Senior Internal Auditor - International Job Vacancy in Kenya

Christian Aid 

Position Title: Senior Internal Auditor - International

Role purpose
This role will report directly to the Internal Audit Manager, International. The role will be part of the Internal Audit team and its main focus will be to deliver a schedule of internal audits in the International programmes covering both whole country programmes and individual donor grants. It will also support the wider corporate internal audit programme as appropriate to support effective allocation of resource across the whole internal audit remit. This is a high-profile role that requires significant communication, negotiation, influencing, process and controls skills to assist organisational understanding of and management of risk. It is also required to test compliance to Christian Aid’s key controls. The role holder will be required to work on assignments autonomously or as part of a team. The role will involve interfacing with relevant audit stakeholders, scoping of audit work, testing of systems and processes and providing timely reporting on the results of the audit to management for audits allocated to them within the overall internal audit plan. The role holder will be proactive and support the capacity building of International teams, working closely with the Internal Audit Manager, International and help to embed a strong culture of compliance to ensure excellence in systems and processes.

Key outcomes
• Deliver a schedule of agreed audits to time and quality. Audit reports are accurate, timely, well-reasoned, documented & communicated and effective management actions agreed and followed up within agreed timescales and budget
• Support the effective operation of the risk and internal control self-assessment tool and follow up audit recommendations tracker for the International department in liaison with the wider internal audit team
• Strong compliance culture is embedded in the International programmes along with effective risk management
• Internal audit is a visible and respected resource within the International teams

Role context

This role can be based in any of the listed locations.

It reports to the Internal Audit Manager, International and works very closely with other audit colleagues to ensure internal audit and risk management processes within Christian Aid are robust and fit for purpose. It supports International colleagues globally by advising on control effectiveness, including risk management and internal control self-assessment processes and post audit requirements. It helps embed an understanding of risk and control processes and provides guidance and capacity building support to teams as appropriate on relevant areas of policy implementation and best practice. The role is based Internationally. The location of the role is flexible but there must be a country programme in which the role holder will sit. The role holder will be flexible to responding to changing audit needs of country offices whilst remaining focused on overall delivery of the audit plan. The role holder must be willing to travel extensively and at short notice to other locations within the International programme.

Applied skills/knowledge and expertise
• Qualified accountant with CIMA, ACCA, ACA
• Good understanding of risk management and internal control procedures and how these should be applied within core business processes
• In house internal auditing experience at a senior auditor level within the INGO sector – scope development, design of audit testing, feedback and reporting within the sector.
• Experience of auditing donor compliance
• Strong record of working autonomously and delivering results

• An understating of humanitarian issues and standards, including codes of conduct and accountability principles
• Knowledge of anti-corruption legislation
• Advanced Excel skills
• Working knowledge of French

How to apply

To apply please click on by 31st October 2023