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Director, Global Centre Audits

Job Description


*Location of position to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (U.S. State or Country) where WVI is registered to operate.


The role of the GC Associate Director is focused on the implementation of risk-based integrated audits of Global Center departments and Support Offices. This position will contribute to Global Internal Audit’s (GIA) mission of providing WVI Management independent assurance on the adequacy, efficiency and effectiveness of internal controls, risk management, and governance systems by:

  • Directing audits of WV entities using the risk-based integrated audit (RBIA) approach to identify assess and provide recommendations to address the major risks that threaten the organizations ability to achieve its goals and objectives.

  • Providing strategic leadership to the GIA team through effective team management to achieve objectives and strong stakeholder engagement.

  • Provide leadership on audit automation and real time audit information through paperless audits.

  • Ensuring that GIA's services are rendered in accordance with the IIA Standards, GIA's Charter and WVIs policies and procedures to establish audit team members as trusted advisors within the Partnership.

  • Promoting good stewardship over funding received among key stakeholders of audited entities to ensure alignment with donor and partnership objectives, expectations and requirements.


Strategic Leadership & Stakeholder Engagement:

The primary role of this position is to provide strategic leadership to the GIA audit team, while engaging with necessary stakeholders to ensure outcomes are met effectively. This will include the following:

  • Building strong relationships while serving as a trusted strategic partner to key stakeholders, including the CAE, SOs, regional leadership (RLs and SDOs), and by providing guidance on the implementation of strategy, governance and internal controls.

  • Creating effective linkages, collaborative relationships, and dynamic networks with Support Office colleagues, WVI partners, and partnership leaders to represent and promote GIA department’s services.

  • Providing leadership in the form of technical and administrative support to the GIA team as they develop and discuss the engagement plan (preliminary survey, MWRAP template, audit planning memo) with business owners and key stakeholders.

  • Performing other special assignments and duties as required by the CAE or Audit Director such as managing consulting engagements, organizing training events, or presenting departmental findings to external stakeholders, and participating in GIA management meetings.

Operational Risk Management & Quality Assurance:

This role will monitor key departmental risks while working to ensure performance outcomes are achieved by doing the following:

  • Working closely with the GC Audit Director to develop an annual risk-based GC Audit Plan, and coordinating the dissemination and revision of the audit plan, as well as proper allocation of resources, with all necessary stakeholders.

  • Lead the roll-out of the audit system Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) throughout the Partnership to be used by auditors and business users to achieve effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Keeping the Director of GC Audit abreast of all significant findings as they arise in the field, particularly on issues of suspected fraud and/or potential significant reputational impact to the Partnership.

  • Managing the technical work of GC and local auditors involved in GC Audits, ensuring that the planned engagement is implemented appropriately and that all documentation and procedures are completed in a timely fashion and meet GIA quality standards.

  • Developing the Terms of Reference for all local auditors who are seconded to GC audit to perform specific assignments while remotely supervising field engagements.

Talent and Knowledge Management & Capacity Building:

The Associate Director will be active in the recruitment, coordination, and supervision of the audit team responsible for each engagement, as well as through the development of structured knowledge management practices, in the following ways:

  • Supporting the GC Audit Director in developing/updating job descriptions as well as in identifying the best candidates to be hired as new GC auditors.

  • Supporting the GC Audit Director at identifying the best course of action to follow in case of a team member whose performance falls consistently below expectations or whose behavior becomes inconsistent with the WVI and the IIA standards and Codes of Conduct.

  • Authorizing/Approving a variety of transactions for supervised staff including Performance Agreements, trip itineraries, expense reports, vacation requests, telecommuting agreements, etc., to ensure appropriate guidelines are followed.

  • Managing the knowledge generated by the GC audit team and adjusting audit procedures and tools accordingly through a sustained effort to understand customer needs, goals, and expectations.

  • Cultivating a workplace environment that motivates team members to provide feedback on weaknesses or areas for improvement, and creates a Christ-centered audit environment that reinforces spiritual development throughout the team.

  • Managing the professional and individual development of GC auditors by providing feedback after each audit engagement and ensuring adequate training/coaching opportunities exist for continual improvement.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or other relevant field.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office standard packages.

  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years audit experience.

  • 3 years of previous managerial experience.

  • 2 years risk-based audit experience.

  • Proven experience coordinating virtual teams to produce quality outputs under pressure.

  • Cross-cultural working experience.

  • Solid team-building and interpersonal skills.

  • One of the following or equivalent: CIA, CPA, CA, CISA, CFE.

  • Fluency in written and verbal communication skills in English.


  • Exposure to and work experience with Marketing and Fundraising.

  • Internal audit experience working for a NGO.

  • Working proficiency in any other of WVIs official languages (i.e., French, Spanish, Portuguese).

  • Data analysis/data mining skills.

  • Proficient Word, PowerPoint, and Excel skills.

  • Proven ability to lead teams and ensure successful results.

  • Experience on Enterprise Risk Management, Government Grants, IT audits, Fraud Examination.

  • Experience in Finance, Accounting, and other support functions (e.g., HHRR, Procurement, IT, etc.).

  • Good knowledge of World Vision’s structure, regulations and operations.

  • Good interpersonal skills, including listening and relationship building.

  • Experience editing work written by non-native English speakers.

Work Environment:

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