Senior Manager, IT Governance

Posted On: 19 June 2020 IHS Towers   Lagos
Reference: N/A Type: Full-Time

Job Description

IHS Towers are currently recruiting for a Senior Manager, IT Governance. In this role, reporting to the Associate Director of IT Governance, Risk & Control, you will be responsible for establishing an acceptable IT governance profile and practice and promoting adherence to IT governance best practice in line with COBIT 5.


IHS is one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure, or tower operators in the world by tower count with over 28,000 towers across nine countries. Founded in 2001, IHS Towers provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services. Additionally, IHS oversees all aspects of telecommunication network construction; ranging from site acquisition and design, equipment supply, installation, integration and testing.




  • Develop the company’s IT policies, plans and procedures in line with COBIT 5, ISO27001 and supporting organizational structures to ensure an acceptable level of assurance.

  • Drive adoption of IT Governance best practice across the relevant COBIT 5 domains and other governance frameworks as applicable.

  • Apply technical knowledge and experience to modernize IHS’s IT governance practices and principles, and increase assurance of continuous compliance integration, faster delivery of changes and improved linkages between strategy and execution.

  • Ensure adherence to governance processes in line with best practice.

  • Build awareness of new and evolving IT risks across the business and implement appropriate systems and processes which ensure that information risks are detected early and proactively managed with timely remediation when undesired events occur.

  • Create processes that drive IT and business alignment.

  • Contribute towards establishing credible risk governance, promoting an integrated risk management mindset at all levels and promoting an execution approach which appropriately prioritizes actions based on business impact.

  • Lead identification of Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) across the business based on up-to-date situational analyses and trends. Drive effective risk oversight by providing timely and relevant information on KRIs.

  • Conduct IT strategy and governance assessments to recommend solutions for improving oversight and decision-making to drive IT initiatives.

  • Support risk assessment activities.

  • Ensure IT strategy is documented and refreshed in line with business needs and IT governance best practice.

  • Stay informed of all IT risks before they are highlighted by audit and third parties. Ensure closure of open audit items. Aggregate information to identify operational control weaknesses and build a risk management dashboard that is refreshed and published periodically.

  • Identify potential threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the company’s systems and network.

  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Associate Director, IT Governance, Risk & Control



  • Be Bold

  • Customer Focus

  • Innovation

  • Integrity



  • COBIT 5

  • IT Policies, Procedures & Standards

  • IT Operations

  • SOX Compliance

  • Risk Assessments

  • IT Strategy

  • ISO27001

  • Continuity & Disaster Recovery

  • Business Communication  


  • Collaboration & Teamwork

  • Attention to Detail



  • Bachelors and an advanced degree in Computer Science or any related discipline.

  • Professional certifications, e.g. CGEIT, ISO27001: LA, COBIT 5 Implementer, CISA, etc., will be an asset.

  • +11 years’ relevant experience in Information Governance, IT Risk, IT Audit and Security

  • Hands-on experience with the implementation of COBIT 5, ISO27001, TOGAF

  • Thorough understanding of the latest IT-GRC principles, techniques and protocols.




People Management

Problem-solving ability

data; data center; MS Excel; MS Project; WiFi


Interpersonal Skills

Data Analysis

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)

Data Structures

Information Governance

IT Audit

Application Currently Closed

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