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United Purpose (UP) Malawi is an international non-governmental organisation working to create opportunities for lasting improvement in peoples’ lives. We work in partnership with others to support a range of livelihoods and food security, WASH and health, sustainable energy and gender equality programmes reaching over 1,000,000 people a year across Malawi. Globally, we work in nine countries across Africa, Asia and South America, however our Malawi programme is the largest country programme. UP currently operates in 17 districts in Malawi, supporting over 30 on-going projects, with a total staff of over 250.

UP invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following local vacancy:

Position: Internal Auditor
(1 position based in Lilongwe Office with significant and frequent travel to all of UP’s project sites and offices)

Job Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of the Internal Audit Supervisor, the Internal Auditor examines and evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of the Organization’s governance processes, risk management and internal control systems to accomplish the organization’s and donors’ objectives. No line reports.

Key duties and responsibilities:

1. Internal audit Planning and organizing audits

  • Assists the Internal Audit Supervisor in conducting risk assessment of the projects and the organisation as a whole.
  • Liaises with management in the preparation of each programme review, managing and controlling the process to ensure that objectives are met.
  • Develops audit scope and objectives, identifies appropriate audit criteria, and designs procedures to achieve audit objectives.
  • Plans for resources needed for the audit.
  • Conducts Audit entry meetings with project staff to explain the scope and objectives of audit engagement and provide an overview of all steps in the audit process.
  • Develops a thorough understanding of the business processes in scope for assigned audit and document or update business processes in the form of process narratives and/or flow charts.
  • Drafts Internal audit reports for review by the Internal Audit Supervisor

2. Risk Assessment

  • Identifies and compiles inherent and operational risks faced by the projects and the organisation.
  • Develops a risk based test plan by selecting an appropriate audit approach, test procedures and sampling criteria based on professional judgment and internal audit methodology.
  • Inspects records compiled by the projects to evaluate how risks have been managed.
  • Checks compliance to regulations e.g. environmental, taxation, health hazards or legal.
  • Checks compliance to donor rules and requirements
  • Compiles risk status reports for review by the Internal Audit Supervisor using the information gathered during the audit.

3. Monitoring and Evaluation of Internal Controls

  • Evaluates the adequacy of processes, design and the effectiveness of internal control systems in meeting business and control objectives.
  • Identifies and documents control and process weaknesses and provide evidence to support findings.
  • Organizes and references working papers for review by Internal Audit Supervisor, ensuring that evidence maintained in the audit file is sufficient to support audit work undertaken.
  • Proposes practical and value added recommendations to address control weaknesses and/or process inefficiencies.
  • Meets Project management to discuss the state of their systems e.g. accounting systems, procurement systems, operations – etc.
  • Prepares and presents reports that reflects audit results/ outcome
  • Leads in closing meeting with clients at the end of field work providing clear explanations for identified issues.
  • Participates in follow ups of audit findings for both external and internal audits.
  • Prepares consolidated quarterly report where all critical findings are summarized for review by the Internal Audit Supervisor and further action by programme management.
  • Communicates any interim findings as and when the audit progresses.

4. Investigations

  • Conducts audit investigations as and when required
  • Support safeguarding investigations as and when required
  • Contribute towards comprehensive and clear reports

5. Departments

  • Assists in the preparation of departmental budgets by gathering the necessary data
  • Maintenance of vehicle log book
  • Requisitions of stationery for the Audit department
  • Develops and maintains an effective, up to date and easy to retrieve filing system for the audit department
  • Develops and maintains effective and professional working relationship with all levels of staff within the audit clients including senior management
  • Supports the roll out of the Deloitte system for whistleblowing including supporting delivering orientation to the team

Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Competencies:
  • First Degree in Accounting or Auditing. Those with ACCA qualifications will have an added advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in internal audit

Must possess the following skills
  • Good communication – both written and oral
  • Investigative
  • Interpersonal – able to bring team with them and forge positive working relationships between audit and programmes and operations
  • Problem solving
  • Ethical and honest
  • Analytical
  • Must have a clean driving licence
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be a critical thinker
  • Pays attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to travel (80% of the time will be spent in auditing projects that are spread countrywide).

Terms and conditions:

The position will attract a generous benefits package including a competitive salary, housing allowance, medical aid, insurance, leave grant, etc

How to apply:

Qualified and interested candidates who meet the stated requirements must submit a completed Application Form. Please note that CVs and cover letters will not be accepted. Please visit…  to download the Application Form, and then submit the completed form via email only to:


. If you have difficulty accessing the form, then contact us at - Email: . When submitting, please cite the position you are applying for in the subject title. Any applications that do not include this in the title will not be considered. No hard copies / physical applications will be accepted. Closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is 12:00 Midnight of Monday, 15th June 2020. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

United Purpose takes the safety and well-being of all those we work with, and our staff, very seriously. We have a zero-tolerance policy on abuse. Our recruitment is safe, meaning that we recruit staff with the highest values and standards of ethical behaviour. United Purpose has a Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy, which reflects our commitment to protecting the people with whom we work. All candidates will be expected to comply with this policy and its procedures.

For more information about UP, please visit our website at .

UP is an equal opportunity employer, and women are particularly encouraged to apply

Skills Required

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