Member of the Audit and Risk Committee at Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR)

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Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

REF: KNCHR/ADM/ ACM /01/2022

Purpose of the Job:

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The purpose of the Committee is to assist the Kenyan National Commission on Human Rights to fulfil its oversight responsibilities in respect to financial and governance reporting, process and systems internal control, risk management, internal audit, and monitoring compliance with policy, laws, regulations and the code of conduct.

Terms of Appointment:

  • The member shall serve on a part-time basis for a period of three (3) years and may be eligible for re-appointment for a further one term only, subject to satisfactory performance.
  • The member will be entitled to allowances as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) from time to time.
  • The Audit and Risk Committee meets at least four times annually, and may from time to time meet on special notice.

Requirements for Appointment:

For appointment to this position, an applicant must;

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a university recognized in the Republic of Kenya.
  • Served in Senior Management level for at least 10 years or Board with proven experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in matters relating to any of the following fields; Governance, Public Administration, Law, Human Rights, Finance, or any   other relevant discipline.
  • A member in good standing of a professional body including ICPAK, IIA, ICSK, LSK, among others.
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
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Duties and responsibilities to this position include:

  • Review the annual financial statements, and consider whether they are complete, consistent with information known to committee members, and reflect appropriate accounting principles.
  • Consider the effectiveness of the National Commission’s internal control system, including information technology security and controls.
  • Review the effectiveness of the internal audit function
  • Review the Commission’s Risk Management Policy and Framework
  • Assess the effectiveness of the audit process
  • Review the work performed by the Commission and its committees
  • Review the effectiveness of the system for monitoring compliance with laws, regulations and follow-up of any instances of non-compliance.
  • Review the Commission’s arrangements for whistle blowing.
  • Facilitate adequate disposal of all Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recommendations.
  • Any other function as outlined in the Audit & Risk Committee Charter.

Interested candidates who meet the requirements should submit their application to or manually through the post office or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees, to reach the Commission by 1st July, 2022 to:

The Chairperson

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights

Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor

P. O. Box 74359 – 00200


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