Internal Auditor: Cyber & Information Security, Network and Infrastructure - Ecobank

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Internal Auditor: Cyber & Information Security, Network and Infrastructure - Ecobank

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Job Purpose:

  • Carry out audits and reviews of the Cyber & Information Security, Network and Infrastructure hosted by the institution
  • Carry out other duties that may be assigned (ARRs, follow-ups etc.)
  • Independent assessment of the effectiveness of Information Systems risk management process and practices
  • Information Systems Audit Objectives 
  • Information Systems Risk reviews.
  • Provide assurance to the Board and Management on key risks and their management

JOB PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES  (Key tasks and indicate any additional activities arising from the job)

Information Systems Auditor:

  • Carry out the periodic audit of information systems hosted by the institution and Group operations & Technology done in line with the approved Audit plan.
  • Conduct audit and risk reviews of information systems including the following:
  • UNIX AIX and Windows operating systems
  • Portable devices such as laptops, notepads, smartphones, and blackberry phones
  • Data backup/storage, security, availability, integrity, classification and retention
  • Windows Office applications including email
  • Windows domain controller
  • Assess the risk and security exposures associated with all software applications and databases used for the facilitation of banking services to the bank’s customers across all affiliates.
  • Assess risk associated with the strategic planning and management of the activities of the information technology platforms in Accra and Lagos.
  • Assess risks associated with Information Security, IT Security, business continuity and disaster recovery planning
  • Assess risks associated with data security, portable devices, windows office applications and domain controller
  • Conduct audit and risk reviews of the following Network and Communication Systems but not limited to:
  • The institution’s network and communication platforms
  • Routers
  • Firewalls
  • IDS / IPS
  • Switches
  • Voice / Data / Video
  • Conduct audit and risk reviews of Infrastructure including the following:
  • Data Centers i.e. Accra, and Lagos
  • Network and Internet Security
  • Cloud computing
  • Design / update I.S Audit programs and checklists for Networks, Communications and Infrastructure in line with international standards and new technology developments within the Group
  • Plan and execute risk-based audit of Networks, Communications and Infrastructure
  • Monitor and escalate key risk issues
  • Carry out ad-hoc reviews
  • Perform periodic IS Risk Assessments and maintain a technology risk map for institution and Group Operations & Technology 
  • Review and evaluate new technology products/services and associated risks.
  • Independent participation in the review and evaluation of projects related to various information systems. networks, communications and infrastructure
  • Share audit findings and recommendations for corrective action to the head of audit for management.
  • Issue draft report within 10 days after completion of all audit assignments.
  • Conduct training for colleagues (auditors), in order to improve the knowledge in auditing and enforcing controls in the IT systems.
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly board papers.
  • Special Assignments and reviews.
  • Perform other tasks that may be assigned by the Head of Audit and Audit Manager, eProcess & EGH




Audit Risk Reviews:

  • Conduct audit risk review of critical platforms and  the institution’s operations and issue report on findings
  • Test to see if controls are working as they should
  • Assist to provide reasonable assurance to management that risk identified are being managed.


Audit Risk Reviews:

  • Provide trend analysis on key risks and recommend solutions
  • Interact with all levels of staff, giving feedback on risk and control issues identified during audit reviews
  • Provide advisory services to Functional Heads on risk and control weaknesses affecting their respective areas.
  • Escalating risk and control issues and concerns to the head of audit for management attention.
  • Assist in educating staff on risk the company is exposed to.



  • At least six (6) years of hands on database and technology application management and related fields
  • Developed a broad and deep knowledge of all operational systems and to perform periodic audits required to enhance operational efficiencies
  • Ability to review Network performance by monitoring network devices(routers and switches etc.); evaluating and providing recommendations for resolving network issues; management of network tools; and providing advisory services.
  • Ability to assess Network design and provide expert advice to network, operations, and technical support teams
  • Ability to review IT Security Framework Design and Implementation.
  • Ability to access Security Policy Design, Infrastructure Design and Analysis.
  • Ability to perform Identity Management, Firewalls Security Reviews.
  • Understanding and use of CAATs for analytics (e.g. ACL).
  • Understanding of Risk Assessment Tools and Methodology.
  • Proficiency in the use of Structured Query Language (SQL).
  • Some programming and/or advanced database skills required.
  • Knowledge of audit procedures and institution’s procedures and information technology standards.
  • Knowledge of global banking systems, and systems of controls within the banking environment.
  • The incumbent must be detail oriented with an eye for precision
  • Ability to assess network performance by developing a protocol for measurement of results and identification of problem areas.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with good presentation skills
  • Strong planning and execution skills; ability to set priorities and work under pressure
  • Ability to interact and present ideas effectively to all levels of staff
  • High level of logical and analytical thinking
  • Risk-based audit techniques


  • University degree in Computer Engineering and Information Technology or related fields
  • Equivalent professional qualification in Information Systems Security and/or Audit
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional(CISSP)
  • Cisco Certify Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) +
  • CompTIA Network++



Personal Attributes:

  • Organization
  • Discretion
  • Vigilance
  • Integrity
  • Rigour
  • Courtesy
  • Good communication skills 
  • Availability
  • Ability to work without supervision.
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