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Information Security Officer / Re announce


About National Statistics and Information Authority

National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA), formerly known as Central Statistics Organization (CSO) was established in year 1351 as an independent governmental administration to create an integrated scientific system for statistics, ensuring harmonization and coordination of all statistical and information management activities of Afghanistan. Since its establishment, NSIA conducts population census and national statistical surveys and coordinates with partners including government institutions, international development partners, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and agencies other than state to prevent duplication of information and statistics. The organization collaborates with national government agencies in collection, compilation and publication of statistical information including data and statistics derived from their activities. Also NSIA independently collects, compiles, analyses and publishes national commercial, financial, social, economic, environmental, information technology and in general the living condition of Afghan people. In 1397, the national government of Afghanistan introduced two new mandates to NSIA’s functional roles, i.e., geospatial information management and information systems management and coordination.
NSIA supports and promotes the development of integrated social and economic statistics and supports partner government institutions in the area of geographic information systems and information systems. NSIA also provides technical support to other agencies and facilitates standard procedures and policies in the areas of statistics, geospatial information and information systems. for conducting research such as sampling frames. To fulfil the requirement and need of modern statistical demands, NSIA is mandated to introduce new reforms in the area of human resource management and strengthen its institutional capacity. NSIA coordinates and collaborates with partner agencies to establish standards, framework and statistical units for unified data and information management. Currently ongoing efforts are underway to further strengthen NSIA’s institutional capacity to adapt, utilize and integrate best-practices and processes into its existing structures.

Job Summary

Information Security Officer will work in close collaboration with Senior Information Security Analyst in the system development and information management unit. The incumbent will assist NSIA in securing the information technology infrastructure and information assets.

Job Details

Date Posted: 08 Dec 2018 Reference: NTA 050
Closing Date: 12 Dec 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Government Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The recruited incumbent will support the work of NSIA and will have the following duties and responsibilities:
1. Protect data software and hardware by coordinating planning and implementing network security measures.
2. Maintain configuring and monitoring virus protection software and email applications.
3. Work with other IT groups/teams of NSIA to support, align, coordinate and training activities.
4. Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including systems software applications software hardware and configurations.
5. Perform disaster recovery operations and data backups when required.
6. Monitor network performance and network security to determine if any adjustments are needed to be made.
7. Monitor and mitigate the risk arising from all IT-related areas in the NSIA’s operations.
8. Work closely with IT Management to help them manage the identified risks.
9. Design, configure and test networking software computer hardware and operating system software for enhanced security.
10. Provide support, capacity building and training in the domain of IT Security to the NSIA’s employees with a view to inculcate risk and raise awareness within the NSIA’s operational areas.
11. Assist in developing the technical capacity of relevant units in NSIA to support knowledge and skills transfer.
12. Stay up-to-date on information technology trends and security standards.
13. Any other task assigned by the Line Manager

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


1. Ability to meet deadlines; work under pressure, good negotiation and organizational skills.
2. Good analytical and problem solving skills, excellent client-facing skills.
3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, Pashto and Dari.
4. Familiar with security regulations and standards, information security policies and procedures


1. A Bachelor / Master degree in computer science/information technology with 1 - 3 years of relevant experience.
2. Certification in CCNA Security, EC-Council CEH, CompTIA Security+ will be preferred.
3. Must have strong knowledge of information gathering tools, different penetration testing operating systems, packet analysis applications, and other security related tools.
4. Demonstrated experience in investigating security issues related to Internet, server, desktop, laptop, tablet and other mobile devices; OS patching, hardening and different Antivirus technologies

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

Interested candidates should be sent their (CV including three references) to the email address below by no later than Wednesday 12,December 2018 at 16:00PM. Reference NSIA / Information Security Officer must be quoted on subject line of the email, otherwise the application will not be considered.
Females are highly encouraged to apply.

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