Vodacom Tanzania

M-Pesa Security Chapter Lead

Job Purpose

To oversee, provide ownership and security assurance for M-Pesa systems and Infrastructure, This includes identification of security needs for M-Pesa and its Agile Squads using Cyber Security Baseline (CSB) Requirements, Capacity growth and trends, coordinating delivery of the needs, and ensuring security operations are running as designed.


Key accountabilities and decision ownership

Own demand planning and forecasting Cyber security, for all current and emerging Mobile Money technologies as well as Future business needs
Plan and Implement M-Pesa security strategy in alignment with Vodafone DevSecOps, Cyber Security and M-Pesa Africa (MPA) Strategies
Continuous design and implementation for Cyber security Technologies, while ensuring cost effective adequacy and 100% coverage of cyber tooling across M-Pesa systems and products
Set-up of Realtime monitoring, analytics framework and tools for mobile money related malicious activities, Threats, and Cyber Security incidents
Drive Security Chapter Leadership for Agile M-Pesa tribe and Ensure security compliance for third parties and all M-Pesa APIs and Integrations
Core competencies, knowledge, and experience
Must have technical / professional qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Computer Science, Cyber Security, or relevant domain
Knowledge of Software Development and Agile Methodologies
Strong Understanding of key Cyber Security Technologies & Tools and General Information Technologies
Knowledge of Cyber and Risk Management Frameworks and International Security standards
Knowledge of legal, regulatory and privacy requirements (GDPR, PCI DSS)
Strategic Thinking
Leadership acumen
Analytical skills
Fostering Teamwork
Customer orientation
An industry Security certification. CISSP is strongly preferred



Risk and Compliance
Monitor and Diagnose
Mobile and Network Security
Implementation and Integration
Change and Adaptability
Complexity Management
Assurance / Assessment
Risk Management

Not a perfect fit?

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