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Role: Internal Auditor.

Reporting into: Finance and Audit Committee with a dotted line to the CFO.

Location: Nairobi – Kenya.

About Us

Our Strategy for delivering high-quality, cost-effective community health through and with digitally empowered, equipped, supplied, supervised, and compensated CHWs requires that we continuously re- invent the way we work. Innovating incessantly and with swift responsiveness to global trends is a critical success factor for building a thriving and sustainable LG of today and tomorrow.

Over the last four years, Living Goods has become a more complex organization with multiple implementation modes, exciting opportunities in new countries, and new partnerships in existing countries. Furthermore, while we have delivered some strong work in technology over the last couple of years, we now need to go the extra mile beyond technology and ensure a much greater emphasis on government partnerships in the broader digital health space. We can only do this by building a great place to work where our teams thrive, grow, and deliver extraordinary results.

Purpose of role:

The internal Auditor will lead and oversee the internal audit function, ensuring the effectiveness of our internal control systems, risk management processes, and compliance with regulatory requirements. The Internal Auditor will also provide value-added advice and support to business partners on the creation or modification of policies, procedures, processes, products, or services to ensure an appropriate level of internal control and compliance is maintained.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive internal audit strategy, including annual audit plans, risk assessments, and audit methodologies.
  • Identify and assess organizational risks and develop appropriate strategies to mitigate them.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to establish risk management processes and ensure effective controls are in place to address identified risks.
  • Stay abreast of relevant laws, regulations, and industry best practices.
  • Provide guidance and support to management in implementing necessary controls and processes to maintain compliance.
  • Evaluate the design and effectiveness of internal controls across the organization.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to enhance internal control systems and ensure adherence to established standards.
  • Continuously monitor and assess control effectiveness and propose improvements where necessary.
  • Develop and execute risk-based audit plans to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls, financial systems, and operational processes.
  • Conduct audits independently or in collaboration with the outsourced internal audit team.
  • Review audit findings and recommendations, and present comprehensive reports to the executive management and the Finance and Audit committee.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives within the internal audit function.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance audit methodologies, tools, and techniques to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Stay informed about emerging trends and best practices in internal auditing and implement relevant changes.
  • Support investigations of internal incidences.

Qualifications & Experience Required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, Finance, Accounting, or a related field.

Professional Qualifications / Membership in professional bodies

Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor.

Experience:

  • 9 years’ considerable, demonstrable experience auditing for compliance with applicable regulations, internal control regimes, development frameworks, and best practices.
  • At least three years of supervisory or project management experience.

Competencies & Attributes:

  • Mission-driven, articulate professional with substantial auditing experience.
  • Keen analytical, organization, and problem-solving skills that support and enable sound decision-making.
  • Proven strength in building and sustaining supportive relationships and persuasively communicating institutional goals and needs.
  • Prior experience within the development sector.
  • Specialized functional knowledge in risk management, accounting, audit processes, and standards.
  • Outstanding ability to translate financial concepts to and effectively collaborate with programmatic and operational colleagues who do not necessarily have financial, risk management, or internal control backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically with knowledge in complex problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking skills, displays good judgment.
  • Bilingual in French is a plus.

Living Goods is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Our current job openings are displayed on our website, where you can search for open positions and apply directly. Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money. If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond or send money or personal information.

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