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KEPSA Project Director and Internal Audit Officer Jobs

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the umbrella body for the private sector in Kenya, has been tasked with the management of Component 2 of the Kenya Youth Empowerment Project (KYEP).

The KYEP, providing training, private sector internships and work experience to youth of 15 - 29 years of age will run from 2011 to 2014, and is supported by the Office of the Prime Minister; and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, with financing from the World Bank.

KEPSA is seeking to appoint two key staff to manage and implement this project, initially on two-year contracts.

Project Director

Under the guidance of the KEPSA CEO, the Project Director will-:
• Oversee the management, coordination and communication of all project activities and outputs under the KYEP, including planning and budgeting to realise all the programme objectives;
• Supervise the updating of the Operations Manual (OM) for Component 2 of the KYEP;
• Supervise all technical and support staff within the KYEP Department at KEPSA;
• Manage and coordinate all local and international contractors providing services to the KYEP Department;
• Oversee the development of internships, recruitment and placement of interns;
• Facilitate the implementation of Sector Board Training Plans;
• Oversee the procurement of training providers and ensure the logistics are in place for the delivery of training;
• Monitor and report on internships and training activities to the KEPSA CEO; and
• Prepare quarterly and annual progress reports as well as completion reports and audit reports of Component 2 of the KYEP;
• Ensure strong financial management arrangements for the pilot project; and
• Liaise with the Office of the Prime Minister; the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the World Bank throughout the project.

Minimum Job Requirements:
• University degree in Business, Economics, Social Development or other relevant fields
• At least ten (10) years of relevant experience in project design; implementation and management;
• Experience in developing, monitoring and managing projects funded by international financial institutions is highly desirable;
• Knowledge of Kenya and local institutional processes;
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
• Proficiency in spoken and written English, with knowledge of Swahili an asset; and
• Demonstrated ability to build, manage and work in a team.

Internal Audit Officer

Reporting to the Project Director, the Internal Audit Officer will be responsible for internal audit management within the project.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Review and appraise the openness and transparency: soundness: accuracy: application of accounting; administrative, and other operating controls; while promoting effective control at reasonable cost;
• Ascertain the extent and compliance with established operational manuals, plans and procedures of the project;
• Ascertain the reliability of management data developed within the organization;
• Ensure all project assets are accounted for and safeguarded from losses and abuse of all kinds;
• Conduct routine checks on systems, operations and various tasks in the project; and the submission of resultant reports i.e. random checks on Petty Cash, Bank and Cash Reconciliations, Insurance & Indemnities, plus Audits;
• Follow up on recommended changes and effecting of the recommended changes;
• Evaluate the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed, and recommending improvements to operational procedures;
• Monitor all intern selection processes, and activities to ensure transparency and compliance to established expectations;
• Ensure that the training program is achieving set results within the prescribed time lines;
• Ensure that trainers and employers are delivering on their obligations, and that relevant documentation is readily available;
• Conduct spot checks, in conjunction with the Training and Internship Officers, to ensure there are no fraudulent activities within the project; and
• Conduct "value-for-money" audits, risk-based audits, and systems review audits and advise management appropriately on the necessary remedial measures.

Minimum Job Requirements:
• University degree in Accounting
• At least five (5) years experience in Audit/Internal Audit
• Professional accounting qualifications of at a minimum CPA (K) or ACCA or equivalent qualifications
• Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) in good standing.
• Proficiency in written and spoken English
• Good command of Computer Programs and Applications
Interested candidates who meet the requirements above are requested to submit their detailed CVs along with a letter motivating their interest in the position to the following address, indicating the post they are interested in; and providing details of current remuneration, and the names and addresses of at least three (3) referees, not later than Friday, 4 February, 2011.

Please consider your application to be unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date.

HR Committee
Kenya Private Sector Alliance
P.O Box 3556 -00100

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