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Regional Internal Auditor, Africa at TechnoServe Kenya

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Job Description

The Regional Internal Auditor is responsible for planning and performing high-quality internal audits that support the mission and goals of TechnoServe.  The position requires a commitment to the highest standards of objectivity, professionalism, and due professional care, along with experience and judgement about risk management in the context of the environments where TechnoServe projects are implemented.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Regional Internal Auditor’s principal duties and responsibilities are described below:

  • Maintain ongoing communication with TechnoServe’s Regional management team in order to understand current business priorities and evolving risk management issues
  • Maintain awareness of TechnoServe’s global strategic objectives, key program areas, organizational structure, and key financial systems and processes
  • Prepare detailed risk-based plans for audit assignments within the region
  • Propose adjustments to standard audit procedures based on risk-based planning and new information collected during fieldwork
  • Travel to other countries to perform audits and investigations where TechnoServe implements its programs
  • Execute audit procedures with due professional care in accordance with professional standards
  • Maintain a high degree of professional skepticism in all phases of an audit
  • Identify indications of ethics violations and respond appropriately
  • Identify fundamental deficiencies in the internal control systems at a TechnoServe country office and develop appropriate recommendations
  • Prepare work papers that adequately document the results of audit fieldwork
  • Communicate effectively with TechnoServe country teams throughout an audit assignment
  • Draft written audit findings that clearly identity their impact on TechnoServe’s mission
  • Present audit findings and recommendations to TechnoServe country teams and integrate management comments into final conclusions, as appropriate
  • Periodically follow up with TechnoServe country teams about the status of prior audit findings and validate that the recommendations have been implemented
  • Assist the Senior Director of Internal Audit with the development of new audit tools and techniques
  • Assist the Senior Director of Internal Audit with the development of TechnoServe’s annual internal audit risk assessment and plan
  • Assist with the performance of ethics investigations, as directed
  • Adhere to the highest standards of integrity, objectivity, and confidentiality
  • Adhere to TechnoServe’s staff safety guidelines
  • Proactively improve technical skills and professional competencies related to auditing


Basic Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate four-year university degree in accounting; or equivalent university degree and at least seven years of professional experience. (Or Master’s degree plus five years of experience)
  • 5 years of experience performing audits of financial and operational activities for organizations that implement development, humanitarian, or civil society programs in Africa; or equivalent non-audit experience
  • Significant experience evaluating a program’s internal control systems for compliance with 2 CFR 200 (Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards); or equivalent experience with compliance rules for non-U.S. donor agencies
  • Significant experience applying the professional standards of the Institute of Internal Auditing (IIA) for audit planning, fieldwork, and reporting; or another equivalent internationally-recognized professional auditing standards
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA); or equivalent professional accounting qualification, or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA); or equivalent auditing qualification
  • Highly experienced using MS Excel; or equivalent spreadsheet application

Required Languages:

  • English (fluent)
  • French (intermediate)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of assistance programs in the areas of agriculture and entrepreneurship
  • Experience performing investigations of suspected fraud involving financial transactions and operational activities
  • Experience performing site visits to project activities in the field
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); or equivalent investigations qualification
  • Portuguese language preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Absolute personal and professional integrity and sound ethical judgement
  • Detail-oriented when conducting interviews, reviewing documents, and documenting results
  • Highly skilled in analyzing financial and non-financial information to draw the most relevant conclusions that impact TechnoServe’s mission
  • Strong professional judgment about the nature of risk in the context of implementing assistance programs outside the United States
  • The willingness and ability to travel for audit assignments for extended periods throughout the region, including remote project locations
  • Adaptable and responsive to TechnoServe’s evolving risk management needs
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely in English
  • Team-oriented, professional, and courteous
  • A willingness to exceed minimum expectations when performing an assignment.
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