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Senior Internal Auditor/ Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Officer

General Summary


The Senior Internal Auditor (SIA) is responsible for supporting the internal audit unit in the planning, execution, and reporting of scheduled audits/ special reviews/ investigations; drafting internal audit reports to communicate audit results to management; performing initial reviews of work performed by junior audit team members; supervising, guiding and mentoring junior audit staff; and performing any other duties as assigned by the Internal Audit Manager and Senior Manager, Internal Audit & Risk Management.


Key Responsibilities


Internal Audit:

  • Conduct and take lead on audits/ special reviews with respect to major audit assignments.
  • Execute audits in accordance with the Internal Audit methodology/ programme.
  • Execute internal audit plans efficiently to ensure that work is completed within specified time and quality parameters.
  • Monitor the progress of audits and carry out initial reviews of work performed by junior members of the audit team.
  • During and at the end of the audit execution, communicate and highlight key matters for the Managers’ attention.
  • Engage auditees in discussions of preliminary audit findings.
  • Prepare draft internal audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed and making practical recommendations.
  • Supervise and coach junior staff to ensure quality in all phases of the audit process.
  • As delegated by the IA Manager and/or Senior Manager:
    • Preside over audit entry and exit meetings
    • Communicate audit findings to management
    • Participate at any other forum as may be reasonably assigned.
  • Monitor/ perform follow-ups on the status of agreed audit recommendations.
  • Carry out risk assessments of potential sub-grantees.

Fraud Prevention and Control:

  • Carry out fraud investigations, whistleblower allegations and other investigative assignments as may be assigned by the Senior Manager, Internal Audit & Risk Management.
  • Draft investigative reports.

Anti-money Laundering Compliance:

  • Assist with the development, implementation, and maintenance of an anti-money laundering program within the Institute
  • Ensure compliance with current AML regulations, and other relevant legislation
  • Identify and report all suspicious transactions to the Senior Manager IA & Risk Management for onward submission.
  • Briefing and reporting to Senior Manager IA & Risk Management on matters relating to internal AML compliance policies and procedures
  • Overseeing and implementing an ongoing AML training program for other employees


  • Identify training needs of the team members and recommend specific training opportunities for the team.
  • Participate in the monthly orientation program of new staff in the organisation
  • Represent the audit section at any other meetings/ fora when called upon or in the absence of the IA Manager and Senior Manager, IA & RM.
  • Perform any other duties as may be reasonably assigned.



Person Specification


  • The candidate should posses a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University.
  • Possession of or studying to attain professional qualifications such as ACCA, CPA, CIA or CIMA.
  • AML Certifications would be an added advantage
  • At least four years’ experience in the Internal Audit department of a reputable organization and/or experience in a reputable audit firm.
  • Experience in IT audits will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of audit procedures and requirements
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting packages – preferably Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
  • Knowledge of donor accountability requirements
  • Knowledge of Anti-money laundering guidelines.
  • Accurately compile data and analyze information
  • Use professional judgment and skepticism to conduct work.
  • Comprehend and interpret policies, procedures, laws, regulations and guidelines
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and auditees.
  • Work both independently and as a team member, with limited required direction and guidance, and provide appropriate direction to other internal audit team members.
  • Learn and take on assignments of a specialist nature.
  • Perform frequent trips to our project sites up country.
  • Effective report writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint, etc.)

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