WWF Kenya – Internal Audit Officer.

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Position Title:                   Internal Audit Officer, WWF Kenya
Reports to:                        Head of Audit, Risk & Compliance, WWF-Kenya
Supervises:                       None
Grade:                               Management Level 2
Date:                                  November 2021
  I.        Mission of the Department :
WWF-Kenya’s Internal Audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting unit that works with management to improve WWF’s operations. It helps WWF accomplish its important conservation objectives by evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes through planning, designing and implementing internal audit and compliance reviews for WWF-Kenya.
II.        Major Functions:
This position will be responsible for supporting the Audit, Risk and Compliance Manager in carrying out specific audit exercises both on a continuous or periodic basis. This will mainly involve regular reviews of the operational processes and related financial records and transactions to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with related policies, standards, guidelines, procedures and statutory requirements while also addressing efficiency, economy and effectiveness.

  1. Major Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Perform financial, operational and compliance audits in accordance with best practice audit techniques.
  2. Plan and execute project audits to assess controls, operational efficiencies and compliance with the relevant legislation and regulatory requirements; WWF network standards; donor requirements; and internal policies and procedures.
  3. Document results of audit testing; develop recommendations and draft audit reports based on audit testing.
  4. Conduct follow-up reviews of financial, operational, regulatory compliance or donor requirement deficiencies noted during audits and report on implementation status.
  5. Assist in the investigation of irregularities.
  6. Continuously develop knowledge with regard to the external risks impacting on the work of WWF-Kenya’s operating environment and audit best practice.
  7. Assist the audit manager in the development of audit work plans and risk identification process.

IV.     Profile:
          Required Qualifications

  • University degree in a business related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in internal auditing in a medium to large organisation.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), ACCA, or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is required. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) will be an added advantage.

 Required Skills and Competencies

  • Technical skills to effectively perform audit activities.
  • A firm understanding of internal auditing standards and hands on experience with internal auditing.
  • Proficiency in computer aided audit techniques.
  • Ability to understand and document workflows and business processes.
  • Ability to identify solutions that effectively address control needs.
  • Demonstrated experience in analysing and resolving complex risk management and internal control issues involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting internal audit
  • Demonstrable ability and experience in providing and communicating internal audit recommendations at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to handle potentially difficult situations in a professional, tactful and confidential manner.
  • Excellent Report writing skills.
  • Ability to manage self and meet tight deadlines.
  • People management skills.
  • High level of integrity.​
  • Able to demonstrate the core values of WWF-Kenya: Credible, Responsive, Innovative, Determined, Inspiring, Collaborative.

V.     Working Relationships:
Internal –Interacts with the WWF-Kenya Management, Heads of Departments and all staff at all levels in all locations.
External – Interacts with third party internal audit resource providers and WWF Network Internal Auditors, regulatory bodies and other conservation agencies.
This job description covers the main tasks. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.
Please apply with your CV and cover letter as one file with the Job Title of Position applied for on the subject line to: hresource@wwfkenya.org to be received no later than 29th December 2021. We will not accept applications without a CV and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Work permit restrictions may apply.
  • WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce





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