Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (Zanaco) is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the following position aimed at contributing to the Bank’s strategic vision, in the Risk Division under the Enterprise Risk Management Department at Head Office:



To ensure the protection, integrity, confidentiality and availability of all the Bank’s information assets through the provision of direction and oversight of the Information Security strategy,development, implementation, and administration of information security policies, plans, controls, projects and infrastructure that will protect and defend the Bank’s corporate information and business technology.

Under the supervision of the Head Enterprise Risk Management, the following are among the job’s key responsibilities:-

To formulate, in consultation with the Chief Risk Officer, and Head of Enterprise Risk, Information Security Risk management strategy, policies, and procedures and submit the same to senior management for consideration and approval; drive the implementation thereof
To lead strategic security planning to achieve business goals by prioritizing defense initiatives and coordinating the risk mitigation, evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future security technologies
To act as advocate and primary liaison for Zanaco’s security vision via regular written and in-person communications with the various department heads and end users
To provide leadership and guidance with respect to the Security objectives and controls for all IT audit and regulatory compliance activities
To examine the detail of operations of business units, establishing limits and reviewing them in a regular and timely manner or whenever needed
To remain informed on trends and issues in the security industry, including current and emerging technologies and prices. Advise, counsel, and educate executive and management teams on their relative importance and financial impact(s)

To develop, track, and control the information Security services annual operating and capital budgets for purchasing, staffing, and operations
To undertake the enterprise risk management process of identifying, measuring and monitoring of all operational, information security, fraud and other enterprise risks, ensuring that such risks are tracked at regular intervals accordingly
To assess the enterprise risk of new products and services to be introduced, in order to identify and understand the risks inherent in rolling out the products to be introduced
Responsible for developing and executing information security risk assessments and incident management plans across the organization to ensure continuity of business operations and supporting technologies
To develop and lead an effective, efficient and collaborative Information Security posture and set of processes that insures balanced approach to risk management and security investments that are business-focused, well coordinated, and enable balanced business and technology objectives
To develop and oversee incident response planning as well as the investigation of security breaches creatively and independently provide resolution to security problems in a cost-effective manner
To participate in project reviews and approve information security architectures associated with each initiative
Reporting of key information security performance indicators and continuous improvement planning
To establish market-leading security posture and represent the Bank as information security expert with external customers and partners as required to deliver upon business objectives
To collaborate with business heads and teams to develop long term plans and objectives, incorporating security

External: Regulatory
Internal: All Divisions


Minimum 5 Credits Grade 12 Certificate including Mathematics and English
BSc Degree in Computing
CEH, CISSP, CCNA, SCP Certificates
ISACA Membership
ICTSZ Membership
At least ten (10) years working experience in Security
Strong knowledge of IT Systems and Network Operations
Familiar with Zambian Laws on Cyber security
Familiar with ISO 270001/2, Cobit , ITIL ,Electronic Communications Act of 2009
Familiar with PCI DSS, EMV card security

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills,
Networking skills
Planning and organizing
Optimizing for the accomplishment of tasks
Drive results
Effective time management
Business Acumen
Banking Knowledge


All applications must have an application/cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae indicating the position being applied for in the subject line and should be sent by email to no later than Monday, 5th December 2016.

Kindly note that you do not need to send us copies of your qualification certificates at this point.


P.O.BOX 33611
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