Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Aug 2018



Terms of Reference

Position Title: Internal Auditor

Department: Deputy Minister’s Office

Reporting to: Deputy Minister

CIM Level: A4

Duration: 30 Months (depending on continued budget availability and need for the position as well as satisfactory or better performance evaluations)

Duty Station: Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H)

About MPWR&H

The Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing is responsible for managing, building and rehabilitating federal government buildings and the infrastructure of the country. The Ministry has always been the custodian authority of all infrastructures, buildings, bridges, highways and roads, land plots, land tenure, national infrastructure policy, urban planning and topographic and cartographic research in Somalia.

The Ministry is committed to deliver its mandate and functions in a transparent, accountable, effective and efficient manner. The Ministry is also committed to recruit a diverse and inclusive civil service work force that aims to best meet the needs of all Somali citizens.

Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project (SSIPWP)

The SSIPWP project is the centre piece for building the capacity of the Federal Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction and Housing (MPWR&H) and the recently established state-level Ministries and the Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) by developing more effective, efficient, inclusive and accountable institutions for public works and infrastructure.

The SSIPWP project is funded by the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Transition Support Facility (TSF) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented through a Tripartite Protocol Agreement between the Somalia Federal Government, African Development Fund and the United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS).

The purpose of the SSIPWP project is improve the capacities of MPWR&H, State-Level Ministries and BRA responsible for public works to enable them independently plan, manage and oversee infrastructure construction projects and maintenance of public works (Project Appraisal Report, 2016).

Purpose of the Position

As the head of the Internal Audit Unit, the incumbent is responsible for systematically collecting and analysing information about the Ministry’s management framework, internal control, financial audit, risk management, information systems, procedures, as well as evaluating, documenting and reporting on and ensuring compliance with all applicable directives and regulations.

Scope of Service

Reporting to the Director General, the incumbent is responsible for:

o Assist the Director General in identifying and evaluating risk management, financial control and governance processes;

o Ensure appropriate controls and risk management strategies are in place;

o Assess the compliance with Ministerial and other applicable policies and procedures, including Federal Government directives, policies and regulations;

o Determine the extent to which factors affecting performance, accountability and the safeguarding assets are being identified, reported and effectively monitored;

o Participate in fraud investigations;

o Ensure Ministry’s properties and resources are effectively used and protected.

Duties and Responsibilities, include, but are not limited to:

o Performing the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations

o Determining internal audit scope and developing annual plans

o Obtaining, analyzing and evaluating accounting documentation, reports, data, flowcharts etc.

o Perform and control operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations

o Prepare and present reports that reflect audit’s results and document process

o Act as an objective source of independent assessments of validity, legality and achievements of targets

o Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings

o Maintain open communication with management and audit committee

o Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum

o Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions.

o Objectively review Ministry’s business processes

o Evaluate the efficacy of risk management procedures that are currently in place

o Assess and evaluate implementation of measures to protect against fraud and theft of the Ministry’s assets

o Ensure that the Ministry is complying with relevant laws and statutes

o Make recommendations on how to improve internal controls and governance processes.

o Any other duties assigned by his/her Supervisor

Required Qualifications, Experiences and skills

o Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance

o A recognized professional designation in Accounting or Internal Auditing (CA, CMA,CGA,CIA or CISA)

o 4 to 5 years’ experience in Audits with increasing responsibilities

o Solid understanding of risk and control concepts.

o Ability to apply these concepts to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of business processes and controls to mitigate risk to tolerance levels defined by management

o Proven working experience as Internal Auditor or senior Auditor.

o Advanced computer skills (MS Office, accounting software and databases)

o Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports

o Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations

o High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills

o High ethical standards and sound independent judgement

o Good interpersonal skills with a proven ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal) with all levels within the ministry

o Excellent oral and written communication skills in Somali. Fluency in English highly desirable.

How to apply:

o Interested Somali candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to, Closing date by 21st August, 2018 @5:00pm.Kindly indicate “**Internal Auditor MPWRH & VAno: 0011/18**– Mogadishu, Somalia” on the subject line when applying.

o Qualified Female candidates is highly encouraged to apply.

o Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.