Deputy Director, Internal Audit at Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)

Massive Recruitment at KNEC November 2023, Deputy Director, Internal Audit, Information Communication and Technology Officer Officer Job in Kenya

Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

  • Initiating the review of the Internal Audit policy documents to conform with the prevailing professional standards and regulations;
  • Ensuring that audit activities are carried out as per the professional guidelines and audit policies;
  • Initiating development of new initiatives aimed at improving internal audit
  • Operational efficiencies and managing the risk-based annual audit work plans to cover all activities of the Council.
  • Co-ordinating the review of audit programs to ensure that they test the relevant internal controls and are in compliance with the international auditing standards;
  • Interacting with senior management to ensure their involvement in agreeing with the audit recommendations for areas of high risk;
  • Examining and evaluating the adequacy, effectiveness and reliability of the
  • Council’s financial and operating systems;
  • Coordinating and ensuring quality control of the audit activities to ensure that the audit objectives are met and that the audit professional standards are maintained at all times;
  • Coordinating and conducting audits (where necessary) and hold all entry and exit audit meetings/sessions of each audit assignment with the auditees;
  • Evaluating the risk management processes and giving reasonable assurance to the management and the Council that all key business risks are being mitigated to acceptable levels.
  • Coordinating audit efforts with the external auditors to avoid duplication;
  • Preparing audit findings, recommendations and management comments and present to the management and audit committee quarterly.
  • Designing a follow-up mechanism on all audits done to ensure that the agreed audit recommendations are implemented within the given timeframe.
  • Managing the audit team performance through performance planning, coaching, mentoring and appraisals.
  • Managing the training of the audit team to ensure they develop the skills and competencies required for professional career progression.
  • Nurturing the team-building spirit among the auditors and implementing succession planning in the department.

Person Specifications
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • At least twelve (12) years cumulative relevant work experience, five (5) of which should have served at management level;
  • Masters’ Degree in any of the following: Auditing, Business Administration majoring in Finance or Accounting or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Business Management (Accounting Option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK);
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA);
  • Demonstrated merit in work performance;
  • Proficiency in computer application;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution for successful applicants.

Key Competencies, skills and attitudes

  • Integrity;
  • Strategic thinking;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Communication and reporting skills;
  • Managerial skills and ability to lead teams;
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills;
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Team player; and
  • Self-motivated

Method of Application


Interested and suitably qualified candidates should fill and submit the Application for Employment Form KNEC 2A – (External applicants) and Application for Employment Form KNEC 2B – (Internal applicants), an application letter, accompanied by certified copies of academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of daytime telephone contact, e-mail address, current remuneration (enclose copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of three referees, on or before 21st November, 2023 to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya National Examinations Council
New Mitihani House, South C
P.O Box 73598-00200


  • The Council will only contact the shortlisted candidates and canvassing will result in automatic disqualification;
  • Successful applicants offered employment will be required to submit clearance under Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • KNEC Grade 2 and Grade 3 positions are on 5 year contract terms of service and renewal is subject to performance;
  • KNEC is an Equal opportunity Employer and People Living with Disability, and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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