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Audit & Risk Manager
The Women Enterprise Fund (WEF) is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency established via Government Financial Management Act in 2007, through Legal Notice no.147. and whose core mandate is to provide accessible and affordable credit to support Kenyan women start and/or expand businesses for wealth and employment creation.
Grade WEF 2 (1 Post)
Salary Scale: Ksh.109, 089 x 5,454 – 114,543 x 5,727 – 120,270 x 5,902 – 126,172 x 6,077 132,249 xs 6,252 – 138,501 x 6,427 – 144,928 PM


·         An officer at this level will be responsible administratively to the Chief Executive Officer and functionally to the Board through the Audit and Risk Management committee to ensure there is an innovative responsive and effective risk management approach within the fund including;
·         Formulate policies for effective risk management strategies and framework for the Fund.
·         Coordinating and overseeing all risk management activities and assessing compliance with internal policies, relevant contracts and all legal and regulatory requirements.
·         Coordinate preparation, approval by the Board and implementation of annual audit plans and appropriate audit programs.
·         Ensure sound development and implementation of audit management systems.
·         Ensure proper preparation of audit reports, presentation of the same to the Audit & Risk Committee on quarterly basis and implementation of audit recommendations.
·         Responsible for coordination of Audit & Risk department’s activities, including staff training and development.
·         Liaising with external auditors and ensure implementation of their recommendations.
·         Updating the Board Internal Audit & Risk Committee Charter as well as the internal Audit Charter.
·         Review the Fund’s compliance with the relevant statutes, policies, rules, regulations, administrative government circulars and guidelines.
·         Review the adequacy of internal policies, procedures and processes to ensure necessary and sufficient internal controls are in place.
Carry out special assignments including investigations and recommend controls to mitigate risks.


For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
·         Served in Audit function for at least 10 years with at least four (4) being in a managerial position.
·         Master’s degree majoring in Finance ,Accounting or Strategic
·         Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·         Member of ICPAK, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) or Information
·         Systems & Control Association (ICASA) in good standing.
·         Certification as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified
·         Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Certified
·         Forensic Accountant (CFA) is an added advantage
Competencies required
·         Broad knowledge of Public Sector Accounting standards
·         Thorough understanding of National Development Goals and familiarity with the latest emerging trends
·         Excellent Communication, interpersonal, writing and editing skills
·         Ability to think creatively and innovatively
·         Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented
How to apply
Applications clearly marked with the position reference and title and including a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, professional qualifications, testimonials, day time telephone number, names and addresses of three professional referees should be delivered to the Fund by hand, courier or post so as to reach the address below on or before 29th May 2017.
The Chief Executive /Director
Women Enterprise Fund
11th Floor Social Security House Building Block A
Eastern Wing
P. O. Box 17126 -00100
Shortlisted applicants will be expected to provide details of their current salary and the following documents: Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations; Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB); Tax Compliance Certificate from KRA; Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC); Clearance from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
Interested applicants who had previously submitted their applications for the above positions should re-apply.
Women Enterprise Fund is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

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