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Audit Specialist – Global Assurance

The role holder will primarily be focussed on the delivery of the internal audit plan for SCI and, where necessary, for other Save the Children Member organisations. They will be expected to confidently and capably act as the lead for, or be part of, a team delivering high quality, outcomes-focussed internal audit assignments, reviews, investigations and other work assigned to them to agreed professional standards and stakeholder expectations, on time and within budget. Where required, they will be expected to work closely with other assurance providers within Save the Children and external co-sourced providers such as consultants and professional services firms.

They will be expected to produce high quality, value-adding audit reports and other products. Leading by example, they will also be expected to maintain strong professional relationships across the organisation, working in real partnership with their team and across the business, ensuring that they keep up-to-date with changes and events that have a significant impact on the risk profile of actual as well as potential assignments. The role holder will also be expected to contribute to the development and implementation of any Global Assurance improvement plans.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:

Essential 

  • Be a qualified internal auditor (IIA) or accountant
  • Have 3-5 years of experience in relevant operational areas (e.g. in programme/project management in an INGO context) and be willing to learn the appropriate audit skills
  • Have relevant experience in operational areas of risk to which Save the Children – primarily SCI – is exposed.
  • Experience of conducting risk-based reviews of systems and processes (with a sound understanding of the three lines of defence model), identifying weaknesses and areas of improvements with minimum supervision and support.
  • A demonstrable ability to focus on key issues, enabling auditees to focus on crucial matters of control and oversight.
  • Be highly accurate, detail-orientated, and able to complete multiple projects, with conflicting priorities, on a timely basis.
  • Have strong experience in producing high quality effective written communication e.g. reports, in English; and have exceptional communication skills and is able to articulate effectively at all levels.
  • Have strong interpersonal communication and coaching skills including a demonstrable ability to deliver difficult messages with tact and confidence.
  • Be willing to undertake high amount of travel overseas and work with minimum supervision under difficult conditions in some of the most fragile, insecure and remote parts of the world.
  • Have a strong cultural awareness and be able to work well with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures; and be able to demonstrate standards of ethics and integrity.
  • Be committed to Save the Children’s values.
  • Have experience of evaluating systems and processes, identifying weaknesses and areas of improvements
  • Have extensive experience in relevant operational areas (e.g. in programme/project management in an INGO context) and be willing to learn the appropriate audit skills

Desired

  • Have INGO experience or have worked in a commercial/public sector international organisation 
  • Have some experience of grant requirements of major donors such as USAID, EC/ECHO, DfID and the UN
  • Have a financial analysis aptitude or some experience of Agresso financial software
  • Have some experience of IT audit
  • Proficiency in a second core language of Save the Children (French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic)

Contract duration: One Year (Renewable)

Location: Save the Children operates in 12 Countries within the East and Southern Africa Region i.e. South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

This role will be based in any Country Office with SCI Presence under National Contract terms

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Deadline: 2 Mar 2022 – 23:59 EAT

How To Apply

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Interested and qualified? Go to Save the Children on kenya.savethechildren.net to apply

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