NGO Jobs – Internal Auditor at Nile Basic Initiative (NBI)

Nile Basic Initiative (NBI)

The Nile-SEC, headed by an Executive Director is responsible for the overall
corporate direction of the NBI as defined by the Nile Council of Ministers. Its
operations are divided into two main programs: (1) the Basin Cooperation Program
and (2) the Water Resources Management Program.
The internal
auditor will be fully responsible for the NBI internal audit function and will
provide both assurance and advisory services. Under the Assurance Services the
Internal Auditor makes objective assessment of evidence required in order to
provide an independent opinion or conclusions regarding NBI’s, operations,
function, processes, systems, or other subject matter. The Internal Auditor
will carry out  objective examination of evidence for the purpose of
providing an independent assessment of risk management,  organizational
controls and  governance processes  while under advisory 
services, the Internal Auditor will provide advice  and recommendations to 
management on improvements  to internal controls which, if implemented,
will add value and improve the organization’s operations.
Duties & Responsibilities:

The Internal Auditor will review and determine whether NBI’s Centres
systems of risk management, internal controls, and governance processes, as
designed and represented by management, are adequate and functioning in a
manner to ensure: 
  • That
    the internal audit activity is carried out as per the NBI Internal Audit
    Charter and Internal Audit Manual;
  • NBI
    Risk profile is developed regularly monitored and updated.
  • Interaction
    with the various governance groups occurs as needed and there is adequate
    management and team adherence
  • Risk
    based annual Internal Audit work plan is prepared including tasks,
    assignments and timelines for completion for each task and main
    activities, and reporting results of audit; 
  • Financial,
    managerial, and operating information is accurate, reliable, and
  • Quality
    and continuous improvement recommendations are fostered in NBI’s control
    processes and evaluation of the effectiveness of the existing policies and
  • Legislative
    or regulatory issues affecting NBI are recognized and addressed
  • Employees’
    actions are in compliance with policies, standards, procedures, and applicable
    laws and regulations.
  • Resources
    are acquired economically, used efficiently, deployed effectively and
    adequately protected; in achieving plans and objectives in operations,
    programs and program support (value for money audits). 
  • Processes
    and expenditures are in compliance with the established laws and
    regulations (and other donor regulations as may be applicable).
  • Carry
    out special audits and investigations as may be requested by the audit
    committee and or management. 
  • Ensure
    that the internal control environment is adequate and complied to and is
    designed in accordance to the COSO framework.
  • Follow
    up on the implementation of the external audit recommendations
  • Ensure
    that the information and communication within NBI generates adequate
    reports that facilitate running and controlling the work  program and
    project activities.
  • On
    a quarterly and in line with the annual audit work plan, the internal
    auditor will submit a report on the results arising from the internal
    audit reviews undertaken at each NBI centre to the management and
    Nile-TAC Audit Committee.
  • The
    report will include audit findings, recommendations and conclusions
    relating to the adequacy of and compliance with the system of internal
    controls and the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of operations
    in the areas covered by the internal audit review for the period under
  • The
    management responses to the audit findings will also be included in the
  • At
    least once per annum the internal auditor will present his reports to the
    Nile-TAC  Audit Committee
Organization and
Supervision Arrangements
The Internal Auditor, will report functionally to the Audit Committee and
administratively to the Executive Director Nile Basin Secretariat

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
The internal auditor is
expected to possess the following qualifications and experience: 
  • Bachelor’s
    Degree in Commerce, Finance, Business Administration or its
  • Registered
    qualified member with full professional qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA,
    CFA, CPA, CIA. 
  • At
    least 5 years post qualification experience in internal auditing. 
  • Must
    demonstrate/manifest adequate Internal Audit capability for carrying out
    internal audit assignments within specified timeframe; 
to Apply:
Candidates should submit
their applications electronically to the Executive Director via E-mail to
letters clearly indicating the position and accompanied by detailed curriculum
vitae should reach the Executive Director not later than 22nd April 2013
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