IT Audit and Access Management Specialist

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 2 March 2020
  • Honiara, Solomon Islands | East Asia and Pacific | Solomon Islands
  • Closing on 8 April 2020
  • Current

Job Description

The Solomon Islands Governance Program is a four-year, $30 million initiative, running from 2017 to 2021. The Program’s goal is to strengthen the ability of government agencies to more effectively support economic growth and improve public service delivery.
The Governance Program supports all three strategic objectives of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) Aid Investment Plan for Solomon Islands by supporting stability, enabling economic growth and enhancing human development.
The Governance Program seeks to do this by building and sustaining capacity across the Solomon Islands’ public sector. The aim is to improve service delivery by removing barriers associated with weak governance in areas such as public financial management, human resource planning and systems administration.

There are three end of program outcomes:

  1. fiscally and socially responsible budgeting and borrowing policies;
  2. professional public financial management cadre that facilitates improved service delivery;
  3. a more accountable and responsive public service.

Internal Audit Office (Ministry of Finance and Treasury – MoFT)
The Governance Program supports the Internal Audit Office of MOFT and other SIG agencies to deal with fraud cases in the public service, and also works with the MOFT Information and Communications Technology Support Unit (ICTSU), which is responsible for hosting and supporting all SIG ICT systems.
The Director of MOFT IAO recognises the importance of having appropriate system access controls in place so that the specific, nominated personnel have the necessary authorisation to access and manage SIG systems, and also that those with access have the necessary separation of duties with checks and balances in place to ensure accountability for the system management functions.

The role

The IT Audit and Access Management Specialist will apply a robust system diagnosis and risk management approach to ascertain who has access and who is administering the systems, to assess weaknesses in the systems access controls and to recommend strategies for improving the access controls.

The IT Audit and Access Management Specialist will be required to:

  • Conduct a diagnosis of user access to all SIG ICT systems, including Active Directory (AD) /network, email and shared drives.
  • For all ICT Systems, AD, email and shared drives, extract listings of all users, active and inactive, respective roles and permissions and creation and change dates.
  • Ascertain who administers each of the systems.
  • Ascertain for each system if a change process is in place and being followed for authorising user access; and, where processes are in place, ascertain what those processes are and if they are adequate.
  • Identify existing and potential risks.
  • Prepare a report for the SIG Internal Audit Committee that details the current status and associated risks, and recommends appropriate strategies that can assist SIG to put the necessary access controls and authorisations in place.

For further information, please copy paste this link to access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria:

About you
You will have the right combination of experience, talent, energy and a commitment to technical excellence. You will also have:

  • Tertiary qualification in ICT, systems management or other relevant discipline.
  • Professional certification, such as the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) credentials from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA); or the Institute of Internal Auditors Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) credential or similar.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in ICT, with an emphasis on IT Audit and/or systems management.
  • Proven ability to undertake ICT systems management diagnostics and risk analysis.
  • Well-developed cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to engage with and elicit ICT information from government officials at the management and technical levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports and present recommendations for use by government.

This position is classified under DFAT’s Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) as Discipline B, Level 3 and will be offered at a level commensurate to the successful candidate’s experience relevant to the role.
To access the ARF rates, please copy and paste the following link:

Location and travel requirements
The position requires in country inputs in combination with desk-based.

Why join Cardno?
Cardno offers meaningful opportunities for each individual member of our team to grow, make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.
By joining Cardno, you will be part of an environment where you can collaborate with leading experts from diverse backgrounds, access development programs to achieve your career goals, and be challenged to take a global outlook.

How to apply
We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Click the “apply” button to submit your application online with the reference number CID/MN/SIRF/AAMS by Wednesday 8th April, 2020. Your application must include the following:

About the Organization

About Cardno

We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

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