Job Title: Internal
Hiring Organization: Action
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Not For
Job Type: Full
Date Posted: 02/12/2024
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
of the Position
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.
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.
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.
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
Internal Audits, Grant Audits, special reviews and investigations and ad
hoc assignments as required, both at HEARO and across different countries
within the region
responsibility for managing the day-to-day activities of the Internal
Audit function in planning and performing financial, operational, and
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
Regional Director with planning Country Offices’ Internal audits, grants
audits, special reviews and investigations.
to Countries to conduct Internal Audits, grants audits, special reviews
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
draft internal audit reports with Countries Directors, Regional Director
and the Audit and Risk Management Committee summarizing the work
monitoring and quality review of assurance engagements on key systems,
processes, policies and controls carried out at the Country level.
out internal audit webinars for new staff as well as developing and
reviewing training material relating to Compliance, Anti-Fraud, bribery
as link with external auditors when needed.
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
undertake non-audit work for management if required, e.g., a project,
investigation or short assignments.
and review of Internal Audit department’s plans, processes and procedures.
ensure Internal Audit departmental processes and procedures are applied
when carrying out assignments.
in continuously improving the Internal Audit function process through
new/improved tools and techniques and staying abreast of changes in Global
Internal Auditing standards.
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
maintain adequate knowledge of technical developments in accounting, audit
and corporate governance.
of audit and compliance policies, procedures and processes.
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.
working relationships with management.
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.
relationships with senior management to develop and maintain an
understanding of organizational and country processes, their challenges
and risks and improvement initiatives;
promote a clear understanding of the role of Internal Audit function.
ad hoc advice and guidance to managers and staff at all levels, which can
sometimes be done through delivering training sessions.
participates in Regional and other leadership meetings to provide
strategic input on risk management
Foster an environment
that supports values of women and men, and equal access to information.
a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted
based on their skills and performance.
beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender,
sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national
origin, age, or marital status.
and respect all cultures.
Degree or its International Equivalent. Accounting, Business
Administration, Finance or Related Field
or CIA qualification is an added advantage
with relevant professional body.
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.
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.
to dealing with senior management.
developed inter-personal, analytical and presentational skills
ability to use relevant Data Analytics and Audit Tools
knowledge of a variety of control environments.
to think strategically and at the highest conceptual levels
of following up fraud allegations
interpersonal skills with sensitivity to different cultures and
job holder must be willing to travel internationally for a minimum of 30%
per year on two-to-three-week assignments