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Internal Audit Officer

 I.        Mission of the Department :

WWF-Kenya’s Internal Audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting unit that works with management to improve WWF’s operations. It helps WWF accomplish its important conservation objectives by evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes through planning, designing and implementing internal audit and compliance reviews for WWF-Kenya.

II.        Major Functions:

This position will be responsible for supporting the Audit, Risk and Compliance Manager in carrying out specific audit exercises both on a continuous or periodic basis. This will mainly involve regular reviews of the operational processes and related financial records and transactions to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance with related policies, standards, guidelines, procedures and statutory requirements while also addressing efficiency, economy and effectiveness.

  1. Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Perform financial, operational and compliance audits in accordance with best practice audit techniques.
  2. Plan and execute project audits to assess controls, operational efficiencies and compliance with the relevant legislation and regulatory requirements; WWF network standards; donor requirements; and internal policies and procedures.
  3. Document results of audit testing; develop recommendations and draft audit reports based on audit testing.
  4. Conduct follow-up reviews of financial, operational, regulatory compliance or donor requirement deficiencies noted during audits and report on implementation status.
  5. Assist in the investigation of irregularities.
  6. Continuously develop knowledge with regard to the external risks impacting on the work of WWF-Kenya’s operating environment and audit best practice.
  7. Assist the audit manager in the development of audit work plans and risk identification process.

IV.     Profile:

          Required Qualifications

  • University degree in a business related field.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in internal auditing in a medium to large organisation.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), ACCA, or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is required. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) will be an added advantage.

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Required Skills and Competencies

  • Technical skills to effectively perform audit activities.
  • A firm understanding of internal auditing standards and hands on experience with internal auditing.
  • Proficiency in computer aided audit techniques.
  • Ability to understand and document workflows and business processes.
  • Ability to identify solutions that effectively address control needs.
  • Demonstrated experience in analysing and resolving complex risk management and internal control issues involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting internal audit
  • Demonstrable ability and experience in providing and communicating internal audit recommendations at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to handle potentially difficult situations in a professional, tactful and confidential manner.
  • Excellent Report writing skills.
  • Ability to manage self and meet tight deadlines.
  • People management skills.
  • High level of integrity.​
  • Able to demonstrate the core values of WWF-Kenya: Credible, Responsive, Innovative, Determined, Inspiring, Collaborative.

V.     Working Relationships:

Internal –Interacts with the WWF-Kenya Management, Heads of Departments and all staff at all levels in all locations.

External – Interacts with third party internal audit resource providers and WWF Network Internal Auditors, regulatory bodies and other conservation agencies.
This job description covers the main tasks. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to organizational needs.

HOW TO APPLY?

Please apply with your CV and cover letter as one file with the Job Title of Position applied for on the subject line to: hresource@wwfkenya.org to be received no later than 29th December 2021. We will not accept applications without a CV and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Marine Project Assistant

Reports to: Marine Programme Officer
Supervises: Interns
Career Level: TBA
Location: Ukunda, Kwale


Roles and responsibilities:
Programmes Development and Implementation

  • Assists in Implementing sustainable fisheries, species conservation, and livelihoods initiatives for fishers in the Coastal Kenya Programme (CKP).
  • Assists in Providing regular capacity building, environmental education, awareness and mentoring sessions to various community groups, volunteers and pupils in CKP.
  • Prepares and presents technical reports on the progress of implementation of conservation project activities in line with WWF reporting schedule.
  • Assists in developing communication materials to project work to relevant stakeholders and platforms.
  • With M & E officer, assists in developing formats and checklists for participatory monitoring at all levels of the programme; design a template for database management (indicator, baseline data and targets).
  • Ensures prudent management and safety of conservation assets and resources in their custody;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Resource Management

  • Assist in Implementing approved marine project budgets in line with the WWF Kenya project implementation policies and guidelines.
  • Ensure prudent management and safety of assets and resources in designated areas.
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Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in natural resource management, environmental science, marine science, aquatic ecology, biology of conservation, or related field. Other additional professional trainings in related fields will be an added advantage.
  • 3 years of experience in integrated coastal and marine conservation, fisheries management, implementation of sustainable fisheries and livelihoods improvement initiatives.
  • Desired- experience on working with BMUs and other marine & coast based CSOs, willingness to work in the field in the hot coastal weather and willingness to work and travel in the sea.

Key skills & competencies

  • Knowledgeable in contemporary issues in Marine sector.
  • Problem solving and conflict management skills
  • Technical report writing and proposal development skills.
  • Organizational and communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to network and to develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels.

 
Working Relationships
 
Internal: Interacts with WWF-Kenya Senior Management, Programme Managers and all WWF-Kenya staff
 
External: Interacts with Civil Society Organizations, the private sector and other Conservation Agencies.
 
HOW TO APPLY?
 
Please apply with your CV and cover letter as one file with the Job Title of Position applied for on the subject line to: hresource@wwfkenya.org to be received no later than 24th December 2021. We will not accept applications without a CV and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

IT Intern

Major Function: Under the supervision of the IT Coordinator, the IT Intern will assist in the IT support function of WWF Kenya and any other office hosted by WWF Kenya. 

Specific Duties:

  • Supports IT department in troubleshooting and assisting users in use of systems.
  • Installing, configuring and maintaining Desktops, laptops, file and print servers with the required software’s for the day to day running of the organization.
  • Troubleshooting network connections and liaising with internet service providers with the intention of ensuring continuous and reliable internet connections.
  • Assist all staff members in the setup of meeting rooms to ensure they can easily project their presentations and virtual meetings.
  • Virtual meetings set up and supported to ensure that staff members can virtually meet seamlessly.
  • Maintenance of networking devices such as routers, access points, firewalls and switches and networking them.
  • Installation of data backup systems to all client’s laptops and monitor backup to ensure that critical documents are backed up.
  • Install and monitor Sophos antivirus to ensure virus threats are detected and neutralized.
  • Any other duties assigned by the IT Coordinator.

 I.     Profile

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, I.T or any other related field;
  • 1-year experience in a busy IT environment;
  • An outgoing personality and a self-starter;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work in teams in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to analyze, set priorities and complete tasks with minimum supervision to strict deadlines; 
  • Must have initiative and a flexible, friendly and cooperative personality;
  • Excellent computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft and CISCO networking environment and servers.
  • Excellent knowledge of Virtual meeting platforms including zoom, teams and skype

HOW TO APPLY?
Please apply with your CV and cover letter as one file with the Job Title of Position applied for on the subject line to: hresource@wwfkenya.org to be received no later than 24th December 2021. We will not accept applications without a CV and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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