Safaricom Senior Manager - Technology Audits and Audit Quality Jobs in Kenya

Safaricom Senior Manager - Technology Audits and Audit Quality Jobs in Kenya

  • We are pleased to announce the above opportunity in the Internal Audit Department within the CEO’s Office.

  • In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

    Brief Description

  • Reporting to the Director - Internal Audit, the position holder will lead a team of technical specialists responsible for developing and delivering an effective internal audit plan, assessing the key risks associated with all aspects of Information Technology and providing practical recommendations to mitigate against the same.

  • They will also coordinate special input in all audits.

    Key Responsibilities

    Information Systems Audits

  • Manage the high-quality planning, execution and reporting of audits of IT systems.

  • Ensure the audit jobs maintain thorough and high-quality results within defined audit plans and budgets.

  • Ensure adherence to Internal Audits policies, standards, procedures and processes including appropriate documentation and quality assurance standards.

  • Ensure engagements are conducted effectively and efficiently to the high standards set out by the Division, outcomes of which are confirmed through the Division’s Quality Assurance Program (QAIP)

  • Provide practical and cost-effective advice to management on designing, implementing and enhancing internal controls in the areas of technology in Safaricom IT Operations Domain and lead the audit team members to deliver the same high-quality advice.

  • Manage relationships with all stakeholders including senior management.

    Audit Analytics/ Continuous Auditing and Controls Monitoring

  • Driving the development and use of data analytics throughout the audit life cycle, as well as manage the network of data analytics auditors embedded in the internal audit teams.

  • Manage the continuous auditing and controls monitoring program in the company including raising awareness of the same within the business

  • Working with stakeholders to identify key automated controls, developing a roadmap to ensure tests are developed to monitor key controls to achieve real time audits over all key cycles in the company

    Audit Recommendation Implementation

  • Track implementation status of audit recommendations.

  • Maintain partnership with clients to ensure that all audit issues are resolved within the defined target dates.

  • Drive identification and resolution of root causes of audit issues to improve the control environment

    Project Assurance

  • Provide Assurance and advisory services to project management teams on key risks and controls throughout the project delivery phases;

  • Carry out risk assessments and develop project Assurance plan;

  • Manage the planning, execution and reporting of individual project Assurance and advisory assignments

    Quality Assurance – Audit QAIP Program

  • Responsible for the internal audit quality assurance and improvement program (QAIP) program.

  • Maintaining a timely and effective internal quality assurance program that continuously validates conformance of internal audit practices to the internal audit standards;

  • Executing the quality assurance process to ensure that all internal audit work is completed as per internal policies and procedures and identifying areas of non-compliance with standards and policies &

  • Identifying and documenting completed audit work for each quarter, selecting samples for quality assurance, both peer and external reviews and preparing QAIP Executive Summary Reports to incorporate all completed activities

  • Identifying training opportunities through quality assurance review, recommending training needs to align with internal audit practices and support the delivery of focused training sessions for matters identified;

    People Management

  • Define the IT Audit objectives and complete the staff appraisal reports per engagement/mid-year and end year appraisals

  • Provide coaching to IT Auditors in all audits
    Coordinate appropriate development programs for the IT Audit team members


  • Degree in Computer Science, IT, Business Information Systems (or related technical / business field) from a recognized university.

  • Minimum of 8 years IT Audit experience within an established Internal Audit function and/or a reputable external audit firm

  • Good knowledge of key IT applications supporting core business processes and business assurance

  • Holder of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation is a must.

  • Other qualifications e.g. CISM, CISSP, CRISC would be an added advantage.

  • A history of leading teams of auditors in successfully delivering IT audit engagements, either from an internal audit or external advisory capacity.

  • At least 2 years formal people management experience.

  • Experience in at least 3 of the following platforms Unix, Linux, Windows Server, Ms Sql, Oracle.

  • Familiarity with ERP and GRC tools.

  • Data analytics qualifications and experience.

  • Well versed in knowledge of IT control frameworks e.g. COBIT, ISO 27002, PCI DSS, ITIL.

  • Reliable, proven ability to self-start and effectively manage a project team.

    Note to Applicants

  • As part of the interview process, external candidates should prepare the following documentation which will be required as soft copies at a later stage based on your performance in the interviews/assessments.

  • An updated CV with contacts of three referees, 2 who must be professional and must have supervised you at some point, the other referee can be a colleague in the same professional field.

  • Kenyan Certificate of Good Conduct (Less than 1 year old) or a receipt of the same from the CID pending release of the hardcopy document.

  • Clearance certificate from a reputable Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

  • University Diploma/Degree Certificate/ Letter of completion from University in case you have not received your diploma/degree certificate.

  • National ID/Passport.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Safaricom Senior Manager - Technology Audits and Audit Quality Jobs in Kenya

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