JOB SCOPE: Reporting to the Audit Committee and with dotted line to the Country Director, this is a Management position whose main task is to coordinate the internal audit process of AAZ in line with established ActionAid International standards. In addition, the job entails management of organizational and operational risks including developing and monitoring the risk register, working with project leads on partner organisation’s audit and ensure proper internal control systems within the Country Programmes.
§Formulation and implementation of internal audit policies and procedures;
§Review of strategic priorities and activities of AAZ to assess and identify potential risks to the organization;
§Assessment of internal controls to mitigate business and operational risks;
§Advising management on effective controls and fraud prevention measures;
§Coordinating the development of AAZ’s risk register and ensuring that all programs and support units have risk registers;
§Reviewing the implementation of the action points in the risk register for AAZ, functional units and projects;
§Preparing annual audit plan according to the risks identified in AAZ and units risk registers;
§Executing internal audit in compliance with conventional audit guidelines and best practices;
§Assessing the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information and compliance with set policies;
§Carrying out value adding and risk based audits in all LRPs/Projects/Units/Functions and partners organizations at least once a year to verify adherence to AAI and donor policies and procedures, and laws and regulations of Zambia;
§Following up on responses from audited LRPs/ Units/Projects and Partners and report to the Country Director and Board Audit Committee on non-compliance;
§Liaising with external auditors on the annual audits and ensuring that the reports are implemented;
§Acting as Secretary to the Audit Board Committee;
§Producing timely audit reports to LRPs/Functions/Units/Projects and Partners with recommendations aimed at strengthening the overall control environment;
§Presenting periodic assurance audit reports to the Audit Committee;
§Supporting and monitoring implementation of the Whistle Blowing Policy;
§Contributing to social audits and annual PRRP processes;
§Undertaking investigations on frauds and irregularities at management requests and follow up on regular audit findings;
§Assisting in the evaluation of the AAZ's performance and recommend changes to improve operational efficiency;
§Raise awareness of risk management through attendance of various forums in the organisation; and other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPEREINCE
§Full ACCA, CIA, Bachelor of Accountancy or their equivalent from a recognized University.
§Member of ZICA or any accredited international institution.
§Have at least 7 years working experience in auditing function in an INGO or a large organization of which at least three (3) years must have been as Internal Auditoror a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations.
Application: To apply, please send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae highlighting how you match the criteria in the Job Description to the following email address;mailto:email@example.com. The Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 24th March, 2017 at 17:00.
ActionAid is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EoE). Qualified women are encouraged to apply. Please Note: While we value all applications, we can only respond to short listed candidates.