Internal Auditor Job in Kenya

Job Title: Internal Auditor

Hiring Organization: Lutheran World Federation
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: NGO
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/17/2024

The Lutheran World Federation, Kenya-Somalia Program –Internal Auditor – Nairobi (Open to Kenya Nationals Only). The Department of World Service (WS) of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is the humanitarian and development arm of the Lutheran World Federation. WS provides support to refugees, returnees, internally displaced people, their host communities and communities at risk, focusing on livelihoods, quality services, protection and social cohesion. The Kenya-Somalia Program has been implementing such interventions in Kenya and Somalia since 1992.

Overall Purpose/ Broad Function:


The overall purpose of the LWF Kenya-Somalia Internal Auditor’s position is to ensure the organization’s operations are efficient, effective, and compliant with relevant regulations and policies, with a focus on the management of financial and other resources.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Conducting Audits: Perform regular and ad-hoc audits of LWF Kenya-Somalia’s financial, operational, and compliance processes to ensure they are in line with organizational and donor policies and procedures, as well as regulatory requirements.

Risk Assessment: In collaboration with other relevant staff of LWF Kenya-Somalia, identify and assess potential risks within the organization’s processes and operations, and develop strategies to mitigate these risks.

Internal Controls: Evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls in LWF Kenya-Somalia and recommend improvements to enhance the control environment.

Reporting: Prepare internal audit reports detailing findings, recommendations, and action plans for management to address identified issues.

Compliance: Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and internal and donor policies, and keep abreast of changes in regulatory requirements.

Training and Awareness: Provide training and awareness sessions to staff on internal control processes, compliance requirements, and best practices. Continuously develop the capacity of Internal Audit Assistants through tailor-made training programs and on-the-job engagements.

Investigations: Conduct investigations into suspected fraud, waste, or resource abuse, and recommend corrective actions.

Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with stakeholders, including management, external auditors, and other relevant regulatory bodies to facilitate the smooth running of audits and reviews and to discuss audit findings and recommendations.

Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiencies within LWF Kenya-Somalia based on audit findings and the sector’s best practices.

Professional Development: Stay updated with the latest trends and developments in the field of internal auditing through continuous learning and professional development activities.

Other Duties: Perform any other relevant duties assigned, the nature and scope of which are agreed upon with the Country Representative.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Assistant Internal Auditors based in the field offices

Education/Professional Designations/Experience:

A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Commerce, Finance or a relevant business field.

Professional qualifications including CPA(K), ACCA, CIA OR CISA.

Membership in a relevant professional body such as the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and the Institute of Internal Audit.

Minimum five years of internal audit or other directly relevant experience such as auditing, evaluation of risks/internal controls etc. Internal auditing experience in an international organization is highly desirable.

Strong computer skills in MS Office programs.

Familiarity with computerized accounting software

Strong organizational skills as well as attention to detail

Knowledge of SAGE will be an advantage.

Excellent oral and written English skills

Other Specific Skill Requirements:

Good communication and excellent interpersonal skills.

Strong organizational skills as well as attention to detail.

Excellent oral and written English skills.

A team player who is responsible, diplomatic and confident at dealing with people at all levels

Good analytical skills, computing, and a problem-solving attitude

Be methodical and adaptable

Planning and organization skills

Attention to detail is essential

Ability to work under minimal supervision

Ability to work under pressure and on irregular working hours.

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