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Action Africa Help International (AAH-I)

Job Title: Internal Auditor

Reports to: AAH-I Board and Executive Director

Staff reporting to this post: None

Liaises with: Finance and Administration Director, Technical Director, Country Directors, Country Finance Managers, Sector Heads, Project Managers, Accountants, External Auditors, Donors

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent visits to the Country Offices and field projects

Job Summary: Will ensure satisfactory performance of the internal controls and systems of the organisation, in order for them to facilitate the proper utilisation, recording and reporting of the organisations resources, and provide advice to the ED and the AAH-I Board of Directors on the same.

Duties & Responsibilities

Internal Auditor will conduct internal audits of AAH-I Headquarters and Country Offices and help identify risks that affect achievement of the organization’s objectives; assess the adequacy of internal control systems to reduce identified risks; and recommend appropriate actions to reduce associated risks.

Expected Result
  • Accounting and internal control systems constantly reviewed within the whole of the AAH-I, including Head, Country and Field offices
  • Appropriate accounting systems designed and recommendations for improvements provided regularly where necessary
  • Tests and procedures designed that shall monitor the financial/accounting operations and recommend improvements thereto
  • Financial and operating information regularly examined including review of means to identify, measure, classify and report such information
  • The economy, efficiency and effectiveness of operations constantly reviewed including non-financial controls of the organisation.
  • Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s vision, mission, and values
  • Constant review of compliance of AAH-I finance and accounting procedures with the relevant laws, regulations and other external requirements and with internal policies and directives and other requirements including appropriate authorisation of transactions
  • Special investigations undertaken into particular areas (e.g. suspected fraud or misuse of the organisations resources)

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field; Master degree will be an added advantage).
  • Professional certification- CPA/CA or ACCA, CFE, CIA and/or CISA;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with internal or external audit experience.

Additional Skills & Competences
  • Communicational skills (written and spoken);
  • Organisational and managerial skills;
  • ICT specialty (email, spread-sheets, word, databases, job-related software, etc.);
  • Good understanding of internal audit including international trends and best practices;
  • Excellent leadership, analytical and report- writing skills;
  • Working knowledge of USAID/UNHCR, EU, World Bank and other donor compliance requirements will be an asset;
  • Team-work and participation;
  • Level of self-supervision and ability to take initiative;
  • Degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • INGO experience and understanding of humanitarian sector;

Application Instructions

Interested candidates can email applications letters indicating, their current salary, CVs indicating contact details with 3 referees) to be addressed to: to be received by Friday 18th July, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for.

AAH is an equal-opportunity employer.

Only those selected for the interviews will be contacted.

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