Deadline: November 22, 2019
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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.


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 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


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