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Internal Auditor: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Jobs in Kenya

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2006 to work with African governments, farmers, donors, NGOs and the private sector to reduce hunger and poverty in Africa through agricultural development targeted at resource poor farmers. AGRA has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and an office in Accra, Ghana.

AGRA is seeking to recruit an exceptional and experienced individual to fill the internationally recruited staff position of 
Internal Auditor. The position will be based in Nairobi and will report to the Head of the Internal Audit Unit.

Job Description
  • Provides audits, analyses, recommendations, counsel and information regarding whether AGRA’s network of risk management, control and governance processes, as designed and represented by management, is adequate and

  • Utilizes in-depth knowledge of best practices and experience in own discipline to provide and improve services.
  • Takes a new perspective to solve complex problems.
  • Works independently and receives minimal guidance.
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues and grantees with less experience; may direct the work of other staff members.
  • Performs audits to test AGRA's systems of internal control.
  • Reviews and evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of systems of internal control. Identifies areas in which policies or procedures have not been adequately defined and are not operating effectively.
  • Performs operational and grant project audits as assigned for purposes of identifying areas where operating efficiencies and cost-saving opportunities exist.
Key qualifications:
  • Relevant professional degree
  • Professional qualification relevant to undertaking internal audit work. Required international qualifications which relate to internal auditing (CIA), information technology (CISA, CISM), fraud examination (CFE) administration and corporate governance. Local qualifications which relate to accounting and financial management (CPA or CA or equivalent)
  • At least 10 years’ total experience in planning, conducting and managing internal or external audits; investigations; and consultancies related to corporate governance, risk management, organizational development, internal controls and compliance systems. Having a significant part of that experience devoted to internal audit would be an advantage. Having additional line experience within organizations in financial, administrative, technology, project management, quality system, regulatory compliance or corporate governance positions would also be an advantage.
  • Ability to plan, conduct and manage audits, in accordance with international professional standards, in any or all of the following fields:
  1. Operational/efficiency
  2. Information systems
  3. Financial reporting and financial / administrative controls
  4. Forensic audit and investigations
  • A good knowledge of internal control and risk management frameworks and concepts.
  • Mature understanding of the ethical framework for internal auditors and an ability to appreciate ethical issues applicable generally in the work place.
  • Well developed analytical skills
  • Highlevel skills in written and verbal communication in English, together with proven ability to prepare and present clear, logical and succinct written reports and correspondence
  • Capacity to work both autonomously and in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills is a must, including an ability to work harmoniously in a multicultural environment within the internal audit unit and in the client units.
  • Willingness to undertake a significant amount of travel outside the duty station.
Applicants should submit their application with a detailed CV, stating their current position, remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts, on both the application letter and envelope. To be considered, your application must be received by April 15 2010 addressed to:

The HR Manager
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
Eden Square Block 1, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 66773 Westlands 00800
Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone: +254 20 3750 627
Email: iau @

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