Provide input in the development of strategies, policies and procedures to ensure objectives are met as planned and actions are properly guided in reaching decisions.
Review audit reports prepared by subordinates to ensure all the requisite audit areas are covered and details captured.
Allocate work to subordinates to ensure targets are met and that time is properly utilized.
Prepare performance contracts with subordinates to direct their efforts to meet the required targets which contribute to achievement of the Institute’s mandate.
Evaluate the performance of subordinates to ascertain efficiency and effectiveness in work performance in meeting the objectives of the Unit.
Provide input in the preparation of risk based audit work plan and programs for audit engagements.
Provide input in the preparation of the draft budget for the unit to help in allocating financial resources.
Coordinate the implementation of the Institute’s risk management strategy to promote effective management of risk within the Institute.
Coordinate the implementation of the Institute’s counter corruption strategy to promote effective management of corruption within the Institute.
Mentor, guide and supervise subordinates through coaching and training to improve performance.
Lead a team undertaking audit assignments to confirm the adequacy and effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal controls systems.
Lead a team in fraud investigations to confirm whether there are material breaches in policy, procedures and relevant regulations.
Undertake risk assessment to determine appropriate levels of risk appetite and recommend appropriate mitigating actions through review of developed risk registers.
Follow up with management on the implementation of audit recommendations to ensure that all pending audit issues are implemented or closed.
Work with the Board Audit Committee secretary to compile quarterly reports and minutes to assist the Committee to effectively carry out its oversight function.
Lead a team when undertaking consulting and advisory services to offer advice and guidance to management in the development of control systems.
Monitor the implementation of the Institute’s Corruption Prevention Plan to effectively identify and manage corruption risks.
Work with the secretary to the Anti-Corruption Committee of the Institute in preparing the minutes of the meetings of the committee, reports on Anti-corruption activities and compiling quarterly reports to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
b) Requirements for Appointment
Minimum nine (9) years’ audit experience with at least three (3) years in the grade of Internal Auditor I or in a comparable position in a similar institution;
Certified Public Accountant (Kenya) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting Option/Finance) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
Member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or its equivalent;
Certificate in computer applications skills from a recognized institution;
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent from a recognized Institution; and
Have clearance certificates as contained in Chapter six of the Kenya Constitution 2010 from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Ethics and Ant-Corruption Commission (EACC), Police, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), An approved Credit Reference Bureau and Commission on University Education (CUE) for degrees obtained outside Kenya.