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The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) was established in 1995 through an Act of Parliament CAP 213A of the laws of Kenya. The mandate of HELB is to source for funds and provide financing (through loans, scholarships and bursaries) to Kenyans pursuing higher education in institutions of higher learning in and outside Kenya as recognized by Commission for University Education (CUE) & and/or the Technical, Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA).
A vacancy has arisen for the position of Information Systems Security & Assurance Officer (ISSO).
The Board is looking for a highly technical, competent, passionate, dedicated and self-driven individual of high integrity who is able to demonstrate strong leadership skills of Information systems security and assurance.
The Position
Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, Information Systems Security & Assurance Officer (ISSO) will be responsible for developing and implementing an information security program, which includes procedures and policies designed to protect enterprise communications, systems and assets from both internal/external threats and assurance of business recovery strategies through an elaborate BCP/DRS Governance Framework.
The ISSO will work alongside other IT services portfolio managers to implement cybersecurity products and services and to manage disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
Key Responsibilities
·         Provide Technical expert advice on infrastructure and security.
·         Conducting employee security awareness training and establish metrics to measure the effectiveness of this security training program.
·         Ensure that security is embedded in the project delivery process by providing appropriate information security policies, practices, and guidelines
·         Undertake System Administration for information security related appliances and solutions.
·         Play an Advisory role on information security, innovations and technical developments.
·         Work with service providers to ensure service delivery in a secure manner.
·         Handle security incidents reported by users, identifying security objectives and metrics.
·         Coordinate the development of implementation of incident response plans and procedures to ensure that business-critical services are recovered in the event of a security incident.
·         Evaluate and modify system’s security configuration and enforcing adherence to security practices as per the IT Security Policy.
·         Manage power backups at the datacentre and across the organization at the desktop level.
·         Scanning of the Institution’s environment to identify, diagnose and mitigate information security threats.
·         Testing all system backups to ensure business continuity at the Data Recovery Site.
·         Maintain a log and report of all information security incidents and mitigations.
·         Enforce implementation of Information security policy – Access control policy, Acceptable use of assets, Risk identification, assessment, treatment methodology and maintenance of ICT Risk register and monitoring of Key Risk Indicators.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
·         Applicants must be holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Electrical / Telecommunications Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·         At least four (4) years working experience in a busy ICT environment at least two (2) of which as an IS Security manager, IS Security Administrator or IS Security specialist.
·         Wide experience on deployment of routers, switches, VLANS and firewalls.
·         Working knowledge of windows and Linux operating systems and Servers.
·         CISSP/CEH/CSA+/CASP/MCSE/ISACA(CISA/CISM/CISA/CRISC/CGEIT), Database Certifications.
Personal Skills and Attributes
·         Personal integrity;
·         Possession of good interpersonal skills and networking skills;
·         Highly analytical, interpretive, report writing and presentation skills
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
·         Ability multi task to work under pressure and achieve results within deadlines
·         Good oral and written communication skills
·         Quick learner and adaptability
·         Team player
·         Ability to work with strict deadlines
·         Project management skills
·         Mastery of operating systems and computer Hardware skills
Leadership and Integrity
Candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be expected to prove their compliance with Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by obtaining and presenting during interview clearance/compliance certificate from the following organizations:
1.       Kenya Revenue Authority;
2.      Higher Education Loans Board;
3.      Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
4.      Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Certificate of Good Conduct) and;
5.      Credit Reference Bureau.

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Assistant Manager, Students Loan Insurance & Resource Mobilization.
The Board is looking for a highly competent, passionate, dedicated and self-driven individual of high integrity who is able to demonstrate strong leadership skills matters insurance and resource mobilization.
With a portfolio of 250,000 students under current funding programme amounting to Kes. 30 Billion and 220,000 loanees with a loan portfolio over Kes. 40 Billion, the successful candidate will manage an internal self-protection scheme of the portfolio to ensure quality a loan book.
The Position
Reporting to the Head of Student Loan Insurance Scheme & Resource Mobilisation, Assistant Manager, Students Loan Insurance Scheme & Resource Mobilization will assist in operationalization of the proposed HELB Student Loans Self- protection Insurance Scheme in accordance with policy and procedures approved by the Board so as to secure the student loan book portfolio against any unnecessary exposures within norm and standards of loans self-protection schemes and the changing dynamics in the Higher Education financing and markets developments.
Key Responsibilities
·         Developing and implementing a student loans self-protection management system;
·         Managing all underwriting aspects of the student loans self-protection scheme with guidance from the scheme Actuary e.g. Risk assessment, student loans self-protection deductions computation etc.
·         Ensuring student loans self-protection scheme deductions are prudently invested and accounted for as per the self-protection, accounting and investment policy.
·         Ensure all claims are adequately reviewed, properly documented, accurately computed, processed on time and accounted for;
·         Managing all underwriting aspects of the student loans self-protection scheme with guidance from the scheme Actuary e.g. Risk assessment, student loans self-protection deductions computation etc.
·         Ensuring student loans self-protection scheme deductions are prudently invested and accounted for as per the self-protection, accounting and investment policy.
·         Ensure all claims are adequately reviewed, properly documented, accurately computed, processed on time and accounted for;
Minimum Requirements
·         An MBA or Master’s degree in a relevant field from a recognized university.
·         Bachelor degree from a recognized university preferably Bachelor of Commerce (Insurance Option) or Actuarial Science.
·         Insurance professional certification e.g. ACII, Actuarial Certification.
·         At least 7 years’ experience in administration of a loans insurance scheme, 3 of which should be in at least middle management role in life insurance.
Additional Requirements & Experience
·         Experience and qualifications in any of the following areas will be added advantage
·         Experience in running an in-house Loans self-protection Scheme will be an added advantage.
·         Experience in Resource Mobilization and fundraising.
·         Working experience with an ERP environment preferably Microsoft Dynamics AX system.
·         Professional Qualification in Grants Management and Accounting.
·         Professional Qualification in Marketing.
Personal Attributes
·         Personal integrity;
·         Possession of networking skills;
·         Committed team player with customer Experience skills
·         Highly analytical, interpretive, report writing and presentation skills
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
·         Ability to work under pressure and achieve results within deadlines
Leadership and Integrity
Candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be expected to prove their compliance with Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by obtaining and presenting during interview clearance/compliance certificate from the following organizations:
1.       Kenya Revenue Authority;
2.      Higher Education Loans Board;
3.      Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
4.      Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Certificate of Good Conduct) and;
5.      Credit Reference Bureau.
How to Apply
If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please send your application, detailed CV, relevant copies of testimonials certificates, your date time contact, and contacts of three referees, to reach the office of Chief Executive Officer on the contact below and not later than 23rd March , 2018.
Chief Executive Officer & Board Secretary
Higher Education Loans Board
P.O. Box 69489-00400
Nairobi.
OR Email Address: recruitment@helb.co.ke
HELB is an equal opportunity employer.
Person with disability are encouraged to apply.
Those who had applied earlier for the position are encouraged to re-apply.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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