Internal Audit & Risk Management Director at Nyamira County Public Service Board

The mandate of the Board is contained in section 59 of the County Government Acts 2012. These include establishing and abolishing offices in the County Public Service, appointing persons who hold and act in offices of the Public service among others. Achievements For the time the Board has been in office it has managed to put in place critical structures to enable the County Government to operate efficiently Targets To ensure that all the Departments have adequate staff to enable them deliver services. Projects Development of appropriate policies, values , standards, systems and processes inhuman resource management and development Capacity development and management of human resource Event The Board is currently undertaking recruitment of staff for the department of public works and that of Finance and Planning. VISION “A leading County in efficient utilization of resources, effective provision of essential services, industrial growth and development initiatives for improved quality of life for all” MISSION To foster the County’s economic growth through intensive and efficient utilization of locally available resources thus improving the living standards of our people

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE & ECONOMIC PLANNING

Position (1)

Director Internal Audit & Risk Management

Terms of service:               3 years Contract

Job Group:                     JG ’R’

Salary as per Salaries & Remuneration Commission of Kenya.

Basic Salary : Kshs. 121,430–169,140 p.m.

House Allowance                Kshs. 20,000 p.m

Commuter Allowance:  Kshs. 16,000 p.m

Leave Allowance : Kshs. 10,000 p.a

Responsibilities

  •  Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –
  • Supervise internal audit technical activities within the County comprising of audit systems and information technology;
  • Supervise the implementation of strategic and operational plans including quality assurance programs;
  • Establish the design, development and operation of major computer based systems of the County Government to determine whether adequate controls are in place;
  • Supervise activities subject to audit coverage, evaluating their significance and assessing the degree of risks inherent in terms of the audit costs involved, determining adequacy and effectiveness of internal control system;
  • Carry out investigations on irregularities identified or reported in audit reports;
  • Review and approve audit engagement and work plans, programs and budgets;
  • Review internal control systems on budgetary controls and financial returns and other operations of the County Government;
  • Monitor and Evaluate audit findings and implementation of audit recommendations
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of risk management mechanisms, controls and governance processes and recommending improvements; and
  • Supervise staff including assessing training needs, designing and implement training programs for staff and audit committee

Qualifications

For appointment to this grade an officer must have

  • At least 12years’ continuous experience in internal audit and must have served in the grade of Deputy Director, Internal Audit or comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for at least three (3) years;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Commerce (Accounting/Finance Option), Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Auditing and Consultancy, Business Administration, Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Project Management, Risk Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate of registration as a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) or the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Certified Information Systems Auditors (CISA) or Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) or any other recognized professional body;
  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme from a recognized institution will be an added advantage; and
  • Shown merit and ability and demonstrated a high degree of professional competence in managing the internal audit function and be of integrity with proven leadership qualities in the previous position and results
  • Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and administrative capability in the management of (vacancy) service functions and
  • Demonstrated a thorough understanding of County and National goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to (position) service functions

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