Group Head, Business Analytics at Interswitch Group


Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis. We started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing, and have progressively evolved into an integrated payment services company, building and managing payment infrastructure as well as delivering innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent. At Interswitch, we offer unique career opportunities for individuals capable of playing key roles and adding value in an innovative and fun environment.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Team Lead, Technology Risk & Business Continuity
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Permanent
Department: Risk Management Group

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Job Description

  • To coordinate the business continuity and disaster recovery efforts within the Group as well as manage its technology risk.

Information Technology Risk:

  • Support the risk governance processes covering the control environment (control assessments, risk committees, risk acceptances, risk register, risk remediation action tracking
  • Working knowledge of technology risk and control assessment frameworks (NIST Family, PCI Standards, ISO27000 Family, COBIT, Cybersecurity Frameworks, etc)
  • Support the risk governance processes covering the IT teams (control assessments, risk committees, risk acceptances, risk register, risk remediation action tracking
  • Assess technology risks across GCC (general computer controls), including change management, Identity and access management, SDLC, key applications, systems and processes in line with business and industry certifications and Standards
  • Work in close partnership other members of the Risk Management team (Information Security and Internal Control) and the Internal and External Audit functions
  • Provide technology controls and risk advice to the IT teams and liaise with other controls experts across the organization as appropriate (eg information security, Compliance, Internal Control, Operational Risk, Business Transformation) Assess third-party technology risk and business continuity capability and recommend appropriate controls to mitigate identified risks

Business Continuity Management:

  • Develop strategic direction and coordination of enterprise-wide business continuity and disaster recovery efforts
  • Support/Develop policies, processes working with Facility Management, Technology Risk, Information Security, Supply Chain, Internal & External Audit, and other Stakeholders to implement appropriate Business Continuity requirements
  • Coordinate the conduct of Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment in line with the requirement of adopted industry and regulatory Standards
  • Coordinate and ensure the performance of all Business Continuity tests, assess performance to ascertain they meet set/documented objective as well as provide feedback for improvement purposes
  • Ensure Interswitch maintains continuous compliance with the ISO 22301 Standards in an improving manner
  • Present monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc reports as applicable to areas under coverage
  • Support the Head of Risk Management in developing the maturity of risk management activities across IT and provide thought leadership as required

Academic Requirement:

  • A First Degree in a numerate discipline – Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and so on

Professional Qualification:

  • At least two (2) of ISo223001, CISM, CISSP, CRISC, ISO31000


  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in Information System or Technology Risk Management and Business Continuity Management in Technology, Financial or Payment industries

Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Technology Risk Assessment
  • Technology Control Design & Testing Techniques
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Industry Knowledge and Collaboration.

Application Closing Date
13th May, 2022.

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


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