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7 Jun 2024

Full-Time Jobs Opportunities at Equity Bank Kenya (6 Positions)

Equity Bank Kenya – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Anywhere

Job Description

Equity Bank Limited (The “Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 – 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, m

Business Manager Group Internal Audit

  • Location Nairobi
  • The Business Manager will serve as a strategic partner to the Group Chief Internal Auditor, responsible for providing high-level administrative and operational support. This role will manage priorities, lead special projects, conduct research and analysis, and ensure the efficient operation of the internal audit department. The role will be an Internal Auditor who will also participate in the delivery of audit assignments when required.
  • Reports to Group Chief Internal Auditor.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare briefing materials, reports, presentations and communications on behalf of the GCIA
  • Conduct research and analysis on audit issues, risk areas, industry trends and best practices
  • Lead and oversee key departmental projects and initiatives as assigned by the GCIA
  • Liaise with internal audit teams across Group entities to gather updates and monitor workstreams
  • Develop and manage processes to improve departmental efficiency and effectiveness
  • Assist with administrative functions like budgeting and staffing
  • Develops and oversees development and implementation of the internal audit training and development program
  • Manages the on-boarding and training of new staff.
  • Leads organizational change management and strategy efforts
  • Manages and interprets finance provided data on business unit performance
  • Provides logistical support and thought leadership for many of the activities intended to set strategic direction of the function
  • Coordinate Board Audit Committee meetings and materials
  • Participate in the delivery of audits and advisory assignments when required
  • Maintain open communication with senior leadership and serve as a liaison

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in internal audit, risk management, compliance or financial controls

Competencies

  • Strong project management, organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, data analysis and presentation tools
  • Professional certification(s) such as CIA, CRMA or CPA preferred.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required. Results orientation
  • High integrity and strength of character

Audit Manager – Information Systems Audits

  • Location Nairobi

Job Purpose

  • Our purpose is transforming lives, giving dignity, and expanding opportunities for wealth creation.
  • The Audit Manager – Information Systems Audits is responsible for conducting comprehensive audits and assessments of information technology (IT) systems, processes, and controls across the Group. This role plays a critical part in evaluating the effectiveness of IT controls, identifying risks, and providing recommendations for improvement to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards.
  • Reports to Senior Manager – Information Systems Audits

Job Responsibilities

IT Audit Planning and Execution:

  • Participate in the development and execution of the annual IT audit plan.
  • Conduct IT audits across various business units and subsidiaries, focusing on areas such as application controls, data integrity, change management, IT operations, and business continuity / disaster recovery controls.
  • Evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of IT controls, ensuring alignment with industry best practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Perform technical testing and analysis, including data analytics.
  • Collaborate with other audit teams to deliver integrated audits and advisory assignments.

Audit Reporting and Documentation:

  • Prepare comprehensive audit reports detailing findings, risks, and recommendations for remediation.
  • Document audit procedures, evidence, and working papers in accordance with established standards and methodologies.
  • Collaborate with IT teams and business stakeholders to validate findings and ensure accurate reporting.

Risk Assessment and Advisory:

  • Analyze and evaluate the potential impact of identified risks on the organization’s IT systems, operations, and overall risk posture.
  • Provide practical recommendations to mitigate risks and enhance the effectiveness of IT controls.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of remediation plans, as necessary.
  • Contribute to IT advisory projects and assessments, providing subject matter expertise and guidance.

Continuous Learning and Development:

  • Stay updated with emerging IT risks, regulatory changes, and industry best practices related to IT auditing.
  • Participate in training and professional development opportunities to enhance technical and auditing skills.
  • Contribute to the improvement of audit methodologies and procedures within the team.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Collaborate effectively with IT teams, business units, and relevant stakeholders during audit engagements.
  • Foster positive relationships and maintain open communication channels to facilitate the audit process.
  • Provide guidance and support to junior auditors and team members as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, cybersecurity, or a related field from a recognized university.
  • Professional certifications such as CISA, CISSP, or equivalent IT auditing certifications.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in IT auditing, IT risk management, or related roles preferably within the financial services industry.

