Deputy Director, Internal Audit

Kakamega County Public Service Board

Job Summary

Pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012, the County Government of Kakamega invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description


Position: Deputy Director, Internal Audit Job Group- CPSB 04 (1 Post)

Basic Salary: Ksh 99,900 x 5,010 – 104,910 x 5,240 – 110,150 x 5,550 -115,650 x 5,780 – 121,430 x 6,070 – 127,500 x 6,370 – 133,870p.m.
Terms of Service: Three (3) year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance
The Deputy Director, Internal Audit will be responsible to the Director, Internal Audit for effective management of the Internal Audit function in the County Government

Duties and Responsibilities:-
i. Supervise internal audit technical activities within the Department comprising of audit systems and information technology;
ii. Supervise the implementation of strategic and operational plans including quality assurance programmes;
iii. Establish the design, development and operation of major computer based systems of the County Government to determine whether adequate controls are in place;
iv. Supervise activities subject to audit coverage, evaluating their significance and assessing the degree of risks inherent in terms of the audit costs involved, determining adequacy and effectiveness of internal control system;
v. Carry out investigations on irregularities identified or reported in audit reports;
vi. Review and approve audit engagement and work plans, programmes and budgets;
vii. Review internal control systems on budgetary controls and financial returns and other operations of the County Government;
viii. Monitor and Evaluate audit findings and implementation of audit recommendations
ix. Evaluate the effectiveness of risk management mechanisms, controls and governance processes and recommending improvements; and
x. Supervise staff including assessing training needs, designing and implement training programmes for staff and audit committee members.

Requirements for Appointment:
For appointment at this grade an officer must have:-
i. Served in the grade of Assistant Director, Internal Audit or comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for at least three (3) years;
ii. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Commerce (Accounting/Finance Option), Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
iii. Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Auditing and Consultancy, Business
Administration, Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Project Management, Risk Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
iv. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
v. Certificate of registration as a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) or the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Certified Information Systems Auditors (CISA) or Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) or any other recognized professional body;
vi. Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme from a recognized institution will be an added advantage; and
vii. Shown merit and ability and demonstrated a high degree of professional competence in managing the internal audit function and be of integrity with proven leadership qualities in the previous position and results oriented.

Please Note:
i. Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. All the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
ii. County Government of Kakamega is an equal opportunity employer.
iii. Persons living with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
iv. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
v. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
vi. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and other credentials during interviews.
vii. Successfully selected candidates will be required to fulfill Chapter Six requirement of the constitution of Kenya, 2020 on integrity and leadership before appointment.

How to Apply
All applicants should click on the Job Offers Option on the County Website and fill the application form and submit online.
N/B: No hard copy or emailed applications to are allowed.
All applications should reach this office on or before 13th August, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Kakamega County Public Service Board does not charge ANY FEE at any stage of the recruitment and selection process. Our official communication channels are email address and phone number 0713852573 ONLY.


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