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Monday, 5 March 2018

Internal Audit Assistant

Posted By on Monday, March 05, 2018

The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania,) to apply for the following short term position tenable at East African Community-Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania.


Reports to:                            Principal Internal Auditor

Organ/Institution:               East African Community Secretariat

Station:                                  EAC Headquarters – Arusha, Tanzania

Main Purpose of the Job:
To assist in conducting independent risk-based internal audits of the EAC Organs and Institutions projects and programmes so as to identify any weaknesses and in consultation with the auditor-in-charge propose recommendations for improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carry out audit procedures for any segment of an audit under supervision from the auditor-in-charge.
  • Document properly the work performed and drawing conclusions based on the objective of carrying out the work.
  • Maintain current and permanent audit files.
  • Gathering information in establishing risk-based audit programs of the assigned department or functional area in the required timeline
  • Conduct audit testing of specified area and identify reportable issues and dimension of risk
  • Determine compliance with policies and procedures.
  • To assist preparation of the draft audit reports.
  • Prepare and facilitate the meetings of the Audit and Risks Committee
  • Gather and compile the data on the implementation of the recommendations of the Audit reports .
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Internal Audit or the deputy,

Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Possess a first degree in accounting or related discipline from a recognized university
  • Minimum five (5) years audit or accounting experience with knowledge in accounting principles, audit techniques, Internal Auditing standards.
  • Skills and Competencies :
  • Knowledge and experience in using any of the accounting packages;
  • Advanced skills in using MS Office packages (Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written and presentation);
  • Advanced level of organization and planning skills;
  • Excellent analytical and numerical, and investigative skills;
  • Conditions of employment:
  • The above positions are tenable for a contract of six months and offer attractive salary and fringe benefits including medical scheme and insurance cover.

Education Qualifications:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.

Relevant Working Experience:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Equal Opportunity:
The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned positions are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth. Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 16th March 2018.

Please note:

You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

The Secretary General
East African Community
P.O.Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
Website :

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