Internal Audit Officer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
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Our client, a non-governmental organization (NGO), is currently seeking to hire an Internal Audit Officer who will report to the Office of Internal Audit. The Internal Audit department is a constituent part of the Legal Department. In this role, the Officer will be responsible for conducting internal audits at the Zambia Office level, adhering to established organizational process controls. The Officer will be required to produce comprehensive, formal written reports to effectively communicate audit findings to management and, where applicable, regulatory agencies, along with making suitable recommendations. Furthermore, the Officer may be involved in facilitating the work of external auditors during their on-site visits.


Reporting To: Director of Internal Audit
Supervision Of: Self
Interacts With: External auditors, staff and management


Develop risk-based pre and post audit and/or monitoring plan of our clients Office.
Perform Zambia project level internal audits as needed.
Perform risk-based monitoring of subcontractors, procurements and other Zambia project activities.
Perform preventive compliance activities to prevent fraud and other misconduct.
Perform the above-referenced audit and monitoring activities under the direction of DC Internal Audit.
Perform audit and monitoring planning tasks including pre-audit information gathering and data analysis to develop risk-based audit scope and performs interviews and testing procedures and documents results per prescribed audit program and maintains audit data.
Ensures internal control activities are in compliance with guidance provided by our clients DC Departments, Zambia office and DC Internal Audit.
Conduct subcontracts monitoring, including but not limited to verification of Subcontractor data integrity, compliance with local labor law and reviews of fixed asset management.
Review and test procedures and systems of internal controls for our client, as well as subcontractors and subrecipient organizations, to ensure they are functioning as planned and in accordance with sound managerial principles.
Prepare written reports of internal audit and monitoring findings by including specific recommendations for corrective action, where appropriate to relevant management based on the results of regularly scheduled audits, non-scheduled audits, monitoring visit and at any time when issues need to be addressed by management.
Facilitate and monitor the implementation of corrective action plans to aid Zambia office in improving compliance with procedures and processes.
Provide guidance to internal stakeholders regarding best internal control practices that minimize risk to the organization; works cooperatively with staff at DC Legal Department and in Zambia Office to explain and improve processes and enhance internal controls and compliance.
Maintain and monitor Zambia’s internal audit and monitoring data.
Conduct follow-up reviews of financial, subcontract management, operational, or regulatory compliance deficiencies noted during audits or monitoring visits.
Conducts internal investigations of irregularities, when assigned by DC Legal Department.
Conduct confidential investigations of our clients Zambia staff and third parties related to Zambia activities, including, but not limited to, (1) arranging, conducting and recoding witness interviews, (2) reviewing evidence and documentation, (3) conducting analysis of financial systems, internal controls, and relevant regulatory and donor rules
Draft timely investigation reports with corroborating evidence.
Make recommendations on corrective actions and assists with relevant follow-up.
Report lessons learned for incorporation in training and awareness programs.
Apply detailed knowledge of applicable statutes, regulations, donor requirements, organization policies and practices.
Use information technology systems knowledge to enhance project reporting and analysis.
Clearly and concisely communicates (oral and written) audit findings and recommendations to relevant stakeholders.
Other audit, monitoring and compliance tasks as assigned by DC Legal Department.


Experience: 7 years plus
Education Level: Degree
Qualifications: Master’s degree with 5+ years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s with 7 years of relevant experience; Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration highly desired; Advanced Degree or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chart
Software: Dynamics 365 Business Central, salesforce, Igloo, Adaptive Insight; Proficiency in spreadsheet software required
Knowledge Of: Government accounting practices, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) systems; Strong experience in fraud detection and anti-fraud training
Skills To: Investigate fraud in USG contract activities; conduct internal audits, including strong interviewing skills; general principles and processes involved in conducting an internal audit.
Ability To: Apply advanced analytical skills in MS Excel and other applications to identify potential issues and trends; Strong familiarity with USG regulatory agencies and reporting requirements
Other Requirements: Ability to travel 50% with in Zambia.


Industry: NGO
Culture: Dynamic
Gender Profile: Mixed
Age Profile: Any


Employment: Permanent
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Remuneration: Negotiable

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