Digital Security Manager Job in Kenya

About the Role:

The successful candidates will join CfA’s Technology team. The Tech team is distributed across East/West Africa and benchmarks itself on similar civic technology initiatives elsewhere in the world that build digital democracy solutions.

As CfA’s Digital Security Manager, you will be at the forefront of protecting the digital safety and resilience of CSOs and CBOs across the continent. Reporting directly to the CTO, you will lead the strategic vision for our security team, develop innovative solutions tailored to the African context, and foster a collaborative environment for growth.

This role offers the opportunity to work with diverse stakeholders, including technologists, civil society organisations, and international partners, on impactful projects that strengthen democracy and empower citizens. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and implement a comprehensive security roadmap encompassing proactive measures, reactive incident response, and capacity-building initiatives.

Build and lead a high-performing team of security professionals, fostering their professional growth, expertise, and collaboration.

Oversee the design, development, and implementation of tailored security solutions that address the specific needs and challenges of CSOs and CBOs in Africa.

Evaluate and integrate appropriate security technologies and tools, ensuring they are adaptable and scalable to the African context.

Develop and deliver training programs and workshops that empower CSOs and CBOs to enhance their digital security practices and protect themselves against evolving threats.

Advocate for policies and initiatives that promote a more secure and resilient digital environment for CSOs and CBOs in Africa.

Build strong relationships with key stakeholders, including CSOs and CBOs.

What We Offer:

A competitive salary, subject to experience, with opportunities for performance-based growth, both in terms of career path and public stature.

Medical insurance cover, underwritten by a remote-first provider to ensure cover wherever you are

A dynamic workplace, with a transnational team, occasional international travel, and generous vacation benefits.

Ongoing opportunities to learn new cutting-edge skills and techniques/technologies to future-proof yourself in a rapidly evolving industry.

A chance to shine on a global stage, writing for international audiences and interacting with colleagues around the world.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, similar technology degrees or 8+ years’ equivalent technology experience,

1+ years experience in security management or a similar technical leadership role,

3+ years of experience in information security, with a strong focus on Endpoint Security for a diverse range of user devices and small-scale network environments. Additional experience in one or more of the following domains is highly desirable: Network Security, Application Security, Cloud Security, and Cryptography.

Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing security solutions, including vulnerability management, incident response, and risk mitigation strategies,

Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks, and deliver results within deadlines, and

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build trust and rapport with diverse stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Cybersecurity, Information Security, similar technology degrees or 6+ years equivalent experience,

Relevant security certifications such as ISO27001, CCISO, CISM, CISSP, etc.

Strong leadership and team management skills, with a passion for fostering collaboration and individual growth

Familiarity with scripting languages for security automation (Python, Bash),

Experience with cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, or GCP) and their security controls is a plus, and

Experience working with non-profit organisations or in the development sector is a plus.

Language and Location Requirements:

Location: Kenya

Languages: English

Preferred but not required: Arabic, French, KiSwahili/Shen’g or any other major language spoken in Africa.

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