Competencies

  • Proficient in conducting reviews of IT General Controls, IT Application Controls, IT Projects Assurance.
  • Proficient in the use of auditing tools, techniques, and methodologies, including data analytics and automated testing.
  • Proficient in conducting reviews of IT General Controls, IT Application Controls, Information Risk Management, IT Projects Assurance and related areas.
  • Familiarity with IT frameworks, standards, and regulations (e.g., COBIT, ITIL, ISO 27001).
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, for effective reporting and stakeholder management.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required.
  • Results orientation
  • High integrity and strength of character

Audit Lead – Programme / Projects Assurance

  • Location Nairobi
  • The Audit Lead – Project Assurance is responsible for providing independent assurance and advisory services for critical and strategic projects across the Group. This role serves as a subject matter expert, collaborating with various audit teams, including process auditors, cybersecurity auditors, information systems auditors, and others, to deliver comprehensive project assurance and advisory services. The role plays a crucial part in evaluating project governance, risk management, and control processes, identifying potential issues, and providing recommendations for improvement.
  • Reports to Group Chief Internal Auditor

Job Responsibilities

Project Assurance and Advisory:

  • Conduct independent assessments of critical and strategic projects, including program management, project governance, risk management, and control processes.
  • Evaluate the alignment of projects with the organization’s strategic objectives, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.
  • Assess the effectiveness of project planning, execution, and monitoring processes, including scope, schedule, budget, and resource management.
  • Identify potential risks, issues, and control deficiencies within projects and provide recommendations for mitigation and improvement.

Subject Matter Expertise and Collaboration:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in project assurance, providing guidance and expertise to audit teams across various domains, including process audits, cybersecurity audits, and information systems audits.
  • Collaborate with audit teams to ensure comprehensive coverage of project risks, controls, and compliance requirements.
  • Foster knowledge-sharing and cross-functional collaboration among audit teams to deliver integrated project assurance services.

Project Risk Management:

  • Assist project teams in establishing and maintaining effective risk management frameworks and processes.
  • Evaluate the identification, assessment, and mitigation of project risks, including operational, financial, technological, and strategic risks.
  • Provide guidance and support to project teams in developing and implementing risk mitigation strategies.

Reporting and Communication:

  • Prepare comprehensive reports detailing project assurance findings, risks, and recommendations for remediation.
  • Present findings and recommendations to project teams, senior management, and relevant stakeholders, including the Chief Internal Auditor.
  • Collaborate with audit teams to ensure effective coordination and communication of project-related risks and issues.

Continuous Improvement and Thought Leadership:

  • Stay updated with emerging project management practices, regulatory changes, and industry best practices related to project assurance and advisory.
  • Participate in training and professional development opportunities and knowledge-sharing events to enhance technical and advisory skills for the Internal Audit function across the group.
  • Contribute to the development of project assurance methodologies, frameworks, and best practices within the organization.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in project management, business administration or IT preferred,
  • Professional certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in project assurance, project management, internal auditing, or related roles within the financial services industry.

Competencies

  • Proven expertise in project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall), project lifecycles, and industry best practices.
  • Strong understanding of risk management frameworks, control environments, and relevant regulations (e.g., PRINCE, GDPR, PCI-DSS).
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, for effective reporting, stakeholder management, and collaboration with audit teams.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders across multiple locations.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required.
  • Results orientation
  • High integrity and strength of character

Senior Manager – Audit Automation, Analytics & Models

  • Location Nairobi
  • The Senior Manager – Audit Automation, Analytics & Models is responsible for leading and driving the adoption of data analytics, automation, continuous auditing methodologies, and data visualization within the Group’s audit function. This role oversees the development and implementation of data-driven audit approaches, leveraging advanced analytics, modeling techniques, and visualization tools to enhance audit efficiency, effectiveness, and risk coverage. Additionally, this role leads the model risk audit team, ensuring the effective assessment and governance of models used across the organization.
  • Reports to Group Head of Audit – Technology, Digital and Data Analytics

Job Responsibilities

Data Analytics, Automation, and Visualization Strategy:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive data analytics, automation, and visualization strategy for the audit function, aligning with the Group’s overall audit objectives and risk management framework.
  • Identify opportunities for leveraging data analytics, automation, continuous auditing methodologies, and data visualization to improve audit processes, risk assessment, monitoring capabilities, and communication of audit findings.
  • Drive the adoption of advanced data analytics tools, techniques, and visualization platforms, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive modeling, and interactive dashboards.
  • Foster a data-driven culture within the audit teams, promoting the use of data-driven insights, decision-making, and effective communication through visualizations.

