Full-Time Internal Auditor [Two Positions: LUSAKA (1) and CHIPATA (1)]
Internal Auditor [Two Positions: LUSAKA (1) and CHIPATA (1)]
The Government of the Republic of Zambia with the support of the World Bank is implementing the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) in Eastern province. The Project Development Objective (PDO) is “to improve landscape management and increase environmental and economic benefits for targeted rural communities in the Eastern Province and to improve the Zambia’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency”.
The project aims to provide support to rural communities in Eastern Province to allow them to better manage the resources of their landscapes so as to reduce deforestation and unsustainable agricultural expansion; enhance benefits they receive from forestry, agriculture and wildlife; and reduce their vulnerability to climate change. The project intends to also ensure that enabling conditions are in place for these changes to happen. Simultaneously, the project will create the enabling environment for carbon emission reduction purchases to be made in a subsequent project. The ZIFLP’s key beneficiaries are poor communities of the Eastern province.
- THE OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The Internal Auditor will provide assurance management on the successful delivery of
institutional compliance and risk management. This will be achieved through risk management, internal control systems and processes and business continuity management.
- MAIN DUTIES OR ACCOUNTABILITIES
Conduct internal audits to assess the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the established internal controls and procedures;
Advise management on the resource requirements for the Internal Audit function; Conduct internal audits to assess the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the established internal controls and procedures;
Liaise with the external auditor on internal control issues; Design internal audit procedures and work programs;
Assist the development of an internal control culture, including training to staff; Develop risk-based annual audit plans detailing the scope, nature and timing of audit activities;
Identify key areas of risk within the organization and propose appropriate controls to mitigate the risks;
Monitor the timely implementation of the management actions recommended in the audit reports;
Monitor the trends and developments in the internal audit area;
Conduct ad-hoc investigations and reviews as requested by Senior Management; Provide Senior management with an opinion on the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the internal controls in the Project;
Review the accuracy, timeliness and relevance of financial information and other disclosures provided to management;
Discuss audit findings and recommendations with line managers and report significant issues;
Prepare and submit work plans and budgets for the audit unit in order to effectively implement audit activities;
Prepare audit reports in line with the approved audit plan; and
Ensures timely preparation of reports in order to facilitate knowledge management, sharing and decision making to Senior management.
- QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, ZICA Professional, ACCA, CIMA. At least 3 years’ experience in auditing donor funded projects;
Be a member of Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA)
Public Sector experience and knowledge of the World Bank procurement guidelines will be added advantage;
Excellent organisational skills;
Excellent computer skills with working knowledge of an ERP Software;
Ability to work independently, pay careful attention to detail and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; and
Fluency in English and have excellent inter-communication skills.
- DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The contract will be for a period of 24 months renewable based on performance evaluation with an initial probation period of 6 months.
How to ApplySealed application letters with current curriculum vitae (CV), traceable referees and copies of academic/professional qualifications must reach the undersigned not later than Monday13th November 2017. Head Procurement For/ Permanent Secretary - DPA Ministry of National Development Planning Fairley Road Ridgeway LUSAKA Alternatively send your application with all relevant information by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org The outer envelope must be clearly marked "Call for Applications on the Zambia Integrated Forest Landscape Project (ZIFLP) and indicate the position applied for". Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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