Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) Information System Auditor Job in Kenya

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Higher Education Loans Board is a state corporation whose mandate is to source funds and provide loans, scholarships and bursaries to Kenyans studying in recognized institutions of higher learning. 
A vacancy has arisen for the position of information system Auditor in Audit department. 
HELB is looking for highly competent, passionate, dedicated and self-driven individual of high integrity who is able to demonstrate strong leadership skills to fill this following position:
Job Title: Information System Auditor
Reports to: Internal Audit Manager
Key responsibilities
  • Assist in establishing risk-based plans for IT Audit that are consistent with the Board’s goals;
  • Evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of IT controls & document this understanding in HELB’s internal audit programs;
  • Monitor the implementation & operation of defined IT controls on an ongoing basis;
  • Conduct independent Information Systems audits, identify associated risks, and recommend practical remedial actions;
  • Follow up on information systems audit recommendations to ensure that they are implemented on a timely basis;
  • Review the Board’s IT policies against best practice standards and provide improvement recommendations to the board;
  • Identify and investigate instances of non conformance of IT policies and procedures;
  • Develop and perform data analysis test procedures using a computer aided assisted tools (“CAAT”);
  • Review audit trails within HELB’s applications;
  • Ascertain the reliability of information systems by carrying out reviews of the board’s disaster recovery plan;
  • Discuss and agree the factual accuracy of audit observations with auditees and discuss these with the Audit Manager and Board Secretary.
  • University degree (preferably B.SC computer science, B.SC Information Technology) or related field.
  • At least 3 years proven working experience in a similar role is essential.
  • Professional Qualifications on Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional);
  • Good understanding of the concept of risk and risk assessment;
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of CAAT’s is a must;
  • Detailed knowledge of information systems governance and security principles & practices;
  • Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills;
  • Applicants with experience of auditing Windows operating systems and Oracle database management system will have an added advantage
Candidates should enclose up to date CVs giving among other things, details, of day time contacts, names and contacts of three referees, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials so as to reach the office of the Chief Executive Officer on the contact below not later than 10th August, 2012
Chief Executive Officer,
Higher Education Loans Board,
P.O. Box 69489-00400, 
OR Email Address: recruitment@helb.co.ke
‘HELB is an equal opportunity employer’

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