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COMESA Internal Auditor Job

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Job Title: Internal Auditor

Grade: P2

Reports to: Chief Internal Auditor

Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the President of the Court and the direct supervision Chief Internal Auditor of COMESA, the internal Auditor will be primarily responsible for the audit of accounts funded by Member States and Cooperating Partners.

In addition, the Internal Auditor will be responsible for undertaking systems and compliance audits of the COMESA Court of Justice.

Other responsibilities will include enhancement of the internal control, governance and risks management systems; ensuring that the Court of Justice is adhering to the various Cooperating Partner agreements/Memorandum of Understanding entered into and ensuring adherence to relevant approved reporting standards.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Preparing Audit programmes and schedules of audit activities pertaining to the approved annual work programme of the Court.
• Carrying out the audit work as outlined in the audit programmes.
• Ensuring efficient and effective execution of audit work to enable timely/completion of Reports for submission to the President of the Court, Policy Organs and Cooperating Partners.
• Liaising with external auditors and follow up on audit queries.
• Conducting special purpose audits from time to time as directed by the President or the Chief Internal Auditor
• Assist the COMESA Court implement an Enterprise Risk Management System.
• Conduct periodic reviews of the internal control system and advice on controls to be incorporated into the systems and procedures of the organization.
• Any other related duties that may be assigned by his/her superiors from time to time.

Knowledge and Skills

Minimum Education Qualification
• A professional accounting qualification such as ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ACA or CIA
Minimum Relevant Experience
• 5 years experience in an auditing environment
• Good strategic analysis and interpersonal skills.
• Good planning, organizational, Communication and reporting skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and to operate effectively as part of the team.
• Conversant with key accounting packages and Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques
Languages: Fluency in English or French. Working knowledge of one of the other two languages would be an added advantage.

Terms of Appointment

Type of contract: The post is under COMESA Court regular establishment and remuneration will be in accordance with COMESA Court Conditions of service for established professional staff.

Location of performance of the Contract: COMESA Court’s permanent Seat is in Khartoum, Sudan but currently temporally operates in Lusaka, Zambia.

The successful applicant may also be required to undertake significant duty travel to all COMESA countries.

Duration of appointment: The successful applicants will be offered an initial contract of three (3) years. Subsequent contracts will be for durations for four(4) years

Interested applicants should visit the COMESA website on and download the employment application form.

The filled application forms should be returned to:

The Office of Chief Economist,
Ministry of Trade
Telposta Towers, 17th Floor RM 1700

Kindly note that application closes on 26th August 2011 at 1700 hours

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