INTERNAL AUDIT ASSISTANT

DEADLINE: November 22, 2019
OPEN JOB

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental research organization committed to conducting high quality and policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa.   The Center seeks to recruit an Internal Audit Assistant to provide additional capacity in the Internal Audit unit.

Duties/Responsibilities:

The job holder shall perform audit duties, in accordance with the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIAs) Standards and the APHRC’s policies and procedures:

  • Participate in preparation of annual internal audit plan based on risk prioritization;
  • Prepare audit programs and implement annual audit plans;
  • Undertake risk based audits;
  • Prepare reports, document findings and develop recommendations to address the identified issues and control weaknesses; agree on the timelines for corrective action with responsible managers;
  • Maintain and regularly update a database of the Center’s audit findings;
  • Regularly monitor and report the status of both internal and external audit recommendations and appraise adequacy of follow-up action taken on audit findings and recommendations;
  • Undertake special audit investigations on request;
  • Participate in identifying training needs, develop a training plan for Center’s staff on risk management; and
  • Identify improvement opportunities and efficiency gains for local policies and procedures.

Qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA);
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is highly desirable;
  • At least 3 years audit experience;
  • Strong computer skills and exposure to ERPs;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Must have strong knowledge of IA Standards;
  • Superior communications skills, verbal and written, including the ability to engage effectively with staff at all levels;
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to follow assignments through to completion;
  • Demonstrated strong moral and ethical foundation; and
  • Must have a high level of initiative and ability to work independently.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by email to jobs@aphrc.org with the subject ‘Internal Audit Assistant’ by November 22, 2019.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted.  Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P.O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

Website: www.aphrc.org

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children

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