Job Title: Senior Manager Internal Audit

Sector: Finance
Location: Kenya
Employee Type: Regular
Employee Category: Full Time

Background / IRC Summary: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

 Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. 
At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Job Overview / Summary: Reporting to the Senior Director Internal Audit, the Senior Manager Internal Audit will lead the internal audit team located in Nairobi, Kenya in conducting audits of IRC locations and functions. 

The audits will be designed to assist management in achieving the IRC’s strategic, operational, reporting and compliance objectives.
 The audits will focus on evaluating the design and operating effectiveness of global and local processes and controls.

The Senior Manager Internal Audit will not only strive to provide the highest level of professional service but also maintain the highest ethical standards and due professional care in their work.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that the most important risks are being addressed and that expectations are being met or exceeded.
  • Manage the internal audit team located in Nairobi, Kenya by providing guidance and supervision to the Nairobi staff; setting appropriate job expectations through agreed upon objectives; and providing timely feedback regarding performance.
  • Plan and conduct Country Office and functional audits, special reviews and investigations with sufficient work paper documentation to support findings and conclusions.
  • Draft audit reports that include conclusions and recommendations to correct identified deficiencies and review with appropriate location/function management.
  • Monitor progress of the corrective actions by management to correct identified deficiencies.
  • Assist the Senior Director Internal Audit in developing annual audit plans that addresses significant risks of the organization.
  • Assist the Senior Director Internal Audit in continuously improving the audit process through new tools and techniques.
Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Senior Director Internal Audit

Position directly supervises: Manager International Audit

Indirect Reporting:

Other Internal and/or external contacts
  • Internal: All levels of the IRC’s regional and country organizations and headquarters’ departments
  • External: Limited contact with external auditors, 3rd party contractors and donors
Job Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business related field.

Certificates or Licenses: CPA/CA or CIA

Work Experience:

  • 5 to 7 years of external or internal auditing experience
  • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience
  • Experience working in the Not-for-Profit or NGO sectors or grant supported organizations
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
  • Excellent knowledge of auditing and risk management principles and theory
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to present and explain complex issues
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and achieve consensus of recommendations to reduce risk or improve operations
  • Proficiency with MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO
Language Skills: Fluency in French a plus

Working Environment:

  • Position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with a standard office work environment
  • Travel up to 50% including travel to developing countries
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  
International allowances are not available for this position. 
Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector. 
Please apply on or before 6th February, 2015

IRC leading the way from harm to home

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.


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