Internal Audit Advisor

Closing Date: 27 October 2021

Category: Finance & Business Support

The Organisation
The Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has a mandate to assist all Solomon Islanders to develop as individuals and obtain the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to earn a living and live in harmony with others and their environment. MEHRD’s vision is to deliver quality education for everyone in Solomon Islands. The Ministry envisages a united and progressive society in which all can live in peace and harmony with fair and equitable opportunities for a better life and strives to provide an efficiently managed education and training system that is responsive to Solomon Islanders.
The Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development’s goals are to achieve equitable access to education for all people in the Solomon Islands; improve the quality of education in the Solomon Islands; and manage and monitor resources efficiently and effectively.
The Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development’s Internal Audit Division (IAD) is seeking support to implement the annual internal audit plan.

The Assignment
An Internal Auditor is sought to assist the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development’s Internal Audit Division staff to put in place processes and controls, including facilitating a good working relationship with Ministry of Finance Internal Audit Division. This is to ensure effective risk management controls and governance processes are in place and implemented.
The paramount focus of the Internal Audit Division is to give assurance to management that internal controls exist and are operating in compliance with Solomon Island Government’s policies and procedures as stipulated in the Financial Instructions and other relevant legislation, particularly the proposed Education Bill.
The volunteer will also support with ensuring the Internal Audit Division is well resourced to conduct risk-based auditing according to international standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
By the end of this assignment, the Internal Audit Division will be equipped to play a lead role in conducting high quality audits and investigations.
The Volunteer
We are seeking a volunteer who has:
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and professional membership of a recognised professional body appropriate to auditors – such as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).
  • Significant and demonstrable accounting and internal audit skills.
  • Performance at a senior management/leadership level with experience assessing organisational needs and creating practical solutions in the development context of Solomon Islands.
  • Experience in developing, promoting, and implementing education and training programs and activities in risk-based approach to auditing, investigations in public sector.
  • Experience working on international development programs in Solomon Islands or in the Melanesian/Pacific Islands context, demonstrating cross cultural skills including the ability to build effective relationships with different stakeholder groups.
  • Excellent report writing and proficiency in the use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrable experience in the use of electronic working papers such as TeamMate.
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E-volunteers will receive a monthly honorarium to help cover the costs associated with undertaking the assignment.

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Work remotely from anywhere in NZ
  • Part time, flexible hours
  • Use your extensive auditing experience to make positive impacts