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Director, Internal Audit and Risk Assurance at Kenya Maritime Authority


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

KES Confidential
1 week ago

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Job Description

Kenya Maritime Authority was set up in June as the semi-autonomous agency in charge of regulatory oversight over the Kenyan maritime industry. As the pacesetter of the Kenyan maritime industry, the Authority seeks to strengthen maritime administration in Kenya through enhancement of regulatory and institutional capacities for maritime safety and security, to foster effective implementation of international maritime conventions and other mandatory instruments on safety, security, promote maritime training, Search and Rescue, pollution prevention and the preservation of the marine environment as well as promote trade facilitation and maritime investments


Terms of Service : Five – year contract (renewable), with medical cover

Remuneration (Kshs.); Basic salary: ,.00 to ,.00, House allowance: 70,.00, Commuter allowance: 24,.00

Job Specification

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

Secretary to the Board Audit and Risk committee. Formulating and coordinating the implementation of internal audit policies, strategies and plans; Compiling and issuing internal audit reports; Conducting special audits and investigations; Setting up and implement systems in accordance with auditing standards; Testing the efficacy of the risk assessment systems; Monitoring and reporting on the Board overall risk profile; Supporting various departments in risk profiling; Reviewing correctness and accuracy of accounting reports; Providing of independent assurance on risk management process on both design and operation; and Assuring on risk control effectiveness, efficiency, adequacy and risk management processes. Coordinating the preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly and annual performance reports for the directorate to the Board Audit and Risk Committee.

Person Specification

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

Bachelor Degree in any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (Finance and Accounting option) or relevant field from a recognized university; Master degree in Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) or relevant field from a recognized institution; Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (K) or its equivalent qualification; Be a registered member of ICPAK in good standing and ORBe a Member of the IIA/ISACA in good standing; Have a certificate in a strategic leadership course lasting not less than four weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage; A minimum period of ten years relevant experience, 5 years of which should be in a senior management position


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