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Internal Auditor Job in Kenya

The Council of Governors (CoG) is established under Section 19 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act 2012 with the mandate to provide a mechanism for consultation amongst County Governments, share information on performance of the counties in execution of their functions, facilitate capacity building for governors, and consider reports from other intergovernmental forums on national and county interests amongst other functions (Section 20).

To enable the Council achieve its mandate and vision, the Council wishes to recruit results oriented individuals with drive, vision and creativity to fill the following position:

Overall Purpose of the Job
The Internal Audit Unit provides an independent and objective assurance and advice aimed at adding value and improving the operations of Council of Governors. Internal Auditor will ensure a systematic, disciplined approach to the evaluation and improvement of the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes in order to support the overall efficiency and integrity of the Council of Governors.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Internal Auditor will perform the following duties:
·         Preparing and implementing the Internal Audit annual work plan;
·         Managing the Council of Governors’ Internal Audit Unit;
·         Examining and inspecting activity records, accounting systems and procedures to determine their efficiency;
·         Ensuring the Council of Governors’ policies are complied with;
·         Reviewing internal control systems;
·         Providing leadership in the conducting of special audits;
·         Evaluating progress and status of steps taken to address any current and past recommendations by External Auditors;
·         Preparing and submitting reports of findings concerning the scope of audit and its findings so as to make appropriate corrective action;
·         Providing independent assurance to the Management on the implementation and effectiveness of the internal control systems;
·         Evaluating the effectiveness of the system of risk identification and management and suggesting improvements as appropriate;
·         Fostering quality and continuous improvement in governance and risk management control processes;
·         Assessing the cost effectiveness and efficiency in the utilization of organization resources;
·         Verifying the reliability and integrity of financial data;
·         Carrying out compliance audits with policies, laws, rules and regulations;
·         Ensuring that resources including assets are preserved and protected and used for the benefit of the Council of Governors;
·         Carrying out special audits or investigations as and when necessary;
·         Ensuring that the Internal Audit Unit operates in accordance with the professional standards contained;
·         Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor.
·         Have Bachelor degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce, Accounting or Finance from a recognized institution;
·         Have professional qualification CPA or ACCA;
·         Be a member of a professional auditing or accounting body such as CISA or ICPAK;
·         Have Certificate in computer applications;
·         Have strong analytical, written, oral communications, strong interpersonal and relationship skills;
·         Have served for at three (3) years in the area of auditing or accounting preferably in the public sector;
·         Have proven leadership and supervisory experience;
·         Must have a sound knowledge of government auditing regulations and laws;
·         Must meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya; and
·         Must be a Citizen of Kenya.
Fluency in English is required.
Desirable Competencies
·         Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
·         Client Orientation – works effectively well with CoG clients and stakeholders;
·         Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
·         Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
·         Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
·         Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
·         Performance Management – identify ways and implements actions to improve performance of self and others;
·         Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
·         Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;
·         Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, and concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
·         Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
·         Resource Mobilization- works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs for the Council of Governors.
Duration of the assignment
The duration of the engagement will be three (3) years renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.
How to Apply
Interested persons should download and duly fill the COG EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORM and send the duly completed form, CV with names and addresses of three referees, cover letter with current and expected remuneration, and a copy each for ID, certificates, and relevant testimonials to e-mail address;, indicating the name of the position you are applying for in the subject of the email, on or before Friday 5th April, 2019.
The Council of Governors is an equal opportunity employer. Persons living with disability and persons from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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