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Internal Auditor Job in Kenya

The Kenya Public Policy Research and Analysis Institute (KIPPRA) is charged with the mandate of providing quality public policy advice to the Government of Kenya, private sector and other stakeholders in order to contribute to the achievement of national long-term development goals. 

KIPPRA contributes to improved public policy making and implementation process through: Conducting objective public policy research and analysis; informing and providing advice during the policy-making process; building capacity of the Government of Kenya and other partners to absorb, undertake and analyze public policy; strengthening working modalities with the Government of Kenya and other stakeholders. 

Towards meeting the requirements of this mandate and in enhancing institutional capacity, KIPPRA invites applications from qualified candidates to fill the following positions within its establishment. 

Internal Auditor
Key Responsibilities
  • Assist the Senior Risk and Internal Audit Officer in carrying out regular audits in line with the Audit work plan of the Institute departmental operations
  • Carry out technical audit of projects, programmes and practices to ensure compliance with standards and benchmarks
  • Ensure compliance with the Internal Audit Charter, Public Finance Management Act, 2015 and Regulations and any other guidelines issued from time to time by the Government and the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Prepare audit reports for review by the Senior Risk and Internal Audit Officer
  • Delivery from planning to completion of the programme of work set out by the Senior Risk and Internal Audit Officer as part of the continuous auditing element of the Internal Audit Plan
  • Update the status of the previous internal and external findings on a quarterly basis, auditing resolved issues and preparing the quarterly status report for review by the Senior Risk and Internal Audit Officer
  • Timely delivery of professional written draft reports and practical value added recommendations on issues arising during audit work
  • Be a champion in driving a policy of best practice with a focus on continuous improvement and awareness across the Institute with respect to internal control, risk and corporate governance
Key Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business administration, Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Management, Financial and ICT audits
  • Certified Public Accountant final-CPA (K)
  • Experience in using computerized auditing and accounting applications, risk management and internal controls
  • Membership to a professional body
Key Competencies
  • Ability to plan, work and execute projects with minimum supervision and to complete work within required deadlines
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrated high levels of initiative, autonomy, adaptability, maturity and sound judgment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and staff
  • Public sector audit experience and an understanding of the regulatory environment
How to Apply

Applications with a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of certificates/testimonials to be addressed and posted/hand delivered to: 

Executive Director 
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis 
2nd Floor, Bishops Garden Towers, Bishops Road 
P. O. Box 56445 – 00200 

Telephone: 254 20 4936000/0736 712724 
OR Emailed to: 

The deadline for applications is 8th November 2016 by 5.00 p.m.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted 

KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer 

Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply

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