Information Security Manager at Pathfinder International

Information Security Manager at Pathfinder International


Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Information Security Manager

Requisition number: INFOR001632
Location: Nigeria
Job type: Full-time
Job category: Information Technology
Reports: Information Technology Director

Summary of Role

  • As part of the core global IT team, the Information Security Manager is responsible for cybersecurity program management, operations, planning, response, remediation, and recovery.
  • Using industry standard tools, policy, compliance, and user training, the ISO will develop and maintain a safe and secure IT environment that enables Pathfinders to perform their work while keeping our data and operations safe. Creates a culture of security awareness and compliance.

Key Responsibilities
Cybersecurity Program Management:

  • Defines, implements, and supports IT security program across the company. Weighs business needs against operational risk and determines proper security program elements.

Cybersecurity Operations:

  • Responsible for the support of IT security systems including monitoring, remediation, response, configuration, incident, and problem management.


  • Ensures compliance with policy, donor, and regulatory requirements.

User Training:

  • Through training and communications cultivates an environment of security awareness and compliance.


  • Maintains and updates policies, communications, and training materials.

Records and Data Management:

  • Ensure compliance with records retention policies.

Vendor Management:

  • Provides oversight, support, and review on the cybersecurity and compliance of third-party systems.

Required Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences or Information Technology, or related field
  • 5 years’ experience in cybersecurity program operation at mid-sized company
  • CISSP or equivalent knowledge
  • Computer Applications and Systems: Advanced skills in Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Endpoint Manager, Azure, Veeam Backup and Restore, Microsoft Applications Services.
  • Incident and Crisis Management: Proven ability to analyze, troubleshoot, support, and implement security solutions at all levels including ransomware, phishing, DoS, supply chain, and reputational attacks.
  • Security Documentation and Training: Advanced skills documenting, and training around security and compliance. Must have excellent communications and writing skills.
  • Change Leadership: Ability to lead and manage change initiatives enterprise wide.
  • IT Security Program Management: Advanced skills in defining, implementing, and supporting a hybrid cloud system of security tools including, but not limited to, Microsoft Cloud.
  • IT Security Operations: Advanced skills in managing the entire spectrum of cybersecurity tools operations, including Microsoft Defender, Azure Sentinel, Meraki, and Azure Identity Protection.

Preferred Competence and Work Experience:

  • Prefer: Previous work experience with an international NGO
  • Fluent English Speaker. French, Portuguese, Amharic, are a plus
  • Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices, and services, including program strategies and indicators.
  • Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: In-depth demonstrated organizational and planning skills, project planning and management skills. Demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality in work-related matters.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Influencing and Customer Service Skills: Advanced influencing and diplomacy skills. Advanced demonstrated customer service skills.

Other Information:

  • Technology to be Used: Uses cellular and office phone, laptop, or desktop computer.

Travel Requirements:

  • Less than 20%

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  17th February, 2023.

Note: Interested applicants are requested to include the contact details for at least 3 references in their resume

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