Job Opportunities

1.     Internal Auditor-Information Systems

Reports to: Head of Internal Audit

Department : Audit Department

Location: Head Office, Nairobi

Job Purpose

The Job holder of this position is responsible for performing detailed evaluation of internal controls over computer and ensure that the Information Systems in place are appropriate, well utilized, and reliable and secure, while giving commensurate recommendations on areas of improvement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide input for preparation of the Annual Audit plan.
  • Ensure adequate planning to align Information Systems Audits with corporate and business objectives.
  • Performing independent risk assessments of all new and existing systems (including peripheral/interfaced applications) and their attendant operating environment and infrastructure deployed in the Bank to Identify and analyzing the level of threat and potential risk to the Bank’s IS assets which may translate into losses;
  • Perform general and application control reviews for simple to complex computer information systems.
  • Deliver the scheduled audits as per the audit plan.
  • Perform information control reviews of system development standards, operating procedures, system security, programming controls, communication controls, back up and disaster recovery and system maintenance.
  • Perform reviews of internal control procedures and security for system under development and /or enhancements to current systems.
  • Prepare work papers and audit findings and ensure adequate documentation exists to support audit conclusions.
  • Follow up and offer support on closure of audit exceptions.
  • Monitor the implementation and operation of defined controls on an ongoing basis.
  • Communicate to auditees  the status of issue closure and number of overdue issues as  per agreed closure timelines
  • Conduct routine and adhoc audits of new and existing systems.
  • Providing Information Systems security consultancy services for projects undertaken by the Bank ensuring compliance with best practice;
  • Drafting suitable audit reports highlighting key process/ control weaknesses, non-compliance with procedures and management policies and regulatory requirements, among others on those areas audited.


  • University Degree in Information Systems or Computer Science/ IT.
  • Certification in Information System Audit (CISA) a must.
  • CPA (K), ACCA, CISM, CISSP, CIA or an equivalent professional qualification an added advantage


  • At least 6 years working experience in IT with at least 4 years in IS Audit in corporate organization and has good knowledge of Banking Operations.

Personal attributes

  • Knowledge in risk assessment and control concept/methodologies.
  • Knowledge in audit tools & techniques including process mapping, control identification & analysis and design of audit tests.
  • Business process and control knowledge.
  • Demonstrate leadership ability.
  • Strong business and financial analytical skills.
  • Have good interpersonal skills,

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2.     Internal Auditor-Business

Reports to: Manager, Internal Audit

Department: Audit Department

Location: Head Office, Nairobi

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Internal Manager, Audit the job holder will be required to provide independent and objective assurance on the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes to add value and improve organization’s operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to conducting risk assessment for and planning for assigned audit assignments.
  • Provide assurance on effectiveness and efficiency of control environment, risk management and compliance to Gulf African Bank policies and procedures and Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Prudential guidelines.
  • Identify controls and process weaknesses, document main control points and provide evidential support for report recommendations.
  • Review and evaluate the system of internal controls and assess their adequacy and effectiveness in managing risk and propose value adding recommendations for improvements.
  • Provide assurance that organization’s objectives and goals will be achieved efficiently and effectively.
  • Maintain respectful and effective communication and relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Present to the area management the results, recommendations and conclusions of the audit reviews.
  • Analyze operational and management processes and system controls effectiveness and efficiency in view to improve them and propose value adding recommendations.
  • Document the results of audit work in accordance with internal audit guidelines and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards, the relevant operational best practices and the annual audit place.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, IT, or Business Related field from a university recognized by Commission for University Education.
  • Possession of CPA/ACCA a must.
  • ACI and CIA/CISA/ACIB qualification is an added advantage.
  • Master degree is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in the use of audit management software e.g. Team Mate.


  • A minimum 4 years’ experience in external audit or internal audit in a bank with hands on experience in auditing business units and complex support unit’s e.g.  End to end credit process, Quality assurance processes review, Trade Finance and Financial Institutions, Treasury, legal, digital products and compliance.

Personal attributes

  • Appreciation of Banking regulatory framework and internal policies.
  • Knowledge of Audit Standards.
  • Proficiency in the use of audit management software e.g.  Analytical tools and Team Mate etc.
  • Appreciation of the Bank’s Credit and Treasury products and services.
  • Customer Service Skills.

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05 Jul, 2021

Chief Manager (CM) – Testing Laboratory – Deadline: 14/07/2021

Responsible for:

  • Providing technical leadership in provision of testing laboratory service.

Tasks and outputs:

  • Develops functional objectives and implements plans for provision of laboratory testing service.
  • Provide science based consultancy service to support interpretation and application of tax and border control policies.
  • Provides direction and operation guidance for the testing laboratory.
  • Develops, recommends and implements laboratory testing policies and procedures.
  • Directs the evaluation of technological advances and changes in services to support business process improvements.
  • Plan and direct research and development appropriate to laboratory testing function.
  • Preparation and administration of the division budget and monitors implementation of work plan.
  • Set staff performance targets, evaluate performance and monitor staff training and development.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure quality of testing and safety of the work environment.
  • Establish and maintain liaison with relevant government agencies and other organisations on matters related to laboratory testing and technology.
  • Preparation of management reports, and review technical recommendations and correspondences.
  • Performing such other duties as may be assigned.

Skills required:

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related field.
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage.

Minimum years of experience

  • At least seven (7) years relevant experience with three (3) years at middle managerial level.

Competencies required for this Role:

  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise.
  • Strong research, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with third parties and staff.
  • Excellent decision making capabilities.
  • Resilient, focused and results oriented.
  • Motivated, dynamic and dedicated team player.
  • Broad knowledge of chemistry, good knowledge in the Harmonized System (HS) Nomenclature and familiar with relevant tax laws and related regulations.
  • Demonstrate ability to interpret scientific concepts, formulate and implement scientific programs and solutions to support administration of tax and related policies.

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