Head of Audit & Risk
Responsible for executing internal operational and compliance audit reviews and ensuring compliance at country office and at project levels, with requirements dictated by internal / external policies and regulatory bodies and agencies.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
■ Develop annual audit plan for the subsidiaries and submit to the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee for
review and approval.
■ Execute country audits to assess controls, operational efficiencies and compliance with selected policies,
procedures and regulations. Resolve audit problems that occur and develop modifications to coverage and
■ Perform special analyses and reviews, including compliance, instances of alleged fraud and unethical
■ Review and report on the accuracy, timeliness and relevance of the financial and other information that is
provided for Board and Management.
■ Refer major audit issues to Head of Audit & Risk for resolution.
■ Research and keep abreast of country legislative issues, new audit regulations/trends and audit methodology.
Discuss updates of new regulations with Head of Audit & Risk and relevant country departments.
■ Conduct periodic training workshops for in-country staff to promote awareness of governance, risk
management, and internal controls.
■ Ensure work papers are adequately documented and audit evidence is sufficient.
■ Prepare accurate audit reports across country offices for the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.
■ Elicit information from knowledgeable internal/external sources about areas and functions to determine
appropriate audit direction/methodology for the business units within the country office.
■ Assist external auditors as appropriate. Coordinating country office’s response to audit findings and
■ Develop and implement fraud and unethical behaviour prevention programs driven by risk based support.
■ Update risks during operations as well as mitigation plans
■ Implement risk mitigation plan developed at corporate level
■ Consolidate risk exposure via compliance checklists in all country-level departments and give data to Project
Qualification, Skills and Requirements:
■ Knowledgeable, skillful and experienced about Internal Audit
■ Knowledgeable about operating properties.
■ Gathers information nationally and internationally about what could be; visualizes the future and assesses
what needs to change; thinks strategically, considers wider effects thoroughly, including customers,
shareholders and people; promotes and builds enthusiasm for the vision.
■ Good planning/project management skills
■ Exceptional negotiation, problem-solving and analytical skills
■ Superior communication skills, both verbal and oral
■ Exceptional attention to detail.
■ Sets milestones and timeframes to achieve objectives and operational requirements; determines priorities
and allocates responsibilities and manages workflow; establishes measures and monitoring systems; putting
(joint) action plans in place to address areas of non-compliance; anticipates hurdles and has contingency
plans to get around them.
■ Ability to exercise professional skepticism.
■ French speaking or willing to learn French within the first 6 months of employment.
■ Undergraduate degree or equivalent in business, accounting or audit
■ 4 years’ professional experience, with at least 2 years within a similar role