Job Details
Posting Date
09/03/2021 Expiry Date 09/04/2021 Job Reference Number: 1615-2021-03-09T12:30:41
Internal Auditor-IT
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Departments
Department Compliance Office
Job Purpose

To be responsible for analyzing and assessing the University of Sharjah’s Information Technology infrastructure to ensure processes and systems run accurately and efficiently, while remaining secure and meeting compliance regulations. As well as to identify any IT issues that fall under the audit, specifically those related to security and risk management.

Main accountabilities & expectations

  1. Plan the information technology audit process, determining the scope of work, preparing the necessary audit activities and risk assessments for the concerned departments.
  2. Ensure consistent application of University By-Laws, policies, procedures, and statutory regulations. As well as handle the technological innovation process for IT services by creating a risk profile for current and future projects with a focus on the university's experience with those technologies and where it stands in the market.
  3. Examine the current technologies in the university and future planned technologies that will need to be adopted, and evaluates whether the technologies, systems and applications are controlled, reliable, efficient, secure and effective.
  4. Help verify that the technological systems that are being used and/or developed are suited for the university and meet development standards.
  5. Prepare the required reports and analysis after each auditing activity related to information technology, and make the necessary recommendations related to the development of these operational processes.
  6. Follow-up with the relevant colleges/departments to ensure the proper implementation of any recommended solutions related to information technology and evaluate their effectiveness.
  7. Assist in implementing the IT quality assurance standards in the Compliance and Internal Audit Office and ensure the application of professional standards and best practices.
  8. Work on building professional and positive relationships with the concerned colleges/departments in order to help create an efficient and effective auditing process.
  9. Remain abreast with latest local, regional, and global IT-related updates in order to help provide the University with updated trends and ideas, and help evaluate and update IT services.
  10. Assist in reviewing IT policies and procedures, as well as contribute to the preparation of related auditing activities in order to help develop and improve them as well as create a more efficient and effective system.
  11. Ensure the security, integrity and confidentiality of any incoming or outgoing critical information/data.
  12. Complete any other job-related tasks as assigned by line manager within the expected time limit.


Job Specific Accountabilities
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Required Skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prepare professional documents, in both Arabic and English.
  • Time management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking.
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • A good understanding of IT security and infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of Data analysis and visualization tools.
  • Knowledge of security testing and auditing and security risk management.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Excellent writing, editing and documenting skills.
  • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.
  • Inquisitive mind and passion for excellence.
  • Flexibility and ability to function effectively as part of a team.
Preferred Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences, MIS, Finance, Accounting or a relevant discipline.
  • 4-5 years of UAE experience in similar role preferably in higher education institutions.
  • Professional certificates such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) will add an advantage.
  • Priority is to UAE Nationals.


Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)
Competencies

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Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Bachelor's degree/higher diploma
Relevant Experience 4 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
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