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21-033: Internal Auditor
Country:Global
Department:Internal Audit
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

JOB SUMMARY

T
he Internal Auditor, under supervision and guidance of the Head of Internal Audit, or of the Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, as may be applicable from time to time, is responsible for reviewing and assessing internal controls and practices, as well as related International Medical Corps procedures. The Internal Auditor will evaluate and examine policies and procedures and systems in place, perform tests to assess adequacy and compliance with International Medical Corps policies and procedures. The purpose of these assessments is to provide management with an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity to add value and improve International Medical Corps’ operations.

 The Internal Auditor shall perform audits in all locations of the organization to review and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting, compliance with applicable local laws and regulations, financial reporting regulations and safeguarding of assets. The Internal Auditor is responsible for preparing reports of the results of the audits, and may also be assigned as the responsible for internal audit processes acting as the subject matter expert.


MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

  • Maintaining relationships with management to develop and maintain an understanding of organizational processes and regions, their challenges and risks and improvements initiatives;
  • Performing risk assessments on key organizational activities and processes, and using this information to guide what to cover in audits;
  • Travelling to country and HQ sites to meet not only relevant staff but also representatives of the communities we serve as well as individual beneficiaries, vendors and other external parties, and obtain documents and information;
  • Researching and assessing how well governance and risk management processes are working and recording the results using internal audit programs and work papers;
  • Preparing reports of the results of the audits after performing such audits.
  • Preparing reports for management with an opinion on the internal controls in the audits conducted, highlighting issues and problems, and distributing the reports to the relevant people;
  • Making recommendations on the systems and procedures being reviewed, report on the findings and recommendations and monitor management’s response and implementation;
  • To report to The Head of Internal Audit and the Chief Audit and Compliance Officer, as may be applicable from time to time on the major risks and areas of concerns;
  • To conduct any reviews or tasks requested by supervisor provided such reviews and task do not compromise the independence or objectivity of the internal audit function;
  • Providing ad hoc advice and guidance to managers and staff at all levels, sometimes by delivering training sessions;
  • To follow up on prior audit work to ensure new controls are in place;
  • When applicable, the Internal Auditor may be tasked with mentoring Associate Internal Auditors through on-the-job training assuring the quality of the work performed under his/her direction.
  •  Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
Code of Conduct
  • As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
  • If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
  • It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

 

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree (in a three-cycle Higher Education) in the field of Economics, Auditing or other relevant discipline. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
  • Minimum 4+ years of progressive relevant experience working in auditing is required; or equivalent relevant operational experience, such as in country or program management, MEAL, or other for IMC relevant discipline.
  • Experience in conducting remote work is considered a plus.
  • Experience in audit, or equivalent relevant operational experience, such as in country or program management, MEAL, procurement, HR is preferred.
  • Knowledge of IAS or other internationally recognized auditing standards is desirable
  • Working experience in audit with an international organization (international development) is highly desirable.
  • 30% travel is expected to International Medical corps field missions