Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) is mandated under Section 5 of the Botswana Examinations Council Act CAP 58:03 (as Amended by BEC Amendment Act No. 19 of 2020) to manage and conduct examinations and assessment in general education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). BEC has developed a new strategy and consequently, a new structure that is aligned to the strategy. The organization wishes to attract into the following positions, results oriented professionals, with solid leadership experience, who are driven by a passion for excellence.

  – IT SECURITY ENGINEER X 1

Main Purpose Of The Job
Supervise the design and implementation of security systems across the Council in order to protect BEC’s computer
networks from cyber-attacks, and help set and maintain security standards

Position Requirements
Key performance areas:
• Undertake system daily monitoring and respond immediately to security concerns
• Upgrade systems and processes for enhanced security issue resolution
• Manage security around the systems; administer infrastructure, including firewalls, databases, malware protection software and other processes
• Monitor computer networks for security issues
• Investigate security breaches and other cyber security alerts
• Install security measures and operate software such as firewalls and data encryption programmes to protect the IT infrastructure
• Prepare reports that document security breaches and the extent of the damage caused by the breaches
• Perform tests and uncover network vulnerabilities
• Fix detected risks to maintain a high-security standard
• Develop Council-wide best practices for IT security
• Collaborate with the IT Auditor engaged to identify IT security risks and to develop remedial measures

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Qualification & Experience:
• At least a Degree in IT or a relevant field from a recognised institution
• Minimum 4 years relevant experience of which 2 years should have been at junior professional/technician level or its
equivalent, which includes experience in Cyber security, firewalls, network security, information assurance, application
security, security engineering, and security architecture, Penetration testing and systems auditing.

Key Competencies:
• Communication and Interpersonal Skills
• Organisational Skills
• Research, critical thinking, analytical & problem-solving

If you meet the above requirements pleases submit you application letters including updated curriculum vitae with three (3) traceable referees, certified Omang and certified certificates to:
The Director Human Capital Private Bag 0070
Gaborone
And e-mail application recruitment@bec.co.bw

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We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.Applications with incomplete documentation or received after the closing date will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is the 1st December 2023.