Principal Audit Officer Job in Kenya

The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) is a State Corporation established through an Act of Parliament; Act Number 33 of 26th October 2012. The Authority is mandated with effectively managing the road transport sub-sector, minimizing road traffic accidents and loss of lives resulting therefrom.

Pursuant to this mandate, the Authority seeks to recruit highly motivated, visionary, dynamic and results oriented candidates to fill the under mentioned positions:


Reporting to the Manager, Internal Audit, the Principal Audit Officer – Systems will be responsible for management and coordination of various information systems audit activities and assignments.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure annual risk assessment and preparation of annual internal system audit work plan and budget in a timely manner;

Manage and coordinate various information systems audit activities and assignments;

Review audit assignment proposals, audit plans and engagement programmes for audit of ICT systems;

Ensure preparation and/review of information systems audit working papers, audit findings and draft audit reports on information systems are prepared in time;

Ensure maintenance of high audit standards, adherence to plans, budgets and work schedules;

Monitor and make follow up on implementation of internal and external system audit recommendations and maintain a database of the implementation rate in consultation with the Manager, Internal Audit;

Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual internal system audit reports/returns and advise on areas for improvement;

Carry out investigation on irregularities identified or reported in system audit reports or by management or any other source;

Identify activities and processes subject to information systems audit coverage, evaluating their significance and assessing the degree of risk inherent in terms of the audit costs involved;

Reviewing responses on draft audit report, prepare final audit reports and submit for review by the Manager Internal Audit;

Identify training needs for ICT auditors and ensure that relevant trainings are provided;

Review compliance with regulations, instructions and procedures in implementation of ICT systems; and

Head special audit assignment teams that may be appointed from time to time

Key Qualifications and Experience:

For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems/Computer Science/Computer Engineering

or any other relevant field from a recognized institution;

Master’s Degree in Computer Science, IT, Business Information Systems (or related

technical / business field) from a recognized university will be an added advantage;

At least eight (8) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must have been in a supervisory position in the Public/Private sector;

Attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

Holder of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or other qualifications g. CISM, CISSP, CRISC, CEH;

Registered as member of ISACA or other IT professional body in good standing;

Computer Proficiency; and

Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should apply in confidence indicating the Job Ref. No. on both the application and envelope to the address below, enclosing CV with full details of educational background and professional qualifications. The application should also have copies of certificates, relevant testimonials and the National ID. Applications may be deposited at the Authority’s Head Office Reception, 316 Upper Hill Chambers, Ground floor, 2nd Ngong Avenue, or posted to;

The Director General,

National Transport and Safety Authority, 316 Upper Hill Chambers, 2nd Ngong Avenue,

P.O. Box 3602-00506,


All applications should be received not later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday 29th May 2023.

NTSA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Youth, Women and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply. Please note that only

shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.