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Senior Auditor

8 Feb 2024
Closing date
8 Jul 2024

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world’s largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 40 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees delivers lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you’re a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.

Job Overview:

The Senior Auditor conducts audits of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) locations and functions that appraise the adequacy and the effectiveness of the IRC’s operating, reporting, and compliance processes and controls.

The Senior Auditor will not only strive to provide the highest level of professional service but also maintain the highest ethical standards and due professional care.

Major Responsibilities:

• Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.

• Conduct location and functional audits and special reviews.

• Prepare audits findings that clearly describe the conditions, criteria, cause, effect and recommendations to mitigate control deficiencies and improve processes.

• Adherence to the Institute of Internal Auditors professional standards.

• Assist the Senior Director Internal Audit in continuously improving the audit process through new tools and techniques.

Job Requirements:

Work Experience:

– Minimum 2 years of external and internal auditing

– Experience working in the Not-for-Profit industry, INGO sector, and/or grant-supported organizations

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

– Communications – Written and Oral English.

– Auditing Principles and Techniques.

– Internal Controls and Business Processes.

– MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and VISIO.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business-related field.

Certificates or Licenses: CPA/CA or CIA, or actively pursuing one of those certifications.

Language Skills: Fluency in French, Spanish, or Arabic is a plus.

Preferred experience & skills:

– Organizational and time-management skills; proven ability to prioritize and deliver on time.

– Analytic problem-solving skills.

– Data Analysis.

– Risk Management Principles and Techniques.

Working Environment:

• Standard office working environment based in Nairobi, Kenya – hybrid remote.

• International travel to underdeveloped countries up to 50%.

**Standard of Professional Conduct:**The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.