PRIMARY DUTIES ANDRESPONSIBILITIES
Develop, maintain and update the IT Audit plan as part of the Annual Work plan.
Develop appropriate audit tests aimed at addressing identified IT risks and achieving the desired audit objectives to provide assurance that IT risks are effectively managed or mitigated.
Conducts all assigned audits including planning, evaluating and documenting the results, reporting and follow up in accordance with the annual audit plan.
Develops and discusses findings, agrees on recommendations and timelines for corrective action with responsible officer of operations audited, and monitors the implementation status of agreed recommendations.
Follow up on all IT issues arising from audits and other inspections and secure compliance with the agreed recommendations within the relevant time frame.
Take a lead in supporting SAO to optimize the use of Team Mate audit software by providing internal support to all users when necessary.
Exercise due professional care in performing audit work, including reviewing operating efficiency and making recommendations for cost reductions.
Continue professional development through self-training, participation in recommended courses and in-house training
Performs other related duties as determined by Auditor general, Deputy Auditor general and Head of IT Audit Section.
Proposes innovative solutions and methodologies and take active role in ensuring that IT methodologies reflect "leading" practices
Establish internal and external business relationships especially with INTOSAI, ISACA
Demonstrate strong learning agility, adapting to change and recovering quickly from setbacks.
EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Qualifications and Skills:
The Successful IT Auditor should possess the following qualifications;
First class or at least a minimum of a second upper bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information systems, Telecommunication engineering, Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or related field.
A qualification such as CISA, PMP, CFE, CISM, GSNA, CISSP, CCNA, MCSE, MCP, and Oracle will be a great advantage.
Basic understanding of some components of IT governance frameworks (i.e. COBIT, ITIL, COSO)
User level IT (Ms Office) knowledge and good understanding of risks to IT system development, implementation and maintenance
Proficient IT skills (Word, Excel, Power Point) and Good understanding of interaction between the application and underlying infrastructure (networks, operating systems, databases)
Ability to cultivate and utilize knowledge of systems and frameworks used by auditors to efficiently and effectively perform their work; knowledge of some CAATs software such as ACL, IDEA TeamMate AM is desirable
Familiarity with Government IFMIS in a developing country will be an added advantage;
At least 2 years working experience in ICT or audit or consulting fields is highly desirable.
Skills and competencies:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dari and English is required;
Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed;
Ability to determine and review priorities and meet deadlines;
Ability to multi-task and work under pressure;
Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member;
Creative and analytical thinking
Demonstrated technical (IT), business knowledge and ability to learn.
Mature and professional approach: demonstrates resilience, handles ambiguity and displays strong self-awareness
Applies structured problem solving skills
Demonstrates leadership in technical and sector areas of expertise
Owns a proven track record in leading others and acts as a role model in managing people
Liaison and Reporting Arrangement
The IT auditor will be reporting to the IT audit manager in the IT Department of SAO.
If you believe you are a high performer and have the skills and qualifications outlined above, kindly submit your application, CV and relevant testimonials in support of your academic qualifications to the following address.
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan represented by Supreme Audit Office (SAO), has received a grant under PFMR-II - the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF),which is administered by the World Bank and intends to apply part of the proceeds to make payments under a contract for consultancy services for the post of an Advisor to provide support to Performance audit Department on operational matters, guidelines, external audit, support services & sustainable capacity building activities of mentioned department, based on INTOSAI standards.
PFMR-II Project Development Objective (PDO): Include strengthening public financial management in Afghanistan through effective procurement, treasury and audit structures and systems in line with sound financial management standards of monitoring, reporting and control. The projects investments amongst others include support for building skills and improving infrastructure for external audit of the SAO to improve management oversight of its own operations and strengthen external accountability of the executive.