Deputy Director, Risk Assurance (CA4) at Communications Authority of Kenya

  • Experience Required:10 Years
  • Total Positions:1
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Category: General
  • Minimum Education: Degree
  • Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Posted on: May 26, 2023
  • Last Date: June 23, 2023

Job Description

Ref. DD/RA/2023
Job Title: Deputy Director, Risk Assurance (CA4)

The Communications Authority of Kenya (The Authority) is the regulatory agency responsible for
regulation the communications sector in Kenya. We are committed to promoting and facilitating
the development of a vibrant and inclusive communications industry. As part of our strategic
objectives, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Deputy Director, Risk Assurance to
join our team. This is a key role responsible for providing technical expertise in risk assurance to
the Authority.

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Director, Internal Audit and Risk Assurance, the Deputy Director,
Risk Assurance is responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and consulting
activity aimed at adding value and improving the operations of the Authority. The Auditor will
also evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance
processes. This role requires expertise in risk management, internal controls, and governance
1. Advise the Authority on the effectiveness of enterprise risk management strategy and
2. Identify, assess, and prioritize risks across the organization, considering both internal and
external factors.
3. Review risk exposure, identify emerging risks, and recommend appropriate risk mitigation
4. Assessment of controls over critical IT systems, network and physical components, and IT
infrastructure supporting relevant business processes.
5. Review of security and data privacy compliance - (information leakage prevention, security
of changes, biometrics and identity management).
6. Review and advise on the effectiveness of internal control systems to ensure compliance
with applicable laws, regulations, and internal policies.
7. Perform data analytics in support of the internal audit function.
8. Provide recommendations to Management on matters relating to efficiency, effectiveness,
and value-for-money audits.
9. Review and advise on business continuity management, backup plan and disaster recovery
plans for resilience.
10. Carry out special audits and investigations on areas of potential for fraud and report to
management and or the Board.
11. Stay updated on regulatory requirements, industry trends, and emerging risks relevant to
the communications sector including carrying out research and benchmarking on audit and
emerging technologies.
12. Participate in the maintenance and documentation of standards, policies and practices.
13. Perform review of information systems under development and enhance the current

1. Bachelor’s degree in information technology /Computer Science, Business Information
Technology or any other relevant field. Master's degree is preferred.
2. Be a Member of the Information Systems Audit Control Association (ISACA) and Institute
of Internal auditors (IIA) in good standing.
3. Professional certification in Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified
Internal Auditor (CIA), or Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), is
highly desirable.
4. A minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, with at least three (3) years in a
supervisory role.
5. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Competencies:
1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and proven experience in risk management processes.
2. Show strong analytical and problem-solving skills especially in complex environments.
3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage
and influence stakeholders at all levels.
4. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and build strong relationships across
5. Proficient in audit software tools to support the Audit function.

Skills Required

Communication Skills
Interpersonal Skills

Application Details

Terms and Conditions of Service for the Advertised Positions
The Authority offers a competitive package in line with its Human Resource Policies and Procedures
and Public Service Guidelines.
Director level appointments shall be for a five (5) year contract term renewable subject to satisfactory
performance while the position of Deputy Director Human Resource Management shall be for three (3)
years. The rest of the positions will be on permanent and pensionable terms.
The full details of the advertisement can be accessed on
Documents to be submitted by the applicants
Applications should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and copies of relevant
academic and professional certificates.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the following documents: -
i. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
ii. Certificate of Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
iii. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
iv. Dully filled and stamped Self-Declaration/Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption
Commission (EACC).
v. A Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
The Self-Declaration form from the EACC should indicate the respective position that is being applied
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews.
Submission of Applications
The application letter indicating the specific position and reference number should be addressed to:
The Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
P.O. Box 14448
Nairobi 00800.
Applicants are invited to submit applications via email address: by Friday, 23rd June,
2023 at 5.00 p.m. East Africa Time.
The Authority is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified Kenyans including Persons Living
with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Canvassing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic

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