For 15 years we have been building and managing telecommunications towers that are the essential backbone of mobile telecommunications in Africa – the leapfrog technology driving economic development, prosperity and self-sufficiency across the continent. Right now, IHS is leading a new telecoms service sector driven by the growth of middle class business and consumer demand for mobile and data.
We are the partner of choice for Africa’s and the world’s leading network operators because they demand the widest reach and highest reliability for their customers, and the highest standards of governance and operational excellence for themselves.
Our long-term contracts and strong sustainable cash flows mean IHS is a unique, low risk entry point for investment in Africa. Over the last four years, IHS has brought over US$5 billion of investment to the continent.
Our belief is that the future economic and social development of Africa will be exponentially accelerated by mobile connectivity, and our team of over 1,000 engineers in five countries is focused on making this happen.
We are committed to developing our people and the communities we serve, and to help people and businesses across the region build a powerful, prosperous future – by Africa and for Africa.
IHS is Africa’s leading mobile infrastructure company. Founded in 2001 by an experienced team of engineers and business people, IHS serves clients responsibly in the building and managing of effective telecommunications infrastructure and by employing the highest quality people, services and equipment.Job Description
IHS Towers are currently recruiting for a Principal Specialist, IT Governance (equivalent to Senior Manager). In this role, reporting to the Associate Director of IT Governance, Risk & Control, you will be responsible for establishing an acceptable IT governance profile and practice and promoting adherence to IT governance best practice in line with COBIT 5.
Key Roles & Responsibilities
Develop the company’s IT policies, plans and procedures in line with COBIT 5, ISO27001 and supporting organizational structures to ensure an acceptable level of assurance.
Drive adoption of IT Governance best practice across the relevant COBIT 5 domains and other governance frameworks as applicable.
Apply technical knowledge and experience to modernize IHS’s IT governance practices and principles and increase assurance of continuous compliance integration, faster delivery of changes and improved linkages between strategy and execution.
Ensure adherence to governance processes in line with best practice.
Build awareness of new and evolving IT risks across the business and implement appropriate systems and processes which ensure that information risks are detected early and proactively managed with timely remediation when undesired events occur.
Create processes that drive IT and business alignment.
Contribute towards establishing credible risk governance, promoting an integrated risk management mindset at all levels and promoting an execution approach which appropriately prioritizes actions based on business impact.
Lead identification of Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) across the business based on up-to-date situational analyses and trends. Drive effective risk oversight by providing timely and relevant information on KRIs.
Conduct IT strategy and governance assessments to recommend solutions for improving oversight and decision-making to drive IT initiatives.
Support risk assessment activities.
Ensure IT strategy is documented and refreshed in line with business needs and IT governance best practice.
Stay informed of all IT risks before they are highlighted by audit and/ or third parties. Ensure closure of open audit items. Aggregate information to identify operational control weaknesses and build a risk management dashboard that is refreshed and published periodically.
Identify potential threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the company’s systems and network.
Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Associate Director, IT Governance, Risk & Control
Experience & Qualifications Required:
Bachelor's and / or advanced degree in Computer Science or any related discipline.
Professional certifications, e.g. CGEIT, ISO27001:LA, COBIT 5 Implementer, CISA, etc, will be an asset.
+10 years’ relevant experience in Information Governance, IT Risk, IT Audit and Security
Hands-on experience with implementation of COBIT 5, ISO27001, TOGAF
Thorough understanding of the latest IT-GRC principles, techniques and protocols.
IT Policies, Procedures & Standards
Continuity & Disaster Recovery
Collaboration & Teamwork
Attention to Detail.