Global Internal Auditor

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 August 2018

Job Description


Accountable to enhance and protect Heifer’s organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice and insight in accordance with Heifer’s Internal Audit Charter. The Global Internal Auditor assesses internal controls over key operational and financial activities, business processes, information systems and reporting and compliance functions, with coverage ranging from country office assessments and project compliance audits to entity-wide reviews. As a key member of Heifer’s Risk Management and Assurance team, the Global Internal Auditor will contribute to the annual risk-based internal audit plan, which informs the scope and prioritization of internal audit assignments for this position. Through risk assessments, internal assurance engagements and consulting activities, this function adds value by ensuring Heifer is meeting increasing requirements of a highly competitive donor environment.

Accountable to promote best-practices in risk management, internal audit and compliance assurance as a “third line of defense,” further strengthening stakeholder confidence in Heifer’s operational and oversight management functions. Will contribute to continuous improvement in all aspects of Heifer’s risk management program, including Heifer’s established programs designed to increase transparency and accountability.

Accountable to reinforce Heifer’s internal audit effectiveness through application of core professional principles such as: integrity; competence and due professional care; objectivity and independence; alignment with Heifer’s strategies, objectives, and risks; quality work product with continuous improvement; effective communications; risk-based assurance; insightful, proactive, and future-focused; and promoter of organizational improvement.


Integrity and courage; teamwork and relationship-building skills; communication skills; curiosity and thirst for learning; openness to diversity and different points of view. Candidate must display initiative, flexibility, creativity, natural curiosity, and a strong work ethic. She/he will be persuasive and service-orientated, and demonstrate an array of relevant technical skills.

About the Organization


Heifer International has set a goal to help 4 million families within the communities where we work achieve living incomes by 2020. This income will allow them to educate their children; feed themselves adequately every day; and have proper housing, water, hygiene and other essential resources.

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  • Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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