|Date Posted:||Jun 4, 2017|
|Closing Date:||Jun 17, 2017|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyNone|
|Years of Experience:||3 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Open Ended|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
|Probation Period:||3 months|
About ( Ministry of Agriculture) AAIP Project:
Building on the Agriculture Master Plan, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoA), in collaboration with its development partners, has defined a number of appropriate priorities for agricultural investments and policies under the National Agricultural Development Framework (NADF). In order to increase farmers' incomes and improve the food security situation, the GoA is giving foremost attention to strengthening of the agricultural production base. In this respect the government has asked the World Bank for assistance in strengthening agricultural input supply systems. Specifically, the GoA has requested the World Bank for assistance in the implementation of the Afghanistan Agriculture Inputs Project (AAIP) that will consist of the following four components: (i) Improve seed production and certification; (ii) Establish infrastructure and policies regarding quality control and safe use of fertilizers and agrochemicals; (iii) Improve input delivery systems; and (iv) Establish efficient project management, implementation and coordination mechanisms. The development objective of AAIP project is strengthened institutional capacity for safety and reliability of agricultural inputs and sustainable production of certified wheat seed. The implementation phase of the project is expected to start around mid 2013. Under its Seed Component, the project assists the Agricultural Research Institute of Afghanistan (ARIA) with their mandates of variety selection, maintenance breeding and production of Breeder’s Seed, the Improved Seed Enterprise (ISE) with their mandate to produce Foundation and Registered Seed, and the Afghan National Seed Organization (ANSOR) and its member Private Seed Enterprises (PSEs) with their mandate to produce and market Certified Seed. (NB Seed Certification is supported by another project, funded by the EU) Moreover the project will support the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) with the overall coordination of the seed sector. Support provided by the project consists of hardware (equipment, constructions, etc.) and software (capacity building, organization, legislation, technical support, etc.). In order to coordinate the activities and provide the support mentioned, the project‘s Management Unit (PMU), apart from administrative and other technical units, contains a seed team consisting of a National Seed Program Coordinator and two National Seed Officers. It also provides short and long term national and international consultants and staff to the implementing partner organizations.
The Internal Auditor will report to the Internal Audit Director and take day-to-day responsibility for related activities of the Project Internal Audit Section. Internal Auditor will be responsible for:
Provinces to travel:
Extensive knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices
Knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
Skill in conducting quality control reviews of audit work products.
Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems and drawing logical conclusions.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Main duties and responsibilities:
Checking that financial reports and records are accurate and reliable
Verifying the financial transactions
Ensure timely initiation, well planned execution and completion of audits as per standard time required, which includes:
Submission of draft report within agreed time;
Quality & completeness of working papers;
Coordinate with the Internal Audit Manager and other relevant officials in Preparing and managing the monthly, quarterly and annual Audit plan
Preparing Inventory Verification Report on Quarterly basis
Measuring and checking of Financial, Procurement, Logistics and program documents according to approved annual plan.
Visit the regions regularly for the internal audit activities and preparing
report on findings
Ensuring that all project assets both in main office and provinces are safeguarded and properly maintained
Review of the control environment, system and procedures with suggestions on improvement
Ascertain the availability of supporting documents, records and accounts in respect of the program
Ascertaining the extent of compliance with established policies, plans, and procedures of the GOA including those agreed under the credit/grant agreement
Verifying that grant fund provided by the donors used in accordance with the relevant financing agreements and effectively used only for the purposes for which they were provided
Maintaining working liaison with various sections under audit exercise
Managing the identification and evaluation risks affecting the operations of the project
Managing the identification, development and documentation of audit issues and recommendations
Coordinate with the Internal Audit Director in the planning, organizing, directing and monitoring of Internal Audit operations
Carry out regular follow-up with the departments to update implementation status of prior audit reports from time to time.
Punctual submission of working activities report
Build the capacity of civil servants working with Internal Audit Directorate of MAIL by sharing their project related experiences, develop training plans and material.
Performs related work as assigned by the Internal Audit Director
Job Location:Afghanistan, Kabul
CAT/FIA qualified or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in accounting or finance.
At least 3 years of full-time experience in auditing and accounting and finance, audit of the World Bank/ USAID /UN funded projects or working in big four audit firms will be preferred