Regional Investigator, Uganda

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to work independently, with little or no supervision to analyze allegations, initiate, plan, lead and conduct investigations. Write reports documenting investigative plans and investigative results, and follow-up on specific investigation assignments. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of the Global Internal Audit (GIA) Director of Global Investigations to perform the following tasks:

  • Analyze, oversee and conduct preliminary assessment of misconduct allegations to determine the veracity of possible violations of World Vision (WV) policy or law.

  • Initiate, plan, conduct, support and oversee investigations related to complex fraud, corruption, bribery, kickbacks, extortion, conflict-of-interest, product substitution, embezzlement, theft, ethical misconduct, mismanagement, waste and abuse.

  • Prepare and evaluate detailed reports, such as investigative plans, engagement memos, reports of investigation and quarterly investigative reports. Provide oral and written briefings to senior leadership.

  • Conduct a full range of investigative activities to include, but not limited to, analyzing documents, such as financial records, conducting research, conducting surveillance, conducting witness and subject interviews.

  • Coordinate and conduct investigative activities in conjunction with other WV investigators, WV Global Centers (GC), National Offices (NO), Regional Offices (RO), WV legal offices, law enforcement agencies, donors, NGOs, banks and other entities.

  • Provide investigative training and guidance to staff and Jr. investigators regarding detecting and investigating misconduct.

  • Develop and support implementation of preventive measures to mitigate fraud risk. Identify fraud trends and recommend appropriate actions to mitigate the risk to WV.

The incumbent will also be instrumental in rolling out and streamlining GIA strategic initiatives aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of its assurance and advisory services. Thus, the position is responsible and accountable for:

  • Leading investigative teams, training and building capacity of the investigator assigned on GC investigative assignments.

  • Work strategically to align investigations goals with WV 2030 goals by collaboration with internal and external stakeholder.

  • Effective engagement and collaboration with clients.

  • Recommending changes to GIA’s investigative procedures and tools based on knowledge gained by the conducting investigations.

  • Persuasive and timely communication of risks to WVI management.

  • Promoting a Christ-centered internal investigative environment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead and/or conduct fraud, waste and abuse related investigations in WV offices, and GC departments, in response to reported violations of WV policies or law. Conduct or support investigations relating to ethical misconduct and mismanagement.

  • Prepare investigation Plans, conduct preliminary investigations. Prepare reports for approval by the Director of Investigations or her/his designee.

  • Conducts entry and exit meetings following the investigations protocol.

  • Analyze and evaluate data to provide facts regarding investigations. Provide conclusions and remedies to management and key stakeholders based on investigative findings.

  • Prepare reports with sufficient evidence as the basis for conclusion for review by supervisor.

  • Interpret and makes recommendations on investigation policies, procedures, practices and processes.

  • Supervise and guide other investigators in execution of the assigned investigation assignments.

  • Review investigative activity and reports prepared by other members of the investigations team.

  • Conducts on-going training and provide technical guidance to other investigators.

Maintain and regularly update investigative activity in EthicsPoint, investigations tracker and dashboard.

Ensure travel and logistics are within WV guidelines. Ensure travel expenses including obtaining visas are within the budgeted amount for all investigations.

Professional Development & Quality Assurance.

The position will ensure that the investigation team maintains professional proficiency while assisting the GIA leadership with special tasks:

  • Performing investigations assigned by GIA leaders, including consulting engagements or specialized reviews, and providing assistance to external investigators and auditors whenever needed.

  • Providing continuous feedback to local investigator and auditors after each engagement based on review of performance, ensuring that each team member has adequate opportunity for individual and professional development.

  • Monitoring to ensure compliance with Certified Fraud Examiner and IIA standards for Continued Professional Education (CPE) hours.

  • Promoting a Christ-centered internal investigator environment by ensuring that significant team building and spiritual development activities are shared by the investigation team.

Process Improvement & Simplification:

As a change agent for improving processes and simplifying operations, this position shall:

  • Develop a keen understanding of clients’ business needs, including key goals, risks, and procedures to ensure continuous improvement of each investigation.

  • Create a culture of continuous improvement where each team member is empowered to identify areas of improvement within GIA standards.

