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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

July 15, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board (NLGRB) in Uganda is a statutory body established to oversee the regulation, supervision, and control of lotteries, gaming, and betting activities within the country. The NLGRB ensures that these activities are conducted in a fair, transparent, and responsible manner, safeguarding the interests of both the participants and the general public.

The NLGRB plays a significant role in balancing the benefits of the gaming industry with the need to protect vulnerable populations. By regulating and supervising gaming activities, the Board helps mitigate the risks associated with gambling, such as addiction and financial harm. Additionally, the revenues generated from regulated gaming contribute to national development projects, thereby benefiting the broader community.

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Job Title

IT Officer- Programmer job at National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board

Job Description

The National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board ("The Board") was established in 2016 under the Lotteries and Gaming Act 2016 with a mandate to supervise and regulate the establishment, management and operations of the lotteries, gaming, betting and casinos in Uganda, and to protect the citizens from the adverse effects of gaming and betting in Uganda.
Our Vision is "A technologically driven and revenue generating gaming sector free from adverse effects" The Board invites Online applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill vacant position that exists within the Board's structure as listed below,

Duties and Responsibilities

Regulatory Compliance:

  • Ensure that the organization complies with relevant IT laws, regulations, and standards (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA, ISO 27001).

  • Stay updated on changes in IT regulations and advise the organization on necessary adjustments.


Policy Development and Implementation:

  • Develop, implement, and enforce IT compliance policies and procedures.

  • Ensure that all IT operations and activities adhere to established policies and standards.


Risk Assessment:

  • Conduct regular risk assessments to identify potential compliance and security risks.

  • Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies to address identified risks.


Audit Management:

  • Coordinate and manage internal and external IT audits.

  • Prepare necessary documentation, respond to auditor inquiries, and implement audit recommendations.


Training and Awareness:

  • Provide training and education to employees on IT compliance requirements and best practices.

  • Promote awareness of IT compliance policies and procedures throughout the organization.


Incident Management:

  • Monitor and respond to IT compliance incidents and breaches.

  • Conduct investigations, document findings, and implement corrective actions to prevent future incidents.

  • Ensure that the organization's data handling practices comply with data protection and privacy regulations.

  • Implement and maintain data protection measures to safeguard sensitive information.


Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Monitor IT systems and processes for compliance with established policies and regulations.

  • Prepare and present compliance reports to senior management and relevant stakeholders.


Vendor Management:

  • Assess and manage the compliance of third-party vendors and service providers.

  • Ensure that vendors adhere to the organization's IT compliance requirements.


Continuous Improvement:

  • Continuously review and improve IT compliance processes and controls.

  • Stay informed about emerging IT compliance trends and best practices.

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Qualifications and Competencies

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, cybersecurity, or a related field.

  • Advanced degrees (e.g., Master’s in IT or Cybersecurity) or certifications (e.g., Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)) are highly preferred.


Experience:

  • Proven experience in IT compliance, IT auditing, or a related role.

  • Experience with regulatory requirements and standards relevant to the industry (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA, PCI-DSS).


Skills:

  • Strong understanding of IT compliance regulations and standards.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Proficiency in using IT compliance and risk management tools.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in monitoring and reporting.


Personal Attributes:

  • High ethical standards and integrity.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.


Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in IT security and compliance tools (e.g., SIEM, GRC software).

  • Familiarity with data protection technologies and practices.

  • Strong IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).


Optional Skills

Industry Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the specific industry in which the organization operates, including relevant IT compliance requirements and standards.

  • Familiarity with industry-specific IT compliance challenges and best practices.


Project Management:

  • Ability to manage multiple IT compliance projects simultaneously and coordinate with various departments.

  • Understanding of project management methodologies and tools.


Continuous Learning:

  • Commitment to continuous professional development and staying current with changes in the IT compliance field.

  • Participation in relevant professional organizations and obtaining additional certifications.


Interpersonal Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with colleagues, management, and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with auditors, regulatory authorities, and other external parties.


Applicants will be required to fill the online job application that can be accessed from the Board's website at www.lgrb.go.ug

A signed application letter, certified academic documents, National Identity Card, membership to any professional body, should be scanned as one PDF attachment.

Deadline for submission of applications is 15th July 2024 at 5:00 PM.

The application letter should be addressed as below,


The Chief Executive Officer

National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board P.O. Box 5446

Plot1, Colville Street

Kampala, Uganda

 

Note:

• Applicants should apply for only one position

• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Details of the Job descriptions and person specifications are available on our website www.lgrb.go.ug

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How to Apply

Applicants will be required to fill the online job application that can be accessed from the Board's website at www.lgrb.go.ug
A signed application letter, certified academic documents, National Identity Card, membership to any professional body, should be scanned as one PDF attachment.

Deadline for submission of applications is 15th July 2024 at 5:00 PM.

The application letter should be addressed as below,
The Chief Executive Officer
National Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board P.O. Box 5446
Plot1, Colville Street
Kampala, Uganda

Note:
• Applicants should apply for only one position
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Details of the Job descriptions and person specifications are available on our website www.lgrb.go.ug

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