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Internal Control Specialist : Hub Africa

Closing: Jan 8, 2023

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Published: Dec 19, 2022 (2 months ago)

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GIZ has been in operation in Kenya since 1975 as commissioned by the German government. The current thematic areas for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) are in the areas of Agriculture, Sustainable Economic Development, and Energy and Climate. There are also projects in the sectors of Good Governance, and Refugees/Migration.

The goal of GIZ is to support the capacity development of people, organisations, and institutional structures in the partner countries so as to enable them to improve their living conditions through their own efforts.

The Executive Board of GIZ decided in September that the Financial Management department will in future ensure all office Internal Controls in accordance with the house-wide policy Processes and Regulations (PuR). For this purpose, the Financial Management department has set up the IK-AG. In Africa, a regional structure IK HUB Africa 2.0 was set up to maintain and further develop the topic of IC in Africa at a high level of quality. This consists of one Controller based Togo, Kenya, South Africa with team leadership in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.


Responsibilities

GIZ has been in operation in Kenya since 1975 as commissioned by the German government. The current thematic areas for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) are in the areas of Agriculture, Sustainable Economic Development, and Energy and Climate. There are also projects in the sectors of Good Governance, and Refugees/Migration.

The goal of GIZ is to support the capacity development of people, organisations, and institutional structures in the partner countries so as to enable them to improve their living conditions through their own efforts.

The Executive Board of GIZ decided in September that the Financial Management department will in future ensure all office Internal Controls in accordance with the house-wide policy Processes and Regulations (PuR). For this purpose, the Financial Management department has set up the IK-AG. In Africa, a regional structure IK HUB Africa 2.0 was set up to maintain and further develop the topic of IC in Africa at a high level of quality. This consists of one Controller based Togo, Kenya, South Africa with team leadership in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.


A. Core Tasks


The role Internal Control Specialist:


  • Coordinate and organize, together with your supervisor and team members, the performance of internal audits for projects/programmes in the various African countries, based on the criteria defined by the Internal Control System (ICS). In addition, together with the team members of the IK HUB Africa 2.0, you are responsible for the technical support of the internal auditors in the other countries.
  • Clearly communicate the relevant requirements, conditions, and restrictions in terms of your capacity to act.

  • Contact for all internal and external stakeholders and for drawing up the audit plan, as well as for carrying out internal controls based on the current audit questionnaires.
  • At the end of the year, you draw up an overview of completed/incomplete internal controls and send this overview to the head of the IK HUB Africa 2.0
  • Advise the internal auditors in the various African countries on compliance with the P+Rs and remain active in the network of African internal auditors.

  • Facilitate the induction of other specialist and support them in the execution of their tasks.

  • Together with the other team members, you are responsible for the training of the AIZ qualification modules in collaboration with the Organisational Unit 5600 team.
  • In consultation with your team colleagues and line manager, you also coordinate all issues within your area of work and ensure that they are dealt with promptly and competently.
  • Participate in the further development of processes in your area of responsibility Responsible for knowledge management and develop and distribute documentation
Resolve problems that arise in your area of responsibility on the basis of existing rules and draw attention to more complex challenges in your team.
  • Perform the tasks assigned to you by your line manager, where required.

B. MAIN Activities


1. The Internal Control Specialist:


  • Carrying out internal audits of offices in cooperation with Internal Control Working Group and Organisational Unit 5600 based on the current audit questionnaires.

  • Carrying out internal audits of projects, with special criteria for projects with co- financing, projects with a turnover of more than 500,000 €/year, clusters, special compliance topics, ...) based on the current audit questionnaires Moderation of AIZ workshops for modules related to qualification measures Moderation of specific training courses outside the AIZ on specific Internal Control topics.

  • Training of internal auditors on the appropriate software.

  • Continuous training of internal auditors from different African countries.

  • Interaction within the internal control network in the English and French speaking region.

2. Quality Controller in GIZ Kenya/Somalia:

  • Advise the Management on measures to be taken in Quality Control and ICS.

  • Structure the Controlling Department to serve the wide portfolio for quality assurance.

  • Summarise weak areas indicated in Internal Control and Audit findings and their solutions in close cooperation with the respective departments.

  • Coordinate Trainings of the staff, that contribute to quality improvement in the Finance and Administration areas.

  • Training/capacity development for staff implementing internal controls in Kenya and Somalia.

  • Report regularly on progresses to the Management team.

The brief profile is not intended to provide a full and complete description.

Where appropriate and reasonable, the position holder is willing to perform tasks outside the scope of the job description.


C. Required qualifications, competences and experience


• Advanced qualification in Auditing, Management Control, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or any other equivalent field.

• Relevant professional certifications acceptable within the region.


Professional/ Work Experience:

• At least 5-7 years of work experience as an Internal Controller/Auditor.

• Experience in the implementation of country office based Internal Controls.

• Experience in designing and implementing training formats.

• Very good working knowledge of MS Office suite applications, communication tools and SAP.

• Proficiency in at least 2 spoken and written languages required between. English is mandatory. Proficiency in either German or French is welcome.

Other Knowledge, Additional Competences:

Critical analysis skills, Pedagogy, teamwork, communication skills. General knowledge of information systems, Communication, writing, synthesis, ability to handle figures Team management and leadership skills, Curiosity and a critical sense developed in the search for indepth subjects, Relational skills and aptitude for teamwork, Sense of initiative, ability to propose recommendations to improve existing processes. Ethics, integrity: Ethical behaviour and integrity: essential qualities for the internal auditor to make an impartial judgement, confidentiality.


Assignment period: 1.16.2023 – 31.12.2024

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

E. Submission of Application


Vacancy Reference Number: GIZ/IK HUB/08/12/2022


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