Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Competition Authority of Kenya: Job Vacancy

Our Client, the Competition Authority of Kenya (the Authority), is a  Statutory Agency established under the Competition Act No. 12 of 2010.
The Authority’s mandate is to promote and safeguard competition and also  protect consumers from unfair and misleading market conduct.
The Authority wishes to invite qualified and experienced applicants to fill the following vacant positions: -

Head of Internal Audit
Job Ref: MN 2080

The Authority seeks to recruit a qualified and experienced Internal Auditor to head its Internal Audit Unit. The Successful candidate will be reporting to the Director-General administratively but functionally to the Authority’s Board.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing independent, objective assurance on the effectiveness of the Authority’s risk Management, Internal Controls and governance processes to support the achievement of the Authority’s goals and objectives as outlined in the Authority’s Strategic Plan and other relevant Government legislation and Circulars.

Job Profile
1. Audit Planning

Developing a flexible Annual Audit Plan using appropriate risk based methodology.
Implementing the Annual Audit Plan.
Establishing a system to ensure quality of internal auditing activities and processes are in alignment with the Authority’s Strategic plan.
Conducting Audit reviews of the effectiveness of risk management process and adequacy of internal controls.

2. Risk Management

Carrying out risk identification, assessment and audit planning for high risk areas within the operations of the Authority.
Maintaining of the Corporate Risk Register on Strategic risks and Top Ten risks of the Authority (Board and Top Management levels).
Be responsible for designing focused effective strategies for managing risks to customers, assets, reputation and interest of stakeholders.
3. Evaluation of the effectiveness of internal Controls and Systems
4. Reporting to the Authority’s Board Audit and Risk Management Committee in regard to Corporate Governance process and make recommendations for improvement; emerging trends and successful practices in Internal Auditing.
5. Secretary to Authority’s Board Audit and Risk Management Committee

6. Governance

Secretary to the Integrity Committee of the Authority on aspects of implementation of corruption mainstreaming initiatives.
Developing and spearheading anti-fraud and corruption strategy in accordance with EACC guidelines plus the Authority’s policies, laws and regulations.

7. Resource Management:

Manage and oversee the Unit’s staff training, development and performance evaluation in accordance with the established Performance Management System.
Coordinates with External Auditors (KENAO) in Authority’s Financial and System Audits.
Institutes follow up Audits and ensure implementation of Audit recommendations.

Person Profile

A Masters degree in a Business related Course.
A Bachelors Degree in Accounting or a Business related Course.
CPA(K) and CIA or CISA Certification.
Membership of ICPAK and Institute of Internal Auditors.
8 years working experience of which 5 years must be at Senior Management position
Experience in Enterprise Risk Management.
Knowledge of Internal Audit Standards, Code of Ethics and other best Practice Auditing and Accounting Standards.
Strong Financial Management orientation.
Strong leadership and People management skills, a good communicator with good planning and organizing skills and ability to exercise sound judgment.

How to Apply
Email your application, CV and summarize yourself as follows:

Job Ref No
Your Name
Current / Past Salary: Year 2012 pm; Year 2013 pm
Year 2013 Benefits: If house state market rent; if car state cc
Email to before 4pm 28th August 2013.