University of Cape Town Analyst: IT Governance, Risk & Compliance (IT GRC) Jobs in South Africa

University of Cape Town Analyst: IT Governance, Risk & Compliance (IT GRC) Jobs in South Africa

  • The University of Cape Town (UCT) has consistently been ranked as the No.1 public university in Africa and is currently ranked within the top 10% of universities internationally, by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • This achievement reflects the institution’s leadership, the quality of its Teaching & Learning and Research programs, and the exceptional commitment to service delivery by its various professional and administrative support services (PASS) departments.

  • In line with its commitment to sustainable growth and good governance, the university is seeking to employ an IT Governance, Risk & Compliance (IT GRC) Analyst in its Information & Communication Technology Services (ICTS) department on a 12-month, fixed-term contract basis. This role reports to the Senior GRC Manager in the IT Governance Support Services (GSS)
    division of the ICTS department.

  • The environment is results-driven and one where team members are trusted, supported, and empowered to grow, where healthy work-life balance is promoted, contributions are valued, and achievements are celebrated.

  • A hybrid, remote working model is on offer, and while occasional, onsite engagements at the Cape Town-based offices may be required, most of the work and engagements are conducted virtually.

  • The ideal candidate will: have excellent verbal, written and inter-personal communication skills with the ability to develop strong stakeholder relationships and manage expectations; be service-oriented and results-driven with a track record of delivery with attention to detail and within agreed timelines; have strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills; be
    skilled at planning, time management and coordinating activities; demonstrate high levels of enthusiasm, initiative and adaptability; have a track record of accountability, taking ownership, following through on commitments and driving tasks
    through to completion; work well independently and as part of a closely-knit team, contributing toward the team’s performance and growth.

    Purpose of the Position:

  • The IT GRC Analyst will play a pivotal role in supporting the senior GRC manager in maturing the IT GRC processes and practices by assisting with:

  • IT policies, procedures, and processes;

  • IT Risk Management;

  • Quality Assurance & Compliance Management:

  • Testing of Controls;

  • Management Reports.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities include:

    GRC Projects:

  • Assist with the scoping, planning, execution and monitoring of certain GRC-related projects.

    IT Governance:

  • Assist with the definition and implementation of Key Performance Indicators across the ICTS department;

  • Assist with the development of RACI matrices for various IT processes;

  • Assist with the development and documentation of IT-related policies and procedures.

    IT Risk Management for Operational & Project risks – periodic support

  • Identification & assessment of IT risks

  • Monitoring of the implementation of mitigating controls

  • Maintenance of the risk and issues register

    IT Quality Assurance & Compliance Management:

  • Support of internal audits and assessments against adopted standards (e.g. COBIT, ISO27001 etc.) to assist with compliance management and the improvement of IT / business processes.

  • Assist with quality assurance reviews of IT Projects, within the ICTS project office, against project management industry standards adopted.

  • Assist with documenting and performing Compliance review and testing procedures.

    IT Processes and Controls:

  • Support of the design and implementation of IT Processes and Controls within the ICTS department aligned with adopted standards and frameworks.

  • Assist with conducting reviews and monitoring compliance with approved business processes and control frameworks within the ICTS department.

    Internal / External Audits:

  • Co-ordination of activities required to fulfil the requirements of internal and external audits or assessments.


  • Assist with the development of GRC-related dashboard reports.

  • Assist with the preparation and dissemination of GRC management reports.

    GRC Officer Requirements include:

    Minimum Requirements:

    • An Information Systems or IT-related qualification at a minimum NQF level 6 (National Diploma or Advanced Certificate).

    • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant IT GRC experience in an enterprise (complex) environment.

    • A thorough understanding of and experience in the use of:

  • The COBIT (IT Governance & Management) framework; and

  • An industry-recognised Risk Management framework

    • Good English verbal and written, business communication skills

    • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite.

    Additional / Advantageous Requirements:

    • One of the following certifications: M_o_R, CRISC, CGEIT or an IRMSA-endorsed Risk Management certification.

    • COBIT Certification (IT Governance & Management Framework).

    • Project Management skills and experience in the use of an industry-recognised Project Management methodology.

    • Good presentation and facilitation skills.

    • Strong planning, organising, and coordinating skills.

    • inter-personal and relationship-building skills.

    • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; University of Cape Town Analyst: IT Governance, Risk & Compliance (IT GRC) Jobs in South Africa

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