IT Security Senior Specialist

College of the North Atlantic in Qatar


IT Security Senior Specialist  


College of the North Atlantic – Qatar

The professional and personal experience of a lifetime!


Your dream

The beautiful and culturally progressive State of Qatar is home to the world-class post-secondary institution, College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q).  Internationally recognized as a comprehensive technical college, CNA-Q is committed to high quality, student-centered education.  This commitment is reflected through state-of-the-art facilities, accessible and responsive technology programs and strong partnerships with industry.


With more than 600 staff and 3,000 students, CNA-Q is one of Qatar’s largest post-secondary institutions offering over 26 diploma programs through student-centered learning.  By providing training in a range of technical areas including Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Industrial Trades, Business Studies and Information Technology, CNA-Q brings the State closer to the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.


Your commitment

Reporting to the Manager, Information Technology, the IT Security Senior Specialist will monitor, develop and advise on the overall security of the College IT infrastructure and systems and to mitigate threats and remediate identified vulnerabilities. The incumbent is responsible for developing and monitoring the implementation of strategies that reduce risk to the IT network, in support of business continuity. The successful candidate is responsible to manage IT security and IT risk protocols, and ensure system testing is conducted in line with the colleges guidelines. S/he will configure college IT security systems to protect the college network from malicious activities, and identify compromised college software/hardware and support the development of IT Security strategies, policies and procedures. The IT Security Senior Specialist will coordinate with other Stakeholders to establish IT security risk management programs that will support the colleges overall security objectives, conduct risk assessments, and review system controls across the college network. S/he will be responsible for preparing reports to document IT security and IT risk maintenance, and ensure compliance with International standards, college policies and audit requirements.

Responsibilities also include participating in IT security training programs and committees, to develop and promote security across the college. The IT Security Senior Specialist will plan and recommend IT Security forecasting and expenditures, in alignment with College policies and procedures.



Your qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, or a related field, from a recognized, accredited institution combined with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, is required.  Designation as an Information Systems Security Professional is preferred. To be successful in this position you must be ambitious and a self-motivated team player with strong IT technical skills and the ability to apply technical knowledge and provide sound comprehensive advice. A desire to achieve organizational success and to lead by example is required. A proactive can-do attitude to work and good time management is essential. Candidates must have good attention to detail and the ability to anticipate change. Knowledge of IT Security and the Principles of Information Technology is required. S/he must demonstrate commitment to positive relationship building and effective working relationships across all levels of the organization. A commitment to ongoing IT training and continuous professional development is desirable. Candidates should demonstrate explanatory communication and interpersonal skills. Fluency in English language is required. Fluency in Arabic language is an asset.



Your move

If you are an energetic and enthusiastic individual with excellent English language skills and are ready for a professional and personal adventure in the Middle East, we’d like to hear from you.  See our website to apply.


Successful candidates must provide a recent Certificate of Conduct as well as original transcripts sent directly to our office from the institution(s).


 NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the State of Qatar visa process.


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College of the North Atlantic, Qatar Project

P. O. Box 1693   St. John’s, NL  A1C 5P7   Tel: (709) 758.7347 

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