INTERNAL AUDITOR (Re Announced) in Kabul
||As per NAC salary scale
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||Norwegian Afghanistan Committee
||At least 4 years’ experience as an internal audito
||Fix Term Contract
||Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in internal auditing or a graduate-le
About Norwegian Afghanistan Committee:
The Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC) is a member-based solidarity organization that has been working in support and solidarity with the Afghan people for more than 35 years. NAC works in the following sectors: Education, Gender and Human Rights, Governance and Civil Society, Health, Food Security and Job Creation and Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation. NAC’s vision is that NAC shall contribute to an Afghanistan free of poverty where equality, democracy, human rights and respect serve as the bases for political action and development.
The Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC) has a zero tolerance of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH) both within the organization and of beneficiaries. Prevention of and protection from sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (PSEAH) is the individual and collective responsibility of all NAC officers, management, staff, consultants, and volunteers, who are all required to familiarize themselves with, agree to, and act in accordance with NAC’s Ethical Guidelines and Commitment, NAC Child Protection Policy, and NAC PSEAH Policy, at all times – both during and outside working hours – and participate actively in introductory and refresher trainings. Any breaches of PSEAH clauses in NAC’s policies, guidelines, and/or commitments will lead to immediate termination and possible legal actions.
Duties & Responsbilities:
Objective of the Internal Audit position:
Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal control processes. This provides the Country Director, the Secretary General, and other members of senior management with assurance that helps them fulfil their duties to the organization and its stakeholders more efficiently and in a transparent manner.
Terms of Reference:
- Evaluating controls and advising managers at all levels – Internal Audit’s role in evaluating the management of risk is wide ranging because everyone from the admin and transportation departments to the management and board of the NAC is involved in internal control. The Internal Auditor’s work includes assessing the tone and risk management culture of the organization at one level through to evaluating and reporting on the effectiveness of the implementation of management policies at another. Assess of the adequacy of financial system to ensure that Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are followed and implemented accurately.
- Evaluating risks – Internal auditing will conduct both reactive and control-based forms of internal audits (as requested by the Country Director, the Secretary General, the Board of Directors, or senior management and in response to information from whizzle blowers and through beneficiary-oriented complaints and feedback mechanisms), but also more proactive and risk-based approaches in connection with development of program- and project proposals and contracts with donors. The Internal Auditor should identify corruption vulnerabilities, and the risk of fraud and advice on counter measures. This enables the Internal Auditor to anticipate possible future concerns and opportunities providing assurance, advice, and insight where it is most needed, including how to conduct investigations, and address risks and vulnerabilities.
- Analyzing operations and confirm information – Achieving objectives and managing valuable organizational resources requires systems, processes, and people. The Internal Auditor will therefore work closely with line managers to review operations before reporting his/her findings to senior management. The Internal Auditor must be well versed in the strategic objectives of the NAC and the sectors in which NAC operates in (development and humanitarian work), so that she/he has a clear understanding of how the operations of any given part of the organization fit into NAC’s long-term strategy.
- Working with regional, provincial, and program heads and other assurance providers – Providing assurance and document to the Country Director and the Secretary General that risks are being managed effectively. The Internal Auditor will be supported by a compliance officer who will focus most of her time on working with female employees and beneficiaries, and issues related to ethical guidelines, the gender policy, the child protection policy, and PSEAH policy (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment). The Internal Auditor and compliance officer are reporting directly to the Country Director and thus working independent from program- and project-based management operations and are able to give objective and unbiased opinions about the way risks are reported and managed.
- Capacity development – Conduct trainings and awareness sessions about corruption and fraud. The Internal Auditor has the responsibility of the follow up and make sure that all the staff have necessary skills and knowledge to overcome with attempts on corruption
- Bachelor’s degree with a focus in the area of internal auditing, or a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or a related field with a minor concentration in internal auditing with at least 4 years’ experience as an internal auditor.
- Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in internal auditing or a graduate-level certificate in internal auditing to complement related degrees.
- Accounting qualification – ACCA / CIMA is an advantage.
- Fluency in English, Dari, and Pashtu
- Professionalism: Show persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges and take action professionally in the work environment without taking the personal concerns in mind.
- Communication: Speak and write clearly and effectively in English, Dari, and Pashtu. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Ask questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.
- Critical thinking: Have strong critical thinking skills to intellectually conceptualize and analysis the available information, facts, evidence, observations, and arguments to form a judgment.
- Judgment/Decision-making: Identify key issues in a complex situation and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gather relevant information before reporting to his/her supervisor. Propose a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts.
The NAC is an equal opportunity employer; women, persons with disabilities and persons with minority backgrounds are encourage to apply.
The NAC offers: An encouraging and team-oriented working atmosphere • Significant career challenges that will test and enhance the skills of the incumbent • Interesting and worthwhile work in a growing organization • Competitive salary packages
How to apply: Please, send your application (CV and cover letter not exceeding 800 KB) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
No application will be considered after the closing date of the vacancy.