Specialist – Security Governance and Assurance at MTN Nigeria

  • Full Time
  • Nigeria

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Specialist – Security Governance and Assurance

Job Identification: 3742
Location: Ikoyi, Lagos
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: MTN Level 2
Reports To: Manager – Security Governance and Assurance
Division: Information Technology


Specialist – Security Governance and Assurance at MTN Nigeria





  • To be involved in all facets of Information security controls design, implementation, control assessments and optimization; implementation of ISO and NIST controls in line with the approved Cybersecurity Strategy; implementation of secure resilient technology that supports the business processes within MTN Nigeria.
  • The position includes the development, implementation and maintenance of quality plans and procedures that allows MTNN to respond to industry standards, relevant legislation and current best practices.


  • Ensure implementation of technical security standards/baselines across MTNN’s technology platforms as well as ongoing monitoring and reporting of compliance against the standards.
  • Ensure the integration of the MTNN’s technology platforms into the security compliance and monitoring eco-system both at opco and Group level then regularly confirm and report on ongoing effectiveness.
  • Liaise with other relevant functions to facilitate the timeous closure of incidents and vulnerabilities.
  • Ensure Security controls are regularly evaluated as part of the Security Assessment program with proposed remedial actions to address noted baseline variances.
  • Support the implementation of risk assessments exercises across the Information Technology function in order to trap and highlight information security weaknesses and advice on controls to mitigate those risks.
  • Implement standards for testing methodologies, techniques and procedures and conduct robust quality standard programme.
  • Lead IT Controls Assessments and compliance exercises.
  • Support controls design for Operating systems, Applications & Database Security, implementation, assessments & reporting.
  • Monitor the effective cascading of the Compliance strategy into the Compliance Monitoring business plans to ensure vertical alignment and horizontal integration with other interfacing strategies.
  • Monitor compliance to Information security policies, procedures and standards via a robust information security program/plan depicting continuous planned and ad-hoc audit and review exercises.
  • Liaise with other relevant functions/stakeholder to implement information security as defined by MTN Nigeria.
  • Manage escalating issues (within the information security domain) along with relevant stakeholders.
  • Assist relevant business owners and custodians in identifying and setting activities logs, audit trails, functional and technical requirements, and ensure adequate custody of such.
  • Provide adequate support for any escalated information security issues (when needed).
  • Perform Problem, Change, and Release & Configuration Management as it pertains to Information Security.
  • Specify, assist and delegate information security system integration concepts into SDLC process.
  • Drive the Automation of the Security Baseline configuration using Enterprise tools.
  • Serve as an internal information security consultant to MTN and advise on trending information security technologies/related regulatory issues.


  • Minimum of First Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology / Systems or any related discipline preferred Certifications:
  • Any of Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) or Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) will be advantageous,
  • A combination of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and any of Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) or Certified in Governance of Enterprise & IT (CGEIT), CCNA Security, CompTIA Security.

3-7 years of work experience which includes:

  • Experience working in the Information Security domain.
  • Experience in the Cybersecurity Consulting, Digital Risks or Telecommunication sector is advantageous
  • Proven experience in Information Security related Governance, Technology Risk Management and Compliance, ITGCs & Automated Controls.
  • Experience conducting regular risk assessments to identify, evaluate, and prioritize cyber risks across the organization’s systems, applications, and processes.
  • Experience in Data Privacy controls including knowledge of Data Privacy regulations.
  • Technical experience around Identity Access Management, Controls configuration management & automation using Puppet/Ansible/Chef, Vulnerability assessments and treatment, Technical systems baseline governance & Implementation.
  • Experience in identifying requirements, developing architectures, and deploying enterprise Security architecture, ensuring that the implementation adheres to standards and best-practices.
  • Knowledge of SQL is desirable – minimum Intermediate.
  • Experience with database security administration tools, security assessments and secure database configuration.

Application Closing Date
7th February, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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