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IT Security Officer


About Da Afghanistan Bank

Afghanistan Payments System (APS) is the National e-Payment Switch of Afghanistan which is operating under the umbrella of Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB). APS is on a mission to delivering a shared interoperable retail e-Payment infrastructure with low cost and multichannel switch in the country. APS helps with developing the retail payment in the local market to ensure efficient, cost effective, robust and ubiquitous e-Payment Solutions through innovative e-Payment Services, Domestic Card Scheme and interoperability to all related government/private institutions including the state-owned banks, private/commercial banks, microfinance institutions, mobile money institutions and PSPs’ in Afghanistan.

Job Summary

We are looking for an Information Security Officer to maintain and enhance the information security posture of Afghanistan Payments Systems. As the Information Security Officer you will proactively assess potential items of risk and opportunities of vulnerabilities in APS’s Information System under direct supervision of Information Security Specialist. At this position, you will respond to all types of IT security incidents. You will be responsible for developing a strong, capable and efficient response program in collaboration of other sections in IT department.

Job Details

Date Posted: 31 Jan 2019 Reference: -
Closing Date: 14 Feb 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: IT Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Any Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

• Analyze IT specifications to assess security risks

• Analyze existing security systems and make recommendations for changes or improvements
• Design and implement safety measures and data recovery plans
• Install, configure and upgrade security systems
• Develop bash scripts and should have a found conceptual knowledge of Operating Systems
• Secure networks through firewalls, password protection and other systems
• Inspect hardware for vulnerable points of access
• Recognizes problems by identifying abnormalities; reporting violations
• Determines security violations and inefficiencies by conducting periodic audits
• Monitor the network and provide early warning of abnormalities or problems
• Act on privacy breaches and malware threats
• Serve as a security expert and conduct trainings when needed
• Keep technical knowledge current through continuing education
• Draft policies and guidelines
• Prepare reports and action plans in the event that a security breech does occur
• Organize and conduct tests and “ethical hacks” of the existing security architecture
• Upgrade systems regularly to remain competitive in the field of security
• Communicate the system status and keep users informed of downtime or changes to the system
• Participates in 24x7 on-call schedule
• Able to use Kali Linux, Metasploit framework and other penetration testing tools
• And any other task that may assign by the manager


• Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline
• Master degree holders are preferred.
• Professional certification (e.g. CCNA, CCNP, CompTIA Security+, CISSP, CEH, etc.) is a plus
• 4 years of experience as an Information Security Officer or network administrator
• Basic knowledge of ISO 2700X series
• Familiarity with security frameworks (e.g. NIST Cyber security framework) and risk management methodologies
• Knowledge of patch management, firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems
• Familiarity with public key infrastructure (PKI) and cryptographic protocols (e.g. SSL/ TLS)
• An analytical mind with excellent problem-solving ability
• Outstanding communication and organization skills
• Decision-making skills

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

All interested and qualified candidates can submit their application along with their comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) certified copies of degree /diploma and related certificates and email it to:
Note: Only short listed candidates will be called for exam.

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