Senior Internal Audit Officer

  Ministry of Education (MoE)
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 642
Date Posted:Mar 22, 2020
Reference:MoE/IA/EQRA-2
Closing Date:Apr 4, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Financial Management
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:NTA, Grade C
Years of Experience:4 - 5 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Ministry of Education (MoE):

Founded:  

The aim of the EQRA Program 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:

Sr. Internal Audit Officer is Responsible for handling audit assignments that may be complex or sensitive, lead and direct audit staff throughout the audit assignments, raises issues and concerns and makes recommendations, exercises critical thinking and judgment to effectively influence management to improve the control environment, develops quality audit reports and supports, and shares the audit report with MoE management. S/he actively support peers and audit team with the development as part of on job training during the audit execution. 

Skills Required:

Auditing

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

a.      Strong relationship management skills developed through regular interaction with senior management.

b.     Strong written and oral communication skills in English, Pashto, and Dari.

c.      Proficient Computer skills (Word, Excel, Power point)

d.     Report writing Skills

e.     Effective time management skills

f.       Ability to work with team

g.      Ability to work under pressure

h.     Ability to travel to provinces to perform audits as directed


Competencies

a.      Promotes and applies professional ethics.

b.     Develops and manages the internal audit function.

c.      Understanding of IIA standards and GoIRA Laws and regulations

d.      Understanding of governance, risk, and control

e.      Communicates with impact

f.       Persuasion and collaboration

g.      Critical thinking

h.      Delivers internal audit engagements

i.        Sound understanding of risk management and internal control assurance principles.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Specific Responsibilities of Sr. Internal Audit Officer


ü Evaluation and providing reasonable assurance that risk management, control, and governance systems are functioning as intended and will enable the organization's objectives and goals to be met


ü Collaborating with the Internal Audit Manager to prepare Technical Audit Programs for each activity of the MoE:


*    Finance Audit Program

*    Procurement Audit Program

*    Human Resources Audit Program

*    Audit Program for provincial audits

*    Audit Program Special assignments

*    Audit Program for book distribution audit


ü Annually discussing the Department’s scope and schedule for the coming year with audit managers to be approved by Chief Internal Auditor and H.E Minister of the Education.


ü Periodically reviewing and discussing audit findings and other matters at other such times as necessary


ü Reporting risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified

ü Providing recommendations for improving the organization's operations, in terms of both efficient and effective performance


ü Developing recommendations for improving internal controls, operating efficiency, and the adequacy of MoE records and record keeping.


ü Reporting audit findings and recommendations to appropriate management based on the results of regularly scheduled audits, non-scheduled audits, and at any time when issues need to be addressed by management.


ü Conducting follow-up reviews of financial, operational, or regulatory compliance deficiencies noted during audits.


ü Conducting investigations of irregularities discovered by or brought to the auditor’s attention.


ü Investigating EQRA related issues, as requested by Senior Management


ü Perform other duties as required, consistent with the goals, objectives, and responsibilities of the Internal Audit Department and with the approval of the Chief Internal Auditor.


Deliverables

Various written deliverables produced from the Internal Audit process:

·      Annual Audit Plan

·      Audit Program

·      Individual Audit Plan

·      Meeting minutes

·      Engagement letter

·      Observations and recommendations

·      The Audit Report

·      Follow up Report

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Qualifications:

Bachelor degree in Business Administration, accounting, Finance, Economics, LLB. ACCA, CIA, CFE, certifications are favorable.


Experience:

5 years or more record experience in financial management and/or internal audit.

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 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 and the WB.

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, business need, and satisfactory performance.

Job Keywords:

-

Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghan candidates should submit their letter of interest (cover letter) along with the updated resumes to:

HR, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION Deh Afghanan, Gul Bahar Center, Ministry of Foreign Street, 7th floor first Corridor first office, Kabul, Afghanistan

no later than 4th April 2020, candidates who have access to the Internet can send their applications to the below email.

You are requested to send your letter of interest along with the updated resume. Please mention post title and vacancy number in the subject line of your email (NO APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT SUBJECT LINE. THE APPLICATION MUST HAVE SUBJECT LINE INDICATING TITLE AND VACANCY NUMBER). However, do not email us heavy sized files such as your certificates, recommendation letters etc. To not waste the resources of MoE, therefore, it is kindly requested you to adjust your Cover Letter & CV in three Pages. THOSE WHO DO NOT FULFILL THE APPLYING REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORTLIST. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted with and called for the test and interview. The test & interview dates, time and place will be determined and communicated with the shortlisted candidates only sooner after the deadline of the vacancy announcement.


Ministry of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

MoE does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, handicap, religion, ethnic origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Candidates with disabilities and qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Submission Email:

  applications.worldbank@moe.gov.af