Principal Internal Auditor (CA5) at Communications Authority of Kenya

  • Experience Required:8 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. P/IA/2023
Job Title: Principal Internal Auditor (CA5)
The Communications Authority of Kenya (The Authority) is the regulatory agency responsible for
regulation of 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 an experienced Principal Internal Auditor to join our team. This is a key
role responsible for providing technical expertise in audit assurance to the Authority.

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, Internal Audit, the Principal Internal Auditor is
responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and consulting activity aimed at adding
value and improving the operations of the Authority. This role requires expertise risk management,
internal controls and governance processes.
1. Undertake internal audits approved in annual plans or special requests/investigation from
the Board and Management.
2. Review systems of internal controls in compliance with relevant legislations, policies and
regulations and report on the progress and results of review.
3. Participate in conducting investigations and report on the progress and results of
4. Assist on the implementation and execution of the Internal Audit strategic and risk-based
annual audit plans.
5. Assesses internal controls for financial and non-financial practices in compliance with
relevant laws, regulations, policies and guidelines.
6. Carry out procurement audits, compliance and governance audits for assurance.
7. Carries out physical verification of all assets.
8. Reviews quarterly management accounts and reconciliations.
9. Participate in the preparation of the Department’s annual budget as well as monitoring of
10. Review the design and implementation of internal controls within the Authority to ensure
that the financial statements are free from material misstatements and also prevent errors
and fraud.
11. Conduct follow up audits and propose value adding recommendations for improvement to
management on matters such as cost reduction, improving efficiency, effective use of
12. Participates in the maintenance and documentation of Standards, policies and practices.

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 Institution. Master’s degree added advantage.
2. A minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience, with a at least three (3) years in a
supervisory role.
3. A Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Institute
of Internal Auditors (IIA) or any other recognized professional body in good standing.
4. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Competencies:
1. Ability to plan and execute audit plan in a way that saves time but shows results.
2. Able to analyze complex issues and processes in an organization that is dynamic.
3. Demonstrable communication interpersonal skills including being a team player.
4. Proficient in audit software tools to support the Audit function.
5. Organized and proactive in the performance of duty.

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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