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15 Jun 2022

PermanentJob Position for Information Security, Governance & Risk Wanted

SANBI – Posted by JobPlace24 Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

Job Position for Information Security, Governance & Risk Wanted

Location: Pretoria
Job Type: Permanent
Company/Employer: SANBI
Job Title: Job Position for Information Security, Governance & Risk Wanted


Vacancy Details

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Director: Information Security, Governance & Risk

Salary Level 13 – All-inclusive remuneration package

Pretoria National Botanical Garden

Business Innovation & Technology Directorate

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is looking for a highly motivated individual to keep the impact and occurrence of information security incidents within the Institute’s risk appetite and impact tolerance levels. The successful candidate will be expected to protect the Institute’s information to maintain the level of information security risk acceptable in accordance with the security and cybersecurity policy. Furthermore, he/she must establish and maintain information security and cybersecurity roles and access privileges and perform security monitoring.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CANDIDATES WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED, NEED NOT TO RE-APPLY.

Please Note:

  • An application form (obtainable from our Offices or SANBI website www.sanbi.org must accompany the CV together with a letter motivating why the applicant should be favourably considered for this position, and certified qualifications confirming that the minimum qualifications are met (applicants lacking evidence of meeting minimum qualifications and relevant experience will not be considered).
  • A skills test and a competency test will be conducted as part of the selection process.
  • Applicants must also provide the full names, addresses and telephone numbers and if possible e-mail addresses of at least three referees.
  • Failure to submit the requested information and reference number may result in your application not being considered.
  • Personal Information will be processed by SANBI for purposes of assessing your suitability for the advertised position. SANBI may also share your personal information including special personal information with service providers or third parties, both within the Republic of South Africa and in other jurisdictions, to carry out verification of qualifications and other necessary documents, background and reference checks, competency assessment tests, and criminal record checks. In this regard, by virtue of your application, you acknowledge that SANBI’s authorized verification agent(s) and service providers will access your personal information including special personal information to conduct background screening, verification of qualifications and other necessary documents, reference checks, competency assessment tests, and criminal record checks. For more information, kindly refer to SANBI’s website.
  • Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position. All applications will be considered with the understanding that, in terms of the SANBI Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups.
  • Contact Mr Stephen Mahlangu for any queries for purposes of clarity. Applications consisting of the completed application form (available from www.sanbi.org/jobs), motivation letter, a concise CV, and certified qualifications are to be submitted via an e-mail to [email protected]
  • Postal applications must be addressed to: Assistant Director: Human Resources Operations, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 0001
  • Closing Date: 30 June 2022
  • Candidates are expected to be available for selection interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI. If no response has been received within 30 days of the closing date, candidates may consider their applications unsuccessful.

Candidate Requirements

  • This position requires a postgraduate degree in Computer Science, or equivalent and relevant qualification at NQF level 8. A postgraduate qualification in Computer Science, or equivalent and relevant qualification at NQF level 9 will be an added advantage. This position also requires a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the relevant field, 5 years of which should be at middle management level.
  • The following competencies are required for the candidate to be successful in this position: proven ability to lead monitoring and assessment activities; advance knowledge and experience in CISSP, CSX, CISM, CGEIT, COBIT, CSSP, ISO 38 500, ISO 27 000, and ISO 31 000; extensive experience in developing and implementation of strategy related to information security, governance and risk management; proven ability to work with government and non-governmental organisations; management of budgets and critical projects would be highly advantageous; stakeholder management; in-depth understanding of relevant legislation, policies, procedures, processes, practices related to information security, governance and risk management; advance knowledge and experience for planning, organising, and report writing skills; exceptional organisational, analytical, interpersonal, and problem solving skills; outstanding communication skills (both verbal and written); excellent computer literacy and experience in the application of software tools including (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet and Outlook). The candidate must be in possession of a valid driver’s license and must be willing to travel nationally.

Key Performance Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain an Information Security Management System (ISMS);
  • Define and manage information security risk treatment plan;
  • Protect against malware and monitor and review the ISMS;
  • Manage network, connectivity security, and monitor the infrastructure for security related events;
  • Manage endpoint security and manage user identity and logical access; and
  • Develop, implement, and maintain, ICT Governance Processes, Procedures, Framework, and manage physical access to IT assets and manage sensitive documents and output devices.

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