Chief Internal Auditor Job Vacancy in Kenya - Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat

The Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat (VDS) is a Semi-autonomous Government Agency established under The Kenya Gazette No.1386 (Vol. CXI – No 15 of 17th February 2009). Our role is to spearhead the implementation of the Vision as the Country’s development blueprint and strategy towards making Kenya a newly industrializing middle-income country capable of providing a high quality of life for all its citizens by 2030. The Vision Delivery Board (VDB) is seeking to fill the following vacant position through a competitive recruitment process.


Reporting to the Director General, the Chief Internal Auditor will be responsible in carrying out
the following roles: -

  • Developing, implementing and evaluating internal controls framework for preventing and detecting irregularities such as fraud, theft, dishonesty and negligence.
  • Determining and reporting the adequacy of internal controls by conducting protective and constructive audits of control mechanisms, financial records, administrative procedures, workflow processes and MIS and security systems.
  • Examining and inspecting activity records, accounting systems and procedures relating to Secretariats’ and MTP’s projects and programmes, assets such as equipment, machinery, facilities and intellectual property to determine their efficiency and protective value and the degree of resource utilization.
  • Review procedures and policies to ensure completeness, controls and performance measurements are adhered to in order to minimize risks.
  • Monitoring and reviewing procurement and staff recruitment policy, procedures and practices to ensure that all decisions made about purchase of goods and services and staff appointments respectively comply with approved guidelines.
  • Evaluating progress and status of steps taken to address any current and past audit reports received from external auditors in order to follow up on the implementation of their recommendations aimed at strengthening reliability and integrity of various operations and business process in the Secretariat and Medium-Term Plans’ projects, programmes and initiatives.
  • Present findings of external auditors to the Audit Committee and follow up on implementation of the recommendations to strengthen internal controls within the institution.
  • Carry out audit investigations and specific reviews at the requests of the management, audit committee and report on the findings for decision making.
  • Liaising and working closely with the law enforcement agencies, commissions and professional bodies mandated to conduct investigations into incidents of fraud and other irregularities.
  • Preparing and submitting both oral and written reports of findings concerning scope of audit, financial conditions found, source and application of funds and make recommendations for improvements of operations.
  • Prepare regular and quarterly progress reports on audit issues and submit to the Director General and audit committee for corrective actions to be taken.
  • Manage departmental budget and after authorization present it to the budget committee for implementation and, 
  • Serve as a secretariat for the Audit Committee and coordinate with the VDS management to ensure that the committee receives all the necessary information for audit purposes.

Job Specifications

For appointment to this grade a candidate should possess:-

  • A Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance option or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance option or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Must have served as Senior Internal Auditor or equivalent position for a period lasting not less than three (3) years OR have at least ten [10] years relevant professional experience, five [5] of which should be at senior management level in audit design and implementation in public and/or private sector.
  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination; Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Be a member in good standing with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya/Institute of Internal Auditors (ICPAK/IIA).
  • Should have management skills, strong leadership, organization, coordination and communication skills.
  • Have excellent interaction and presentation skills, a good understanding of key issues and challenges facing social sector in Kenya.
  • Should be able to initiate and adopt results-based management.
  • Certificate in a Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Proficiency and experience in computerized accounting systems.
  • Demonstrate results in work performance.
  • Meets the provision of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Attributes

The following key attributes will be required; -

  1. Must be a visionary, transformative and results-oriented strategic thinker.
  2. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multiethnic and multi-disciplinary environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  3. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  4. Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines and deliver demonstrable results.
  5. Be self-driven, a team-player and a mentor/coach; and
  6. Ability to cultivate partnership and collaborations.

Terms of Service

All positions are on contract terms for a period of three years, renewable subject to satisfactory
performance. All positions attract a competitive salary and other benefits.

How to Apply:

  • Shall start with an online application at:
  • Should be clearly marked “Application for the position applied” on the envelope/subject line.
  • Each application should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant
    academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport, testimonials and
    other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany
    an online application. 
All applications submitted in hard copy should have the ‘Advert No.” clearly marked on the
envelope and submitted in any ONE of the following ways:
  1. Manual applications should be addressed, and hand delivered OR posted to:

    The Director General
    Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat
    BRITAM Centre, 7th Floor
    Mara/Ragati Road Junction, Upper Hill
    P.O. Box 52301-00200 Nairobi, Kenya
  2. Online applications should be e-mailed as PDF attachment to

    Note: Compliance with Chapter Six of the Constitution

    Shortlisted candidates shall be required to submit the following documents to signify compliance
    with Chapter Six of the Constitution.
    • Tax compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority.
    • Clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board.
    • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
    • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation Department; and
    • Certificate from a Credit Reference Bureau.

    Details on the job specifications of each vacancy can be obtained on website

    “Women, Minorities, Marginalized and Persons living with disability are encouraged to
    apply”. All applications should be submitted not later than 29th July 2022 at 5.00pm. Shortlisted
    candidates must meet Chapter Six (6) requirements of the Constitution. Further information can
    be obtained on website:

    The Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat is an equal opportunity employer.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The Director General
    Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat
    Britam Centre, 7th Floor
    Mara/Ragati Road Junction, Upper Hill
    P. O. Box 52301-00200 Nairobi, Kenya