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Position Director Audit and Risk Management in the Judiciary
Job Reference Number7/2019
Number of Posts 1
Terms of Service Contractual, Three (3) years renewable once subject to satisfactory performance
Work Station NAIROBI
Date registered12-Feb-2019
Opening Date of Advert12-Feb-2019
Closing Date of Advert5-Mar-2019

-For appointment to the position of the Director Audit and Risk Management, an applicant must possess the following qualifications:
- 1. A Master’s Degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance or any other related field
- 2. A first degree in a Business-related course from a recognised institution
- 3. Registered with ICPAK and IIA or ISACA
- 4. Certification in auditing is essential
- 5. Minimum of fifteen (15) years of relevant work experience of which five (5) years should be at a senior management level.
Duties and Responsibilities
-1. Provide independent and objective audit, risk assurance, compliance and strategic direction for efficient operations and delivery of services
- 2. In consultation with the management, prepare a risk based annual audit plan and submit to the Audit, Governance and Risk Management Committee of JSC for approval;
- 3. Provide effective and efficient secretarial services to the Audit, Governance and Risk Management Committee of JSC;
- 4. Liaise with the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary on matters related to functions and funding of the directorate and recommendations of the Audit, Governance and Risk Management Committee of JSC;
- 5. Review and appraise the efficiency and effectiveness, adequacy and application of the system of internal controls to mitigate risks and recommend remedial actions;
- 6. Appraise the efficiency and effectiveness with which finances and other resources are managed and utilized;
- 7. Assess the reliability of management information utilized in decision making;
- 8. Review compliance with existing laws, regulations, policies, plans and procedures, accounting pronouncements and contractual obligations;
- 9. Review the controls for safeguarding the assets of the Judiciary;
- 10. Provide an independent view of proposed plans, systems, guidelines and transactions and recommending an appropriate action;
- 11. Provide leadership, develop, train, coach, motivate and evaluate audit and risk management staff to achieve their highest levels of performance;
- 12. Maintain an accurate and up to date database of audit findings, recommendations and implementation rate;
- 13. Carry out investigations and special audits as requested by management, JSC or red flags noted and recommend prompt corrective measures;
- 14. Ensure the development, issuance and continuous review of internal audit and risk management manual, internal audit charter and guidelines;
- 15. Coordinate the work of external auditors and other bodies providing assurance and consultancy services to the Judiciary;
- 16. Ensure that operations of internal audit and risk management functions are within the recognized international audit standards;
- 17. Ensure that appropriate technical advice and support and quality assurance and consultancy is provided to the JSC, management and the Judiciary as a whole;
- 18. Review and approve audit assignment proposals, auditprogrammes and testing procedures;
- 19. Review audit working papers, draft and final audit reports;
-20. Attend entrance
-exit meetings with the management of the audited entity;
- 21. Research and keep abreast with relevant changes in laws, regulations and procedures in auditing, accounting, finance, procurement and other relevant areas;
- 22. Brief the Chief Justice and CRJ on any emerging issues arising out of audit and consultancy;
Important Information
-Interested and qualified persons are asked to make their applications by:-
- (1) Filling an Online Application for Employment Form available at the JSC jobs portal: jobs.judiciary.go.ke. Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application:- (a) A letter of application, (b) A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as community service, financial discipline, pro bono activity, involvement as a party in litigation and involvement in political activity including financial contribution to political party
-parties (if any) and criminal record, professional engagement for the last five (5) years, three (3) professional referees and two (2) character references who can verify and comment on the applicant’s past and present employment, (c) Applicant’s three (3) recent coloured passport size photographs, (d) Certified copies of testimonials, professional certificates and academic transcripts. (e) Shortlisted candidates will be required to obtain current clearance certificates from the following bodies:- • Kenya Revenue Authority, • Higher Education Loans Board, • Directorate of Criminal Investigation, • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and • A recognized Credit Reference Bureau.
- (2) Applicants are also required to forward one (1) hard copy of the completed Employment Application Form JSC 2 for non-public officers or JSC 2A for public officers which can be downloaded from www.judiciary.go.ke (downloads) and to attach all the documents cited in item No. 1 (a to e)above. TO: THE SECRETARY JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION P.O. BOX 40048 – 00100 NAIROBI E-mail: jscsecretariat@jsc.go.ke Commission Secretariat: Reinsurance Plaza. Taifa Road, Podium Floor so as to reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 5TH MARCH, 2019 AT 5.00 P.M. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification. The Judicial Service Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selects candidates on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible candidates.