Senior IT- Audit expert

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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*Figures as at 31 December 2015 

Vacancy No.043


The project `Support to the Supreme Audit Institution of Nigeria´ aims at developing the capacity of the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (OAuGF) to audit IT-systems used by government, notably in the area of revenue collection. 

The sharp drop in revenues from natural resources in Nigeria has indeed negatively impacted the country’s capacity to fund its development, and there is increased pressure to optimize revenue collection from other sources (e.g. VAT, Customs). The OAuGF is a key player in the audit of state revenue, and through its audits, contributes to improved compliance and performance.  

Against that backdrop, OAuGF, requested GIZ to support an audit of revenue collection. Due to the increased use of IT-systems, the project seeks to recruit an experienced IT-audit professional. His tasks will include advising OAuGF on implementing its IT-Audit strategy, thus making the office ready to meet the challenge of increased automatization in Nigeria’s public finances.   

The project is linked to the wider "Good Financial Governance in Africa" regional programme which will enable the use of international expertise in the audit process. As a result of the advisory service, a report will be produced with recommendations to improve the collection and management of government revenues, which will be submitted to the Nigerian Parliament and suggest suitable approaches to enhance revenue collection.

Responsibilities & tasks:

Support the Departments of Emerging Issues and Revenue audit in developing the necessary skills and capacities to audit IT-systems of the Nigerian federal government

Provide technical advice in the audit process (e.g. planning, data collection, data analysis) in accordance with the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI) and regional guidance by the African Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI) 

Provide technical advice in devising and implementing an IT-audit strategy for the office

Monitor progress towards implementation of the strategy 

Assess IT and revenue audit training needs and recommend how to address them

Contribute to the enhancement of related methodology, approach, templates, and tools

Facilitate trainings on IT-auditing 

Support the organization of trainings/ events

Stay abreast with international and regional best practices and audit techniques and tools 

Support the overall management of GIZ support to OAuGF


Required qualifications, competencies and experience:

University degree in a related field (business administration, accounting, social sciences, law, economics)

Professional qualification in Information Technology Audit such as CISA and professional qualification in Project Management eg PMP, Prince2                                                                           

Alternatively at least 10 years of experience in working in Information Technology Audit using CAATS and in the use of analytical tools, ideally IDEA  

Very good knowledge of functioning and usage of Oracle databases as well as in the area of data analysis and/or big data

Prior experience in auditing revenue systems for instance collections in custom administration (ASYCUDA) and Tax administration – ITAS (SIGTAS) automated system is an added advantage 

Advanced experience in organizing and facilitating trainings/ workshops

A great team player with excellent communication skills 

Experience in project management and monitoring

Capacity to work independently

Fluency in English is mandatory 

The IT audit expert shall be independent from the auditees to avoid any conflict of interest in the context of the audit.

Location information

The IT- Audit expert will be based at the Office of the Auditor General for the Federation in Abuja.


Submission Guideline:

You are kindly requested to submit your CV and letter of motivation with complete contact details 



GIZ Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer; both men and women are encouraged to apply. 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Accounting / Audit / Tax

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

10 - 15 years

Application Deadline

1 week from now