Internal Auditor

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Organization Summary:

Ciheb-Zambia is a non-profit local Zambian organisation supporting Ministry of Health to scale up comprehensive HIV prevention and testing services and find the best solutions to life threatening situations among communities in Zambia.

Position Summary

The Internal Auditor will play a critical role in ensuring that internal controls are in place and followed effectively throughout our program implementation. The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying risks, assessing controls, and providing recommendations to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and value for money.

Duties and Responsibilities

Conduct regular and systematic audits of internal controls, policies, procedures, and processes to ensure compliance with organizational standards, regulatory requirements, and best practices.

Evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls in mitigating risks related to financial, operational, and compliance areas.

Identify areas of potential risk and provide recommendations for improvements to strengthen internal controls and minimize vulnerabilities.

Review financial transactions, records, and documentation to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Perform risk assessments and develop audit plans based on identified risks and priorities.

Conduct investigations into suspected fraud, misconduct, or non-compliance issues and recommend corrective actions as necessary.

Prepare audit reports detailing findings, recommendations, and action plans for management’s review and follow-up.

Monitor the implementation of audit recommendations and ensure that corrective actions are taken in a timely manner.

Provide training and guidance to staff on internal control procedures, risk management practices, and compliance requirements.

Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging risks, and regulatory changes affecting the organization, and incorporate best practices into audit processes.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field.

Experience:

Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in internal auditing, with at least 5 years in a senior role overseeing audit activities.

Thorough knowledge of auditing standards, practices, and methodologies, as well as relevant laws, regulations, and compliance requirements.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex situations, identify root causes, and develop practical solutions.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate audit findings and recommendations to stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

Proven ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Proficiency in auditing software, data analysis tools, and Microsoft Office applications.

Membership

Full membership of a recognized professional accounting body such as ZICA (Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants), CA (Chartered Accountant), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), or its equivalent.

Member of The Institute of Internal Auditors Zambia (IIA Zambia)

Other:

Excellent presentation and writing skills

High level of integrity, professionalism, and ethical conduct.

Willingness to travel occasionally to project sites as required.

Language:

Fluency in English (speaking, reading, and writing).