Deloitte East Africa – Cyber Security Manager – Risk Advisory.

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Company Description

Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Our global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories (collectively, the “Deloitte organization”) serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte’s approximately 345,000 people make an impact that matters at

Deloitte is dedicated to providing value added solutions to our clients. We take pride in our reputation for providing a globally consistent quality service, an integrated approach and world-class expertise. Deloitte is renowned for its innovative and collaborative culture, where talented people work closely with like-minded individuals to achieve collective success.

Deloitte East Africa provides seamless cross-border services to multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector, across three (3) countries in the region: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

A career with Deloitte offers you the opportunity to engage with and work alongside leading corporations within the East African region, and an opportunity to start and grow your career within a dynamic and rewarding environment. You will get the support, coaching and training needed to advance your career in Kenya and within the East Africa market.

What impact will you make?

At Deloitte we have a clear purpose, to make an impact that matters to our clients, our colleagues and our communities while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. From professional development to leadership opportunities and career advancement, we empower our people to be their very best – because that’s how you make an impact.

About the Department

The Risk Advisory Function integrates powerful and practical solutions in cyber security, strategy, regulation and controls, backed by deep business knowledge across multi-disciplinary teams, to help our clients take the opportunity to connect, build resilience and security for a more positive outcome.

Deloitte East Africa currently has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our Risk Advisory Department – Risk Services as a Cyber Security Manager. This position will be based in our Nairobi office in Kenya.

Job Description

Main purpose of the job

The incumbent will support the partner in delivery of services to/at client premises on delegated engagements/projects. He/she will promote our leadership capabilities which are living our purpose, influence, performance drive, strategic direction and talent development.

What you will do

  • Support the Partner on delivery of designated engagements and manage the implementation of the agreed deliverables;
  • Lead teams to provide high-quality, professional day-to-day execution of engagements and projects in line with the Firm’s risk management practices for clients across a wide range of industries;
  • Supervise teams and provide coaching, quality assurance reviews, time management, and ensure constant delivery of high-quality outputs;
  • Manage assignment budgets, control costs and report on exceptions;
  • Identify, deliver, and manage cyber security opportunities and engagements including areas around infrastructure security, application security, network security;
  • Work with client’s to define scope, objectives and roadmaps for cyber security assessments and design projects;
  • Generate innovative solutions on engagements in collaboration with team members to enhance / renew service offerings to clients;
  • Oversee the preparation of proposals/tenders and presentations;
  • Identify and recommend innovative, automated and analytics driven approaches to assess and design security controls; and
  • Contribute to personal and overall team development, by staying up to date with cyber security  related news, technical and regulatory developments.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • At least six (6) years’ relevant work experience.
  • Two (2) years’ work experience in a client facing role in professional services firm is an added advantage.
  • A recognized professional qualification in relevant area of competency e.g. CCNA, CISA CIA, ACCA, CPA CFE, CFA, CEH is an added advantage.
  • Experience in managing teams.
  • Proficient in report writing, presentation and interpersonal skills, including excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Experience in managing and improving engagement effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Strong leadership skills both on engagements and in an office environment.

Additional Information

Behavioural competencies

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Strong ability to manage relationships and work for results.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Strong client delivery focus
  • Adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease
  • Focus on quality and risk
  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member in a complex and fast paced environment.

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of enterprise application assessments including controls and security design reviews
  • Expert in field with sound industry and business knowledge.
  • Proven ability to manage and execute projects.
  • Experience in drafting and presenting client proposals.
  • Strong client management and people skills. 
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Sound business acumen.
  • Excellent writing skills.

Your role as a leader

At Deloitte we believe in the importance of leadership at all levels. We expect our people to embrace and live our purpose by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters.

Leadership Capabilities

Living our Purpose – Builds own understanding of our purpose and values; explores opportunities for impact.

Influence – Actively focuses on developing effective communication and relationship-building skills.

Performance drive – Understands expectations and demonstrates personal accountability for keeping performance on track.

Strategic direction – Understands how their daily work contributes to the priorities of the team and the business.

Talent development – Demonstrates strong commitment to personal learning and development; acts as a brand ambassador to help attract top talent.

Why Deloitte?

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there is always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help build world-class skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world.

Deloitte opens the door to a career that can cross borders virtually and physically across the African continent and globally to gain experience and access projects beyond our borders. We value difference, and embrace people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities and thinking styles.

Our purpose

Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. Every day, Deloitte people are making a real impact in the places they live and work. We pride ourselves on doing not only what is good for clients, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work—always striving to be an organization that is held up as a role model of quality, integrity, and positive change. Learn more about Deloitte’s impact on the world. #Makinganimpactthatmatters

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We want job seekers exploring opportunities at Deloitte to feel prepared and confident. To help you with your interview, we suggest that you do research to know some background about our firm and the business area you are applying to.

If you meet the above requirements, please visit our website and apply online: Deloitte East Africa Careers portal

Your details will be treated with confidentiality and will not be shared with any third party.

Closing date: 13 May 2022

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not ask individuals to pay any fees or money as part of the recruitment process. Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Hybrid & Vaccination policy

Deloitte Africa has successfully launched the Hybrid Working model. Aligned with this model is our commitment to maintain an environment for personnel, clients and visitors that is safe and, as far as reasonably practicable, free from health risks.

Medical evidence provides overwhelming and empirical evidence that vaccination is currently the most effective means of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and reducing the likelihood of serious illness, death, transmissions and infections. More information about our vaccination policy will be discussed during the recruitment process for this position. 




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