Internal Audit Officer

  Ministry of Education (MoE)
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1300
Date Posted:Mar 22, 2020
Closing Date:Apr 4, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Compliance
Salary Range:NTA, Grade D
Years of Experience:4 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Ministry of Education (MoE):


The aim of the EQRA Project is “to increase equitable access to primary and secondary education, particularly girls, in selected lagging provinces, and to improve learning conditions in Afghanistan.” EQRA introduces a shift from monitoring only the enrollment of students (which also includes attention to students designated as ‘permanently absent’) to focusing on bringing children into school as well as student attendance. The Education Quality Reform for Afghanistan (EQRA) is fully aligned with the goals of the Afghanistan National Strategic Plan (NESP III). The project is designed to (A) increase equitable access in disadvantaged districts especially for girls; (B) improve quality of instruction/education service delivery and (C) enhance MoE governance and management capacity. The project focuses on the construction and expansion of schools, provide community-based education to out of school children, reform curriculum for all grades, improve and ensure textbooks delivery to schools, enhance academic supervision, strengthen teacher & TTC quality, improve execution of budget, strengthen and increase use of EMIS, implement capacity building reform, and reform recruitment process for civil service.

Job Summary:

Internal Auditor performs financial, operational and compliance audits in conjunction with other auditors or independently, in accordance with internal auditing standards and performs investigative and advisory services under the direction of a supervisor.

The Internal Audit Officer should conduct audit of Operational, Human Resource, Program and Financial functions at headquarter and provinces. He/ She should perform his/her duties through systematic review and evaluation of risk management, control and governance which comprises the policies, procedures and operations in place to:

o  Ensure the economical, effective and efficient use of resources.

o  Ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, law and regulations.

o  Safeguard the organization’s assets and interest from losses of all kinds, including those arising from fraud, irregularity or corruption. 

o  Ensure the integrity and reliability of information, accounts and data, including internal and external reporting and accountability processes.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Specific Responsibilities of Internal audit officer

ü Internal Audit Officer has the authority to audit all departments/programs and shall have full and complete access to any of the departments/program’s records, physical properties, and personnel relevant to the performance of an Audit.

ü Assisting in all aspects of an audit, from the planning, fieldwork, reporting and follow-up phases.

ü Testing through inquiry, examination, re-performance, and observation of internal financial and operational controls.

ü Internal Audit Officer evaluates financial and operational procedures for adequacy of internal control and provides advice and guidance on control aspects of new policies, systems, processes, and procedures

ü Preparing work papers that include relevant testing, appropriate conclusions, and proper support and audit evidence.

ü Performing standard audit program procedures and develop a thorough understanding of processes and related controls, identifying risks, gathering data, sampling, testing, reviewing and analyzing evidence and documenting results in work papers.

ü Internal Audit Officer will verify the existence of assets of the Ministry and ensure that proper safeguards are maintained to protect them from loss.

ü Preparing clear, concise, written communications, audit reports. Be able to effectively convey the results of assigned projects.

ü Communicating and summarizing audit findings, recommendations to the Management.

ü Identifying areas of potential improvements by providing value-added recommendations.

ü Participating in the implementation of recommendations and corrective actions.

ü Following up with process owners to ensure satisfactory disposition of audit findings.

ü Identifying controls, assessing the adequacy of control design and determining whether the control is operating effectively. Determining if compensating controls exist and whether these mitigate any residual risk.

ü Internal Audit Officer should determine the level of compliance with Ministry/GOA policies and procedures, laws and regulations.


Various written deliverables produced from the Internal Audit process:

ü Audit Program

ü Individual Audit Plan

ü Meeting minutes

ü Engagement letter

ü Observations and recommendations

ü The Audit Report

ü Follow up Report

Job Requirement:

1)     Education

Bachelor degree in Economics, Business Administration, accounting, LLB.

2)     Experience

Must have 4 years record work experience in the relevant field.

Recruitment, work condition and evaluation

1)     Recruitment:

a.      The recruitment will be done through a transparent and competitive processes.

b.     The contract will be a time-based payment contract and include a period of one year and may be renewed subject to funding and satisfactory performance.

c.      The Consultant is required to spend his or her full time in Afghanistan.

d.     The assignment will terminate upon end of contract tenure or upon the issue of the dissatisfaction with the work of consultant whichever is earlier, the contract may be extended for a further period after end of contract subject to need, funding availability and satisfactory performance.

2)     Work conditions

a.      The internal audit officer will work according to Afghanistan MoE’s rules and regulation.

b.     MoE will provide a proper work station at central MoE building.

c.      The audit officer will Report to direct supervisor and/or IA manager

3)     Evaluation

a.      The initial three months will be considered a probationary period.

b.     A formal performance evaluation shall be conducted annually jointly by the IA department as well as by HRMU.

c.      An exit interview will be conducted upon completion of the contract. This exit interview constitutes condition for final payment.

d.     Contract extension is subject to fund availability, organization’s need and satisfactory performance.

1)     Skills

a.      Extensive knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices

b.     Knowledge of the standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

c.      Skill in conducting quality control reviews of audit work products

d.     Report writing skills etc.

e.     Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail and organization.

f.       Effective written and oral communication skills, including active listening and presentation skills (findings and recommendations)

2)     Competencies

a)     Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

b)     Knowledge of GoIRA Laws and regulations

c)      Ability to communicate (Oral and/or Written) in English, Pashto, and Dari.

d)     Ability to effectively communicate at different levels of the organizations and collaborate with various departments.

e)     Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

f)       Ability and willingness to work independently and exercise sound judgment.

g)     Collaborative team player with a strong desire to learn, develop your competencies and add value to the team’s growth.

h)     Works effectively under pressure in meeting goals, objectives and deadlines consistently

i)       Ability to travel to provinces

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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