The African Union (AU) is seeking an Internal Auditor – Financial Audit (STATAFRIC) to support the implementation of Work Bank funded projects. The role involves reporting directly to the Executive Director and working closely with the Statistics System Coordination and Innovation Division Staff. The main functions include determining audit priorities, planning audit phases, conducting comprehensive financial reviews, and evaluating financial evidence. The role also involves preparing detailed draft and final audit reports, ensuring compliance with policies, rules, and procedures, and ensuring the economy’s efficiency and effectiveness. The appointment is fixed-term, with the first three months being a probationary period. The salary is an annual lump sum of US$ 80,975.58 (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff and US$ 66,045.08 for locally recruited staff.
Job Title: Internal Auditor – Financial Audit (STATAFRIC)
Requisition ID: 2033
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Duration: Fixed Term
Job Grade: P2
Reports to: Senior Auditor-Financial Audit
Directorate/Department/Organ: African Union Institute for Statistics (STATAFRIC)
Division: Office of Internal Oversight
Purpose of Job
- Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Coordination Statistics Expert, working in close collaboration with the Statistics System Coordination and Innovation Division Staff will be responsible for technical support in the area of coordination and innovation statistics to STATAFRIC to advice African Union Member States and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) on the implementation of the Work Bank funded projects implemented by STATAFRIC.
- The 3 major projects funded by the World Bank are:
- Harmonizing and Improving Statistics in West Africa Project (HISWA)
- Eastern Africa Regional Statistics Program-for-Results (EARSPforR)
- Harmonizing and Improving Statistics in West and Central Africa (HISWACA)
- Determine priority and scope of audits.
- Plan all phases of assigned audits.
- Conduct comprehensive financial reviews of automated accounting systems and manual fiscal records including ledgers, invoices and contracts.
- Collect and evaluate financial evidence in order to establish the nature and extent of alleged improprieties.
- Review reports of audit to determine if requested information has been collected and findings have been substantiated by relevant facts.
- Recommend objective outcome and resolution based on the findings of the audit.
- Assist in the preparation of, detailed draft and final audit reports, plans and programs and comprehensive written reports setting forth allegations, findings, evidence and recommendations.
- Review the extent of compliance with established policies, rules & regulations, plans and procedures.
- Examine whether the system of Internal Control is adequate for achieving management’s objectives in an efficient and orderly manner and whether the established procedures are being properly followed.
- Ensure whether the information available to management is sound and adequate for proper control and decision-making.
- Identify and report to the accountable management, actual or potential weakness in control where it exists, and recommend feasible ways of remedy
- Recommend ways of improving the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of operations based upon findings from an impartial and objective examination.
- Prepare working papers for review.
- Develop and discuss findings, agree on recommendations and timelines for corrective action with STATAFRIC responsible officer of operations and draft audit/assignment reports.
- To perform any other duties as may be assigned.
- Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with AU rules, regulations and management policies.
- Ensure that payments are made for the goods and services received by The World Bank Projects implemented by STATAFRIC all collections and receipts are properly accounted for and any adjustments are authorized properly.
- Analyze, record and test the accounting system put in place and the information it produces.
- Ascertain that funds are utilized in compliance with AU Rules and Regulations as well as per the terms and conditions of World Bank Financial Agreements.
- Ensure that payments are made for the goods and services received by the AU; that all collections and receipts are properly accounted for and any adjustments are authorized properly.
- Review budget performance with a view to determining whether the auditee (STATAFRIC) has executed its budget within the authorized limits.
- Ensure that both financial and narrative reports are properly prepared and submitted to management and the relevant stakeholders such as AU Partners on time and meet the reporting requirements.
- Recommend objective outcomes and resolutions based on the findings of the audit from an impartial and objective examination.
- Prepare working papers for review; develop and discuss findings, agree on recommendations and timelines for corrective action with responsible officers of operations and draft audit/assignment reports.
- To perform any other relevant duty/ responsibility assigned.
Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience
- Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance Management with 2 years of relevant work experience in Auditing.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance Management with 5 years of relevant work experience in Auditing.
- A professional qualification such as CIA, CPA, CA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent from a recognized institution is highly desirable.
- Experience in audits of partner-funded projects will be an added advantage.
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong analytical skills
- Ability to work across business units / geographies; culturally sensitive environment
- Proficiency in one of the AU official working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage
- Strategic Insight..
- Managing Risk
- Core Competencies
- Teamwork and Collaboration..
- Accountability awareness and Compliance..
- Learning Orientation
- Communicating with Impact
- Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Job Knowledge and information sharing
- Drive for Results
- Continuous Improvement Focus
Tenure Of Appointment:
- The Appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract for a period of one (1) year, of which the first three (3) months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract may be renewed for a similar period subject to funding availability, satisfactory performance and agreed deliverables.
- Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, and Spanish) is mandatory and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage
- The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
- The salary attached to the position is an annual lump sum of US$ 80,975.58 (P2 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 66,045.08 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.
Application Closing Date
24th November, 2023; 11h59 p.m. EAT
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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- Only candidates who meet all job requirements and are selected for interviews will be contacted.
- Consideration will be given only to those candidates who have submitted a fully completed online application with a curriculum vitae (CV), an African passport, and the required academic qualifications, such as Diplomas, Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees and any relevant certificate in line with the area of expertise.
- The African Union is an equal opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Candidates from less represented countries within the African Union are strongly encouraged to apply for positions that fit their profiles. These countries include Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Guinea, GuineaBissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Sahrawi D.R., Sao Tome and Principe., Seychelles, Somalia and Tunisia