Malta Financial Services Authority is currently looking to recruit a Junior Analyst to join their team on a temporary contract basis.
The Supervisory ICT Risk and Cybersecurity Function forms part of the MFSA’s Supervision Directorate, it is cross-sectorial, and has been established to focus on one of the Authority’s outlined key strategic priorities – Address ICT risks and digital finance challenges with a focus on strengthening operational resilience within the framework of the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA). As a supervisory function, its portfolio of activities includes effective supervision, which aims to ensure that regulated firms within the industry, are effectively managing their ICT risks, and have a resilient cybersecurity framework in place, in line with Acts, Regulations, rules and sector-specific guidelines. The function participates and contributes to various Working Groups, Task Forces and Committees at local and international levels, and develops policies and guidelines for the industry.
The Supervisory ICT Risk and Cybersecurity Function provides expert advice on ICT and Cybersecurity matters to other functions within the MFSA as required. It is also a contributor to emerging strategies especially those that are technology-focused. The function is also the contact point for cyber incident reporting by regulated firms.
Within this role, you will be joining an analytical and multidisciplinary team of policy experts and supervisors. As a Junior Analyst in Grade 8 within the Supervisory ICT Risk & Cybersecurity Function, you will be expected to:
We are looking for candidates with solid academic background in Law, Finance, Accountancy, FinTech, Business Administration, ICT law and/or computer information systems, information technology, or information security, and/or in a similar policy-oriented background or relevant experience.
The role calls for an academic qualification in a relevant field of study at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC) or a widely recognised professional qualification at a comparable level. Possession of a postgraduate degree in a discipline relevant to the financial services sector would be considered an asset.
In the case that you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but have at least five (5) years of relevant experience, we would still be interested in speaking with you.
The following skill set is a must for this position:
The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer as certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality) and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.
It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on the comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at the application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such an interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website at www.ncfhe.gov.mt under the MQRIC heading.
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Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate's appointment liable to termination.
Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.
Public Call Permit: 460/2021