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Career Opportunity: Chief Information Security Officer at NADRA

The National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) is inviting applications from experienced and dynamic professionals for the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). NADRA is seeking individuals who can steer the organization’s information security and cyber security strategies, aligning them with NADRA’s vision to ensure robust and resilient security frameworks.

Educational Background

  • Masters in Information Security/Technology and Computer Sciences or equivalent from a Higher Education Commission (HEC) recognized university.
  • A PhD from an HEC recognized university will be preferred.
  • Relevant Certifications in Information Security Audits, especially CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), will be given preference.

Professional Experience

Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of experience in senior positions related to information security operations and management roles. The professional experience should include:

  • Regulatory Compliance: Strong understanding of national and international regulatory requirements and technological advancements in the industry.
  • Strategic Alignment: Ability to align organizational strategies with NADRA’s vision for Information Security (IS) and Cyber Security (CS).
  • Issue Resolution: Expertise in need analysis, gap identification, and implementation of corrective measures.
  • Leadership: Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills to manage a team of IS professionals and represent NADRA at local and international forums.
  • Decision Making: Ability to analyze complex issues, think critically, and make informed, timely decisions.

Skills and Competencies

The ideal candidate will possess a comprehensive set of skills and competencies, including:

  • Data Security Framework: Planning and implementation of data security frameworks and technology.
  • Governance and Risk Assessment: In-depth knowledge of information management, governance, risk assessment, and compliance frameworks.
  • Security Operations Center: Development and management of a Security Operations Center, integrating required technology with the organization’s IT infrastructure.
  • IT Forensic Investigations: Experience in developing IT forensic investigations frameworks and incident response mechanisms.
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence: Operation and management of cyber threat intelligence platforms and their impact on the organization’s IS paradigm.
  • Vulnerability Assessment: Mentoring the organization’s software/application vulnerability assessment and network penetration testing efforts.
  • Training and Awareness: Planning and conducting IS training and awareness activities across the organization.
  • Collaboration: Fostering collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders, external partners, and regulatory bodies to ensure effective policy development and implementation.
  • Continuous Quality Improvement: Encouraging a culture of continuous improvement by staying abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technological risks.

Terms and Conditions

  • Age Limit: Maximum age limit is 56 years.
  • Selection Process: Management reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reason. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews. Providing false information will lead to disqualification.
  • TA/DA: No travel allowance or daily allowance will be admissible.
  • Certificates: Selected candidates must provide medical fitness and character certificates.
  • HEC Attestation: Attested degrees from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) must be provided at the time of the interview.

Application Process

Interested candidates can apply online by visiting NADRA Careers. The deadline for submission of applications is 23rd June, 2024.

HR Directorate
National Database & Registration Authority
State Bank of Pakistan, Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, Sector G-5/2, Islamabad

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