The Manager, Internal Audit & Risk Assurance is responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and consulting activity aimed at adding value and improving the operations of the Board.
- Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
- Experience Level:Management level
- Experience Length:10 years
The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is a State Corporation established under the KNATCOM Act of 2013 (Revised 2014), to promote Kenya’s national interests in UNESCO and UNESCO’s international interests in Kenya, regionally and globally in the areas of education, sciences, culture, and communication and information.
To enable it to fulfil its mandate, the Commission wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented, and self-driven persons to fill the following vacant positions specifically under the terms and conditions advertised:
JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS FOR VACANT POSTS
7. MANAGER, INTERNAL AUDIT & RISK ASSURANCE: KNC 4 -1 POST
Kenya National Commission for UNESCO
Place to Work
Director, Internal Audit & Risk Assurance
Purpose of the Job
The Manager, Internal Audit & Risk Assurance is responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and consulting activity aimed at adding value and improving the operations of the Board. In addition, he/she will assist the Board accomplish its strategic objectives by effecting a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.
Gross pay Ksh. 235,789.00 - 305,522.00
Leave allowance –30% Basic Salary
Medical Allowance – As per KNATCOM Medical Scheme
Group Life & Accident Cover - As per KNATCOM Medical Scheme
Permanent and Pensionable
a) Job Description
The Manager, Internal audit and Risk Assurance are responsible for the following functions:
(i) provide secretariat to the Board Audit and Risk Management committee.
(ii) prepare Board papers for the Board Audit and Risk Management committee.
(iii) participate in the formulation and review of the Commission’s Strategic Plan.
(iv) provide independent and objective assurance and consulting activity of the Commission’s operations to the Board on the overall adequacy and effectiveness of Commission’s arrangement for governance, risk management, and internal controls and their impact on the operations of the organization.
(v) formulate, continuously review and monitor the implementation of the Audit and Risk Management Charter.
(vi) prepare and issue internal audit reports to Board.
(vii) formulate, implement and continuously review the Commission’s Internal Audit Function Strategy, Charter, Policy and operational procedures.
(viii) set up and implement systems in accordance with auditing standards;and
(ix) assess the relevance, reliability, integrity, timeliness and adequacy of programmes and financial information; and
b) Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities will entail:
i. providing secretarial services to the Board Audit and Risk Committee and in preparation of Board papers in regards to audit matters;
ii. providing independent and objective assurance and consulting activity of the Commission’s operations to the Board Audit & Risk Committee and CEO on the overall adequacy and effectiveness of Commission’s arrangement for governance, risk management, and internal controls and their impact on the operations of the organization;
iii. preparing and submitting audit reports including audit recommendations to the Director, Internal audit and Risk Assurance for review;
iv. providing effective leadership to the audit team and spearhead risk assessment of the department;
v. formulating, implementing and continuous reviewing the Commission’s Internal Audit Function Strategy, Charter, Policy and operational procedures;
vi. interpreting prevailing policies for sound auditing principles and control;
vii. assessing the relevance, reliability, integrity, timeliness and adequacy of programmes and financial information and ascertain the extent of compliance with Commission and government established procedures;
viii. establishing, implementing and monitoring risk based internal audit mechanisms;
ix. carrying out special investigations, unplanned internal audit works and systems audits;
x. carrying out follow up audits to ensure implementations of external and internal audit recommendations by the management;
xi. performing value for money audit to determine value of completed and ongoing projects and to examine whether the Commission has attained economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the management of allocated funds;
xii. formulating work plan and budgets for the department and coordinate the execution of the approved departmental work plans and budgets;
xiii. setting up and implementing systems in accordance with auditing standards;
xiv. drafting, continuously reviewing and assist in monitoring the implementation of the Board Audit and Risk Management Charters, work plan and budget;
xv. advising Management on new developments that affect internal controls and provide valuable recommendations and solutions in a proactive manner;
xvi. coordinating target setting, monitoring & evaluating performance as well as appraising audit staff to ascertain efficiency and effectiveness in work performance in meeting the objectives of the function;
xvii. mentoring and coaching of the audit staff;
xviii. formulating training programs for audit staff in the department to provide opportunities for skill development;
xix. preparing quarterly audit reports for submission to the Board Audit and Risk Management Committee; and
xx. any other duties as may be assigned
c) Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
(i) a minimum period administrator of ten (10) years relevant work experience, three (4) of which must have been at a managerial role in the Public or Private Sector;
(ii) minimum of Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (Finance and Accounting option) or relevant field from a recognized university;
(iii) Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (Finance and Accounting option) or relevant field from a recognized university;
(iv) Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (K) or its equivalent qualification;
(v) be a registered member of ICPAK in good standing or Institute of Internal Auditor (IIA), or Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA);
(vii) be proficient in computer application skill;
(viii) Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
(vi) demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
b) Key Competencies and skills
(i) Communication and reporting skills,
(ii) Problem solving skills,
(iii) Analytical skills,
(iv) Negotiation and interpersonal skills,
(vi) Attention to details
HOW TO APPLY
1. Access and apply online via KNATCOM website at www.unesco.go.ke/careers
For details of the job description and skills, please visit the Commission’s website: www.unesco.go.ke/careers
All applications should reach the Commission on or before 13th October 2022 at 5.00 pm.
(i) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(ii) Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
(iii) Successful candidates will be required to fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
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