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Director, Internal Audit at Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK)


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

KES Confidential
2 weeks ago

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The Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) is a body corporate established under The Nurses Act (Cap ) of the Laws of Kenya, whose mandate is to regulate Nursing Education and Practice.

REF: NCK/CS/HWIA/04/18/03/

Overall purpose

Officer at this level oversees the Internal Audit function at the NCR.

Duties and responsibilities

Coordinate development, implementation and review of audit function policies of the Council Coordinate the development, implementation and review of the Councils internal audit Strategy, policies and procedures; Advise the Council on all Internal Audit issues through the Audit Committee Oversee the review of effectiveness of Risk management controls; Developing and implementing the internal audit charter; vi. Coordinate the review of budgetary performance, financial management for transparency and accountability Provide reasonable assurance on the state of risk management, control and governance within the organization Overseeing review of effectiveness of financial and non-financial performance management systems; ix. Coordinate the undertaking of compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures; Designing audit objectives, logistics, schedules and scope in carrying out the audit assignment Coordinate the risk management process and its implementation across functions to embed a proactive approach in identification of risks Evaluate and assess risk management control and governance; Coordinate development and implementation of activities that ensures a culture of compliance, risk avoidance/mitigation and corporate accountability Coordinate corruption prevention activities; xv. Ensure implementation of annual audit plans and Committee reports Coordinate reporting and communication of audit findings and recommendations to the Management and Governance Board Committee Coordinate implementation of audit plans as approved by the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee; xviii. Coordinate negotiation, target setting, evaluation and review of performance Management within the Department Coordinate development and implementation of activities that ensures a culture of compliance through trainings and knowledge sharing at the Council Oversee systems audit as per the audit plan and provide recommendation to management Coordinate the follow up on the status of implementation of audit recommendation

Qualifications and person specifications

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

Served in the grade of Deputy Director, Internal Audit for a minimum of three years or twelve ( 12) years’ experience in a comparable and relevant position in public or private Institution five of which should have been at Senior Management position Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce (Accounting, Finance option), Economics. Mathematics, Statistics or any other equivalent qualification Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce (Accounting/Finance option), Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Auditing, Business Administration or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution: ion from a recognized institution Certified Public Accountants (CPA K) from a recognized institution; Registration with any of the following professional bodies: – Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA);Be a member IIA, ICPAK, ACFE or ISACA; or fields: – any of the professional recognized body. Membership to professional body or Association in good standing Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four weeks recognized institution Proficiency in computer application skills Demonstrated merit and ability in work performance as reflected in work performance and results. Meet requirements of chapter six of the constitution

Desired qualities

The successful candidate should have:-

Understanding of: functional areas of the Council and Audit function; Knowledge of: Performance Management, the PFM Act, Public Audit Act, PPADA Act, Mvvongozo code of conduct , the ERP system,the case management system Proficiency in Information Systems Audit; Demonstrable; Understanding of government policies Leadership, Communication, Interpersonal, Investigative, Negotiation, Problem solving and Conflict Management skills

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