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The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Management Committee (MC) The President’s Office - Internal Audit Department (IA) at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a (Senior) IT Internal AuditorThis is a full-time position at grade 5/6.

The term of this contract will be 4 years.

Panel interviews are anticipated for mid-DECEMBER.

The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs, with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.


Internal Audit has undergone substantial changes over the last years in terms of organisation and staffing. The diverse Internal Audit team consists of individuals with a wide range of professional backgrounds, adhering to guiding principles of team work, strong professional ethics and high commitment.

In order to complement its team, Internal Audit is looking for experienced (Senior) IT Internal Auditor and / or Data Scientists with experience in the first and/or second line of defense functions.

As a (Senior) IT Internal Auditor you will assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the Bank’s internal control systems and procedures.

Operating Network

The Internal Audit Department is responsible for internal audit services in both the EIB and EIF. It is composed of two divisions; one covers the activities of the EIF and Information Technology across both EIB and EIF whereas the second covers the functions of the EIB. Whilst staff members are allocated to one division, the Department functions as a pool of resources that can be allocated to specific assignments across the Group.

You will report to the Head of Division in Internal Audit covering the activities of the EIF and Information Technology across both EIB and EIF and have regular contact with colleagues in the Department and in other Directorates throughout the Bank.

  • Plan and conduct audit missions, provide independent appraisal, report on the findings and agreed action plans for corrective action and/or improvements in the following areas;
  • Identify ways to leverage technology to ensure effective knowledge management and efficient engagement execution.


Primary areas of focus in order of importance:


  • IT General Controls (ITGCs) and business process/application controls;
  • Data Analytics (i.e. use of Data Analytics to support business audit assignments); 
  • Reviews of Infrastructure (Operating Systems, Networks, Databases, Middleware) including outsourced services, IT Governance activities, Data Governance and Data Quality, IT Processes and Security Management
  • Reviews of IT Best Banking Practices (regulatory requirements applicable to the Banking industry).

Other areas:

  • Follow-up audit recommendations in order to verify that corrective action were implemented;
  • Steer and monitor the activities of external consultants;
  • Contribute to creating appropriate awareness in the organisation on the importance of IT risk assessments and controls;
  • Keep abreast and follow latest developments in the internal audit function, particularly in the area of IT audit techniques and Data Analytics;
  • Develop, improve and implement Internal Audit processes, procedures, methodologies and working tools for conducting IT audit risk management and internal control activities;
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of the Bank products and activities with special focus on IT emerging risks.
  • University degree preferably in management information system, computer science, information security or business administration.
  • At least 5 years of experience in relevant IT areas (IT audit, IT consulting, IT security etc.) with at least 3 years of managing audit assignments through planning, fieldwork and report clearance.
  • Professional qualification such as Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner would be an advantage.
  • In-depth understanding of computer auditing (IT Infrastructure, Applications, Governance activities, IT Processes and Security Management) and knowledge of Data Analytics tools.
  • Knowledge of IT best practices and frameworks (i.e. ISO 27000 series, COBIT, COSO; knowledge of ITIL or the ISO 20000 would be considered an advantage).
  • Good command of Business Objects would be an advantage.
  • Experience with audit management software, such as TeamMate or equivalent would be an advantage.
  • Excellent report writing skills in English and presentation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and/or French(*), with a good knowledge of the other. (Knowledge of other EU languages would be an advantage).
  • Achievement Drive: Continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
  • Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
  • Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.

(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages

We are an equal opportunity employer, who believes that diversity is good for our people and our business.  As such, we promote the inclusion of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability (*).

Deadline for applications: 11th November 2019. 

 (*).  We particularly welcome applications from women and persons with disabilities.


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