At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.
This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.
CARE is working in Syria to support vulnerable women, men, girls and boys affected by the ongoing civil war. We work both through partners and through direct delivery of humanitarian assistance across different parts of Syria. In addition, CARE supports livelihoods recovery and resilience programming across Syria. Most of our work is through cross border, remote-managed assistance modalities from neighboring countries, working closely with Syrian civil society organizations. Currently CARE’s core sectors in Syria are Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), WASH and Protection, working with over 160 staff in hubs across the region. In addition, we maintain a standing emergency response capacity with a particular focus on Shelter/NFI programming. CARE Syria is CARE’s newest country office, combining all of CARE’s existing work from neighbouring countries into Syria under one line management, with its head quarters based out of Amman.
Programming in Syria is high risk, with significant risk of fraud, corruption, disallowed costs, risk of underperformance, security risks, risks related to compliance with government regulations and donor compliance risks. CARE therefore is seeking for an international Internal auditor to build up a dedicated CARE Syria internal audit capacity. He/she will lead on building up CARE’s internal audit team. The position is intended for one year, in which we would aim to hire and train up a national replacement.
The Internal Auditor (IA) is primarily responsible for overseeing (financial) risk management & audit in the country office, including the following elements:
- risk management coordination
- compliance with internal, donor and government rules
- manage internal audit functions
- fraud investigation
- staff management
Specifically, s/he she will lead on planning and conducting operational, financial and compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls. Determine compliance with selected policies, procedures, and regulations. Make written recommendations to senior administrators to increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of the control systems of functions reviewed. Perform special investigations as requested by the Country Director or Designate. The Internal Auditor ensures that compliance matters are appropriately considered throughout the organization. Additionally, the IA liaises with other teams, including Program Quality, Finance, Human Resources, Administration, Procurement and IT, to identify and remediate organizational gaps identified during compliance audits and assessments as well as ensuring internal processes and policies relating to compliance are instituted, understood, and maintained.
The position requires management skills, good knowledge and understanding of audit and compliance within Program, Finance, Administration, Human Resources, Procurement – knowledge of accounting and budget management.
The position reports to the Country Director, with close dotted line coordination with the finance director. S/he collaborates closely with the Assistant Country Director – Program Support (ACD PS), Area Directors– Program Support heads in Hubs, Finance Director and Program Quality Director.
- Risk management coordination
- Ensuring Organizational Compliance with internal, government and donor requirements
- Manages Audit Functions within CARE Syria
- Fraud investigation
- Staff management & capacity building
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or combination of relevant Education and Experience
- 5-7 years of experience in a similar management role in humanitarian aid context, with strong understanding of risks in complex emergencies.
- Experience with major donors DFID, OFDA, ECHO
- Experience managing a team
- Strong demonstrated understanding of risk management in procurement and subgranting
About the Organization
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.
Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.
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