  • Recommend to GIA leadership weaknesses in GIA procedures, tools and services to make the process simpler and effective.

  • Identifying trends through analysis of recurring investigative issues to be highlighted to the partnership leaders and process owners.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Accounting, Criminal Justice, Finance, or a related field.

  • 5-years professional experience in investigation, auditing, research, law and/or project management, at least three as an attorney, investigator or auditor.

  • Completion of a law enforcement investigation training program, CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant) and or CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner).

  • Excellent investigation, research, analytical, and communication skills.

  • Leadership skills.

  • Ability to travel as needed to international locations.

  • Ability to work in stressful conditions and in third world countries.

  • Certified Fraud examiner (CFE), Investigation Certification from a law enforcement agency.

  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good understanding of non-profit industry, and investigative work.

  • Fluency in a language, such as Arabic, Dari, Pashtu, French, Portuguese, English, Spanish.

  • Knowledge of the WVI business and systems is an added advantage.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40 percent of the time.

Regional Audit Manager (RAM), China

*Preferred position locations: China and Taiwan. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in Asia where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide Strategic leadership to the Audit Team in the National Office (NO) portfolio assigned within the Region, in the provision of independent objective assurance and consulting activity of the portfolio’s operations. This advisory role includes but is not limited to providing advice on risk management, internal controls systems and their impact on the operations of the organization.

Supervise a team of professional auditors in the NO portfolio assigned and provide reasonable assurance to regional and national senior management that controls are adequate to mitigate high and medium risk to the Partnership.

Provide audit quality assurance by reviewing the audit work of the audit team in his/her portfolio, including issue of audit reports to the respective NO portfolio Senior Leadership and to the Audit committees (as applicable).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership of Audit Engagements:

  • Provide technical guidance and direction in the Annual Audit Planning Process using risk analysis techniques and tools, and develop annual audit plans for discussion, review and approval by the Regional Audit Director (RAD), NO portfolio.

  • Leadership and with the Board Audit Committees (BACs) within the portfolio (as applicable).

  • Provide leadership and supervise the performance of audit engagements’ planning, field work, and audit reporting; ensuring that the audit process is aligned and supports strategy delivery in the assigned NO portfolio within the region.

  • Foster effective engagement with the BACs in the NO portfolio (as applicable) on the performance of the Audit Team in the assigned NO portfolio.

  • This is to be done through quarterly participation at BACs (Intermediate, Advisory Council meetings, as applicable) for the NO portfolio assigned.

Quality Assurance:

  • Perform quality reviews of risk-based integrated audit (RBIA) assignments and provide guidance to the Senior Internal Auditor (SIA) regarding:

  • Quality audit standards to be observed and maintained by all auditors in the course of their work.

  • Provide on-the-job technical support during field work with the team members and on site review as necessary.

  • Maintain an audit presence and history of audits per project/grant as needed based on available resources and use of GRC.

  • Lead the audit team in following up evidence of implementation of audit findings as per auditee “audit implementation plan’’ to ensure audit matters arising are fully resolved.

People Management and Professional Development:

  • Responsible for the daily supervision of audit staff and responsible for the development of audit staff and the completion of performance evaluations.

  • Maintain Continuing Education (CPE) by attending online courses or professional seminars and trainings. The incumbent should maintain a minimum of 40 units per year.

Other:

  • Participate as an advisor of the NO Integrity and Protection Hotline (IPH) and Enterprise Risk Management committees in assigned country portfolio.

  • Support and implement the Global Internal Audit (GIA) initiatives deemed to increase the internal audit team effectiveness and efficiency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in Audit, Accounting, Finance or related field.

  • Professional audit certifications (ACCA/CPA/CIA CISA/ACFE) finalized or in advanced stage of certification process.

  • Must be able to effectively work with new and changing situations including new regulations; where there may not always be a readily apparent solution.

  • Excellent presentation, analytical, interpersonal, time management, research, and communications skills.

  • Maintain a current knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices as always considered.

  • Perform all assigned audit duties in a manner that reflects the highest professional standards and complies with the guidelines of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Must have prior working experience in audit (Public or private) of not less than six years in a recognized organization, two of which should be at a senior supervisory level. Experience in accredited audit firms and/or in a Non-

  • Governmental organization will be an added advantage.

