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Internal Auditor Wanted at East African Community


(REF: EAC/HR/2016-17/21)

The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.
This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Community-Secretariat:
Organ / Institution: The Secretariat
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: P1
Job reports to: Principal Internal Auditor

Job Purpose:

To conduct independent risk-based internal audits of the EAC Organs and Institutions projects and programmes so as to identify any weaknesses and in consultation with the auditor-in-charge propose recommendations for improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. To assist in planning for normal, snap and follow-up reviews and carry out the fieldwork once plan is approved by the Principal Internal Auditor.
  2. Carry out audit procedures for any segment of an audit under supervision from the auditor-in-charge.
  3. Interpret results of audit work performed, determine internal control weaknesses, and propose recommendations for consideration by the auditor-in-charge.
  4. Properly document work performed and drawing conclusions based on the objective of carrying out the work.
  5. Maintain current and permanent audit files.
  6. Continue professional development through on-the-job training, self-study, and internal and external audit courses as they become available.
  7. To analyze and document audit findings in accordance with International standards for Professional Practices of Internal Auditing issued by the institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
  8. Carry out audit of donor funds and projects to ensure strict adherence of the terms of project/financing agreements.
  9. Carry out special audits and investigations as may be directed by head of internal audit and management.
  10. To prepare the audit reports.
  11. To identify gaps and propose for consideration desirable updates to the audit programs and audit manual to the Principal Internal Audit.
  12. Other duties as assigned by the Head of Internal Audit.

Qualifications and Experience:

Possess a first degree in business or economics, with specialty in accounting or related discipline from a recognized university.
Must possess a professional Accounting Qualification such as ACCA, CPA (U), CPA (K), CPA (T) and or any other relevant Professional Qualification in Similar Field.
Minimum five (5) years audit experience with knowledge in accounting principles, audit techniques, Internal Auditing standards.
Experience using computer aided audit techniques will be added Advantage.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Knowledge and experience in using any of the accounting packages; Advanced skills in using MS Office packages (Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written and presentation);
  • Advanced level of organization and planning skills;
  • Excellent analytical and numerical, and investigative skills;
  • Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards .

Education Qualifications and Relevant Working Experience:

Education Qualifications:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.
All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.
Relevant Working Experience:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Eligibility:

Applicants from all Six Partner States are eligible to apply for the position.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once and is subject to the application of the EAC Quota System.

Fringe Benefits:

This post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

Equal Opportunity:

The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned positions are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth.
Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.
Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Monday, 9th January 2017.
Please note:
  1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  2. Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
  3. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
  4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations precludes considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.
The Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
Website : www.eac.int

Application Deadline:

Monday, 9 January 2017 - 5:00pm
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