Regional Internal Auditor- West Africa

Dakar, Senegal
Apply by 1 September 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 25 June 2018

Job Description

SUMMARY OF ROLE

The Regional Internal Auditor (RIA) will serve the IntraHealth country offices around the globe and works closely with the Regional Sr. Risk Manager and the Director of Compliance to work with stakeholders in identifying risks that hinder achievement of IntraHealth’s objectives; assessing the adequacy of internal control systems to reduce identified risks and meet the standards of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Internal Control Integrated Framework, and recommending appropriate internal control system to efficiently reduce associated risks.

The RIA will provide strategic audit planning; identify and monitor risks; track and monitor regular reporting on mitigation actions taken against agreed upon actions; regularly test controls; perform donor compliance reviews; monitor the implementation of policies and systems; independently appraise IntraHealth’s financial, operational and information resources for compliance with set policies, procedures and regulations.

The RIA will report to the Regional Sr. Risk Manager, work predominantly with IntraHealth offices in Africa (West, East and Central).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Baseline risk assessment: contribute to a baseline risk assessment and assist with and provide inputs to enhance the annual risk assessment of IntraHealth’s operations.
  • Audit work plan: Draft internal audit work plans and programs; discuss with the Regional Sr. Risk Manager and the Director of Compliance in preparation for audits that span all major IntraHealth business processes. Work plans may include audits of IntraHealth’s subrecipients and reviews of IntraHealth’s subrecipient monitoring and implementation.
  • Internal control reviews: Conduct financial, regulatory, operational reviews, and compliance testing of policies and procedures to establish reliability and integrity of financial and operating information.
  • Identify operational risks and test controls: Analyze risks in relation to each process reviewed and test the effectiveness of the control design and whether the controls are operating effectively.
  • Results management and implementation:
    • Make recommendations on the systems, processes, operations and procedures reviewed; follow up agreed actions with country office leadership.
    • Conduct regular follow up of all open internal and external audit findings to ensure implementation by IntraHealth management.
    • Support and contribute to implementation strategies, best practices and innovative processes.
  • Monitor efficiency: Provide recommendations on how economy, effectiveness and efficiency can be improved for better use of resources.
  • Compliance: Assess country office attitude for compliance with donor agreements, regulations and IntraHealth’s policies and procedures.
  • Build capacity of staff: Make capacity building recommendations to country office teams when gaps in compliance / internal controls are identified.
  • Investigations: Investigate occurrences of indiscipline, fraud, embezzlement, waste and bring such occurrences to the attention of the director of compliance.
  • Reporting: Prepare and submit timely Internal audit reports to the director of compliance highlighting work done, findings and relevant recommendations.
  • Documentation: Prepare and retain comprehensive audit working papers for all key audit and compliance processes.
  • Coordination: Coordinate closely with the applicable regional finance business partners, regional human resource business partners and Contracts, Grants and Procurement managers, to ensure efficient Finance and Administration monitoring of country offices.
  • Policies and Procedures: Review time to time the organization policies and procedures, tools and standards to detect weakness and recommend changes as they fit for the best practice and coherence.
  • Case register: Record fraud/mismanagement cases on the register, classify them and support all the reporting processes as needed.
  • Training: Participate in training plan, conduct training, and recommend opportunities for training.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field and 10 years of relevant work experience
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) qualification, or equivalent, required
  • Member of professional association of Internal Auditors, or equivalent required
  • The RIA in West Africa must be fluent in French and English languages
  • Knowledge of USAID and other Federal programs fiscal and compliance requirements, principles and practices.
  • Understanding and interpretation of donor rules and guidelines, including US government, United Nations, DfID, Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation, Global Fund and other private foundations
  • Demonstrates a management style that works in cooperation with others who represent a wide range of interests and needs
  • Effective communicator with ability to communicate organization’s Code of Ethics, policies and procedures, and ability to motivate others with strong, honest leadership
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Extensive experience supporting and / or monitoring USG funded complex health projects including budget development, financial and risk management, USAID rules and regulations, and project and financial reporting. Contract management experience highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with internal stakeholders (i.e. HR, Finance, Contracts and Grants, and Programs) and with external stakeholder groups (i.e. funders, government officials, private sector, civil society, faith-based)
  • Significant experience and ability working both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and research skills with a thorough understanding of accounting principles, audit standards, procedures and techniques
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum noise levels in an office environment
  • Office environment requiring sitting at a desk most of the day, using hands to operate a computer and other office equipment
  • Requires lifting of 0-10 lbs. occasionally or as needed
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally and domestically approximately 40% to 50%.

COMPETENCIES

  • Innovation-Develops new, better or significantly different ideas, methods, solutions or initiatives within your role that result in improvement of IntraHealth’s performance and meeting objectives, results and global commitments.
  • Accountability-Holds self and others accountable for all work activities, research and personal actions and decisions; follows through on commitments and focuses on those activities that have the greatest impact on meeting measurable high-quality results for IntraHealth’s success. Exercises ethical practices, respectful words and behaviors, and equitable treatment of others in all activities.
  • Service Excellence-Knowledge of and ability to put into action customer service concepts, processes and techniques to access internal and/or external client needs and expectations and meet or exceed those needs and expectations through providing excellent service directly or indirectly.
  • Strategic Thinking-Applies organizational knowledge to identify and maintain focus on key success factors for IntraHealth while recognizing, anticipating and resolving organizational challenges. Ability to develop organization and industry-specific expertise and apply sound decision-making processes to reach productive resolutions that translates strategy into actionable business plans.
  • Client Relationship Management-Knowledge and ability to determine and satisfy client needs (internally and externally) and maintain partnering and productive relationships during engagements, including influencing, communicating, presenting, facilitating, and managing new relationships.
  • Effective Communication (Oral and Written)-Understands effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, explain complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience; and receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
  • Risk Management- Knowledge of processes, tools and techniques for assessing and controlling the organization’s exposure to risks of various kinds; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations. Knowledge, insight and application of safety and security concepts, tools and processes required for protecting IntraHealth employees and property.

Summary of Benefits

IntraHealth International, Inc. is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment which supports health workers so they can improve the lives of people throughout the world.

IntraHealth International is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

To apply and learn more about IntraHealth Careers @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/careers

Learn more about “Who We Are” @: http://www.intrahealth.org/section/about-us1

About the Organization

Why Join IntraHealth?

At IntraHealth, we are a global team of creative, committed humanitarians on a mission. We are advocates, technologists, health workers, and communicators. Program officers, finance experts, and technical leaders. We are passionate and diverse. And we’re united in our belief that everyone everywhere should have the health care they need to thrive. That’s why we work every day to improve the performance of health workers around the world and strengthen the systems in which they work.

For almost 40 years in over 100 countries, IntraHealth has partnered with local communities to make sure health workers are present where they’re needed most, ready to do the job, connected to the technology they need, and safe to do their very best work.

Our programs are designed with a deep understanding of and appreciation for the context of human rights, gender equality and discrimination, economic empowerment, and changing populations. And the longstanding relationships we’ve built with government agencies, private-sector partners, and members of civil society make our efforts stronger and more effective.

Join us and together we can make lasting changes in global health—for all of us.

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