Information Security Specialist At Irex


Information Security Specialist At Irex 1 Position
Emploi Recruitment

Nairobi, Kenya

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Posted 1 week ago

Job Description

Your Background & Skills

  • Strong working knowledge of diverse IT systems and information security fundamentals.
  • Working knowledge of networking concepts, vulnerability, and industry security technologies such as endpoint protection and network/device monitoring
  • At least 3 years’ experience in information security, digital security principles, and safe computing practices.
  • Very strong verbal, written, and listening communications skills (in English).
  • Ability to work independently on assigned efforts
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as experience developing solid professional relationships.
  • Broad training experience working with staff with limited technical knowledge.
  • Ability to travel (pending global COVID-10 pandemic development)
  • Familiar with both commercial and open-source digital security tools.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple activities.


  • Existing, trust-based relationships with a wide array of stakeholders working for civil society organizations, human rights organizations, and independent media or any relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information or Computing sciences.
  • Familiarity with at least one industry recognized security framework like NIST, ISO27000, CIS and/or CSO community driven SAFETAG framework.
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or Russian and/or Arabic and/or French.

Your Daily Tasks

  • Plan, manage and conduct organizational assessment, provide guidance, training, mentoring, and support on information security issues and topics to project beneficiaries.
  • Draft Organizational Security and Risk Needs Assessment (OSRNA) report geared towards non-technical audience in mind.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Technical Advisor/Project Director and/or Deputy Project Director, develop organizational action plan steamed from OSRNA findings and in consultation with beneficiary organization leadership, to help improve beneficiary security posture per organizational assessment findings.
  • Lead building efforts with assigned beneficiaries’ of security awareness program, ensuring that beneficiaries learn, internalize, use, and propagate appropriate information security practices.
  • Draft and update documentation, including policies, procedures, baselines, guidelines, etc.
  • Write technical and programmatic reports on the activities and the program implementation
  • Participate in conferences, trainings, and other events as needed.
  • With supervision, provide input to internal/external reports, presentations, and other products.
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation activities including data management and analysis if assigned.
  • Draft correspondence with stakeholders. Guidance and/or approval before engaging stakeholders may be required.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
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Emploi Recruitment
Emploi Recruitment

Nairobi, Kenya

51 - 299 people

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