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The National Gender and Equality Commission
 
Vision: A society that upholds gender equality, dignity, respect and fairness for all
 
Mission: To effectively and efficiently promote gender equality and freedom from discrimination for all persons in Kenya

The National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following position:

Internal Auditor
(NGEC 4)


Ref: NGEC/HR/18/2016

1 Post
 
Gross Salary Scale: Entry Kshs. 230,000 P.M.
 
Terms of Service: 5 Year Contract Renewable
 
Other Benefits: Medical Cover, Group Life Insurance & WIBA
 
Requirements for Appointment
 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must:-
  • Have served in the grade of Internal Auditor (or in a relevant and comparable position) for a minimum period of eight (8) years, three (3) years of which should have been at management level. 
  • Possess A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounts, Commerce, Finance or any other relevant and qualification from a recognized institution; 
  • Possess A Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Studies), Economics, Finance or any other relevant qualification field from a recognized institution;
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA K)
  • A current member of ICPAK
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Public Finance Management, Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS), Public Procurement Procedures and Regulation.
  • Have Knowledge and expertise in use of computer applications viii) Good Communication skills
  • Demonstrable professional competence and administrative ability as shown in work performance and results. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
Duties and responsibilities  

The holder will be secretary to the Audit Committee of the Commission and will be responsible for planning, executing, reporting and follow up on scheduled and adhoc audits to provide assurance to the commission and management on the adequacy of internal controls and compliance to laws and regulations. 

Specific duties and responsibilities include to:
  • Formulate and implement internal audit policies and procedures;
  • Produce proactive and timely internal audit reports for presentation to the management and to the Audit, Committee of the Commission;; 
  • Develop the audit plan giving priority to high risk areas and execute the plan on timely basis
  • Conducting reviews as requested by management or the Audit Committee provided such reviews do not compromise the independence or objectivity of the internal audit function;
  • Supervise the preparation of audit programmes;
  • Conduct scheduled and adhoc audits in the Commission;
  • Facilitate storage and retrieval of audit reports; 
  • Ensure compliance to applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures. 
  • Discuss audit findings with management and ensure audit recommendations are implemented and any lapses explained. 
  • Ensure compliance to the best professional auditing practices. 
  • Mentor, train, guide staff in internal audit.
  • Advise on methods and procedures of proper and effective audit management and control systems; and
  • Advise on use of and implementation of modern technology for effective audit management and control.
  • Liaise with external auditors and other providers of assurance; and
  • Be Secretary to the Audit Committee of the Commission
How to Apply
1.    Qualified candidate should attach to their applications: a detailed Curriculum Vitae; a copy of the National Identity Card (Both sides) and certified copies of Academic Certificates and relevant transcripts and any other relevant supporting documents
2.    All applicants should state their present and salary,
3.    Attach a copy of the letter of substantive appointment to their current position; and
4.    Give names of three (3) referees and their mobile and e-mail contacts.
Please Note that
  • The Commission is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Persons with Disability, Youth, People from minority and marginalized groups and communities who meet the requirements of the advertised jobs are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
  • It is a criminal office for any applicant to provide false information and documents in the job application.
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
  • A candidate who applies online must scan all the required documents and email them.


Members of Audit Committee 

(2 Posts)


Ref: NGEC/HR/17/2016
 
1. Background
 
The National Gender and Equality Commission is a Constitutional body established under Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and operationalized by the National Gender and Equality Commission Act of 2011. 

The Commission’s core mandate is to promote gender equality and freedom from
discrimination in accordance with article 27 of the constitution, for all persons in Kenya with special focus to persons with disabilities, youth, women, the elderly, minority groups and marginalized communities.

Pursuant to Section 73(5) of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012 and Part XIII of the Public Finance Management (National Government) Regulations, 2015, the National Gender and Equality Commission wish to establish an Audit Committee. 

The Audit Committee will support the Commission by monitoring and reviewing the risk, control and governance processes among other responsibilities enumerated in the gazette notice No.2691 (Audit Committee Guidelines for National Government) dated 15th April 2016.
 
The Commission invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyans for the positions of the members of the Audit Committee.
 
2. Requirements for Appointment
 
For appointment to this position, an applicant must have:
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Knowledge and experience in either one or more of the following fields: Accounting, Auditing, Finance Management, Risk Management, or Any other relevant discipline.
  • Preferably a member of a professional body and in good standing.
3. Other Requirements
  • Have a good understanding of National Government operations and financial management;
  • Have a good understanding of the mandate of the National Gender and Equality Commission;
  • Able to dedicate sufficient time to the performance of Audit Committee work.
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.
4. Duties and Responsibilities
 
Duties and responsibilities to this position include;
1.    Evaluating whether processes are in place to address key roles and responsibilities in relation to risk management.
2.    Evaluating the adequacy of the control environment to provide reasonable assurance that the systems of internal control are of a high standard and functioning as intended.
3.    Performing an independent review of the financial statements to ensure the integrity and transparency of the financial reporting process.
4.    Monitoring the effectiveness of an entity‘s performance information and compliance with the performance management framework and performance reporting requirements.
5.    Evaluating the quality of the internal audit function, particularly in the areas of planning, monitoring and reporting.
6.    Engaging with external audit and assessing the adequacy of management response to issues identified by audit.
7.    Reviewing the effectiveness of how the entity monitors compliance with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements and promotes a culture committed to lawful and ethical behaviour.
5. Terms of Appointment: Members of the Audit Committee shall serve on a part-time basis for a period of three (3) years and shall be eligible for re-appointment for a further one term only. 

The Committee will meet at least four times in a year. 

The allowances payable to the members of the audit committee shall be determined by the SRC.

How to Apply
1.    Qualified candidate should submit their application together with detailed Curriculum Vitae; a copy of National Identity Card and certified copies of Academic Certificates, Testimonials and other relevant supporting documents;
2.    Provide names of three (3) referees with mobile and e-mail contacts.
3.    Clearly mark on the envelope and cover letter of application the post reference number.
Please Note: A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a member of Audit Committee if he/she;
  • Is a former or present employee of the National Gender and Equality Commission; or
  • Has been an employee or an agent of a business organization which has carried out any business with the National Gender and Equality Commission for the last two years.
  • It is a criminal offense for any applicant providing false information and documents in the applications.
The Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with Disability, Youth, People from minority and marginalized groups and communities who meet the requirements of the advertised jobs are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be addressed to:
The Commission Secretary/CEO,
National Gender and Equality Commission,
Solution Tech Building, Longonot Road, Upper Hill,
P O Box 27512-00506,
Nairobi.

E-mail: hr@ngeckenya.org

Website: www.ngeckenya.org 

To reach the Commission on or before 28th September 2016 (latest by 5.00P.M.)

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