Senior Risk and Audit Officer Job in Kenya

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Senior Risk and Audit Officer Job in Kenya



Job Title

Senior Risk and Audit Officer








Grade 5








Independent Policing Oversight Authority






Office of The Chief Executive Officer.






Risk and Audit











Section / Unit






Location / Work Station

The Headquarters.





Reporting Relationships






Reports to

Principal Risk & Audit Officer





Direct Reports

Risk Officer & Audit Officer







Indirect Reports

Audit Assistant







Job Purpose

To conduct independent and objective quality assurance in the Authority’s systems and processes as per Public Audit Act 2015

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Conduct internal audit of strategies, policies, procedures, framework and guidelines
  • Develop and implement annual work plan, procurement plan and internal audit plan.
  • Audit programs and testing procedures to ensure appropriateness for the areas in scope.
  • Supervise, coach and mentor departmental staff.
  • Coordinate employee performance management and competency development in the department.

Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Prepare risk based audit plan and programs;
  • Conduct audit reviews in accordance to the auditing standards,
  • Review and evaluate internal controls.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the development and implementation of the formal risk management framework.
  • Assist in establishing a follow up machanism and agreed recommendations on audit reports.
  • Safeguard the authority’s assets by establishing appropriate means of verifying their existence, ownership and valuation
  • Ensure institution compliance to the laid down policies and applicable kenyan laws and requlations.
  • Prepare audit working papers and document the work done.
  • Develop audit procedures, criteria, reviews as well as analysing evidence.

10) Draft internal audit reports.

11) Make procurement requisition

Job Dimensions:

Financial Responsibility

Prepare Risk and Audit Work Plans and their Budgets.

Responsibility for Physical Assets

Responsible for Risk and Audit physical assets in the team (ICT, office furniture and equipment, inspection tools, reports and records)

III.   Decision Making / Job Influence

The role is responsible for making operational decisions

Working Conditions

Predominantly in an office setting with occasional field travel.

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Finance or Accounting Option), Business Administration (Accounting Option), Information Technology; or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  •  Passed part III of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Kenya examination or equivalent qualification from recognized institution
  • Be a member of a recognized and relevant professional body like ICPAK, IIA or ISACA
  • A certificate in computer application skills.

III. Previous relevant work experience required.

Served in the grade of Risk & Audit Officer, for a minimum period of three (3) years or six (6) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private Sector

Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

Functional Skills:

Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:






Report writing


Transparency and accountability


Financial Management Skills


Ethics and Integrity


Investigations Skills


Team player


Organization and Planning Skills


Creativity and innovation


Decision Making Skills




Interpersonal Skills




Communication Skills



  • Negotiation Skills
  • Analytical Skills

How to apply:

Interested persons who meet the requirements should submit their application through Post Office, email or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position and job reference number, on both the cover letter, envelope and email applications, together with IPOA Employment form, a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, national identity card, names and telephone contacts of three referees, so as to reach the Authority by Tuesday, 14th March, 2023 to:

Director/Chief Executive Officer,

Independent Policing Oversight Authority,

1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden Annex, 2nd Floor,

P.O Box 23035 – 00100NAIROBI.


Detailed job descriptions and specifications for the above positions are available in our website

Upon offer of employment, the successful candidate MUST present and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing copies of the following documents;

A valid tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

A valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI);

A valid Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);

A valid Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)and

A Valid Clearance form from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

IPOA is an equal opportunity employer and shall not in its recruitment discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, ethnic origin, political affiliation, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, disability, health or social status. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

IPOA does not engage any recruitment agencies and no medical examination is required before one attends an interview. IPOA does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting or interview).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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