Enterprise Security Manager (PAPSS)

African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) was established in
Abuja, Nigeria in October, 1993 by African Governments, African private and
institutional investors as well as non-African financial institutions and
private investors for the purpose of financing, promoting and expanding
intra-African and extra-African trade.
Bank, headquartered in Cairo, the capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt,
commenced operations on 30 September, 1994, following the signature of a
Headquarters Agreement with the host Government in August, 1994. It has branch
offices in Harare, Abuja and Abidjan and will open an East Africa branch office
Global Headhunters has been retained by the Afreximbank based in Cairo, Egypt
to recruit for the position below:
Job Title: Enterprise Security Manager (PAPSS)
Reference Number: SHRBLR002

Location: Cairo,

Working Time: Full-time

Pan African Payment and Settlement System
The Pan African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS) is the
first centralized payment market infrastructure for processing, clearing and
settling of intra-African trade and commerce payments. PAPSS is an arm of the
African Export- Import Bank (Afreximbank), which is a pan-African multilateral
financial institution, established in 1993 for the purpose of financing and
promoting intra and extra African trade. Afreximbank operates and manages
PAPSS is now ready to start operations and is looking for
experienced individuals, who are innovative, entrepreneurial and imbued with
the passion and commitment to transform Africa through trade.


Information Security and Risk Management:

Responsible for managing the development, documentation, and
implementation of PAPSS information security management policies, standards,
procedures, and guidelines.
Responsible for the development and management of cybersecurity
resilience program/ framework.
Develop and maintain framework for information security
governance and IT control.
Act as the organization’s information security strategist and
provide advisory on security direction and issues to the Head of PAPSS and
Review current and potential legal and regulatory issues
affecting information security and assess their impact on PAPSS,
Responsible for assessment of CPMI-IOSCO’s Principles of
Financial Market Infrastructure (PFMI) Annex F and its impacts on PAPSS
Provide technical security expertise in the organization
including to IT staff to ensure that the requisite level of security is
implemented in all information assets.
Responsible for managing and maintaining enterprise risk
management framework.
Manage risk assessments on resources and projects to be
Update security standards and guidelines / procedures with
results of risk assessments.
Communications and Network Security:
Manage and maintain security for the organization networks both
LAN and WAN including but not limited to production, development, sandbox, and
Responsible for design, development, implementation and
management of communications and network security of PAPSS infrastructure.
Manage the security assessment and monitoring of network implementations
including but not limited to routing, switching, firewalls, VPC, VPN, VLANs,
WiFi, TCP/IP, etc
Responsible for the security and resilience of PAPSS Virtual
private network (VPN) e.g. site to site, DMVPN, etc with multiple central
banks, financial institutions and Fintechs as well as multiple vendors.
Manage and ensure secure communication channels for the PAPSS
critical cross-border infrastructure as well as the organization.
Basic knowledge of networks, setting up and maintaining servers
and security-access/profiles.
Security Architecture and Assessment:
Responsible for the secure design principles of the PAPSS
including but not limited to design, monitor and redesign of fundamental
concepts of security models to assess and mitigate vulnerabilities in system as
well as to be ahead of continuous and evolving threats and cyber threats.
Responsible for designing and overseeing the development and
support of security capabilities of the PAPSS and other information systems, as
well as designing and implementing physical security.
Manage the design and support of cloud security.
Design the network security architecture which underpins the
interconnectivity of various participants across Africa and beyond to
interoperate in PAPSS ecosystem.
Responsible for design, performance and analysis of security
Manage the design, development and validation of security
assessment and test strategies.
Develop framework for security control testing and collection of
security process data.
Manage and conduct periodic internal and third-party IT security
and risk audits to ensure compliance to security policies, standards and
guidelines / procedures; and work closely with internal and external
stakeholders to respond and resolve all external and internal security and risk
issues raised.
Security Operations and Incidence Management:
Oversee and direct information security activities in line with
the information security operations and programme / framework.
Provide leadership, guidance, and education/awareness regarding
security initiatives to embed security management processes throughout the
Lead operational implementation, support and monitoring of
organizational security policies to support internal controls and PAPSS
critical infrastructure including identity and access management, intrusion
detection, vulnerability scan and monitoring, patch management, anti-virus,
security awareness, cloud security monitoring, contingency planning and testing
Provide guidance regarding cyber threat intelligence to support
security assessments.
Work with IT and business risk owners, develop requirements,
strategies, and robust framework to enhance the overall cyber security program.
Perform advanced cyber intrusion detection/analysis and forensic
review, recommending areas requiring further investigation and remediation.
Oversee and conduct security and risk analysis including IT
vulnerability and risk assessments, penetration testing, risk control
evaluation, security requirements identification, and verification.
Work closely with the IT team and management to assist in the
resolution of cyber security events and incidents and recovery.
Prepare reports and briefing notes for Head of PAPSS and senior
management on developments in Cyber management, including assessment of the
relevance and implications for PAPSS.
Review and monitor change management procedures on all system
changes, systems configuration changes and application of security patches to
ensure that information security is not compromised.
Prepare occasional reports and short notes to be published on
the website to enhance trusted relationships with Central Banks, Financial
Institutions, Financial Market Infrastructures, regulators, and other relevant
Manage and lead all activities relating to cybersecurity
resilience planning, contingency planning, business continuity management and
IT disaster recovery in conjunction with relevant functions and third parties.
Monitor and review operations logs and event console activity to
identify potential security related events and investigate all anomalies.
Manage system compliance to identified achievement targets for
end points (antivirus, patches, threats, etc).
Manage and review response and recovery plans; and periodically
test the response and recovery plans, where appropriate.
Maintain documentation of all information systems security and
change management processes.
Software and Application Development Security:
Responsible for ensuring secure software and application
Ensure use of security best practices in software development
life-cycle for all developments in the organization.
Ensure implementation of best practices security mechanisms and
controls in all applications developed for (or by) the organization whether cloud
or in-premise based.
Ensure enforcement of best practices security mechanism and
controls in development environments as well as in Production environment.
Ensure implementation of best practices security mechanism and
controls in all application/ software acquired by the organization whether
cloud or in-premise based.
Manage all processes for testing effectiveness of software
Ensure use and implementation of secure coding guidelines and
standards for all developments.
Maintain documentation of all software and application
development security model changes and change management processes.

