AccessBank Careers

Date Posted: 02, May 2017 Deadline :15, May 2017



AccessBank Tanzania (ABT) is a commercial bank with a special focus on microfinance. With very strong international shareholders such as AccessHolding, International Finance Corporation (World Bank), KfW, African Development Bank and MicroVest, ABT’s vision is to be committed to the development of financial systems that support social progress by rendering services to all people with the same ambition for excellence and quality.

As one of the fastest-growing banks in Tanzania, we are offering excellent long-term career development opportunities for experienced and highly motivated professional applicants. In order to support our dynamic expansion process, we are looking forward to recruit self-motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our two departments, one for our Internal Audit team and another one for IT team at the Head Office- Dar es salaam



The candidate is required to provide independent and objective assurance on the effectiveness and efficiency of the bank’s IT governance and management, Information technology infrastructure, management & application controls in core banking system, IT security controls, and on data centre Infrastructure and its Administration.


·         Provide IT related guidance to the audit team and ensure overall audit objectives are achieved.

·         Actively engage and participate on IT audit, mobile banking, agency banking and serve as audit liaison person on the same area;

·         Execute a high quality, risk based audits of technology infrastructure, information security, and business applications system;

·         Execute audit tests, and identify issues and areas for improvement in efficiency and effectiveness of information technology operations;

·         Work with other audit team members in developing action plans to ensure risks are effectively mitigated, and follow-up to determine adequacy of corrective actions;

·         Carry out system related investigation and produce report;

·         Participate in operational, financial, and project audits of varying complexity and risk;

·         Test the  adequacy  and  effectiveness  of systems controls  in place and suggest appropriate measures for improvement;

·         Under supervision, assesse the overall condition of operations, evaluates risks, prepares well-documented written work papers, effectively communicates audit findings as appropriate, and provide value adding recommendations;

·         Identify performance improvement opportunities, and adhere to department policies and procedures;

·         Perform    data   analytics     to  confirm   completeness      and  accuracy   of   information processing and reports;

·         Follow up on Internal, External and BOT examination findings.

To be considered for this role, you must have:

·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with concentration in Information Technology/Information Systems, computer science, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration,

·         CISA Certifications is a plus.

·         At least 3 years of work experience, preferably in audit firm or Telecom company (MNOs) with IT specialization OR internal audit from reputable organization but with IT specialization.

·         Ability to identifies issues and their root cause, sets priorities, and assesses implications

·         Good awareness of bank operating environment or mobile banking operations risk, control, and governance.

·         Willingness and ability to adapt to new circumstances, information, and challenges

·         Perfect command of written and spoken English.



·         Team leader and supervisor for Enterprise Infrastructure, power and Hardware administration.

·         Plan, deploy, configure and maintain servers, administrative responsibility for all servers in the Bank Execute a high quality, risk based audits of technology infrastructure, information security, and business applications system;

·         Operate and administrate database server and back office server (MS Win2003, MS SQL, Mail servers etc.);

·         Install new servers and rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.

·         Ensuring all the necessary server configurations are clearly and properly documented and all  changes in server configuration are immediately reflecting in the documentations

·         Server patch management, scripting (e.g. log in scripts), user administration (active directory)

·         Plan and execute disaster recovery and normal recovery procedures, visual control of hardware equipment – ensure uptime of server

·         Maintain and update system and server  procedure documentation

·         Anticipates  Server down times  through proactive analysis of logging data  so as to ensure there is very minimal server downtimes

·         Advise on the server hardware and software specifications during the procurement process

·         Monitor logging data and report system operating figures and irregularities regularly – communicate system or network events, troubleshoots problems and issues and escalate within organization

·         Install and manage data center racking, cabling, power, servers and storage devices (RAID)

·         Design server resources concept and create lifecycle plan for servers and ensuring Server replacements are done in time

·         Develop and maintain Server installation and configuration procedures and contributing to and maintain system standards.

·         Installation, configuration and maintenance of antivirus servers and ensuring proper distribution and regular antivirus  updates on all ABT servers

·         Plan and configure network (hardware)

·         Manage IP-routing and install/operate Windows Server  fire walling

·         Plan detailed concept of LAN/WAN for all bank locations via connect to ISP

·         Support to  administrative functions of the Head of IT and technical functions for systems administrator

·         Responsible for overall IT Service Level Management – monitoring the performance of IT services and all related IT components with the view the view to producing a capacity plan predicting IT resources needed to achieve agreed service levels.

·         Ensuring preventive maintenance plan schedule for all the servers in the Bank does exist and is timely implemented


To be considered for this role, you must have:

·         Degree in information technology or business information technology or comparable qualification

·         At least 2 years of professional experience in an operational IT role as a Server administrator

·         Server administration (modern MS Windows server (hardware, operation system, MS Office, network connections), patch management, scripting, user administration

·         MS SQL server administration

·         Advanced knowledge of Windows Active Directory Network environment, DNS and DHCP

·         IT security tools and methods (firewalls, VPN, TCP/IP)

·         Backup and recovery procedures (sql-database server, operating systems)

·         Problem solving, analytical and process oriented

·         Disciplined approach towards daily operations and documentation

·         Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally in English

·         Willingness to travel to bank branches throughout the country for installation and administration of server

·         Windows batch scripting and Linux server administration

·         Effective leadership of employees and providers

·         Perfect command of written and spoken English.



Please send your resume and motivation letter (indicating the position title in the subject heading) via e-mail to:, other credentials should be submitted during the interview for verification. Deadline for submission is 15th May 2017.

AccessBank Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer, never pay to have your resume / application pushed to the next level.