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IRC Internal Audit Manager Job Vacancy in DRC Congo

Manager, Internal Audit for Democratic Republic of Congo
(Based in Nairobi with 50% travel to DRC)
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leader in providing critical health and emergency response services to those displaced by violence in the DRC.
Position Summary:
The Internal Audit Manager role assists the organization achieve its objectives by promoting accountability and decisionmaking.
It provides a reasonable assurance that resources are safeguarded, operations are effectively managed, internal policies and procedures, and external regulations are complied with, financial and operational information are reliable, and operational objectives are accomplished.
The role is part of the global audit team. S/he will conduct audits of five offices of the IRC DRC program, evaluate risks and internal control weaknesses and develop recommendations for improvements.
This person will not only strive to maintain the highest ethical standards but also exercise due professional care in his
or her work.
Summary of Responsibilities and Functions:
·         Plan and conduct internal audit reviews, special reviews and other related audit assignments in the DRC country office and provincial offices in Kinshasa, Goma and Lubumbashi.
·         Exercise judgment in anticipating the need for and identifying audit procedures where guidance is not currently available, by identifying risks, thinking through the implications and determining cost effective control options and audit tests;
·         Draft audit reports to include conclusions, recommendations to correct deficiencies disclosed, and suggestions to correct the findings. Review findings with provincial office senior management team and Regional Director.
·         Monitor progress on correction of deficiencies and implementation of agreed action plans and provide feedback for continuous improvement of the audit process.
·         Develop and maintain appropriate working relationship with the country team and influence change that improves internal controls and risk management practices in the DRC program.
·         Take ownership for the assurance process to ensure that all work delivered, including working papers meets the standards required and supports the audit findings, conclusions and recommendations.
·         Conduct audits in line with agreed budget and timescale allocated; where necessary make judgment on the appropriate scope and duration of the audits.
Education, Experience, Knowledge and Abilities:
·         Bachelor’s degree in business related field.
·         Professional certification- CPA/CA, CFE, CIA.
·         Minimum 5 years of internal or external audit experience in the NGO sector or a grant related entity.
·         Good verbal and written communication skills in English. Fluency in French required.
IRC is an equal opportunity employer. We will offer a competitive international remuneration package and other benefits to the successful candidate.
Interested candidates should apply through our website: by 13th October, 2010.

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