Continuous Auditing, Monitoring, and Reporting:

  • Design and implement continuous auditing and monitoring programs to enable real-time risk assessment and timely identification of control deficiencies.
  • Collaborate with IT teams and business units to establish data sources, data governance frameworks, and automated reporting mechanisms.
  • Develop and maintain interactive dashboards, reports, and data visualization tools to provide real-time visibility into key risk areas, audit findings, and performance metrics.

Model Risk Audit Oversight:

  • Lead and oversee the model risk audit team, ensuring the effective assessment and governance of models used for risk management, pricing, capital calculation, and decision- making processes.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive model risk audit program, covering model development, validation, implementation, and monitoring processes.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant model risk management regulations, guidelines, and industry best practices.

Team Management and Development:

  • Manage and mentor a team of data analytics professionals, model risk auditors, data visualization experts, and subject matter experts, providing guidance, training, and professional development opportunities.
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative environment, encouraging knowledge-sharing and continuous improvement within the teams.
  • Identify and address skill gaps and develop training programs to enhance team capabilities in data analytics, automation, visualization, and model risk auditing.

Stakeholder Management and Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with IT teams, business units, risk management functions, and other relevant stakeholders to understand their data needs, model requirements, risk profiles, and reporting/visualization requirements.
  • Collaborate with IT teams to ensure data required to support audit automation, continuous audits and other data related initiatives is availed.
  • Establish effective communication channels and promote transparency in the application of data analytics, automation, visualization, and model risk audit initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative field such as computer science, statistics, mathematics, or a related discipline. Advanced degree(s) preferred.
  • Professional certifications such as CISA, Certified Data Analyst (CDA), Certified Analytics Professional (CAP), or equivalent.
  • 8+ years of experience in data analytics, audit automation, scripting, data transformation, Continuous Auditing and Controls Monitoring or related roles.

Competencies

  • Proven ability to lead and manage teams of data analytics and auditing professionals.
  • Proficient in data analytics techniques, automation tools, and continuous auditing methodologies.
  • Proficient in developing solutions using visualization tools and scripting languages such as Python, R, SQL, Power BI, Tableau etc.
  • Proficient in the use of Audit analytics tools such as IDEA, ACL, Arbutus etc.
  • Familiarity with model risk management frameworks, regulations, and industry best practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective stakeholder management, team leadership, and presenting complex analytical findings.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and address complex data-driven audit challenges and provide actionable solutions.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required.
  • Results orientation
  • High integrity and strength of character

Business Development Services- Mentors

  • Location Nairobi

About The Role

  • Reporting to the Business Development services (BDS) coordinator the BDS Mentor will be responsible for building the capacity of micro, medium and small enterprises through individual and group mentorship and coaching sessions in the assigned regions.

Roles And Responsibilities

  • Identify, Mobilizing & enrolling MSMEs for BDS under Young Africa Works Program.
  • Carrying out in-depth diagnosis of the MSMES businesses using tools provided to establish the business gaps.
  • Conducting baseline survey to capture the status of the MSME business before commencing the BDS support.
  • Conducting demand driven individual mentorship to MSMES allocated under Young Africa Works Program.
  • Conducting group mentorship sessions to group of MSMEs allocated under Young Africa Works Program.
  • Conducting end line survey of the MSMEs supported to capture the status of the business after the BDS support.
  • Ensuring that the MSMEs under the BDS support access financial services from Equity Group.
  • Facilitating market linkages and business networks for the Micro, Small &medium and Small Enterprises.
  • Providing periodical BDS support reports as required.
  • Documentation and dissemination of success stories & lessons learnt in the BDS support.
  • Monitoring, reviewing, and documenting of the BDS through the implementation process.
  • Participating in the development, review, and update process of the BDS support materials.
  • Organize MSMEs workshops and webinars.

