INTERNAL AUDITOR- HQ
-based in The Hague, Netherlands
Closing date: 21 August 2021
Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organization (INSO) is an international charity that supports humanitarian aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services, including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety-related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and training.
INSO services help NGOs with their day-to-day risk management responsibilities and improve their overall situational awareness to support evidence-based humanitarian access decisions.
INSO provides daily support to over 1000 NGOs operating in 14 of the world’s most insecure countries and has earned a strong reputation for its performance, principles and professionalism.
As of April 2019, INSO is registered as a charity in the Netherlands with its global headquarters based in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice.
We are now seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join our HQ Internal Audit department as Internal Auditor. The post offers an exciting opportunity to support the safety of the humanitarian community and to use your internal audit and compliance skills and experience in helping INSO deliver its valuable mission. The post is based in the Hague, Netherlands with frequent travel to field sites (>50% of work time). There is also the possibility that this position can be based remotely.
The Internal Auditor will lead or be part of teams delivering audits, reviews, investigations and other work assigned to them to meet agreed professional standards and stakeholder expectations, on time and within budget. They will be expected to produce high quality, value-adding audit reports that are clear, concise, timely and solutions-driven. They will also be expected to maintain strong relationships across the organization, ensuring that they keep up-to-date with changes and events that have a significant impact on the risk profile of your actual or potential assignments. Internal Auditor must prove high standards of professional and social ethics and must accept full responsibility as the in-charge experienced auditor for global engagements of varying size and complexity to include providing support for planning for the various phases of the audit work, carrying out the work as delegated by the Director of Internal Audit, provide a summary of audit findings, risks and recommendations.
The Internal Auditor will also be expected to contribute to the development and implementation of the IA improvements plan.
The Internal Audit function supports the Executive Director, Trustees and management of the organisation by evaluating adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk management and control systems.
All internal auditor staff are expected to:
* Travel and deliver audits across the whole programming portfolio, including fragile states, unless travel is restricted by the organization. The annual timetable of audits is generally one every 2-3 weeks.
* Work to the annual timetable for audits. By this we mean that you may be required to work on a festival or bank holiday.
* Lead, plan, conduct, report and follow up assignments from the audit plan on time, to a high standard and within budget; all audits will be conducted with the support of DIA and some of these assignments will require the post holder to assume the lead role
* Work with the Director of Internal Audit (DIA) as required, with regards to audit assignments and Internal Audit improvement plans
* Lead specific organizational projects as assigned
* Ensure that relationships with all ‘clients’ remain strong, through effective networking and delivery of first-class results
* Deliver workshops and presentations as required
* Contribute to systems development work within International NGO Safety Organization (INSO), providing independent advice regarding appropriate levels of internal control and facilitating the effective management of risk within the organization
* Provide input to the preparation of operational and strategic audit plans, and into the future shape and direction of internal audit department
* Respond to queries raised by management, providing prompt and professional advice as appropriate
* Perform the broadest range of auditing issues from start to finish (planning to completion)
* Supports larger and complex engagements, potentially one or more assignments simultaneously
* Perform digital data analytics, Collaboration, Trend analysis as a means to arrive at audit evidence to support audit findings and recommendations
* Evaluate the CO internal controls using auditees Risk Registers, internal control documents, policies etc.
* Provide input to the audit program outlining the extent of sampling required and schedule of engagements.
* Active engagement with senior management staff within planned COs in order to gain a good understanding of their operations and ensure the efficient execution of the audit
* Ensure complete and timely engagement wrap-up to include preparation of audit or advisory reports
* Follow up evidence of implementation of audit findings as per auditee audit implementation plan to ensure audit matters arising are fully resolved
* Carry out special reviews and investigations when required as approved by Director of Internal Audit
* Maintain an audit presence and history of audits per country /grant as needed based on available resources.
* Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling International NGO Safety Organization (INSO) legal and ethical behavior standards.
* Build and maintain effective relationships, with HQ & CO teams, colleagues, and external auditors
The minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position are:
* Bachelor’s degree in Audit, Accounting, Finance or related field.
* Fully or Partly qualified with any of the following professional certifications (ACCA, CPA, CIA, CISA, ACFE).
* Bi-lingual English and French; other language is a plus
* Maintain a current knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices as always considered
* Perform all assigned audit duties in a manner that reflects the highest professional standards and complies with the guidelines of the Institute of Internal Auditors.
* Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
* Must be able to effectively work with new and changing situations including new regulations; where there may not always be a readily apparent solution
Additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position are:
* Four plus years of audit experience in NGO internal audit experience is necessary.
* Demonstrable knowledge of common humanitarian donor regulations (ECHO, DFID, USAID, SDC etc)
* Proven experience in Risk Based Auditing
* Exposure to various accounting systems especially sun system
* Well-travelled and experience in dealing with cross cultures
* Good fraud investigation skills
Knowledge of INSO is an added advantage. The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally more than 50% of the time.
This role involves working in a virtual /geographically dispersed / multi-cultural team. Candidates must possess good analytical, interpersonal, time management, research, and communications skills.
INSO’s Safeguarding Policy
INSO is fully committed to safe recruitment, selection and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees and volunteers and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process. As such, the following safe recruitment practices will be applied:
* All offers of employment will be conditional on receiving at least two satisfactory professional references.
* INSO will ask candidates about significant gaps in employment history or frequent changes of employer and address.
* All essential qualifications and relevant professional accreditations and memberships will be verified.
* The successful candidate will be required to provide a valid proof of identity (passport, ID card).
* All new hires will receive an orientation in INSO’s safeguarding policy and procedures and associated documents (Code of Conduct, Whistleblowing etc.).
* All new hires will be required to sign and abide by the Code of Conduct as a condition of employment.
Terms & Conditions
Fixed-term (renewable) full-time contract based in The Hague, Netherlands, €5,500 per month, 8% vacation pay (vakentiegeld), 2.5 days annual leave per month. This post is eligible for Highly Skilled Migrant visa sponsorship and relocation allowance. There is also the possibility that this position can be based remotely.
How to Apply:
Interested persons are requested to send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org and ensure to reference ‘Internal Auditor’ in the subject line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Cover letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (1-page maximum).
Up to date CV (5-page maximum).
Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB.