Director Internal Audit Job in Kenya

The Director Internal Audit shall report to the Chief Officer Accounting, Revenue and Supply Chain Management.

An officer at this level will be based at the County Headquarters and will be responsible for the coordination of activities in the Internal Audit Section in the County Government.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Head day- to-day activities of the internal audit directorate of the. County Government;
  • To streamline and co-ordinate implementation of Internal Control
  • Framework and Risk Management systems in the County Government,
  • Review the internal control framework and consistently ensure its compliance;
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate the development and implementation of the formal Risk Management Framework;
  • Co-ordinate departmental audits, develop criteria, review and analyze evidence and document audit processes and procedures;
  • Identify, develop and document audit issues and recommendations;
  • Co-ordinate and liaise with external auditors to ensure external audits and financial reporting processes are efficient and effective;
  • Conduct appropriate governance and performance assessment exercises so as to streamline the County’s performance and governance processes;
  • Lead in the development of the County Audit Charter and Annual Audit Work plan;
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Requirement for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Served for cumulative ten (10) years, three (3) of which should have beenat the grade of Principal Internal Auditor, Job Group ‘N’ and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Management, Business Administration, Economics or any other relevant field;
  • Must be in possession of CPA(K)/ACCA and registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and in good standing;
  • Must have a relevant Master’s Degree from a recognized institution;
  • Attended a Senior Management Course or Strategic Leadership development programme  lasting for at least four (4) weeks;
  • Be conversant with the provisions of the Public Financial Management Act, 2012, the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Act, 2015 and the regulations thereto;
  • Must satisfy the provisions of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
  • Conversant with IFMIS and other revenue management accounting or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) packages;
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives and ability to align them to the County’s mandate;
  • Be a good team player with exemplary leadership qualities, interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills;
  • Proficiency in Computer Application Skills relevant to financial management from a recognized institution.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application with copies of their National Identity / passport, Academic & Professional certificates and current Chapter Six compliance certificates to the undersigned on or before 19th day of April 2024

P.O BOX 880-50300


Please Note

  • County Government of Vihiga is an equal opportunity employer and encourages People Living with Disabilities, Youth and Women to apply.
  • County Public Service Board does not charge any recruitment fee whatsoever. Do Not Pay Money to Fraudsters because Our services are absolutely free
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.
  • Those with certificates from foreign institutions must have them certified by the relevant authority.