Regional Audit Director

World Vision International(WVI), Nairobi, Kenya

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th March, 2015

Job Description


  • Represent the CAO in an advisory capacity at local (NO) Audit Committee or advisory Council meetings as needed, including being a contributing member of the Integrity and Protection Hotline and Regional Risk Management committees and meetings.
  • Lead and manage the local internal audit function within the region, including directly leading audit assignments and activities of the intermediate and branch auditors by ensuring that a risk based audit plans are developed and implemented. This includes coordinating reviews, investigations at the regional level.
  • Coordinate the external audit firms to supplement the audit team with specialists and/or key skilled staff
  • Engage in the hiring and management of NO audit staff as stipulated in the RAD reporting matrix.
  • Assessing the level of capacity and provide necessary coaching and training where required of NO audit staff.
  • Act as a strategic partner by championing innovation, implementing MWRAP/risk based auditing throughout the region including leading and directing the strategic direction of GIA at the regional audit level, and joining the Regional and National Office leadership in identifying potential risk areas through appropriate reporting and quality controls (e.g. financial, operational, reputational) that can impact WV's ability to reach the needs of the children and communities it serves and work together on controls around risk areas.
  • Oversee and manage monthly and quarterly reporting to GIA and the region by ensuring audit team provides timely, accurate, complete and reliable reports that are reviewed and delivered within the established audit scheduled timeframes.
  • Consult, advise, and partner with regional leadership and ND's (including NO audit teams) around strategy implementation, governance, risk and control.
  • Oversee the regional and local offices resource, allocation, planning execution and quality control over audit.
  • Partner with corporate risk and control functions to ensure activities are aligned.



  • At least a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or other relevant field.
  • Proven experience in Risk Based Audit.
  • Fluent in English and solid written and verbal communication, and presentation skills.
  • Basic IT Audit and Fraud Investigation.
  • Data mining & analytics, including financial analysis.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including listening and relationship building.
  • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.
  • Minimum of 7 years working in audit (external aor internal) with three or more years experience managing multi-cultural staff, preferrably in a global organization.
  • Experience in Internal Audit Team Management.
  • Writing and presenting audit findings and reports to key stakeholders, including audit and risk management committees (ARC).
  • Traveling up to 40% of the time to international locations.
  • Cross cultural working experience.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Chartered Accountant (CA).


  • Experience in Risk Based Audit.
  • Basic IT Audit and Fraud Investigation.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid interpersonal skills, including listening and relationship building.
  • Data mining & analytics, including financial analysis.
  • Proficient Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access skills.
  • Fluency in languages such as French, Spanish, Portuguese is a plus.
  • Internal audit management/leadership.
  • Cross cultural experience.
  • International NGO.
  • Relationship building with Audit Committee.
  • Team Management.
  • Automated Audit System.
  • Building Internal Audit Capacity.
  • Embedded Audit Tools/Techniques.
  • Strategy Implementation Review.

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