ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency formed in 1972. We are a partnership between people in poor and rich countries working together to end poverty and injustice. Today we are working with over 15 million of the world’s poorest and excluded people in over 45 countries worldwide to secure their rights to a life free of poverty and injustice, and with the support of half a million donors and supporters.
DIRECTORATE: Finance and Operations
Position: Head of Internal Audit
Location: Global Secretariat Hub Office (Nairobi, Johannesburg, London) or AA Country Office
Salary: GS Grade F
Local terms and conditions of the national GS Hub office/ Country office will apply
At ActionAid International we are now looking for a Head of Internal Audit to support our internal auditing processes, oversee compliance, risk management and consolidate federation-wide reports and risk to the Board. As our Head of Internal Audit if you can design annual plans for proposed audit visits, manage the internal audit reporting process and promote sharing of best practice across the organisation we would like to hear from you.
You will improve standards of financial control, ensuring issues are identified and addressed as well as support the development of new/updated international financial policies and procedures. With your track record you will monitor any instances of fraud, ensure that appropriate action is taken and report details to stakeholders too in addition liaising with the external auditors on statutory audit work and to promote improvements to risk management processes across the organisations.
To achieve this, you will have a recognised accountancy or internal audit qualification and extensive PQE. Confident at working in a global and multicultural environment you will excel at managing and motivating qualified audit staff. You will also demonstrate knowledge of risk-based audit techniques, risk management and internal control issues as well as a good understanding of budgeting and financial management.
If you have the technical expertise and strong management skills to make a significant difference to our organisation we would be delighted to hear from you. Please send your CV and motivation cover letter by 23rd September 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews are likely to be held w/c 8th October 2018. You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role. To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the country you wish to be based either Nairobi, London or Johannesburg Office.
If you do not meet all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet all of the essential criteria listed on the job description. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.
Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.
ActionAid is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community in particular women who are currently underrepresented in senior positions. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.
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