Career Opportunity: IT Security Analyst

September 13, 2023

About the Business

FINCA Limited (Malawi), a subsidiary of FINCA Impact Finance (FIF), is a deposit taking micro finance institution in Malawi operating through 22 (twenty-two) service outlets serving borrowers and savers in rural, urban, and peri-urban areas in Malawi.

FINCA Limited (Malawi) is increasing access to its services and products through alternate channels.


About the Role

Location: Head Office, Blantyre


The IT Security Analyst will ensure Network and Security is maintained up to standard. He\She is required to monitor FINCA Limited (Malawi) computer networks for security issues, install security software, and document any security issues or breaches within the Organization.


  • Monitor computer networks for security issues.
  • Investigate security breaches and other cybersecurity incidents.
  • Install security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programs.
  • Document security breaches and assess the damage they cause.
  • Work with the security team to perform tests and uncover network vulnerabilities.
  • Fix detected vulnerabilities to maintain a high-security standard.
  • Stay current on IT security trends and news.
  • Develop company-wide best practices for IT security.
  • Help colleagues install security software and understand information security management.
  • Research security enhancements and make recommendations to management.
  • Stay up to date on information technology trends and security standards.
  • Ensure network and applications security is maintained.
  • Configures and manages network security software and devices consisting of routers, switches, antivirus, firewalls, cryptographic systems, antispam software, and a patch management system.
  • Support Core Banking System operations.
  • Perform any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.


About the Candidate

Competencies and Attributes:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Strong technical orientation.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • High level of energy, creativity, flexibility, enthusiasm, commitment, self-confidence, and initiative.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and awareness of deadlines.
  • A hard-working self-starter with initiative, able to set own priorities.
  • Sharing: Contributes to a team and recognizes and promotes the wider corporate picture.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and proactively takes measures to control or minimize them.
  • Understands the scope of own authority and knows when to highlight issues and seek authorization / advice from the IT Manager.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • 3 years’ experience in a range of IT infrastructure network and security networking of hardware and software.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field.
  • Certifications e.g., CCNA, CCNP, N+, ITIL, CompTIA Network+.
  • Proven experience with enterprise LAN, WAN, WLAN.
  • Experience in information security or related field.
  • Experience with computer network penetration testing and techniques.
  • Understanding of firewalls, proxies, SIEM, antivirus, IPS and IDS concepts.
  • Ability to identify and mitigate network vulnerabilities and explain how to avoid them.
  • Understanding of patch management with the ability to deploy patches in a timely manner while understanding business impact. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency required in English.


How to Apply

Qualifying and interested people should apply for the position through the following links:


Posting Date: September 12th 2023
Closing Date: September 15th 2023



FINCA Limited (Malawi) is an Equal Opportunity Employer i.e., it does not discriminate an applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual’s status in any group or class protected by state or local law. FINCA Limited (Malawi) encourages applicants from all qualified individuals.