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IT Security Officer Job, IT Jobs April,

The Nairobi Hospital, a leading health care institution in Eastern Africa has excellent career opportunities for individuals who possess a passion for excellence, strong work ethic, are results oriented and committed to continual improvement. The successful candidates will be team players with the ability to effectively add value to enabling good patient outcomes and shape best clinical and non-clinical practice.



Reporting to Manager, Security Systems the successful candidate will be responsible in assessing, resolving and maintaining the Hospital’s applications, infrastructure and network security requirements in order to ensure alignment of IT security with business security needs including reviewing and assessing the Hospital’s applications.


  • Implement, support, maintain and administrate the Hospital’s IT security solutions including application, database, network and infrastructure security controls;
  • Ensure that all the Hospital’s IT application systems, IT equipment and hardware and IT network security are regularly upgraded;
  • Provide periodic IT Security status reports (daily, weekly, monthly etc.)
  • Investigate and report on any IT security breaches and put in place the relevant actions;
  • Act as a central point of contact for security issues;
  • Assist in performing Business Impact Analysis (BIA);
  • Participate in developing, updating, communicating and publishing the Information Security Policy other operational security policies;
  • Assist in the development of security controls and security strategies;
  • Ensure that the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of services are maintained at the levels agreed in the Service Level Agreements (SLAs);
  • Ensure that all access to services by external partners and suppliers is subject to contractual agreements and responsibilities (e.g. non-disclosure agreements) and are closely monitored and that all changes to access are assessed for impact on all security aspects; including information security policy and controls;
  • Actively identify options for reducing IT security risks within the Hospital;
  • Identify and classify IT and information assets and the level of control and protection required for assets based on their classification;
  • Perform security risk analysis and risk management in coordination with Risk and IT Service Continuity Management functions.
  • Promote awareness of IT security across the Hospital;
  • Perform security tests (e.g. network vulnerability tests);
  • Provide the Hospital’s staff with the correct IT access and monitor IT access for compliance to the Hospital’s policies;
  • Assist in the development and testing of the Hospital’s Disaster Recovery Plans (DRPs);
  • Create manage user profiles, adds and deletes access rights and perform related profile maintenance and password control activities;
  • Manage network security breaches, providing containment solutions, communications to management, and developing stop-gap methodologies across the Hospital;
  • Monitor the Hospital’s IT network data to ensure the prevention of incidents that negatively impact confidentiality, availability, and integrity of the Hospital’s IT network;
  • Ensure the security of the Hospital’s infrastructure network including servers (e-mail, print, and backup servers), and other IT infrastructure;
  • Investigate and report on any IT network security breaches and put in place the relevant actions;
  • Actively identify options for reducing IT network security risks within the Hospital; and
  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned to the job holder by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or any other related field from a recognized institution.
  • Professional ICT qualifications such CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ IT experience.

How to Apply

If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send us your application (cover letter & CV/Resume) quoting the job reference number and to reach the undersigned not later than FRIDAY 30th APRIL 2021.


  • Candidates invited for interviews will be required to present both originals and clear copies (where applicable) of the following documents:
  • National I.D.
  • KRA PIN Certificate
  • Current Colored Passport Photo
  • NSSF Card
  • NHIF Card
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Academic and Professional Certificates
  • Certificates of Service from previous employers

Director Human Resources & Operations           

The Nairobi Hospital

P.O. Box 30026 – 00100



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