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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Job Summary

The Internal Auditor will be responsible for regular auditing of THE SALVATION ARMY MALAWI TERRITORY’s programs, operations and to ensure compliance with THE SALVATION ARMY and Donor rules and regulations. The audits will assess whether THE SALVATION ARMY’s systems of internal controls are adequate and identify improvements where necessary across all departments, including programs, finance, logistics, human resource and information technology.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Policies and Procedures

To stay informed of and ensure adherence to the standard of THE SALVATION ARMY procedures and policies in relation to Logistics, Finance, HR and Programs as set out in the;

Current human resource Logistics Manual & THE SALVATION ARMY Malawi Procurement & Authorization Levels Chart

HQ Finance Manual & THE SALVATION ARMY Malawi finance procedures and policies

THE SALVATION ARMY’s Partnership Manual

THE SALVATION ARMY’s Training guidelines


THE SALVATION ARMY Grant Management Guidelines

THE SALVATION ARMY IHQ proposal / interim / final report checklists.

HQ Safety & Security policies & THE SALVATION ARMY Malawi Security Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Have an understanding and awareness of THE SALVATION ARMY’s MEAL processes and guidelines, and how they contribute to the internal control environment

Fraud, Anti-corruption and Whistleblowing

To familiarize oneself with the fraud, anti-corruption and whistleblowing policies and help implement these policies to staff as directed by Leadership.

Donor Compliance

To familiarize oneself with and ensure adherence to Donor rules and regulations in relation to Logistics, Finance, human resource and Programs as set out in grant agreements and through THE SALVATION ARMY donor guidelines and training materials (as and when required based on assigned donors)


To prepare, agree and coordinate periodic Internal Audit plans & Donor Compliance reviews, based on risk assessment. The plans should be reviewed and reassessed at least bi-annually, in consultation with Leadership.

Internal Controls

To walkthrough and test THE SALVATION ARMY Malawi’s systems and controls, assessing whether they are operating as per policies, procedures and donor regulations (as noted above), with emphasis on risk management, finance, cash handling, trainings, logistics, procurement, stores, fleet management, human resource, security and distributions. This should include following transactions through the supply chain and to beneficiaries or recipients, and adhoc visits to trainings etc.

Internal Audit

To conduct regular internal audits at Territorial head office, field offices (locations) based on the agreed Internal Audit plans, with particular emphasis on transaction testing, cash management, float transaction testing, program trainings, asset management, stock keeping, vehicle operations, personnel management, beneficiary distributions and records, and general donor compliance.

General Internal Auditor Reporting

To produce internal audit reports, in the agreed standard format, for presentation to the in-TSA-MAL audit committee with findings and issues identified during the audit, give appropriate recommendation and actions, providing advice and suggestions on improvements to THE SALVATION ARMY Malawi systems and procedures where appropriate. The Internal Auditor will also liaise with external auditors to maintain an up to date issues log from their own audits and will follow up on all outstanding issues until they are closed.

Monthly Reporting

To produce a monthly internal auditor status report in the agreed standard format, for presentation to the audit committee and the Reports should be sent to the Leadership by email address on the first working day of each month copying relevant head of Departments.


To provide regular feedback and updates to leadership on the Consolidated issues lists.

Risk Management

To independently assess risk management in The Salvation Army Malawi to ensure that risk management processes are effectively embedded throughout the organization. As directed by Leadership this should include some attendance at the Senior Management Team and/or audit committee and/or regular review of the risk register, including trend analysis, and comparison to internal audit results.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • The ideal candidate for the THE SALVATION ARMY Malawi Territory Internal Auditor job placement should be a University graduate, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy or Business Administration or Finance.
  • A qualified accountant (CPA or ACCA)
  • With a minimum of three years of audit experience
  • Excellent communication skills in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, power point and accounting packages
  • Ability to learn new systems and IT software quickly and effectively
  • Organized and flexible, ability to respond to changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently, assess risk and make plans accordingly
  • Willingness to travel to field sites on a regular basis
  • Attention to detail
  • Previous NGO experience and knowledge of donors is an advantage
  • Evidence of experience in compiling and conducting training workshops is also an advantage

How to Apply

All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications which must include at least 3 contacts referees including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer) and daytime contact number to following email address:


Addressed to

The Territorial Commander

The Salvation Army- Malawi Territory

P.O BOX 51140


Please Label the application INTERNAL AUDITOR

Alternatively, application letters could be dropped at The Salvation Army-Headquarters reception from 8:00am to 4:00pm during working in Nidrande Chinseu.

Deadline: Wednesday 12th May 2021

Skills Required

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