  • Proven experience in Risk Based Auditing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others and establish credibility with business partners.

  • Cross cultural and multi faith experience.

  • Exposure to various accounting systems.

  • University degree in Commerce, Accounting/Business Management/Finance. A post-graduate degree in Management is a requirement.

  • Be a qualified CPA or ACCA with an up-to-date membership status. Professional memberships in CIA/CISA/CFE are an added advantage.

  • Good command of the English Language, written and communication skills in particular. Knowledge of French would be an added advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Computer skills (office application, accounting systems is a plus).

  • Working knowledge in Audit software packages.

  • Must be honest and hardworking, with proven experience in dealing with management at a senior level and be disciplined leader. Experience in a multicultural setting is highly desirable.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • A working knowledge of WVI business and systems, including computerized accounting systems such as Sun System.

  • Good understanding of non-profit industry.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30 % of the time.

  • This role involves working in a virtual /geographically dispersed / multi-culturally team.

Regional Audit Manager (RAM), Thailand

*Preferred position locations: Thailand and Myanmar. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in Asia where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide Strategic leadership to the Audit Team in the National Office (NO) portfolio assigned within the Region, in the provision of independent objective assurance and consulting activity of the portfolio’s operations. This advisory role includes but is not limited to providing advice on risk management, internal controls systems and their impact on the operations of the organization.

Supervise a team of professional auditors in the NO portfolio assigned and provide reasonable assurance to regional and national senior management that controls are adequate to mitigate high and medium risk to the Partnership.

Provide audit quality assurance by reviewing the audit work of the audit team in his/her portfolio, including issue of audit reports to the respective NO portfolio Senior Leadership and to the Audit committees (as applicable).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership of Audit Engagements:

  • Provide technical guidance and direction in the Annual Audit Planning Process using risk analysis techniques and tools, and develop annual audit plans for discussion, review and approval by the Regional Audit Director (RAD), NO portfolio.

  • Leadership and with the Board Audit Committees (BACs) within the portfolio (as applicable).

  • Provide leadership and supervise the performance of audit engagements’ planning, field work, and audit reporting; ensuring that the audit process is aligned and supports strategy delivery in the assigned NO portfolio within the region.

  • Foster effective engagement with the BACs in the NO portfolio (as applicable) on the performance of the Audit Team in the assigned NO portfolio.

  • This is to be done through quarterly participation at BACs (Intermediate, Advisory Council meetings, as applicable) for the NO portfolio assigned.

Quality Assurance:

Perform quality reviews of risk-based integrated audit (RBIA) assignments and provide guidance to the Senior Internal Auditor (SIA) regarding:

  • Quality audit standards to be observed and maintained by all auditors in the course of their work.

  • Provide on-the-job technical support during field work with the team members and on site review as necessary.

  • Maintain an audit presence and history of audits per project/grant as needed based on available resources and use of GRC.

  • Lead the audit team in following up evidence of implementation of audit findings as per auditee “audit implementation plan’’ to ensure audit matters arising are fully resolved.

People Management and Professional Development:

  • Responsible for the daily supervision of audit staff and responsible for the development of audit staff and the completion of performance evaluations.

  • Maintain Continuing Education (CPE) by attending online courses or professional seminars and trainings. The incumbent should maintain a minimum of 40 units per year.

Other:

  • Participate as an advisor of the NO Integrity and Protection Hotline (IPH) and Enterprise Risk Management committees in assigned country portfolio.

  • Support and implement the Global Internal Audit (GIA) initiatives deemed to increase the internal audit team effectiveness and efficiency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in Audit, Accounting, Finance or related field.

  • Professional audit certifications (ACCA/CPA/CIA CISA/ACFE) finalized or in advanced stage of certification process.

  • Must be able to effectively work with new and changing situations including new regulations; where there may not always be a readily apparent solution.

  • Excellent presentation, analytical, interpersonal, time management, research, and communications skills.

  • Maintain a current knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices as always considered.

