Senior Technical Auditor, Information Technology Systems Job Placement – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Job Title:    Senior Technical Auditor,
Information Technology Systems

Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Manager

About US:

Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade
Industry and Cooperatives responsible for standardization, Quality Assurance,
Metrology and Laboratory Testing (SQMT) with the objective of facilitating fair
trade, promoting local industries and Consumer protection. The Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade,
Industry and Co-operatives established by the UNBS Act Cap 327 and became
operational in 1989. It is governed by the National Standards Council and
headed by the Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day
operation of UNBS.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide input to the annual Information System (IS)/ Information
    Technology (IT) audit plan to be included in the overall departmental
    Annual Audit Plan.
  • Develop detailed IT audit work plans, information system audit
    programs/audit tests for specific engagements, audit schedules and risk
  • Conduct all assigned IS/ IT audits end-to-end; including planning,
    evaluating and documenting the results, reporting and follow up in
    accordance with the annual audit plan.
  • Evaluate adequacy and effectiveness of IT Governance, Risk
    Management and Controls for the Bureau, particularly on applications and
    infrastructure security.
  • Conduct special IS/ IT project audits, including investigation of
    fraud and/ or irregularities, as required,
  • Conduct IT security audits (e.g. network, operating system and data
    center), including evaluating if security vulnerabilities are properly
    identified and mitigated. Coordinate the scope and performance of these
    reviews with departments and external security experts, where applicable.
  • Prepare clear and concise audit reports on audit findings, detect
    non-compliance with UNBS policies, guidelines, statutory requirements and
    procedures for discussion with management, and your immediate supervisor
    before final reports are issued for corrective action.
  • Provide first level assurance services on system development and
    acquisition process of all Information Technology Systems and modules
    being brought into the UNBS IT environment.
  • Conduct assessments on changed, newly added or implemented IT
    internal controls
  • Support Internal Audit Department to optimize the use of existing
    CAATs (i.e. Teammate, IDEA, EnCase and ACL Audit Exchange audit systems)
    such as providing internal technical support and knowledge sharing
    services to all users when necessary.
  • Develop and maintain productive client, staff and management
    relationships through individual contacts and group meetings.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the UNBS Senior Technical Auditor, Information
    Technology Systems job opportunity should hold a Post-Graduate
    qualification in Information Technology or computer science or a related
    field from a recognized University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems and/ or
    Technology or related field.
  • Professional qualification of Certified Information Systems Auditor
    (CISA) is a MUST
  • Other Professional Information Systems Audit/Security/Risk
    Certifications such as CISM, CISSP, etc. will be added advantage.
  • At least five years of practical experience in areas of IT
    Audit/Risk/Security preferably with a large corporate environment.
  • Possession of technical knowledge in Core information system domains
    specifically Software development, Networking, Databases (MY SQL and MS
    SQL), Operating systems & Infrastructure (MS 2016 and above & UNIX
    related systems), Windows Active Directory and General Computer
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of information security standards,
    best practices for securing computer systems, and applicable laws and
  • Working knowledge of ACL/ IDEA / EnCase and/or Teammate Audit
    Systems is an added advantage
  • Good report writing skills together with basic knowledge of COBIT
    and best IT industry practices.
  • Knowledge of auditing standards and techniques is an added
  • Additionally, good working knowledge in the areas of: information
    security, IT risk, software development lifecycle, network security,
    internet/cyber technologies, Computer forensics, ERP Systems and databases
    will be of added advantage.
  • The successful candidate must have a high level of integrity and
    professionalism, Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills and needs
    to be a team player, an excellent communicator with good oral
    communication and presentation skills.
  • Age: Between 30
    and 45 years

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested persons are encouraged to apply as per the guidance

  • Please follow the link thus; Click Here
  • Use your email address as your
    registration mail
  • Fill in all tabs as per the application
    as required
  • Attach your updated CV with mobile
    telephone numbers indicated, copies of academic qualifications and national
    identity card under the tab for documents
  • Complete your application by clicking
    ‘submit application’
  • No hand delivered applications will be


  • Any form of canvassing will lead to
    automatic disqualification.
  • UNBS does not request for any payments
    at any stage of recruitment and review process
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be

Deadline: 17th May 2019 by 5:00pm

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