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Lusaka, Zambia, Africa
Career Level:
Senior (5+ years of experience)
Bachelor's Degree
Job type:
Full time

Internal Auditor

About this job

Our Client John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks highly qualified and accomplished public health leaders and providers for the recently awarded United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/PEPFAR-funded Supporting an AIDS-Free Era (SAFE) Project in Zambia. The five year project which will be led by JSI in partnership with Abt Associates, mothers2mothers, and the Catholic Medical Mission Board, will work to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while improving nutrition outcomes and family planning integration in three provinces: Central, Copperbelt, and North-Western.

USAID/PEPFAR SAFE will work with the GRZ, private sector and civil society institutions at the national, provincial, and district level to increase access to ART for HIV positive adults and children, reduce the incidence of new infections, improve Nutritional Assessment, Counseling and Services (NACS) and family planning services, and increase the capacity of local health institutions to better serve affected populations.


ROLES: Internal Auditor Lusaka.


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Perform and control the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable rules and regulations;
  • Ensure thorough familiarity with JSI manuals and resources;
  • Ensure policy and procedure manuals are up-to-date, issued and signed off on by staff (liaising with HR or other counterparts);
  • Accountable for the development and coordination of the JSI/SAFE’s internal auditing for both finance and program activities;
  • Develop and implement internal auditing policies, procedures, and program;
  • Review of accounting procedures and program data and identifies control gaps and opportunities for improvement;
  • Survey functions and activities in assigned areas to determine the nature of operations, and adequacy of the system of control to achieve established objectives;
  • Conduct independent audits and follow up audits of SAFE records and activities for Lusaka and all Regional Offices, and prepare varied analyses for management, to ensure project documentation meets JSI and donor requirements;
  • Review Regional Offices accounts on monthly basis and routinely visit regional offices (Central, Copperbelt, Northwestern) to ensure that policies and procedures are understood and consistently applied and documented;
  • Conduct, and report on the testing and adequacy of the SAFE’s internal controls over financial and programmatic reporting;
  • Investigate and determine causes of irregularities, and errors;
  • Conducts risk assessments and identifies controls in place to mitigate identified risks;
  • Recommend corrective action and suggest improvement and cost saving areas;
  • Advise top management on audit, and internal control matters;
  • Coordinate roll out of any policy updates or process clarifications in coordination with Deputy and Director Finance & Administration, including fraud prevention, operations, and finance policies;
  • Conduct trainings and/or technical assistance for staff on JSI policy, finance and operations, donor rules and regulations;
  • Submit monthly reports that reflect audit’s results and document process for provinces accounts status, any challenges or problems that may arise on the horizon to Director of Finance and Operations;
  • Prepare an audit report for all regional offices and prepare audit findings memorandum that includes the following:
  • Findings and corrective actions
  • Budget Monitoring Report
  • Finance Scorecard
  • QuickBooks Reconciliation
  • Fund Balance Reconciliation
  • Accounting and Financial Concerns that need to be followed up.
  • Leads process of completing annual file checklist for Accounting, HR, Procurement and Administration;
  • Periodically travel to facilities and clinic sites to assess status of JSI support including spot checks of inventory and documentation;
  • Serve as liaison for any external audit that may conduct by the donor; and
  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent required;Master’s Degree in Management, Finance, Public Health, International Development, or related field preferred.
  • An advanced professional certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is an asset.
  • Proven 5 years working experience as Internal Auditor or Senior Auditor is required; auditing USG-funded projects is a plus.
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to implement procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Strong time management, task prioritization skills and analytical skills.
  • Sound independent judgment
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Computer literacy required (especially Excel, MSWord and Windows)


  • Preference will be given to residents of the province for the position being recruited.
  • Send an application via email to jobs@lauraandpartners.com and cc to saferecruitment@jsi.com.
  • In the subject line please indicate the position you are applying for;
  • Only those applications that reference the position in the subject line will be reviewed.
  • Your application should consist of a cover letter and CV with three contactable referees (email, phone and full addresses).

CLOSING DATE: Friday, 16th March 2018

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Our new physical address is Stand Cv16 Comesa Village, Showgrounds, P.O Box 51388, LUSAKA 10101, ZAMBIA.



You can reach us on the following Phone Numbers:


+ 260955887437, +260977887437