Internal Audit Officer

Deadline: May 28, 2024
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The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a premier research-to-policy institution, generating evidence, strengthening research and related capacity in the African research and development ecosystem, and engaging policy to inform action on health and development. The Center is Africa-based and African-led, with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a West Africa Regional Office (WARO) in Dakar, Senegal. APHRC seeks to drive change by developing strong African research leadership and promoting evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) across sub-Saharan Africa.

The Center seeks to recruit an Internal Audit Officer to provide additional capacity in the Internal Audit unit. 


The jobholder 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:

  • Develop a preliminary survey of the audit process for review, which will define the audit universe for the assignment and include an initial risk assessment of the priority areas that need to be addressed;
  • Execute audits, verifying that audit information provided is factual and adequately supported;
  • Prepare a summary of key observations for discussion with the process owner at the exit meeting. Solicit and incorporate formal responses from project management/process owners on the areas of improvement and the timelines for implementing the agreed-on action plans;
  • Create reports on the opportunities for improvement succinctly and in simple language while giving due regard to management comments;
  • Build the capacity of Program Officers and partners through training to increase awareness of the importance of sound internal controls, best practices, and recurring audit issues and encourage accountability for demonstrating results;
  • Assess the audit implementation status to ensure that the agreed issues are followed and issues/challenges are resolved;
  • Organize for the issuing of the Terms of Reference (TOR) drawing on the risk assessment two weeks before fieldwork onset.

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • 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 of post-qualification 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;
  • Must have a high level of initiative and ability to work independently.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply through this link by May 28, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate.

Special Notice

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.