IFRC Senior Internal Auditor Jobs in Kenya

IFRC Senior Internal Auditor Jobs in Kenya


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 191 member National Societies.

As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network.
  • The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
  • Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
  • The overall aim of the IFRC is” to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.
  • The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world.
  • The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies.
  • The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency; coordination and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners.
  • The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programs and Operations; and (iii) Management. The Secretariat has five regional office, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut).

    Job Purpose

  • Under the management of the Secretary General and the guidance of the Audit and Risk Commission, the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations provides independent high quality audit and consulting service that is designed to add value and gives management objective assurance on the effectiveness of the Federation Secretariat’s risk management framework and internal control environment, and to act as an agent for change by making recommendations for continual improvement, therefore assisting management with the accomplishment of their assigned responsibilities.
  • Strategy 2020 was adopted by the General Assembly in November 2009. Enabling Action 3 “Function effectively as the International Federation” discusses responsible governance and accountability.
  • Sound governance includes ensuring that sound risk management processes are in place.
  • Accountability means that stakeholders are able to see how we assess the needs and vulnerabilities, set priorities and design specific interventions, monitor implementation, measure results and assess impact.

  • The Senior Auditor will assist the Director, Office of Internal Audit and Investigations, in supporting management to improve the Federation Secretariat’s operations, and in providing a platform for learning by sharing good practices and lessons learned across the organization. He/she works closely with the Director of Africa Regional Office, all Geneva departments and all levels of management within the Federation Secretariat, and with outside partners as required.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    Internal Audit Responsibilities:

  • As directed by the Director, Office of Internal Audit and Investigations, and in accordance with the International Internal Auditing Standards, plan and perform internal audit assignments of Africa Regional Office and field operations’ systems and processes.
  • Interpret policies and procedures and apply professional accounting and auditing principles and standards to test and evaluate complex financial records and operational systems.
  • With the aim of addressing those critical risks identified during the course of audit assignments, meet with Federation management at all levels to present and discuss with them audit results, making practical and economical recommendations for
  • In response to donors’ audit requirements, recommend the appointment of external audit firms, define their scope of work, develop audit terms of reference, coordinate audit assignments, liaise with parties involved in the audit, and quality review audit reports.
  • As directed by the Director, Office of Internal Audit and Investigations, perform special audit assignments and investigations into allegations of breach of Staff Code of Conduct and suspected fraud.
  • Work closely with Federation Secretariat external auditors to maximise value added and minimise duplication of effort.
  • Prepare and present periodic oral and written reports to the Director, Office of Internal Audit and Investigations, summarizing critical audit findings and recommendations, and progress of own activities against plan.
  • Develop and update audit methodologies, techniques, systems and procedures, as directed by the Director, Office of Internal Audit and Investigations, in order to accomplish the Department long and short terms goals and objectives.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to National Societies within the Africa Region, in close coordination with the Africa Regional office, in order to improve their operational and financial systems and procedures.
  • Provide technical input and advice on major draft contracts, agreements and MoUs.
  • Provide support to Africa Regional Management team in matters related internal controls, risk management and governance processes.
  • Provide/deliver training, coaching, briefing and presentations to different stakeholders on topics related to risk management and internal controls.

    Risk Management responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Audit and Risk Commission, including the preparation and delivery of oral and written reports during the commission meetings.
  • Promote a culture of risk awareness and appropriate mitigation amongst management and staff by conducting Risk Management workshops, and follow up on action plans prepared by management in order to mitigate those critical identified risks.
  • As directed by the Director, Office of Internal Audit and Investigations, evaluate risks in new projects (including IT projects), initiatives, processes, developments and revised procedures by participating in working groups and projects teams.


  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or any other relevant fields
  • Full professional accountancy qualification (CPA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent and knowledge of accounting soft-wares)
  • Active member of ICPAK
  • Member institute of internal auditors


  • 7 years professional experience in Internal Auditing, Risk Management and Accounting.
  • Experience in working for humanitarian or not for profit organisation.

    International Experience

  • Experience in writing narrative and Financial reports

    Knowledge, skills and languages

  • Good understanding of the principles and application of good corporate governance, business and operational risk management, and effective internal controls.
  • Good working knowledge of systems audit procedures and techniques.
  • IT literate with skills in systems and data analysis using Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAAT).
  • Good knowledge of information systems auditing and security.
  • Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and techniques of financial and management accounting.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing with different audiences, adapting style to fit situation.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate facts, and prepare and present concise oral and written reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships throughout the organization.


  • Fluently spoken and written English
    Good command of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)

    Competencies and values

  • High level of attention to detail
  • Able to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Sensitive to cultural diversity
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with good judgement and initiative

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 4th October, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; IFRC Senior Internal Auditor Jobs in Kenya

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