Qualifications
Qualifications Knowledge and Experience

  • Must have worked with MSMEs in entrepreneurship training, mentorship, coaching and Business Development services delivery.
  • Must be a certified trainer, business mentor and coach priority given to ILO SIYB training certification.
  • Must have above 4-year proven practical experience in supporting Micro, Small and Medium sized enterprises with training, mentorship, coaching, advisory services, and linkage to access finance & markets.
  • Prior experience in organizing MSME workshops and training forums both face to face and virtual [webinars]
  • Practical experience in running and managing a business management will be an added advantage.

Desired Skills And Ability

  • Good communication skills and application of adult learning principles.
  • Good interpersonal, listening and questioning skills.
  • Demonstrated Training and facilitation skills with ability to work with diverse business audiences at a group and individual level.
  • Demonstrate understanding of ICT use by the MSMEs.
  • Personal discipline and self-initiative.

Senior Manager – Cybersecurity Audits

  • Location Nairobi
  • The Senior Manager – Cybersecurity Audits and Advisory is responsible for leading cybersecurity audit and advisory assignments across the Group. This role oversees the planning, execution, and reporting of cybersecurity audits, as well as providing strategic advisory services to enhance the organization’s cybersecurity posture and align with industry best practices.
  • Reports to Group Head of Audit – Technology, Digital and Data Analytics.

Job Responsibilities

Cybersecurity Audit Planning and Execution:

  • Assist in developing and executing the annual internal plan with specific responsibility for cybersecurity audits.
  • Lead and coordinate cybersecurity audits across the Group, ensuring consistency in audit methodologies and standards.
  • Evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of cybersecurity controls, access management, network security, data protection, and incident response.
  • Assess compliance with relevant cybersecurity regulations, industry standards, and internal policies.

Cybersecurity Advisory Services:

  • Provide strategic advice and recommendations to enhance the Group’s cybersecurity controls, risk management practices, and overall security posture.
  • Conduct cybersecurity assessments, gap analyses, and maturity evaluations to identify improvement opportunities.
  • Advise on the implementation of cybersecurity frameworks, standards, and best practices across the organization.
  • Support the development and review of cybersecurity policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Provide relevant assurance and advisory services in select IT projects.

Audit Team Management:

  • Manage and mentor a team of cybersecurity auditors and advisors, providing guidance, training, and professional development opportunities.
  • Assign audit and advisory resources effectively across the Group’s entities and ensure adherence to timelines and budgets.
  • Foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing among the cybersecurity teams across different locations.

Reporting and Communication:

  • Prepare comprehensive audit reports and advisory deliverables detailing findings, risks, and recommendations.
  • Present audit results, advisory recommendations, and strategic insights to senior management, CISO, and relevant stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with local IT audit teams, cybersecurity function, and business units to ensure effective communication and alignment.
  • Provide strategic level advisory through communication of key themes, insights and foresights to senior management and the Board.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders, including IT managers, business unit leaders, and regulatory authorities, to understand their expectations and requirements.
  • Foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, promoting transparency and trust in the audit and advisory processes.

Continuous Improvement and Thought Leadership:

  • Stay updated with emerging cybersecurity threats, regulatory changes, and industry best practices, and incorporate them into the audit and advisory programs.
  • Contribute to the development of cybersecurity strategies, frameworks, and methodologies within the organization.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field from a recognized university.
  • Professional cyber security certifications such as OSCP, CCIE Security, LPT or equivalent cybersecurity certifications.
  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience in cybersecurity auditing, IT audit, IT security, risk management, advisory services, or related roles, with a focus on the financial services industry.

Competencies

  • Proficiency in the use of penetration testing and vulnerability assessment tools and in conducting ethical hacking assignments.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage teams of cybersecurity professionals.
  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity frameworks, standards, and regulations (e.g., NIST, ISO, PCI-DSS).
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and address complex cybersecurity risks and provide actionable solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effectively presenting findings, recommendations, and strategic insights to stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required.
  • Results orientation
  • High integrity and strength of character

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