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Monday, 12 January 2015

Chief Internal Auditor

Posted By on Monday, January 12, 2015

Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) would like to recruit a suitable and qualified Chief Internal Auditor:

Brief details of the prime responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer s/he, the Chief Internal Auditor shall be responsible for managing the Internal Audit Unit and other related activities as may be delegated to him or her from time to time by the Chief Executive Officer or the Board Audit Committee of Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD).

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • The Chief internal auditor is responsible for implementing measures to monitor the effectiveness of the unit in compliance with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. S/he provides an independent, objective assurance and consulting service to management, with the principal aims of evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes; and makes recommendations on increasing and changing operational efficiency directed towards the bank's goal congruence. Other responsibilities will include;
  • Direct, guide and oversee the development of the annual audit plan in order to ensure adequate coverage of strategic and operational business risks consistent with the organizational goals and objectives.
  • Provide direction to the Internal Audit team to ensure adequate coverage against the plan, to ensure efficient and effective utilization of departmental resources. Guide the internal audit staff in conducting interviews, reviewing documents, developing and administering surveys, composing summary memos, and preparing working papers which provide credible evidence of work done and ensure that reviews are executed in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and any other applicable laws of Rwanda.
  • Direct the overall performance of audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, and reviewing and analyzing evidence to generate audit reports that add value to bank's business operations.
  • Direct and manage audit staff in the planning, organizing, directing and monitoring of internal audit operations, including assisting in hiring, training and evaluating staff.
  • Champion the development of quarterly holistic internal audit reports to management with observations, risk implications and recommendations on the extent and nature of the effectiveness and adequacy of risk management, control mechanisms, and governance processes and.
  • Spearhead the liaison of the internal unit with the external auditors to enhance the level, efficiency and effectiveness of their service delivery.


  • A degree from accredited university preferably in Commerce, Economics, Banking, Finance or Business Administration.
  • Professional certification such as CIA, ACCA or CPA or equivalent is essential.
  • Masters degree in any of the above or related field will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 6 years relevant work experience including at least 3 years of recent internal audit experience at a senior management level reporting to an Audit Committee or Board of Directors gained preferably in a financial services institution or an accredited audit or consulting practice;
  • Successful completion of the CISA or QICA information systems audit certification exams will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting and auditing is essential, as well as ability to use the Microsoft packages.
  • Knowledge of contemporary professional developments, and ability to apply them to provide strategic direction and vision to the function.
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and communication abilities. Ability to quickly synthesize vast amounts of information into coherent and communicable data is critical and highly required.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality and act as a business consultant to operational and executive management coupled with high level of integrity, objectivity and should be result oriented.
  • Ability to provide ongoing training, coaching and supervision to internal audit staff.
  • Ability to work independently with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgment coupled with absolute team spirit.

All Interested applicants should address their applications accompanied by copies of relevant educational/professional certificates and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CVs) in hard or soft copies not later than January 20th 2015 at 03:00 PM at BRD Head Office in the Human Resources Office. Scanned copies (Strictly in PDF) should be sent to or

The Chief Executive Officer,
Development Bank of Rwanda,
P.O. Box 1341,
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