25 Jan 2024

Internal Auditor Advisor at WiLDAF

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Job Description

Job Summary

About WiLDAF:

Women in Law and Development in Africa Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF), is a pan African women’s rights network which is dedicated to promoting and strengthening strategies that link law and development to increase women’s participation and influence at community, national, region and international levels.

It was founded in February, 1990 in Harare Zimbabwe – following the NGO forum held within the context of the UN Decade for women- and, whose theme was “Women rights and Development: Network for Empowerment in Africa”. Since then, the organization has established chapters in 26 African countries, including Tanzania, constituting over 350 organizations and 3,000 individuals who share these objectives. WiLDAF has 20 years of experience and an excellent track record to advance women’s rights and their status in Tanzania. This is because gender equality is not only a fundamental right, but also a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

Our Focus Areas Of Intervention And Priority Programs:

Increased access to Justice for Women, Girls, And Other Marginalized Citizens
Reduced Gender Based Violence to and Violence Against Women And Children
Strengthened Women’s and Young Women’s Participation In Leadership And Feminist Movements.
Increased Access to Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights (SRHR) And Bodily Autonomy
Enhanced Women Economic Justice And Rights
Strengthened Partnership And Institutional Capacity That Is Supported By A Good Governance Framework That Is Gender Inclusive And Sustainable
Duties And Responsibilities
The Internal Audit Advisor will be a critical member of the Program Team, reporting directly to the Director of Programs. The Internal Audit Advisor works across all program areas, including collaborating with finance and IT to ensure effective and efficient grantmaking processes. The Grants Officer will also serve as the system administrator for the Foundation’s grants management database and as the project lead for system migrations.
Other Duties and Responsibilities will include;

Ensure WiLDAF compliance with the standards and requirements of the public service, using the documentation and guidelines developed to assist in compliance with these standards.
Ensure WiLDAF compliance with the standards of financial accountability required of USAID Partners by the Controller & Auditor General of Tanzania.
Assess the risk and internal controls in operation across the Mission, and ensure that controls are appropriate and functioning properly.
Develop and deliver an annual work plan of internal audit as agreed with the Head of Mission and

Evaluation and Audit Unit.

Oversee the external audit process for WiLDAF
Provide advice and support on fraud prevention and management, including maintain an up-to-date fraud register
Provide advice to management on risk and monitoring of risk across WiLDAF including recommending updates to the risk register
Conduct periodic reviews of consular services to assess compliance with established protocol and policies
Participate when appropriate in an advisory capacity, at donor meetings and working groups
Become familiar with the development cooperation programme in Tanzania, the range of implementing partners and the management structures and support systems of WiLDAF to oversee implementation of the programme;
Through the agreed internal audit annual work plan, assess and report on compliance with DCAD’s Standard Approach to Grant Management, financial procedures and standards of oversight and management
Provide independent advice for due diligence processes/partner assessments and other risk issues within grant and partnership management and advise programme staff and management on relevant mitigating measures to be taken
Working closely with the National Coordinator, participate and advise on the follow up action on the assessment of partner capacity to meet the accounting and financial standards required for the utilization of funds.

Provide advice to program staff regarding audit reports received from grant partners and on follow-up on audit issues identified;
Alert the National Coordinator about any issues raised in external audits and recommend steps to be taken in response to these issues.
Advise the National Coordinator and Board of Coordinator on cases of fraud, or suspicion of fraud. Ensure response actions are in line with the Department’s Fraud Policy and, where necessary, support management to develop and oversee the implementation of investigations/forensic audit.
Participate in an advisory capacity on the planning of multi-donor financial arrangements to assure compliance with Irish Aid financial procedures and requirements; contribute, as required in financial oversight of multi-donor projects, including participation in working groups dealing with financial and related issues.

Participate in an advisory capacity in mission management and oversight meetings as required;
Contribute to staff capacity building including familiarizing staff with departmental systems and procedures as they relate to audit & risk management;
Provide strategic/input and advice on compliance, audit and risk matters across the work of the Embassy and work within teams to ensure that their related responsibilities are understood;
Provide support for other activities included in the WiLDAF Business Plans as requested
Communicate compliance, audit and risk requirements to all relevant internal and external stakeholders as required, ensuring that the material is user friendly.
Maintain links with other Missions to identify potential areas for collaboration, sharing the experiences of best practice with colleagues across the continent.
Participate in WiLDAF programme staff meetings and undertake delegated roles and responsibilities.
Report to line management as required.
Participate constructively in performance review processes.
Carry out any additional responsibilities that may be assigned by line management from time to time.

Education Other Skills Required

Qualified accountant with accounting qualification such as CPA/ACCA or CA, minimum of five years of post-qualification experience.
At least five years relevant experience in finance and /or audit, working with government, non-government r donor agencies or similar environment at senior level
Up to date knowledge of changes in international accounting and auditing standard
Proficiency in accounting and audit software packages and a high level of computer skills in Microsoft Office software, particularly Word, Excel spreadsheet, database, email
Proven financial management, risk management, advisory, planning and monitoring skills
Proven ability to collate an distill large amounts of information, summarizing finds to be used for management decisions and planning
Core Attributes and Skills:

Knowledge of grants and project management with specific knowledge of USAID and USG grant and contracting rules, policies and procedures
Knowledge and use of accounting software
Ability to train and mentor staff, partners and communities
Good analytical skills
Ability to study and quickly understand new operating environment and organizational systems
Good communication skills (written and oral)
Code of Conduct:

To uphold WiLDAF’s financial policies and procedures, staff code of conduct and values at all times during the course of your post with the organization. Acting as a role model in the course of your duties

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Method of Application

Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements are required to send their Cover letters and CVs to [email protected] .
People Living with Disabilities (PWDs) are highly encouraged to apply.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an assessment

Deadline for the application is 05th February, 2024

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