  • Perform all assigned audit duties in a manner that reflects the highest professional standards and complies with the guidelines of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Must have prior working experience in audit (Public or private) of not less than six years in a recognized organization, two of which should be at a senior supervisory level. Experience in accredited audit firms and/or in a Non-

  • Governmental organization will be an added advantage.

  • Proven experience in Risk Based Auditing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others and establish credibility with business partners.

  • Cross cultural and multi faith experience.

  • Exposure to various accounting systems.

  • University degree in Commerce, Accounting/Business Management/Finance. A post-graduate degree in Management is a requirement.

  • Be a qualified CPA or ACCA with an up-to-date membership status. Professional memberships in CIA/CISA/CFE are an added advantage.

  • Good command of the English Language, written and communication skills in particular. Knowledge of French would be an added advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Computer skills (office application, accounting systems is a plus).

  • Working knowledge in Audit software packages.

  • Must be honest and hardworking, with proven experience in dealing with management at a senior level and be disciplined leader. Experience in a multicultural setting is highly desirable.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • A working knowledge of WVI business and systems, including computerized accounting systems such as Sun System.

  • Good understanding of non-profit industry.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30 % of the time.

  • This role involves working in a virtual /geographically dispersed / multi-culturally team.

Regional Senior Auditor (RSA), Vietnam

*Please submit your CV in English.

*Appliation Deadline Date: Open until filled.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide technical supervision, support and coordination of the Region’s Internal Auditors, as well as performing managerial duties in the absence of, or as delegated by the Regional Audit Managers (RAMs).

In addition, to provide an independent objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the organization’s operations. This will be done by using a systematic approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes of the Organization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Execution:

Lead audit assignments from time to time as assigned by the RAM (planning to completion) in the Annual Audit Plan, support larger and complex engagements, potentially one or more assignments simultaneously. In particular:

  • Actively engage with senior management staff within the region NOs in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of the audit.

  • Perform risk-based integrated audits (RBIAs) in accordance with stipulated auditing standards (IIA, WV GIA) as will be planned at the start of each FY and assigned by the RAM.

  • Represent the RAM in quarterly Senior Leadership and Board/Advisory Council Audit Committee Meetings, as may be delegated by the RAM as and when required.

  • Review follow up evidence of implementation of audit findings as per auditee “audit implementation plan’’ to ensure audit matters arising are fully resolved.

Quality Assurance:

Ensure WV GIA quality standards are maintained, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Providing on-the-job technical support during planning and field work with the team members, including on-site reviews as assigned at planning phase.

  • Ensure all review notes are responded to by team members and compile quality draft audit findings/draft audit reports for RAM review by end of fieldwork phase.

Professional Development:

  • Maintain Continuing Education (CPE) by attending online courses or professional seminars and trainings. The incumbent should maintain a minimum of 40 units per year.

Other:

  • Provide regular capacity building to Management Teams within NO Portfolios assigned, regarding RBIA and enterprise risk management during field work, and at designated training forums planned by Management.

  • Participate as an advisor of the NO Integrity and Protection Hotline (IPH) and Enterprise Risk Management committees in assigned country portfolio, as may be assigned by the RAM from time to time.

  • Support and implement the Global Internal Audit (GIA) initiatives deemed to increase the internal audit team effectiveness and efficiency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in Audit, Accounting, Finance or related field.

  • Professional audit certifications (ACCA/CPA/CIA/CISA/CFE) finalized or in advanced stage of certification process.

  • Must be able to effectively work with new and changing situations including new regulations; where there may not always be a readily apparent solution.

  • Excellent presentation, analytical, interpersonal, time management, research, and communications skills.

  • Maintain a current knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices as always considered.

  • Perform all assigned audit duties in a manner that reflects the highest professional standards and complies with the guidelines of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Must have prior working experience in audit (Public or private) of not less than four years in a recognized organization, two of which should be at a senior supervisory level. Experience in accredited audit firms and/or in a Non-

  • Governmental organization will be an added advantage.

  • Proven experience in Risk Based Auditing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others and establish credibility with business partners.

  • Cross cultural and multi faith experience.

  • Exposure to various accounting systems.

  • University degree in Commerce, Accounting/Business Management/Finance.

  • Be a qualified CPA or ACCA with an up-to-date membership status.

  • CIA certification – finalized or in progress.

