Deputy Director, Internal Audit (CA4) at Communications Authority of Kenya

  • Experience Required:10 Years
  • Total Positions:1
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Category: Auditing
  • Minimum Education: Degree
  • Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Posted on: May 26, 2023
  • Last Date: June 23, 2023

Job Description

Ref. DD/IA/2023
Job Title: Deputy Director, Internal Audit (CA4)
The Communications Authority of Kenya (The Authority) is the regulatory agency responsible for
regulation the communications sector in Kenya. We are committed to promoting and facilitating
the development of a vibrant and inclusive communications industry. As part of our strategic
objectives, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Deputy Director Risk Assurance to
join our team. This is a key role responsible for providing technical expertise in internal risk
assurance to the Authority.

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Director, Internal Audit and Risk Assurance, the Deputy Director,
Internal Audit is responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and consulting
activity aimed at adding value and improving the operations of the Authority. The auditor will
also evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance
1. Implement internal audit policies, strategies, and regulations.
2. Assists in planning and organizing audit activities, preparing annual audit plan to achieve
departmental objectives.
3. Develop and review internal audit guidelines, processes, and procedures.
4. Ensure maintenance of high standards and quality of audit assignments by audit staff.
5. Review of audit programmes, working papers and draft audit reports in connection with
work assignments to assure full and complete reporting in a professional manner prior to
approval by the Head of Internal Audit.
6. Confers, advises, initiates and coordinates with other departments about plans, policies,
and procedures.
7. Evaluates and provides reasonable assurance that Authority’s governance system in
functioning effectively and provide recommendations for improvement where necessary.
8. Auditing and analyzing the adequacy of internal policies, procedures, processes, and
systems to ensure sufficient internal controls.
9. Coordinating the carrying out of special audit assignments as need arises and following
up on audit reviews.
10. Evaluates and provide reasonable assurance that the authority’s governance system is
functioning effectively and provide recommendations for improvement.
11. Carrying out fraud risk assessment and evaluating of fraudulent activities to initiate audit
12. Following up on implementation of audit recommendations and preparing audit report.
13. Ensure that audits are performed to determine the level of compliance with relevant
regulations, guidelines, plans, policies, and procedures.

1. A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce (Accounting/Finance
option), Business Management (Accounting/Finance Option), Economics, or equivalent
qualification from a recognized university. Master’s degree preferred.
2. Have a minimum of ten (10) years relevant work experience, with a at least three (3) years
in a supervisory role.
3. Be a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or its
4. Be a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya ICPAK, ACCA or
Institute of Internal auditors (IIA) or any other recognized professional body in good

Key Competencies:
1. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and proven experience in risk management processes.
2. Show strong analytical and problem-solving skills especially in complex environments.
3. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage
and influence stakeholders at all levels.
4. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and build strong relationships across
5. Proficient in audit software tools to support the Audit function.

Skills Required

Communication Skills
Interpersonal Skills

Application Details

Terms and Conditions of Service for the Advertised Positions
The Authority offers a competitive package in line with its Human Resource Policies and Procedures
and Public Service Guidelines.
Director level appointments shall be for a five (5) year contract term renewable subject to satisfactory
performance while the position of Deputy Director Human Resource Management shall be for three (3)
years. The rest of the positions will be on permanent and pensionable terms.
The full details of the advertisement can be accessed on
Documents to be submitted by the applicants
Applications should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and copies of relevant
academic and professional certificates.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the following documents: -
i. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
ii. Certificate of Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
iii. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
iv. Dully filled and stamped Self-Declaration/Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption
Commission (EACC).
v. A Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
The Self-Declaration form from the EACC should indicate the respective position that is being applied
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews.
Submission of Applications
The application letter indicating the specific position and reference number should be addressed to:
The Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
P.O. Box 14448
Nairobi 00800.
Applicants are invited to submit applications via email address: by Friday, 23rd June,
2023 at 5.00 p.m. East Africa Time.
The Authority is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified Kenyans including Persons Living
with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Canvassing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic

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