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.
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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.
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APPLICATIONS:

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

BoFiNet

Private Bag 00236

Gaborone

Botswana

 

And Email to: recruitment@bofinet.co.bw

 

Please contact us on: 3995500

 

CLOSING DATE:  01 December 2023

 

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE RESPONDED TO