Principal Internal Auditor, Projects (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/IAP/2023
Job Title: Principal Internal Auditor, Projects (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 internal audit assurance to the Authority.

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, Risk Assurance, the Principal Internal Auditor-
Projects 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. Assist project audit in carrying out internal audit strategies and executing audit plan for
2. Perform technical audit procedures including identifying risks, developing audit criteria,
analysis and documenting audit processes and evidence.
3. Develop and maintain quality audit programs, audit documentation, and active
participation in internal audit continuous improvement initiatives.
4. Lead and/or participate in project audits and undertake comprehensive planning and risk
assessment relating to each project to ascertain audit participation and the audit scope.
5. Review project implementation activities as per the approved project implementation plan
and project contracts.
6. Understand the authority’s strategy/directions, regulatory landscape, market changes and
emerging system implementation risks to value add in project review.
7. Communicate and work with project team/stakeholders to identify project and risks and
their mitigations, including the review of systems to determine whether they are in
compliance with plans, policies and procedures, and external regulations/laws which could
have a significant impact on operations and reports.
8. Ensure recommendations are clearly presented and agreed to by the management and audit
report is prepared and issued promptly.
9. Assist in projects related investigations.
10. Participates in the maintenance and documentation of Standards, policies and practices
11. Follow-up on all audit recommendations that have been agreed upon by the management
and validate adequacy of the action taken by auditee to improve controls and project
management practices.
12. Perform ad-hoc review or any other assignments/investigation as directed.

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. Good organizational/analytical skills particularly in relation to internal controls, security,
governance and compliance matters.
2. Ability to plan and execute audit plan in a way that saves time but shows results.
3. Able to analyze complex issues and processes in an organization that is dynamic.
4. Demonstrable communication interpersonal skills including being a team player.
5. Proficient in audit software tools to support the Audit function.
6. Organized and proactive in the performance of duty.

Skills Required

Organizational Skills
Analytical 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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