Global Internal Auditor

Malaria Consortium

London, United Kingdom

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

The role of the Global Internal Auditor is regarded as integral to the organisation’s structure and is responsible for assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of risk management and internal controls; reviewing and evaluating compliance with policies, plans, procedures, donor agreements, laws and regulations; assessing the reliability and integrity of information; and the safeguarding of assets including people. This encompasses all areas of its operation from programme management, technical, human resources, operations, finance and IT. The Global Internal Auditor will be expected to appraise and test these systems to provide assurance on their adequacy to effectively accomplish Malaria Consortium’s objectives.

The role of Global Internal Auditor must also monitor and drive the implementation of recommendations to promptly and effectively correct internal control weaknesses. The Global Internal Auditor will work with the Internal Audit Manager to conduct investigations to detect and quantify or prevent irregularities at the request of the Chief Executive, Finance Director and the Board of Trustees.

The role needs to be aware of risks facing the organisation both internally and externally and support management to adopt solutions which address the root cause analysis of issues identified.

Scope of work

Provides assurance to senior management and the Board on the effectiveness of Malaria Consortium’s system of internal control and works with management to develop action plans to address control weaknesses.

Key working relationships

  • Reporting on all internal audits conducted to the Internal Audit Manager
  • Reporting findings to senior management within the countries, Regional Offices and Head Office
  • Liaising with key focal points on risk; primarily the Director of Global Operations, Technical Director, Regional Directors, Finance Director and HR Director

Key accountabilities

Plan and Conduct audits and assurance reviews (80%)

  • To support the Internal Audit Manager in creating a risk based annual internal audit plan
  • To plan and conduct risk based audit and investigations of operations in accordance with the plan as agreed with the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee at the start of the financial year
  • To determine the root cause analysis of issues identified and suggest realistic solutions to address these
  • To create a root cause analysis of high risk items
  • To communicate the findings from internal audit engagements and work with management to develop management action plans
  • To write clear and concise reports documenting the findings from audit engagements
  • To be aware of other assurance functions for providing maximum assurance to senior management and the Board
  • To determine the effectiveness of established internal controls to prevent and/or detect errors and irregularities

Reporting on audits (10%)

  • To update the existing system for monitoring the implementation of management action plans and finding methods to encourage prompt action

Ad-hoc investigations (10%)

  • To support the Internal Audit Manager in maintaining a system for capturing incidents globally and ensuring key staff are aware of these and addressing them appropriately
  • To undertake ad hoc investigations as required relating to reported incidents

Person specification

Qualifications and experience:


  • Qualified CIPPF, MIIA, ACA, CPFA, CIMA, Accountant or other professional accounting/auditing qualification or equivalent 
  • Substantial auditing experience at a senior level in a medium to large sized internationally recognised professional accounting firm or organisation
  • Sound knowledge and experience of auditing not-for profit organisations
  • Experience working on an international NGO
  • Knowledge of NGO donors
  • Committed to Malaria Consortium’s vision and mission

Work-based skills:


  • A proven ability to work independently and prioritise and manage your workload to complete set tasks and deliver reports as appropriate
  • Able to work flexibly to respond to emerging needs
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a readiness to take initiative to resolve issues
  • Attention to detail to deliver accurate, credible results and objective assurance
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a persuasive, diplomatic, confident manner. Demonstrable ability to build effective working relationships and provide advice at all levels and strong negotiation skills
  • Fluent English with effective communication and listening skills. The ability to prepare and deliver concise oral and written reports for audit engagements


  • Demonstrable knowledge of risk based internal auditing for strategic, operational and financial audits
  • An ability to communicate in French and/or Portuguese.