Qualifications and Skills:

Graduate degree and professional qualifications are required.
Relevant Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science,
Management, Engineering or related fields.
12+ years of Information Security Management experience
Proven information security and risk management leader and
expert in the architecture planning, design, development, delivery, monitoring
and support of enterprise-class security for critical infrastructures and
systems, both on cloud and on-premise.
Experience in Real-Time Payment or Instant Payment networks is a
big advantage.
Information security management or related qualifications such
as CISSP, CISM, CISA, CCSP, CSA, CCSK, CRISC, GIAC certifications, ISO 27001
are required.
Hands-on team leadership and management experience. This is a
hands-on role.
Sound knowledge and understanding of information processing
environments, network infrastructure, data communications, cloud
infrastructure, and operating system administration, and information security
Experience with AWS cloud infrastructure is an advantage.
Knowledge of standards, guidelines, and regulatory requirements
to manage enterprise risk and to improve internal controls.
Must be highly aware of emerging trends in IT security.
Strong knowledge on different infrastructure architectures and
security architecture underpinning them.
Experience of internal business applications security mechanisms
including access management is very desirable.
Ability to communicate and function in a culturally diverse and
change oriented setting;
Excellent written and oral communication skills, exceptional
interpersonal skills and the proven ability to influence and
Communicate effectively across functional lines.
Strong analytical, planning and project management experience
with strong problem-solving capabilities with proven ability to lead projects
end-to-end to meet commitments or compliance.
Excellent verbal and written communication in English. Knowledge
of any of French, Portuguese and Arabic is an advantage.
Benefits and Contractual information
USD tax exempt salary
Willing and able to relocate to Cairo, Egypt
Suitably qualified candidates from all African nationalities are
encouraged to apply
Application Closing Date

31st December, 2020.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to “Shearidan Rabsch”
via: srabsch@caglobalint.com using the Job Title as
subject of the email.

Note: CA Global will respond to
short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks,
please consider your application unsuccessful however your CV will be kept on
our database for any other suitable positions.

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