Job Description

Department Of Education

Designation : CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR (Code- EDU23-00217)

Job Description / Responsibilities:


1.1. Responsible for the preparation and implementation of the annual audit program by adhering as closely as possible to planned audit tasks to be carried out by the teams for the year and advise the Secretary where problems arise.

1.2. Accountable to the Secretary for Education for the proactive development, maintenance, and updating of all NDOE internal audit plans and strategies.

1.3. Advise the Secretary on deficiencies and/or methods of improvement in audit practices and assist in the up-to-date maintenance of the Department Audit Manual.

1.4. Oversees the "Request for Special Investigation from NDOE authorities; Carry out and/or assist in the carrying out of special audit investigations as directed from Secretary’s office.

1.5. Responsible for the preparation of all internal audit reports and recommendations compiled from NDOE divisions, Provincial Education Offices, and education institutions (schools).

1.6. Oversee in the carrying out on-the-job training of junior staff.

1.7. Advise subordinates on all changes to procedures, legislation, etc., and in particular;

1.8. Assist team members in planning individual audits.

1.9. Ensure follow-up checks are made on remedial action required.

1.10. Ensure all drafts are in the required format and check before forwarding to Senior Audit Inspector.

1.11. Oversee the development of Annual Management Plan (AMP) and ensure submission to the budget branch on a timely manner.

1.12. Participate in the Senior Staff Meeting (SSM) and Deputy Secretary’s sanctioned meetings when required.

1.13. Incorporate Gender Equity and Social Inclusion principles and values of honesty, accountability, respect, wisdom, and responsibility in programs, activities, and initiatives to foster positive work ethics.


2.1. Qualifications

2.1.1. Master’s Degree in Accounting, Commerce, Business Studies, or Business Administration.

2.1.2. Doctorate qualification in a related field is desirable.

2.2. Knowledge

2.2.1. Audit policies, guidelines, and General Orders & Instructions.

2.3. Skills

2.3.1. Accounting/Auditing

2.3.2. Effective Communications

2.3.3. Computer Literate

2.3.4. Report Writing

2.3.5. Investigative

2.4. Work Experience

2.4.1. Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in government accounting and auditing functions.

Job Type:

Full Time

Language Requirements:


Salary(per annum):

K69,996 – K85,550

Job Location: