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JOB TITLE: Internal Auditor

AVAILABILITY: As soon as possible


SUPERVISOR: Risk and Compliance Manager



CARE Somalia/Somaliland is an International NGO working in Somalia. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance. CARE’s Internal & Audit Compliance Unit is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the positions of Internal Auditor based in Somalia with frequent travel across CARE offices in Somalia/Somaliland.


Role Profile

The main purpose of this position is to deliver the strategic and operational goals of CARE Somalia’s procurement function. The position holder needs to ensure the unit provides efficient, effective and quality management of procurement services. This includes technical support and mentoring to the various locations and Field Office staff. Regular analysis is required to inform workflow processes and subsequent improvements.

The incumbent is also responsible to ensure goods and services are sourced in a transparent manner, considering value for money and in compliance with CARE, donor and government regulations. The post holder is responsible for ensuring collaboration and coordination with Country program teams and other departments for effective program implementation. S/he will be required to keep up to date with developments in the sector, including best practice examples in-Country and Internationally to ensure the Country Office (CO) is well aligned with changes in the market.


  • Work closely with the Audit & Compliance Manager in planning, conducting, reporting and follow up assignments from the audit plan on time to a high standard and within budget.
  • Lead by example, ensuring that relationships with all audit clients’ remain strong through demonstrating professional acumen, interpersonal skills, and the delivery of first-class results;
  • Contribute to systems development work within CARE in Somalia, providing independent advice regarding appropriate levels of internal control & oversight.
  • Work with Care Somalia Internal audit team to provide ant-fraud awareness to Care Somalia staff and the local partners.
  • Work with the risk and compliance manager in updating the Country office’s risk register.
  • Respond to queries raised by management, providing prompt and professional advice as appropriate; and,
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of audit tools and CARE’s operations and operating environment.



  • University degree in accounting or related.
  • Being a qualified internal auditor (IIA) or accountant (CPA, ACCA) will be an added advantage.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and extensive internal audit experience in a reputable INGO or audit firm.


  • At least 3 years of audit experience in an INGO or in a reputable audit firm
  • Experience in conducting risk-based reviews of systems and processes, identifying weaknesses and areas of improvements with minimum supervision and support.
  • Demonstrable ability to focus on key issues, enabling auditees to focus on crucial matters of control and oversight.
  • Highly accurate, detail-orientated, and able to complete multiple projects, with conflicting priorities, on a timely basis.
  • Strong experience in producing high quality effective written communication e.g. Reports, in English
  • Good communication skills and ability to articulate effectively at all levels (in English).
  • Strong interpersonal communication and coaching skills including a demonstrable ability to deliver difficult messages with tact and confidence.
  • Strong orientation for results, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets.
  • Proves to be a reliable team player, effectively supporting the Manager.
  • Willingness to undertake significant travel and work with minimum supervision under difficult conditions.
  • Strong cultural awareness and be able to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrate standards of ethics and integrity; and
  • Committed to CARE’s values.


  • Experience of grant requirements of major donors such as USAID, EC/ECHO, DFID and ADB
  • Financial analysis aptitude
  • Experience in computerized financial systems
  • Experience in IT audit

CARE Core Values Commitment:

The core Values Commitment describes who we are, what we do, and how we do it. It reflects our core values of TRANSFORMATION, INTEGRITY, DIVERSITY, EQUALITY, and EXCELLENCE, which serve as a foundation for all what we do. The core Values Commitment articulates our shared expectations of each other including our board, staff, volunteers, interns, partners and contractors globally.

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