Equity Bank Limited

Technology Risk Management Specialist Job

January 31, 2024
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Job Description

Technology Risk Management Specialist Job

The CISRO Function

The Group Chief Information Security Risk Officer (CISRO) function is instrumental in protecting and ensuring the resilience of Equity Group’s data and IT systems by managing information, cybersecurity, and IT risk across the enterprise. As a critical function reporting into the Group Chief Risk Officer (CRO), the CISRO function serves as the second line of defence for assuring ICS controls are implemented effectively and in accordance with the Risk Framework and for instilling a culture of cyber security within the Bank. The Group CISRO is responsible for ICS governance, strategy, policy, risk assessments, industry partnerships, and regulatory engagement. The Office of the CISRO is central to ensuring the Bank’s ability to meet its ICS commitments to internal and external stakeholders, including regulators, as well as maintaining an acceptable ICS risk profile that is regularly reported to the Board.

The Role

The IT Risk Specialist role is a 2nd line of defense role which encompasses creation/improvement/execution of Information and Technology risk management across the Group, including partnership with 1st line front line business and risk units, in alignment with the Enterprise Risk Framework. The role will be providing Risk Management leadership across the Group’s Information and Technology risks. The candidate is expected to possess a deep understanding of information technology and should understand concepts including computer networking, web and native application functionality, operating system functionality, cloud services, corporate network environments and operations.


·       Support the review and update of the technology risk management framework on an annual basis with the changes in the environment.

·       Review technology policies, processes and procedures identify potential opportunities for improvement and alignment.

·       Working across the technology department to analyze and better understand their risk profile.

·       Review IT initiatives from technology risk perspectives and provide advisory and recommendation.

·       Supervise the IT disaster recovery measures deployed across the group.

·       Defining a risk and control methodology and framework to use in conducting risk assessments.

·       Proactively managing risks so that there are no major incidents, breaches, or examples of non-compliance.

·       Adhere to, advise, oversee, monitor and enforce enterprise frameworks and methodologies that relate to technology controls activities.

·       Support the definition of the technology risk appetite statements

·       Monitor Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) and report on deviation from defined technology risk appetite.

·       Assist in the role-out of risk control self-assessments across the 1st line of Defense.

·       Assist with the Technology Risk reporting operations, including scheduling key monthly meetings, monitoring key milestones, escalation of past due activities, problem triage and management.

·       Increase awareness and enhance risk culture across the organization and provide day to day risk and control advise as trusted 2nd line subject matter expert.


Ideal Candidate

·       Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information and Cyber Security, Technology or equivalent

·       5 years of relevant in information security or risk management, audit, information assurance preferably in Banking and Financial sector

·       Must have CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certification

·       CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) * Added advantage

·       Must have CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional) certification

·       Other ISACA related Certification (e.g., CISM, CRISC or CGEIT) * Added advantage

·       Consistently able to demonstrate or articulate value proposition

·       Candidates must have hands on experience in performing risk assessments in diverse technology environments

·       Good understanding of technology infrastructure, networks, and database management systems.

·       Good understanding of cloud computing technologies and Microsoft Azure environment.

·       Expertise in Linux machine recommended Kali and parrot.

·       Familiar with various operating systems and databases

·       Ability to both assess priorities and to focus on work in a structured fashion which delivers results

·       Sound judgement and anticipation

·       Strong integrity, independence, and resilience 

·       Deliver with minimal supervision.

·       Avid researcher of best practices and happenings in the global cyber space.

·       Engage key stakeholders on actions required.

·       Team player and contributor.

·       Strong problem-solving, persuasive skills and an ability to grasp abstract concepts and complex technology situations to challenge the status quo and further develop and build on our IT Risk Management Framework.

Excellent communication skill, both verbal and written, with the ability to initiate and lead conversations with technology and business leaders and risk colleagues regarding anticipated and emerging issues.


: Equity Group Holdings

Employment Type

: Regular

Job Level

: Manager

Job Shift

: Day Job

Job Posting

: Jan 30, 2024, 11:38:52 AM

Technology Risk Management Specialist Job