Senior Audit & Compliance Officer – Garowe

  • Garowe
  • Full time
  • 6 months ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Jan 29 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 4 years

Job Description


Senior Audit & Compliance Officer

CARE Somalia/Somaliland is an International NGO working in Somalia. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance. CARE’s Internal & Audit Compliance Unit is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the positions of Senior Audit and Compliance Officer based in Garowe with upto 70% travel across CARE offices in Somalia/Somaliland.


The Audit, Risk & Compliance function supports CARE Somalia/Somaliland and its management by evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk management, control and oversight systems in place.

The role holder will be expected to be part of a team delivering high quality, outcomes-focused internal audit assignments, reviews, investigations and other work assigned to them to meet agreed professional standards and stakeholder expectations, on time and within budget. Building credibility through effective collaboration and a solutions-driven approach to internal audit are key to this role.

He/She will be expected to produce high quality, value-adding audit reports in English that are clear, concise, timely and solutions-driven. He/She will also be expected to maintain strong professional relationships across the organization, working in real partnership with their team and across the business, ensuring that they keep up-to-date with changes and events that have a significant impact on the risk profile of actual as well as potential assignments.

  1. Key Areas of Accountability;

R 1; work closely with the Audit & Compliance Manager in planning, conducting, reporting and follow up assignments from the audit plan on time, to a high standard and within budget;

R 2; lead by example, ensuring that relationships with all ‘clients’ remain strong through demonstrating professional acumen, interpersonal skills, and the delivery of first-class results;

R 3; deliver workshops and presentations as required;

R 4; contribute to systems development work within CARE Somalia, providing independent advice regarding appropriate levels of internal control & oversight.

R 5; promote ‘horizontal learning’ opportunities, ensuring that learning is identified and that good practice is shared actively across programmes/ regions.

R 6; respond to queries raised by management, providing prompt and professional advice as appropriate; and,

R 7; Maintain up-to-date knowledge of audit tools and CARE’s operations and operating environment.

  • Required Qualifications and Competences;


  • University degree in Accounting or related
  • be a qualified internal auditor (IIA) or accountant (CPA, ACCA) or equivalent;


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and extensive internal audit experience in a reputable INGO or audit firm.


  • at least 4 years audit experience in an INGO or in a reputable audit firm
  • experience of conducting risk-based reviews of systems and processes, identifying weaknesses and areas of improvements with minimum supervision and support
  • demonstrable ability to focus on key issues, enabling auditees to focus on crucial matters of control and oversight
  • highly accurate, detail-orientated, and able to complete multiple projects, with conflicting priorities, on a timely basis
  • strong experience in producing high quality effective written communication e.g. reports, in English
  • good communication skills and ability to articulate effectively at all levels (in English).
  • strong interpersonal communication and coaching skills including a demonstrable ability to deliver difficult messages with tact and confidence
  • strong orientation for results, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
  • proves to be a reliable team leader, effectively supporting the Manager
  • willingness to undertake significant travel and work with minimum supervision under difficult conditions;
  • strong cultural awareness and be able to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • demonstrate standards of ethics and integrity; and
  • Committed to CARE’s values.


  • experience of grant requirements of major donors such as USAID, EC/ECHO, DfID and ADB
  • financial analysis aptitude
  • experience of computerized financial systems
  • experience of IT audit

How to Apply: –

by Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV in a one PDF document to latest by 11th  February 2021. Candidates are required to quote the position title “Senior Audit & Compliance Officer – Garowe on the subject line of the email when applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.