Deputy Director Internal Audit Job in Kenya

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Deputy Director Internal Audit Job in Kenya


An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director Internal Audit.

Duties and responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will include but not limited to:

  • Developing, implementing and reviewing audit management systems of the Authority;
  • Preparing annual work plans for the function and ensuring that audits are well planned and executed;
  • Supervising the preparation of work programmes to ensure that audits are planned and well managed;
  • Overseeing risk assessment and developing management guidelines;
  • Overseeing the preparation and submission of audit reports;
  • Ensuring that accounting, administration and other operations comply with NEMA management policies;
  • Ensuring that the internal controls are reviewed and documented on
    their effectiveness and adequacy;
  • Planning and conducting audit engagements and investigations;
  • Following up on implementation of recommendations of internal and external audit;
  • Carrying out audit assignments;
  • Ensuring accountability and ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity;
  • Supervising, appraising and developing audit staff to ensure maintenance of high audit standards within the audit function.

Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or its equivalent qualification
    from a recognized institution.
  • Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance or its equivalent qualification
    from a recognized institution.
  • Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its
    equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum period of twelve (12) years relevant work experience and at
    least four (4) years in a management role in the Public Service
    or Private Sector.
  • Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized
  • Membership of the Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK) or
    Institute of Internal Auditors of Kenya (IIA-Kenya) and/or Association of
    Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE-Kenya) or any other relevant professional body.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Good Communication skills.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Fulfilled the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.

Terms of service

All the above positions are on permanent and pensionable terms of service except for the position of Corporation Secretary/Director Legal Services – Grade E2, which is on a three (3) years renewable contract.

How to apply

Interested and eligible candidates are required to visit the NEMA website        (>> Careers / Vacancies, for the full job descriptions and specifications.

Candidates should:

  1. Download and complete the Bio-data Job Application Form which is available online from our website ( >>Quick Links>>Downloads.
  2. Submit an application letter attaching the following:
  3. Completed Bio-data Job Application Form. DOWNLOAD
  4. CV with full details of education and professional qualifications indicating names and contacts of three referees.
  5. Copies of academic certificates and transcripts, professional certifications and testimonials.

How to submit

Email Applications

Email applications to be sent to 

 Hand delivered and posted applications

Hand delivered or posted applications, as appropriate, should be submitted in a sealed envelope marked to;


The Director General

National Environment Management Authority

1st Floor, NEMA Headquarters

Popo Road, Off Mombasa Road

P.O. Box 67839 – 00200


The reference number of the job applied for should be clearly indicated on the envelope and application letter.

All applications should be received by 5 p.m. on 21st March, 2023


Successful candidates will be expected to fulfill the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. 

NEMA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality.   Any form of Canvasing by any candidate will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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