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Internal Auditor - Somaliland

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.


For Somaliland Residents Only

World Vision is an International Relief and Development organization, whose goal is to achieve long-lasting benefits in the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families, displaced persons and communities. World Vision Somaliland Program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented Somaliland Residents to fill the following vacancy to be based in Hargeisa Office.

Internal Auditor

Purpose of the 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 WVSO.

This will be achieved in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (SPPIA), the US Government Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAGAS) for US Government Funding and World Vision’s Finance Manual on Internal Audit policies and procedures.

Major Responsibilities:

Technical Execution

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

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

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

  • Review, assess and analyze data obtained for evidence of high risk deficiencies in internal control, duplication of efforts, extravagance, fraud and non-compliance with country laws, government regulations and management policies and procedures.

  • Engage in special assignments (international assignments, investigations, reviews etc).

Quality Assurance

  • Ensure WV GIA quality audit standards are maintained during all phases of assigned audits not limited to timely audit binder setup and technical execution of audits during field work

  • Develop and submit timely audit files and reports to IAM for review

  • Ensure timely resolution of audit review feedback from IAM

Capacity building

  • Engage in capacity building sessions for field staff (Auditees) on risk management and risk-based integrated audit approach, during audit field work.

  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor or their designee.


This position will directly report to the Operations Manager [for administrative and day to day supervision] and matrix reporting relationship to Internal Audit Manager [for Functional/technical Management, Audit unit leadership, consultation, coordination, joint planning, performance management and strategic support]

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Must have a university degree in Commerce/Accounting/Business/Social Sciences or related fields. A post-graduate degree in Accounting/Management/Research/Statistics would be an added advantage.

  • Professional accounting qualifications with minimum of CPA or ACCA, with an up-to-date membership status. Professional memberships in CIA/CISA/CFE are strongly desired.

  • Minimum work experience of four years in accounting or auditing.

  • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian industry, in particular Program implementation, Design monitoring and evaluation preferred.

  • Must have experience with personal computing, email and general office productivity software (Microsoft Office Suite). A working knowledge of computerized accounting systems (e.g. Sun System) would be an added advantage.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Ability to keep learning while working.

  • Have good communication and quantitative skills. Strong analytical skills are also a prerequisite.

    Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field.

  • Travel: Up to 50% domestic travel, and occasional international travel.

  • On call: As required.