager to drive the development and implementation of the strategic plan; oversee and coordinate key strategic initiatives; and prepare strategy analysis and update reports across the Business Units.

    Key responsibilities

    • Interact with Business Unit leaders and managers to provide consultative support to the development and implementation of the strategy;
    • Assist the Business Unit leaders to translate the Strategy into a strategy map, KPIs and initiatives;
    • Work with key stakeholders to ensure effective cascading and communication of the strategy to the rest of the organization;
    • Track the overall performance of the Business Unit against key strategic goals and targets;
    • Prepares strategic analysis reports and recommendations and ensures regular, timely and accurate reporting to key stakeholders (or on an ad-hoc basis when required);
    • Collect, analyse and track key business performance data across key performance indicators (based on the Balanced Scorecard framework) and highlights strategic issues;
    • Conduct regular strategy review meetings with key stakeholders within the Business Unit to discuss the Business Unit performance against the strategy and ensure that key strategic decisions are taken in a timely manner;
    • Follows-up, coordinate and ensure that all decisions made in the performance and strategy review meetings are executed by the respective owners;
    • Support ongoing strategy implementation and monitoring by ensuring timely collection, compilation, analysis, and reporting of data on key initiatives and suggests corrective action where required;
    • Support the Business Unit in the quantification and monitoring of strategic expenditure (STRATEX) required for the implementation strategic initiatives and prepares a business case for the viability of new initiatives or projects;
    • Provide industry trends and competitor benchmarking and identification of best practice and innovation both locally, regionally and globally;
    • Coordinate with the Finance Department to assist in the development of business plans for the Business Unit including providing inputs into the planning/forecasting process;
    • Facilitate change in the organization by supporting change management activities and providing training to staff on effective strategy development and execution processes;
    • Monitor and report on key strategic risks on a periodic basis, follows-up defined risk mitigation and prevention plans and coordinates with Risk and Compliance Department; and
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Key Performance Measures

    • Development of robust and comprehensive strategy plans;
    • Accurate and timely delivery of strategic analysis and update reports;
    • Timely and effective delivery of strategic initiatives;
    • Effective cascading and communication of the strategy to all staff;
    • Alignment of Business Unit strategies to Group Strategy;

    Business Strategy Executive

     

    Job purpose

    Supports the Group Strategy Manager to drive the development and implementation of the strategic plan; oversee and coordinate key strategic initiatives; and prepare strategy analysis and update reports across the Business Units.

    Key responsibilities

    • Interact with Business Unit leaders and managers to provide consultative support to the development and implementation of the strategy;
    • Assist the Business Unit leaders to translate the Strategy into a strategy map, KPIs and initiatives;
    • Work with key stakeholders to ensure effective cascading and communication of the strategy to the rest of the organization;
    • Track the overall performance of the Business Unit against key strategic goals and targets;
    • Prepares strategic analysis reports and recommendations and ensures regular, timely and accurate reporting to key stakeholders (or on an ad-hoc basis when required);
    • Collect, analyse and track key business performance data across key performance indicators (based on the Balanced Scorecard framework) and highlights strategic issues;
    • Conduct regular strategy review meetings with key stakeholders within the Business Unit to discuss the Business Unit performance against the strategy and ensure that key strategic decisions are taken in a timely manner;
    • Follows-up, coordinate and ensure that all decisions made in the performance and strategy review meetings are executed by the respective owners;
    • Support ongoing strategy implementation and monitoring by ensuring timely collection, compilation, analysis, and reporting of data on key initiatives and suggests corrective action where required;
    • Support the Business Unit in the quantification and monitoring of strategic expenditure (STRATEX) required for the implementation strategic initiatives and prepares a business case for the viability of new initiatives or projects;
    • Provide industry trends and competitor benchmarking and identification of best practice and innovation both locally, regionally and globally;
    • Coordinate with the Finance Department to assist in the development of business plans for the Business Unit including providing inputs into the planning/forecasting process;
    • Facilitate change in the organization by supporting change management activities and providing training to staff on effective strategy development and execution processes;
    • Monitor and report on key strategic risks on a periodic basis, follows-up defined risk mitigation and prevention plans and coordinates with Risk and Compliance Department; and
    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Key Performance Measures

    • Development of robust and comprehensive strategy plans;
    • Accurate and timely delivery of strategic analysis and update reports;
    • Timely and effective delivery of strategic initiatives;
    • Effective cascading and communication of the strategy to all staff;
    • Alignment of Business Unit strategies to Group Strategy;
    • Effective stakeholder engagement and change management;
    • Periodic reviews and updating of the strategy through market research and innovation; and
    • Risk identification and mitigation.

    Working relationships

    The Business Strategy Executive Will Be

    • Accountable to the Group Strategy Manager
    • Required to liaise and work closely with Business Unit and Departmental Heads and Managers

    External Working Relationships

    • Financial sector players

    Knowledge, Experience And Qualifications Required

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Actuarial or related field related fiel;
    • ACCA/CPA or CFA qualification (or part qualification) or other related field;
    • 4-6 years’ experience in strategy development and implementation, business planning and analysis or in strategy consulting;
    • Certification in the Balanced Scorecard or Project Management etc. would be an added advantage; and
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.)

    Competencies

    Technical skills;

    • Strong strategic analysis skills using all of the following various methods such as:
    • PESTEL/STEEP analysis
    • SWOT analysis
    • Porter’s Five Forces Framework
    • Ansoff Matrix
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Excellent financial modelling and analysis skills including:
    • Scenario Planning and Forecasting
    • Sensitivity Analysis and Logical framework analysis
    • Cost-benefit analysis
    • Project management skills – preferably a formal project management qualification (e.g. Prince2)

    Functional skills;
    • Strong time and capacity management skills; able to work across the organisation on multiple projects simultaneously, managing expectations and prioritising workloads.
    • Adaptable to change; able to respond to shifting requirements and priorities
    • Well organised and structured approach to work with good attention to detail.
    • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
    • Demonstrable problem solving and critical thinking skills
    Behavioural skills;
    • High professional and ethical standing
    • Self-motivated and proactive
    • Ability to work autonomously
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills
    • Ability to communicate technical matters, both verbally and in writing
    • Customer focus
    • Results oriented
    • Commercial awareness
    • Team Player
    Friday, November 18, 2016

    Bachelor’s Degree in Economics

    Finance

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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