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KEMRI / CDC Program Internal Auditor Job in Kisumu Kenya

Vacancy No.K196/12/10

Program description:

This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in malaria, HIV and other diseases. Due to its continued growth, the program has a vacancy in the BASE Project.

 Internal Auditor (compliance Accountant)
1 position, MR 10

Reports to:
 Director, Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR)
 Kisumu, Kisian

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting from a recognized university
  • CPA K/Member of ICPAK
  • Minimum of 4 years post qualification experience as an internal auditor
  • Computer Literacy and a good working knowledge of accounting packages and financial systems are essential.
  • CIA or CISA qualification is an added advantage
Desirable Qualities/Skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to pay attention to deadlines
  • Ability to work well in a team and to supervise a team
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Detailed understanding of the roles and functions of the internal audit department
  • Good personal judgment, initiative, creativity and maturity
  • Ability to maintain the highest standards of ethics, confidentiality and professionalism
Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Reviewing and appraising the soundness, adequacy and application of accounting, financial and other controls (both existing and proposed) to promote effective and efficient internal controls
  • Developing and implementing effective risk management, control and governance framework
  • Leading discussions on Internal Audit and Risk recommendations and agreed remedial actions and plans
  • Reporting to the Director on policy issues and on day to day operations
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and carry out spot checks
  • Follow up outstanding issues to ensure appropriate corrective action after external audits
  • Carrying out special audits or investigations as may be required from time to time
  • Participate in the budget process and prepare internal audit report
  • Ascertaining the level of compliance with established policies, plans and procedures
Terms of Employment:
  • Six (1) year renewable as per KEMRI scheme of service.
  • Probation period for the first 3 months.
  • Salary negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.
Applications should include the following:
  • Letter of Application (Quote the vacancy number)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
  • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Copies of Certificates, Diplomas and Transcripts
  • Day time contact telephone number
Note: Applications must include copies of certificates, Diplomas and Transcripts. Applications without this will be disregarded.

Due no later than 13th January 2011


Human Resource Manager,
KEMRI/CDC Program,
P.O. Box 1578, Kisumu
or E-mail to

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position are strongly advised to access an internal candidate application form available in the CDC Intranet; print and process it through the project Managers and attach it before forwarding application to HR.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

THE KEMRI/CDC program is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including, application, interview meeting and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, report such a request immediately to: 0701112145

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