KEFRI Internal Audit Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya



Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a State Corporation established in 1986 under the Science and Technology Act (which has since been repealed by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act No. 28 of 2013) to undertake research in forestry and allied natural resources and generate and promote improved technologies for sustainable development.

The Institute is implementing the 7th Strategic Plan which has been aligned to the Medium Term Plan (MTP) III of Vision 2030 and the National Forest Programme. KEFRI is both EMS 14001: 2015 and QMS 9001:2015 certified.

To strengthen its Management team, the Institute wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven professional to fill the vacant position of: Manager, Internal Audit – KEFRI 3 (Permanent and Pensionable)

a) Job Purpose

This position is responsible for strategic leadership in provision of independent, objective assurance and consulting services to ensure effective risk management, internal control and governance processes of the Institute.

b) Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing leadership in the development and implementation of internal audit strategies, policies and procedures to achieve the Institute’s strategic objectives;
  • Preparing risk based annual audit plans aligned to the Institute’s objectives for the continuous audit of risk management, internal controls and governance processes;
  • Providing leadership to the Department when undertaking audit assignments to confirm the adequacy and effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal control systems through review of audit reports;
  • Supervising and coordinating preparation of audit reports on completion of each audit assignment to ensure timely issuance to management for implementation of recommended actions;
  • Preparing and presenting quarterly internal audit reports to the Board Audit Committee for deliberations and decision making;
  • Monitoring implementation of audit recommendations and report findings to the Board Audit Committee and management;
  • Providing leadership when undertaking special audit assignments/investigations to confirm whether there are material breaches in policies, procedures and relevant regulations through review of reports;
  • Providing leadership to the Department when undertaking consulting and advisory services to offer advice and guidance to management in the development of control systems;
  • Providing secretarial services to the Board Audit Committee to ensure all deliberations are accurately captured and that all board papers are dispatched in time to members of the Committee;
  • Liaising with external auditors;
  • Providing secretarial services to the Corruption Prevention Committee to ensure that all corruption prevention activities are reviewed and acted upon on a quarterly basis and compiling quarterly reports;
  • Coordinating the implementation of the corruption prevention strategy and plan to promote effective management of corruption within the Institute; and
  • Developing annual budget and work plans, to match operational requirements with available funds.

c) Person Specifications

  • At least thirteen (13) years’ relevant work experience, five (5) of which must have been in a management role in a comparable position and institution;
  • Masters degree in Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (Finance and Accounting option) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Certified Public Accountant (Kenya) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) in good standing;
  • Member of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) or Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA) and in good standing;
  • Attended a management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Minimum K.C.S.E C+ (Plus) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Computer applications;
  • Demonstrated merit in work performance; and
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 submitting valid compliance certificates namely:

i. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;

ii. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;

iii. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;

iv. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;

v. Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau; and

vi. Clearance from Commission for University Education for degrees obtained outside Kenya.


Interested applicants MUST adhere to the application instructions provided below:

1) The applicants MUST submit a summary of their information online using their gmail addresses through filling of the form provided in the link below:

2) The applicants MUST submit their hard copy applications and attach copies of their academic and professional certificates, testimonials, National ID and their curriculum vitae, including among other details their current position, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees familiar with their qualifications and work experience to reach the undersigned by 5pm on Monday, 25th July 2022.

3) Detailed job profile can be obtained from

Envelopes containing the documents should clearly be marked with the position applied for and addressed to: –

The Director/CEO,
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI),
P.O. BOX 20412-00200, City Square,

KEFRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Diversity and Gender Equality.

Applications without the relevant qualifications and copies of required documents will not be considered.

Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

KEFRI IS ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFIED JULY