Feb 212017

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 05 Mar 2017

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: One year

The role

The Internal Control Manager is responsible for implementing, directing and overseeing the auditing and compliance programs. The Internal Control Manager supports senior management teams by evaluating adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk management and control systems. S/he will conduct and direct audits and ongoing reviews of organisation controls, operating procedures, and compliance with policies and regulations. The internal Control Manager will assess the soundness, effectiveness, and proper application of accounting and financial controls, compliance procedures and controls and timeliness of documentation generation. S/he will assess the adequacy and extent of programs designed to safeguard organisation assets. S/he will compile and issue reports detailing conclusions and providing recommendations for improvements. S/he will direct and appraise the activities of audit and compliance personnel. S/he will recommend employee training and modifications to procedures as needed. S/he will serve as a liaison for all external audit and regulatory agencies. S/he will be responsible for fraud management and prevention in DRC. S/he will be responsible for overseeing external and internal audits.

The post holder will be expected to build strong relationships across the organisation and ensure they are kept up-to-date with changes and events that have a significant impact on the risk profile of actual or potential programmes in the country.

Qualifications and experience

  • Qualified internal auditor or accountant
  • Good spoken and written French and English
  • Extensive experience in relevant operational areas (e.g. in programme/project management in an INGO context) and be willing to learn the appropriate audit skills
  • Be highly accurate, detail-orientated, and able to complete multiple projects, with conflicting priorities, on a timely basis
  • Excellent written communication ( report writing) skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and relationship building
  • Strong results-orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
  • Willingness to undertake high amount of travel within the DRC SCI field locations (40%) and work with minimum supervision under difficult conditions in some of the most underdeveloped, insecure and remote parts of DRC.
  • Strong cultural awareness and be able to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Demonstrate standards of ethics and integrity
  • Experience of risk-based auditing
  • Track record of leading a small team for specific short-term audit or other work assignments and delivering high quality timely results
  • Experience of evaluating systems and processes, identifying weaknesses and areas of improvements
  • Extensive experience in relevant operational areas (e.g. in programme/project management in an INGO context) and be willing to learn the appropriate audit skills
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s values
  • INGO experience or have worked in a commercial/public sector international organisation
  • Familiarity with grant requirements of major donors such as USAID, EC/ECHO, DfID and the UN
  • Good financial analysis aptitude
  • Experience of Agresso financial software or other ERP softwares
  • Experience of audit
  • Counter fraud experience
  • Ability to look at the bigger picture when assessing organisational performance and risk

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

Please apply in English or French using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ‘’

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