Main Purpose of the Job:

BoFiNet is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Network Security Specialist to join our dynamic Security team, and the position reports to the Information Technology Manager. As a Network Security Specialist, you will play a critical role in safeguarding our organization’s information systems and networks from cyber threats. This position offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity for an individual with a passion for network security and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of cybersecurity.


Key Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and manage robust network security architectures, policies, and procedures to protect the organization’s IT infrastructure.
  • Conduct regular security assessments, vulnerability scans, and penetration tests to identify and address potential vulnerabilities and risks.
  • Monitor network traffic for unusual activities and implement proactive measures to detect and prevent security incidents.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure the integration of security measures into the organization’s overall IT strategy and projects.
  • Respond promptly to security incidents, conduct thorough investigations, and implement corrective actions to prevent future occurrences.
  • Stay abreast of the latest cybersecurity trends, technologies, and threats to provide proactive recommendations for enhancing network security.


Competencies: Behavioral


The candidate should have:

  • People management skills
  • Customer focus
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal and networking skills
  • Innovation
  • Attention to detail
  • Result oriented
  • Integrity


Competencies: Technical 


  • In-depth knowledge of network security principles, protocols, best practices and Security Frameworks (e.g NIST, ISO….)
  • Proficient in configuring and managing firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and other security appliances from various vendors (CISCO, Fortinet, Juniper Networks, Checkpoint, Arista Networks..)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to assess complex security issues and develop effective solutions.
  • Experience with security information and event management (SIEM) tools for real-time monitoring and analysis.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with internal teams and external stakeholders.
  • Certifications on Security such as, CCIE, CCNP, CISSP, CISM are highly desirable.


Academic Qualification and Experience


The candidate should have attained the following:


  • Bachelor Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in network security roles.
  • Demonstrated expertise in securing cloud environments, virtualized networks and designing highly secured services/networks in a Data Centre Enviroment.
  • Experience with regulatory compliance requirements (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA, DPA 2018 – Botswana) is a plus.
  • Proven experience with implementing and managing security solutions in Medium to large-scale enterprise environments.
  • Track record of continuous professional development through certifications, training, and active participation in the cybersecurity community.



Only interested candidates who meet the above requirements should apply by providing an application letter, academic/professional qualifications, Curriculum Vitae (CV) giving full details of their academic/professional qualifications, experience and at least three (3) referees to:


Head of Human Resources


Private Bag 00236




And Email to:


Please contact us on: 3995500


CLOSING DATE:  01 December 2023