Equity Bank Audit Lead – Programme / Projects Assurance Jobs in Kenya

Equity Bank Audit Lead – Programme / Projects Assurance Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose:

Our purpose is transforming lives, giving dignity, and expanding opportunities for wealth creation.

The Audit Lead - Project Assurance is responsible for providing independent assurance and advisory services for critical and strategic projects across the Group.

This role serves as a subject matter expert, collaborating with various audit teams, including process auditors, cybersecurity auditors, information systems auditors, and others, to deliver comprehensive project assurance and advisory services. The role plays a crucial part in evaluating project governance, risk management, and control processes, identifying potential issues, and providing recommendations for improvement.

Reports to Group Chief Internal Auditor

Job Responsibilities:

Project Assurance and Advisory:

  • Conduct independent assessments of critical and strategic projects, including program management, project governance, risk management, and control processes.

  • Evaluate the alignment of projects with the organization's strategic objectives, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.

  • Assess the effectiveness of project planning, execution, and monitoring processes, including scope, schedule, budget, and resource management.

  • Identify potential risks, issues, and control deficiencies within projects and provide recommendations for mitigation and improvement.

    Subject Matter Expertise and Collaboration:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in project assurance, providing guidance and expertise to audit teams across various domains, including process audits, cybersecurity audits, and information systems audits.

  • Collaborate with audit teams to ensure comprehensive coverage of project risks, controls, and compliance requirements.

  • Foster knowledge-sharing and cross-functional collaboration among audit teams to deliver integrated project assurance services.

    Project Risk Management:

  • Assist project teams in establishing and maintaining effective risk management frameworks and processes.

  • Evaluate the identification, assessment, and mitigation of project risks, including operational, financial, technological, and strategic risks.

  • Provide guidance and support to project teams in developing and implementing risk mitigation strategies.

    Reporting and Communication:

  • Prepare comprehensive reports detailing project assurance findings, risks, and recommendations for remediation.

  • Present findings and recommendations to project teams, senior management,
    and relevant stakeholders, including the Chief Internal Auditor.

  • Collaborate with audit teams to ensure effective coordination and communication of project-related risks and issues.

    Continuous Improvement and Thought Leadership:

  • Stay updated with emerging project management practices, regulatory changes, and industry best practices related to project assurance and advisory.

  • Participate in training and professional development opportunities and knowledge-sharing events to enhance technical and advisory skills for the Internal Audit function across the group.

  • Contribute to the development of project assurance methodologies, frameworks, and best practices within the organization.


  • Bachelor's degree in project management, business administration or IT preferred,

  • Professional certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in project assurance, project management, internal auditing, or related roles within the financial services industry.


  • Proven expertise in project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall), project lifecycles, and industry best practices.

  • Strong understanding of risk management frameworks, control environments, and relevant regulations (e.g., PRINCE, GDPR, PCI-DSS).

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, for effective reporting, stakeholder management, and collaboration with audit teams.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders across multiple locations.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required.

  • Results orientation

  • High integrity and strength of character

    How to Apply

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