  • Good command of the English Language, written and communication skills in particular. Knowledge of French/Spanish would be an added advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Computer skills (office application, accounting systems is a plus).

  • Working knowledge in Audit software packages.

  • Must be honest and hardworking, with proven experience in dealing with management at a senior level and be disciplined leader. Experience in a multicultural setting is highly desirable.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and participate in devotions and Chapel services.

  • A working knowledge of WVI business and systems, including computerized accounting systems such as Sun System.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40 % of the time. This travel includes fragile context operational areas within the Region.

  • This role involves working in a virtual /geographically dispersed / multi-culturally team.

Regional Auditor (RA), Colombia

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide an independent objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the organization’s operations. This will be done by using a systematic approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes of the Organization.

Must prove high standards of professional and social ethics and will conduct regional engagements of varying size and complexity, provide support for planning for the various phases of the field work, carry out audit work as assigned by the Regional Audit Senior (RAS) or Regional Audit Manager, provide a summary of audit findings, criteria, risks and recommendations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Execution

Planning:

  • Participate in the Annual Planning process: contribute to the preparation of the annual audit plan as will be directed by the Regional Audit Manager (RAM).

  • Active engagement with senior management staff within the NOs in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of assigned audits.

  • Ensure the preparation of pre - audit information and coordinate receipt of information from the auditees before the fieldwork.

Audit Execution:

  • Conduct detailed risk-based audit work and document findings of all allocated assignments within prescribed Audit Plan time lines.

  • Provide role of Advisor to Senior Leadership in absence of/as may be delegated from time to time by RAS or RAM.

  • Review follow up evidence of implementation of audit findings as per auditee “audit implementation plan’’ to ensure audit matters arising are fully resolved.

Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure WV GIA quality standards are maintained, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Timely audit binder setup and technical execution of audits (planning to completion) in Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) system.

  • Develop and submit timely audit work and draft findings to RAS or RAM for review.

  • Ensure timely resolution of audit review feedback from RAS or RAS.

Professional Development:

  • Maintain Continuing Education (CPE) by attending online courses or professional seminars and trainings. The incumbent should maintain a minimum of 40 units per year.

Other:

  • Provide regular capacity building to Management Teams within NO Portfolios assigned, regarding RBIA and enterprise risk management during field work, and at designated training forums planned by Management.

  • Support and implement the Global Internal Audit (GIA) initiatives deemed to increase the internal audit team effectiveness and efficiency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in Audit, Accounting, Finance, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology or related field.

  • Professional audit certifications (ACCA/CPA/CIA) finalized or in advanced stage of certification process.

  • Must be able to effectively work with new and changing situations including new regulations; where there may not always be a readily apparent solution.

  • Excellent presentation, analytical, interpersonal, time management, research, and communications skills.

  • Maintain a current knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices as always considered.

  • Perform all assigned audit duties in a manner that reflects the highest professional standards and complies with the guidelines of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Good analytical, interpersonal, time management, research, and communications skills.

  • List additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.

  • Must have prior working experience in audit (Public or private) of not less than three years in a recognized organization, two of which should be at a senior supervisory level.

  • Experience in accredited audit firms and/or in a Non-Governmental organization will be an added advantage.

  • Proven experience in Risk Based Auditing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others and establish credibility with business partners.

  • Cross cultural experience.

  • Exposure to various accounting systems.

  • University degree in Commerce, Accounting/Business Management/Finance/Engineering.

  • Be a qualified CPA or ACCA with an up-to-date membership status.

  • CIA or other certification – finalized or in progress.

  • Good command of Spanish Language, written and communication skills in particular. Knowledge of written and verbal communication in English would be an added advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Computer skills (office application, accounting systems is a plus).

  • Working knowledge in Audit software packages.

  • Must be honest and hardworking, with proven experience in dealing with management at a senior level and be disciplined leader. Experience in a multicultural setting is highly desirable.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and participate/ in devotions and Chapel services.

  • A working knowledge of WVI business and systems, including computerized accounting systems such as Sun System.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50 % of the time. This travel includes fragile context operational areas within the Region.

  • This role involves working in a virtual /geographically dispersed / multi-culturally team.