Junior Analyst

Supervisory ICT Risk and Cybersecurity
Grade 8
Published on 03/05/2024

Job Description


About Department

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 in 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 on emerging strategies especially those that are technology focused.  The function is also the contact point for cyber incident reporting by regulated firms.


About Role

Within this role you will be joining an analytical and multidisciplinary team of policy experts and supervisors. As a Junior Analyst at Grade 8 within the Supervisory ICT Risk & Cybersecurity Function, you will be expected to:

  • Assist Supervisory functions during the authorisation stage of prospective Licence Holders;
  • Assist in supervisory activities in line with supervisory priorities and the risk-based supervisory approach established by the Authority;
  • The conduct of micro and macro level analyses arising from the various activities carried out by the function to identify any patterns and/or trends;
  • Assist other functions within the MFSA on ICT Risk and Cybersecurity matters as required;
  • The opportunity to participate in various Working Groups, Task Forces and Committees at local and international levels in relation to ICT Risk and Cybersecurity;
  • The development and maintenance of operational procedures;
  • Assist in the preparation of reports as required;
  • Assist in cross-functional projects and initiatives as necessary;
  • Keep abreast with developments in the areas of ICT Risk and Cybersecurity, including keeping current with technology advancements, emerging technologies especially those in use within the Financial Services sphere, and the persistent threat landscape;
  • Keep abreast with regulatory development and market evolution;
  • Other duties that may be assigned by the respective line manager and/or head of function from time to time.


About You

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 post graduate 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 ability to multi-task and work on own initiative;
  • The ability to work in a team;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Have a desire to learn.


Other Information

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 comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on www.ncfhe.gov.mt under MQRIC heading.

The MFSA shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage www.mfsa.mt.

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.

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