Internal Auditor Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Internal
Auditor

Hiring Organization: Action
Against Hunger
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Not For
Profit
Job Type: Full
Time
Salary: KES
Competitive
Date Posted: 02/12/2024

Action
Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network,
which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the
sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action
Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7
countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia and Haiti.
Action Against Hunger-USA has over $92 million in programs, and approximately
2000 staff based in in the various country offices and the three Head Quarter
Locations of New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi. Additional growth is
anticipated.

Summary
of the Position


The
role will primarily involve providing the Regional Director, the HEARO
board and Countries Directors/Senior Management Teams with independent,
objective assurance that the key risks facing the Country Offices are
being identified; appropriately mitigated; that residual risks are
accepted on the basis of well-reasoned decisions; that appropriate systems
have been designed to control risks and that both mitigating and control
systems are operating as intended. The role will also involve provision of
advice to HEAR Regional Director and Country Directors/ Country Senior
Management Team on the effectiveness of existing management, information
and administrative systems.

Purpose

To
design, implement and monitor internal audit function for ACF USA in
compliance with approved policies, procedures and processes, donor
requirements and international accounting/ auditing standards. The role
will provide assurance and assistance to management when developing action
plans to address weaknesses identified.

Engagement

Collaborates
with key stakeholders to provide an independent evaluation of the Country
offices and HEARO Office Operational, Governance activities with an
objective to effectively mitigate identified compliance risks and ensure
policies, procedures and processes are adhered to in all operations and
governance activities of the ACF USA.

Delivery

To
execute internal audits, grants audits, special reviews and investigations
through overseeing the planning and scheduling of the work, preparation of
the reports, identifying the risk areas and making appropriate
recommendations for improved governance, risk management and internal
control.

Essential
Role duties

Implement
Internal Audits, Grant Audits, special reviews and investigations and ad
hoc assignments as required, both at HEARO and across different countries
within the region

Primary
responsibility for managing the day-to-day activities of the Internal
Audit function in planning and performing financial, operational, and
compliance audits.

Research
and assess the different countries’ governance, risk management and
internal control processes effectiveness and appropriateness to achieve
the Organization’s objectives and report on areas of improvement using the
internal audit report

Assist
Regional Director with planning Country Offices’ Internal audits, grants
audits, special reviews and investigations.

Travels
to Countries to conduct Internal Audits, grants audits, special reviews
and investigations.

Draft
audit findings that clearly describe the conditions, criteria, cause and
effect and recommendations to correct identified deficiencies. To work
with various country management to develop action plans to address
findings identified during Internal Audit, special reviews and
investigations.

Share
draft internal audit reports with Countries Directors, Regional Director
and the Audit and Risk Management Committee summarizing the work
performed.

Planning,
monitoring and quality review of assurance engagements on key systems,
processes, policies and controls carried out at the Country level.

Carry
out internal audit webinars for new staff as well as developing and
reviewing training material relating to Compliance, Anti-Fraud, bribery
and Corruption.

Acts
as link with external auditors when needed.

Leads
with follow up of fraud, bribery and corruption, misuse of resources
allegations as well as conduct investigations of irregularities discovered
by internal and external audit reviews

To
undertake non-audit work for management if required, e.g., a project,
investigation or short assignments.

Development
and review of Internal Audit department’s plans, processes and procedures.

To
ensure Internal Audit departmental processes and procedures are applied
when carrying out assignments.

Assist
in continuously improving the Internal Audit function process through
new/improved tools and techniques and staying abreast of changes in Global
Internal Auditing standards.

Play
a critical role in the preparing and successful delivery of the Annual
Audit Plan for HEARO for presentation to the HEARO Board and the Regional
Director.

To
maintain adequate knowledge of technical developments in accounting, audit
and corporate governance.

Review
of audit and compliance policies, procedures and processes.

Ensure
development of the annual objectives of the Internal Audit function in the
region are in line with the Annual Audit Plan and HEARO Strategic Pillars.

Establish
working relationships with management.

To
ensure that audits are carried out with professionalism and an appropriate
level of communication with the relevant management team before, during
and after the audit.

Maintains
relationships with senior management to develop and maintain an
understanding of organizational and country processes, their challenges
and risks and improvement initiatives;

To
promote a clear understanding of the role of Internal Audit function.

Provide
ad hoc advice and guidance to managers and staff at all levels, which can
sometimes be done through delivering training sessions.

Actively
participates in Regional and other leadership meetings to provide
strategic input on risk management

Gender
Equality Commitments  

Foster an environment
that supports values of women and men, and equal access to information.

Provide
a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted
based on their skills and performance.

Respect
beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender,
sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national
origin, age, or marital status. 

Value
and respect all cultures. 

Required
Qualifications

Bachelor’s
Degree or its International Equivalent. Accounting, Business
Administration, Finance or Related Field

CPA/ACCA
or CIA qualification is an added advantage

Membership
with relevant professional body.

At
least 7years professional work experience in auditing, accounting, or the
equivalent with exposure to various aspects of finance. Experience working
with US government, EU, UN and other multinational donors preferred.

Ability
to deal with sensitive and confidential issues using well developed
discretion and judgement. Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of
information and communicate only appropriate information to individuals at
the appropriate time.

Exposure
to dealing with senior management.

Highly
developed inter-personal, analytical and presentational skills

Proven
ability to use relevant Data Analytics and Audit Tools

Strong
knowledge of a variety of control environments.

Ability
to think strategically and at the highest conceptual levels

Experience
of following up fraud allegations

Strong
interpersonal skills with sensitivity to different cultures and
humanitarian principles

The
job holder must be willing to travel internationally for a minimum of 30%
per year on two-to-three-week assignments

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