Information Security And Business Continuity Manager in Lagos, Nigeria

at Airtel Nigeria

Information Technology and Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

It encompasses security operations within Data Centres, providing support for managed security services and New Product Development (NPD)

  • supporting business and technology teams by evaluating security related aspects of critical services in Airtel Money
  • assessment of the solutions and services platform
  • monitoring of ongoing IT & NW security projects
  • application security;
  • facilitating Internal and External IT audits & helping the operations team during on-ground closure of the audit observations;
  • carry out investigations and forensics;
  • assessment of the risks that may lead to breach of confidentiality and business disruptions;
  • implementing process/technology controls to mitigate the identified risks; closely interacting with respective security heads in other OpCos;
  • reviewing fraud management activities done by operations teams;
  • collaborating with functions to roll-out security policies and procedures;
  • ensuring availability of appropriate security IM, GSDs, and system-level implementation procedures in association with system-owners;
  • owning the responsibility of ensuring ISMS implementation and successful certification (ISO 27001 and 22301) once undertaken in the airtel locations;
  • reviewing functional implementation of security through ISWG and respective function heads within OpCos;
  • mitigation of the risks that may arise out of Third Parties and eventually ensuring compliance to BTSP;
  • preparing the dashboards for top management review,
  • managing the OpCo-wide security override function, according central security approvals after evaluating associated risks;
  • supporting BCP/DR activities; ensuring implementations of security controls at the critical processing areas such  as shared services (RA, CSD, Finance, HR and SCM);
  • monitoring compliance artefacts supporting partner security SLAs; and institutionalizing Customer Privacy Framework.

Desired Skills and Experience

Bachelor Degree of Science/ Technology/Engineering (preferably in IT or Computer Science & Engineering)

Security Certification preferred (e.g. CISA, CISSP, CEH, etc)

  • The ideal candidate should have excellent knowledge of Information Security standards, policies, controls and structures prevalent in the telecom industry along with Africa operating environment.
  • Extensive experience in handling information security operations or consulting for large and geographically dispersed organisations.
  • A high level appreciation of Security Architecture and Infrastructure across application, middleware, OS and network domains
  • Experience in operational and strategic information security risk management.
  • Should have adequate knowledge of the ISO 27001 Standard.
  • A detailed understanding of systems design and systems development methodologies is required.
  • Should have adequate experience in handling large and complex projects
  • Should be familiar with the contents of relevant Government Acts and Guidelines in the Information Technology domain.
  • Excellent knowledge of information security frameworks such as COBIT.
  • Knowledge and experience in the preparation of asset registers, conduct of risk assessments and in the preparation and implementation of risk treatment plans.
  • Knowledge of the latest trends, technology developments, tools and methodologies in the IS Risk Management arena.
  • Experience in handling geographically spread teams with proven team leadership skills.


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