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Internal Auditor Job in Kenya - KEMRI/CDC

Internal Auditor 

Vacancy Re-Advertisement KEMRI/CDC Research & Public Health Collaboration

Opening Date: 16/01/2013                                 
Vacancy No.  K02/01/13

Program description

This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in malaria, HIV and other diseases. 

To effectively carry out its mandate, the Program is seeking to fill the following position.

Position: Internal Auditor MR 10 (1 Position)

Reports to: Director Center for Global Health and Research (CGHR)

Location: Kisumu

Essential Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting from a recognized university
  • CPA (K)
  • CIA or CISA qualification is an added advantage
  • Must have at least 4 years post qualification experience as an internal auditor
  • Computer literacy and a good working knowledge of accounting packages and financial systems.
  • Member of ICPAK
Skills and Abilities:
  • 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 role and functions of the Internal Audit Dept.
  • Good personal judgment, initiative, creativity and maturity
  • Ability to maintain the highest standards of ethics, confidentiality and professionalism
Duties 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: 

Contract for 1 year renewable as per KEMRI scheme of service. 

Salary negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency

Application Procedures:
Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit:
  1. Detailed, current curriculum vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
  2. Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  3. Copies of academic/professional certificates and any other supporting documents
Applications are due no later than: 29th January 2013 To Human Resource Manager, KEMRI/CDC Program, P O Box 1578, Kisumu. OR E-mail to


Applications MUST include copies of certificates & Transcripts. Applications without these will be disregarded

Internal Candidates interested in applying for this position are strongly advised to access an internal candidate applicant form available in CDC intranet for processing

KEMRI/CDC 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 request immediately to 0701112145.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Apply To:
Human Resource Manager, KEMRI/CDC
P.O. Box 1578, Kisumu.

Or e-mail to not later than 29th January

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