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Head of Internal Audit & Quality Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Head of Internal Audit & Quality
Region: Nairobi
Reporting to: Chief Security Officer, Cabinet Director
Range: R1L
Department: Internal Audit & Quality

Role Purpose: He/she will be responsible for planning and implementing the internal audit, forensic audit and quality strategies, managing and developing the Audit & Quality team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Operational (including Planification):
  • Develop and implement fraud, internal audit and quality policy, procedures and work instructions.
  • Direct the planning of Internal Audit and quality activities.
  • Coordinates the performance of internal audit and quality missions based on approved plans.
  • Review internal audit and quality work done and reports related to processes/ activities/ departments reviewed and propose new controls, methods, processes, procedures, flow of information/ documents (through agreed recommendations) to improve efficiency and to minimize business risks.
  • Direct the follow-up activities to ensure timely implementation of recommendations/ action plans/ made by internal/ external auditors, quality and investigations teams.
  • Direct the assessment and evaluation of enterprise-wide business and fraud risks within the company and faciltate development of appropriate risk responses.
  • Direct the process of updating company’s quality procedures and work instructions (quality documentation) and ensure review and approval of transversal processes.
  • Direct the review of the departments’ and corporate quality documentations for recency and currency.
  • Monitor quality objectives and proposes corrective / preventive actions necessarily for main business processes and Quality Management System continual improvement
Academic Qualifications
  • Degree in Social Science, Accounting, Business or Finance.
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration would be an advantage
  • Training and experience in Forensic Audit would be an advantage
  • At least 6 years of audit experience and at least 3 years in a similar management position as Head of internal Audit and Quality
  • Background check will be conducted on all shortlisted candidates
Professional Skills:
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Customer focus & results orientation
  • Business driven & organizational awareness
  • Governance process improvements
  • Team-work and cooperation
  • Planning and organization
  • Analytical thinking & problem solving
  • Conflict resolution, influence & persuasion
  • Governance process improvements
Professional Knowledge:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or ACCA
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Internal controls and related legislations (SOX, COSO etc.)
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Forensic audit
  • Project management
  • Quality Management Systems (QMS)
If you fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position.

Application should be sent by latest 14th April 2015, please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees. 

Apply through and quote the job title in the subject field. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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