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Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Internal Auditors

Kenya Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Kenya was established in 2002 as a professional organization for Internal Auditors in Kenya with over 3000 members. IIA Kenya is an affiliate of the Global Institute of Internal Auditors. IIA Global is a network of 190 Affiliates with over 185,000 members. The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Our members generally work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.

As a part of this global network, the IIA Kenya upholds and supports the fundamental tenets of the profession - the Code of Ethics and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

The Institute seeks to appoint a Chief Executive Officer with strong stakeholder management experience, transformative leadership and strategic acumen to lead the IIA Kenya. The CEO will report to the Institute Board and lead the Institute in executing its mandate of upholding, supporting and advancing the internal audit profession in Kenya while maximizing value for its membership and all stakeholders.


  • An experienced Head of Internal Audit / Internal Audit Manager with a minimum of 10 years experience within the Private or Public sector with relevant professional certification in Internal Audit, Risk Management and Governance and a member of good standing of IIA Kenya or related professional institute.
  • Relevant degree preferably in business or information technology or engineering fields. MBA and CIA qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate experience in formulation and implementation of strategic objectives in consultation with the Board.
  • Experience in financial and investment management and implementation of relevant policies for optimal utilization and returns.
  • Demonstrable operational experience and business development experience leading the sustainable growth.
  • An individual who can integrate well into an agile structure which requires one to be both strategic and operational.
  • Demonstrate commercial orientation and sound business acumen to support the growth of the Institute. A very strong commercial awareness of the environments where the Institute members work.
  • An individual with credibility, influence and executive presence who is well networked among Internal Audit professionals in Kenya.
  • Experience leading change and business transformation.
  • Sound stakeholder management, negotiation management and relationship management skills to effectively balance competing demands from various stakeholder groups.

All applications must be through this IIA Kenya LinkedIn Page link: on or before 7th May 2021.

Please note that only qualified applicants will be contacted.

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Study the Syllabus & Sit for the Test

The comprehensive exam covers current internal auditing practices; internal audit issues, risks, and controls; and five Standards-focused syllabus domains. Interactive study materials, which are included in the application fee, help ensure candidates are comfortable with their knowledge when they sit for the 2-hour, 100-multiple-choice-question exam.

At present, both onsite and online testing are available. Online testing employs “live proctoring,” which means the candidate is monitored online during the test duration, typically with the help of a webcam, mic, and access to the screen of the candidate.

Onsite testing is available at the many Pearson VUE test centers around the world.


Candidates will have two years to finish the Internal Audit Practitioner program from the date they are approved into the program. Individuals with active Internal Audit Practitioner designations can apply for the CIA program without the required education and/or experience, Bachelor’s degree, or Master’s degree.

With an active Internal Audit Practitioner designation you can apply for the CIA program. You will have three years to enroll in the CIA program using your active Internal Audit Practitioner designation as an entry requirement. If your Internal Audit Practitioner designation is no longer active, you will have to either meet the CIA program educational requirements or meet the 5 years of experience requirement to enter the CIA program. Visit the CIA Eligibility Requirements webpage for more information.

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What Are the Eligibility Requirements & Pricing Details for the Internal Audit Practitioner Program?

Program Eligibility Requirements

To ensure all individuals can start the internal audit professional development journey, The IIA has revised work requirements for candidates to the Internal Audit Practitioner program. Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for character and identification. Before a candidate application can be approved, all documentation (character reference and identification) must be received and approved by The IIA’s Certification staff.

Character Reference

Candidates must exhibit high moral and professional character and must submit a Character Reference signed by a CIA, CGAP, CCSA, CFSA, CRMA, or the candidate’s supervisor.

Proof of Identification

Candidates must provide proof of identification in the form of a copy of the candidate’s official passport or national identity card. These must indicate current status; expired documents will not be accepted.

Program Application and Registration Fees

The program application and registration fees may differ per candidate and location, but as a standard are as follows:

IIA Members

  • Application Fee - $75 (includes interactive study materials)
  • Exam Registration Fee - $150


  • Application Fee - $150 (includes interactive study materials)
  • Exam Registration Fee - $250

Visit the Pricing Structure web page to review program application and registration fees.

To learn more about program eligibility and pricing, please visit the Internal Audit Practitioner FAQ.

Register for the Internal Audit Practitioner program through CCMS today!


Dear Member,

  1. We would like to inform you of extensions related to on the various CIA Challenge Exams initiatives.


CIA Challenge Exam

Extension Information

ACCA & Qualified Accounting Bodies (QAB)

The application & registration window for the CIA Challenge Exam – ACCA & QAB has been extended to 10 October 2020 to give eligible candidates additional time advantage of this opportunity to earn their CIA designation.


A concession is now available to allow eligible candidates to request a program extension through 30 June 2021. All extension requests must be submitted via Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS).  Please note the last day candidates can sit for the exam is 30 June, regardless of when their program expires.


As a reminder, the Certification Handbook states there are no refunds or transfer of funds for certification products and candidates should ensure the product and pricing is correct before continuing with their purchase.

  1. Our webinar on Evolution of internal audit skills and competence during & post Covid-19 pandemic’ scheduled for tomorrow will be postponed to a later date.
  2. The approved Internal Audit Competency Framework is attached for your review and equipping     members and internal auditors overall with tools that assess professional strengths and development needs.

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