IT Risk Officer

A Reputable Company

Job Summary

As an IT Risk Officer, you would communicate risk policies and processes of the organization and provide hands-on development of risk models involving market, security and operational risk, assure controls are operating effectively, and provide research and analytical support. You must have excellent quantitative and analytical skills, along with the ability to apply those skills across a variety of business processes.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Act as a lead for Risk Projects and ensuring all project deadlines are met.
  • Provide oversight in monitoring of risk management frameworks
  • To design and implement an overall risk management framework, risk policies and procedures for the organization.
  • Performing risk assessment - To identify current and potential risks and analyze their impact on the company’s image, operations and profitability.
  • Performing risk evaluation - evaluate the company’s previous handling of risks and comparing potential risks with criteria set out by the company such as cost and legal requirements.
  • Work closely with business units, clients, stakeholders to understand their business drives, concerns and key risks.
  • Assist the business with setting risk appetite and tolerance levels and developing key risk indicators.
  • To implement Health and Safety Policies, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans of the company.
  • Evaluate effects of proposed Risks Management measures against current processes and procedures
  • Periodically maintain a risk register for the business.
  • Produce risks reports and present same to Risk Management Committee for adoption.
  • Conduct policy and compliance audits and reporting to Top Management.
  • Conduct risk awareness culture at all levels (internal and external)


Requirements:

  • B. Sc. Computer Science
  • 2 nd Degree and/or certification in Security and Risk
  • ISACA Certifications: Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and/or Implementer
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Information Security and Risk Management.
  • Must have a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a Managerial position.


Technical Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of Risk Management Framework. I.e. NIST CSF, ISO 31000
  • Ability to design and implement a Risk Management Strategy.
  • A good understanding of the Risk Management process.
  • Ability to conduct risk analysis, reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • A good knowledge and understanding of the major risk areas.
  • Ability to organize and execute work to meet tight deadlines.


Other Skills:

  • Broad understanding of business needs in alignment with needs and expectations of Stakeholders
  • Analytical and attention to details skills.
  • Numerical skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Numerical skills
  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication and Presentation skills as well as a good team player.
  • Ability to cope with work and delivery timelines.
  • Good report writing skills

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