Internal Auditor Job in Kenya - Government

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act of 2013. 

The Commission is a Statutory Agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the Science, Technology and Innovation sector and advise, promote and coordinate on all matters relating to Science, Technology, Innovation and Research issues necessary for proper co-ordination and economic developments of the Country. 

To achieve this mandate the Commission seeks to fill the following vacant position:
Internal Auditor

STIC Grade 10

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Internal Auditor will report to the Commission on policy and strategic matters of the Commission, and to the Director General/CEO on administrative and operational issues as specified in the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive loss and waste prevention program
  • Undertake a financial risk management analysis
  • Liaising with law enforcement agencies and professional organizations mandated to conduct investigations into incidents of fraud and other irregularities
  • Report to the Commission and advice the Director general on internal audit control matters
  • Preparing and submitting oral and written reports of findings concerning scope of audit; financial position, source and utilization of funds and make recommendations
  • Assessing the effectiveness of internal controls and degrees of compliance
  • Develop, implement and evaluate internal control framework for preventing and detecting fraud, theft, misappropriation of funds and negligence
  • Liaising with the Auditor General and ensure follow up on the process of implementation of Internal and external audit recommendations
  • Prepare annual Internal Audit program for approval by the Commission.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree with options in Auditing option, Accounting or Commerce from a university recognized in Kenya. 

In addition, candidates must have had at least six (6) years experience, three (3) of which must have been in Senior Management position in a public institution or private sector, demonstrable knowledge in Financial Management Act and the Public Procurement And Disposal Act.

Candidates who have obtained the following qualifications will have an added advantage:
  • Masters degree in Commerce (Auditing, Accounting or Finance options), Business Administration (Auditing option) from a recognized institution or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution
  • CPA (K) or equivalent professional qualification
  • Attended an Auditing/Risk Management course or its equivalent from a recognized Institution• attended an auditing/risk management course or its equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • Be a Certified Internal Auditor
  • Have a Certificate in Fraud examination
  • Proficiency in ICT
  • Good standing with a relevant professional body
Key Competencies:
  • Good knowledge of computerized financial systems
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Drive for results and achievements
How to Apply

Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates. 

Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor. 

A copy of national identity card, details of remuneration history and current contact must be provided.

Candidates shortlisted for interview for the three (3) posts of Directors (STIC 13) must further submit the following:
  1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
  2. Clearance letter from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  3. Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  4. Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  5. Clearance by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)
NB: Candidates with Degrees from Universities outside Kenya must submit a Certificate of Equation and Recognition from the Commission for University Education (CUE).

The successful Candidates for the positions of Directors – STIC Grade 13, will be engaged on a five (5) years Contract renewable for one further term of equivalent period..

Applications must clearly indicate the Reference (REF) of the vacancy (on the envelope and letter) and should be sent either by post to:-

The Director General/CEO
National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
P.O Box 30623 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya


Hand-delivered to Utalii House, Utalii lane, off Uhuru Highway, 9th Floor, Room 902, to be received by Friday 2nd April 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation is an Equal Opportunity 

Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.