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DIRECTOR, INTERNAL AUDIT AND RISK ASSURANCE

Directorate: INTERNAL AUDIT AND RISK ASSURANCE
Grade: KMAG 2
Terms of Service: Five - year contract (renewable), with medical cover
Remuneration (Kshs.); Basic salary: 245,500.00 to 449,500.00, House allowance: 70,000.00, Commuter allowance: 24,000.00.

Job Purpose
The Director, Internal Audit and Risk Assurance will be the secretary to the Board Audit and Risk Committee.

Job Specification
The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:
(i) Secretary to the Board Audit and Risk committee.
(ii) Formulating and coordinating the implementation of internal audit policies, strategies and plans;
(iii) Compiling and issuing internal audit reports;
(iv) Conducting special audits and investigations;
(v) Setting up and implement systems in accordance with auditing standards;
(vi) Testing the efficacy of the risk assessment systems;
(vii) Monitoring and reporting on the Board overall risk profile;
(viii) Supporting various departments in risk profiling;
(ix) Reviewing correctness and accuracy of accounting reports;
(x) Providing of independent assurance on risk management process on both design and operation; and
(xi) Assuring on risk control effectiveness, efficiency, adequacy and risk management processes.
(xii) 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:
(i) Bachelor Degree in any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (Finance and Accounting option) or relevant field from a recognized university;
(ii) Master degree in Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) or relevant field from a recognized institution;
(iii) Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (K) or its equivalent qualification;
(iv) Be a registered member of ICPAK in good standing and OR Be a Member of the IIA/ISACA in good standing;
(v) Have a certificate in a strategic leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
(vi) A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant experience, 5 years of which should be in a senior management position;

Key competencies and skills
(i) Strong analytical skills
(ii) Communication skills
(iii) Strategic and innovative thinking
(iv) Strong interpersonal skills
(v) Ability to mobilize resources
(vi) Negotiation skills

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