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BRAC International is a leading non-profit organisation with a mission to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and social injustice. Founded in 1972, by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, BRAC is the largest non-governmental development organisation in the world, and is present in 15 countries across Asia and Africa today. BRAC designs proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential. BRAC’s institutional expertise on various programmes, including health, agriculture, microfinance, education, and youth empowerment, is touching the lives of over 100 million people in the Global South.

BRAC International is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position:

Head of Internal Audit, BRAC Liberia

The Head of Internal Audit will be responsible for Effective and efficient functions of internal audit services in Country Office and strategic support to the Country Director, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Internal Audit, BRAC International. S/He will lead BRAC Liberia internal auditing operations. The scope of work will include but not limited to operational, financial, risks, processes, and compliance-based audit projects. Other projects will include, but not be limited to, due diligence, fraud investigations, pre and post-IT reviews.

S/He will lead and administer a comprehensive risk, compliance, and process-based internal audit program to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines and BRAC’s policies, procedures and processes are designed with efficiency and effectiveness. S/He also guide the responsibility for the recruitment and onboarding of new internal audit staff and conducts performance evaluations, including developing, mentoring and coaching of staff.

S/He will eventually through BI’s Internal Audit have complete discretion over the design, development, and testing strategy of the BRAC Liberia ’s overall audit which will encompass multiple risk verticals.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in formulating policies, audit techniques and audit programs in compliance with new and changed global standards and requirements of internal audit.
  • Identify and suggest improvement and development areas of Internal Audit regularly.
  • Prioritize discussion for process-based audit output for country management level briefings.
  • Lead the annual internal audit plan preparation for BRAC Liberia and necessary revision in mid-year.
  • Maintain audit independence at each level at the time of audit as per approved Internal Audit Charter.

Operational Responsibilities

  • Implement and lead the conduction of internal audit exercises as per the SBI Internal Audit Manual and guideline (or operational instructions) of the head office.
  • Development of monthly risk-based internal audit plans and circulate to country management.
  • Conduct process audit, program quality audit, safeguarding review as per the recommended schedule of the head office;
  • Overall responsible for auditing BRAC’s all operations at the country level.
  • Quality enhancements of compliance function through Compliance Reporting on ICQ & Quick Review, Regulatory and Donor Compliance and Financial Statements.
  • Arrange Internal Audit Review Management Committee (IARMC) meetings as per plan to communicate key internal audit recommendations to the management;
  • Conduction of investigation if requested by Country Director and Chief Executive Officer with maintaining proper investigation procedures and independence.
  • Delegate, allocate and assign audit team to carry out the audit work.
  • Finalise the audit report (including special report) and deliver to respective management
  • Ensure timely and effective execution of the audit work.
  • Ensure the preservation of various documentation for audit work such as working papers, supporting evidence, permanent file, current file, circulars, minutes, office memo, preserving duly signed risk registers, all reports and emails sent to head office, BI and any other documents which need to be preserved.
  • Advise and supervise the audit activities carried out by the audit team as per the Annual Internal Audit Plan.

Communication Responsibilities

  • Discuss with the management of major risks or audit findings identified in the audit report in the CMT/MMT Meeting. Quarterly Programme’s Review Meeting.
  • Continuous communication with the BI Internal Audit team and Head of Internal Audit, BI to keep the management updated about any important issues regarding the audit, risk management and compliance services.
  • Conduct meetings with donors or training for both local and expatriate staff regarding compliance and risk management services.
  • Presentation on Internal Audit Services to newly recruited staffs including Young Professional in-country office requested by the programmes and HRD.

People Management

  • Disseminate knowledge related support to the department’s staff and ensure audit staff are well equipped with necessary skill set to deliver internal audit services.
  • Recruited and deploy Internal Audit Resources in appropriate areas to achieve the Internal Audit Plan and grow them up for the next internal audit leader in the country.
  • Capacity building of staff through the quality improvement of audit, documentation and reporting and communication.

Safeguarding:

  • Establish a safeguarding culture across all level of the programme by implementing the safeguarding policy. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Responsible to ensure team members are appropriately trained, supported and have access to resources regarding issues that are identified and actioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or relevant subjects.
  • Master’s degree in relevant subject will be of added advantage.
  • Professional degree (or course completion) in the field of accounting and auditing, i.e.- CA, ACCA, CPA, CIA.

Required Competencies:

  • Ability to work in a multicultural work environment.
  • Energetic, self-motivated, innovative, team builder, ambitious and self-starter.
  • Excellent proficiency in English both oral & written.
  • Problem-solving, good supervisory skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 6-8 years’ experience in the field of accounting, finance or auditing.
  • Experience in maintaining the Internal Audit and Internal Control System, Compliance, Management and Risk Management services and dealing with financial management, tax matters and legal affairs of the organization.
  • Big4 experience or working experience in development sector will be preferable.

Employment Type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

Job Location: Country Office, BRAC Liberia

If you feel you are the right match for the above-mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

External candidates need to email their CV with a letter of interest mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary at [email protected]

Internal candidates need to apply with their latest CV including all job assignments in detail with BRAC PIN and email to [email protected]

Please mention the name of the position and AD# BI 03/23 in the subject bar.

Only complete applications will be accepted and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: 5 February 2023

BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share the same commitment. We believe every stakeholder and every member of the communities we work with has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation – regardless of age, race, religion, and gender, status as an individual with a disability or ethnic origin. Therefore, our recruitment policy and procedure include extensive background checks and disclosure of criminal records in order to ensure safeguarding to the fullest extent.

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer

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