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Audit Specialist (South Sudan) | ReliefWeb

Department: Projects – South Sudan

Duty Station: Nairobi with 40% to 50% in South Sudan

Reports To: Financial Planning & Analysis Manager (FPAM)

Open to Kenya Nationals Only **

Background

Samaritan’s Purse (SP) is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Job Summary

The Audit Specialist will serve as part of the projects support team for the SP South Sudan office. He / She will maintain accountability of all financial and logistical compliance issues related to donor funded projects and will be responsible for preparing audit files for all projects. The Audit Specialist will work closely with all departments in order to build capacity to effectively manage and navigate both SP’s internal and external donors’ regulations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

· Maintain detailed audit files (both electronic and hard copy) for all projects, compiling all financial, logistical, grants, and human resources documents;

· Facilitate external audits in conjunction with the Grants Analyst and Finance Manager;

· Maintain close and cooperative working relationships with all departments within Samaritan’s Purse South Sudan;

· Conduct an annual assessment of all internal systems and procedures, highlighting potential areas of weakness. Make recommendations for improvements in systems, based on finding of the assessment, and establish corrective action plans in conjunction with relevant managers;

· Provide support to Program Managers with regard to financial and logistical policies/practices and related areas as required;

· Support the Grants Analyst in conducting Grants Opening and Grants Closing meetings, and flagging any potential issues;

· Assist Grants Analyst in ensuring that staff managing externally-funded programs are trained to implement the program according to the rules and regulations outlined in the donor agreement;

· Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public;

· Travel to remote field locations;

· Provides limited supervision to others through motivation, direction, review and feedback of assigned tasks.

· Any other duties which may be assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Possesses strong organizational skills;

· Possesses strong cross cultural communication skills, as well as written and verbal;

· Experienced in cross-cultural team leadership;

· Experienced in managing multiple programs and large diverse teams;

· Must be a humble team player;

· Ability to be flexible and adaptable;

· Understanding of local culture is essential;

· Willingness to travel in and out of the field;

· Willingness to stay in the field for extended periods;

· Knowledge of computer systems and its applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook.

Education & Experience

· Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in finance or accounting and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience;

· Master’s Degree or CPA certification also preferred;

· Experience with WFP, USAID, GAC, UNDP-CHF, UNHCR, or UNICEF strongly preferred;

· Biblical studies strongly preferred.

Language Skills

· Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;

· Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals;

· Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public:

Mathematical Skills

· Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals;

· Ability to compute rate, ratio and percentage;

· Ability to draw and interpret bar graphs:

Reasoning Ability

· Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

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