Chief, Information System Audit, Central Office, Job in Kenya

Job Ref. HR: KP1/5B.2/1/3/1450

This position will be reporting to the Manager, General & Forensic Audit.

The key duties and responsibilities will include;

Managing information systems audit and implementing strategies including planning, development of audit testing and evaluation programs, quality assurance, and reporting of audit results.

Conducting continuous risk assessment of the information technology environment including operating systems, network infrastructure, and all interfaced systems with a view to determine the main areas of focus and priority and hence draw an appropriate audit program.

Support the financial and operational auditors in identifying high level information system risks, as well as designing and building automation tools for use by the audit department.

Participate in projects related to the implementation of new technologies and business applications by offering risk and control consulting and advice to technical and functional project teams.

Planning and conducting system audits of specific target areas identified from the overall risk assessment and general audit.

Preparing risk–based annual system audit plans detailing the scope, nature and timing of audit activities.


Implementing strategies for information system audit to ensure that company operations and transactions comply with internal control systems, policies and procedures.

Benchmarking on audit methods and tools for best practice in the areas of audit, fraud prevention and internal controls.

Providing consultation and assurance in the adoption of new technologies such as industrial robots, artificial intelligence and machine learning, 5G expansion, Edge Computing, Internet of Things and Big Data.

Appointment Specification

Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field from a recognized institution

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or equivalent certification

Post Graduate Diploma in ICT or Master’s Degree will be an added advantage

Having worked for the big four audit firms at a senior level is an added advantage

Member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA or relevant professional body.

Nine (9) years working experience , three (3) of which should have been at supervisory level

Extensive knowledge of IT controls and best practices

Strong Communication Skills

High levels of Integrity and Ethics

Drive for results and achievement

Analytical and strategic thinker

Creativity and innovation

Commitment to Company Vision and Values

How To Apply

Interested persons should submit their applications online through visiting Kenya Power website on http://www.kplc.co.ke. Attach detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials. Please note that we may use this information to conduct background verification during the recruitment process. Quote the title of the position you are applying for and include your mobile telephone contact and email address and to be received not later than Tuesday, 16th July 2024.

Only candidates offered employment shall present the following clearance certificates;

Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations

Valid Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

Current Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);

Current Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)