A Manager II, Global Assurance is needed in Conakry, Guinea

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Manager II, Global Assurance, Conakry, Guinea

Organization: ChildFund International

Country: Guinea

City: Conakry

Office: ChildFund International in Conakry, Guinea

Title: Auditor, Global Assurance Div/Dept: Finance/Assurance Location: ( Either in Guinea, The Gambia, Sierra Leone and Senegal) Reporting Relationship: Senior Auditor, Global Assurance



The Global Assurance (“Assurance”) function, in accordance with their approved charter, supports the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and the management of ChildFund International (“ChildFund”) by independently and objectively evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk management, control and oversight systems.


The Auditor, Global Assurance (“GAA”) shares with other members of the Global Assurance team the responsibility for the independent assurance function for West Africa (the “Region”) as assigned, depending on the GAAs location, language, and other appropriate criteria. For the assigned Region, the GAA will conduct and coordinate high quality Country Office (“CO”) and Local Partner (“LP”) audits, assist on investigations, carry-out other projects and act as an Assurance liaison for any of the Country Offices (“COs”) in the Region. They will also assist on reviews of any CO throughout ChildFund.



 Plan and conduct assigned LP Internal Control Audits (“ICAs”) and report the results in exit meetings and written reports. Ensure that results are input into the

 Department’s quality management system (“HQMS”), in accordance with established timelines.

 If LP Internal Control Audits must be outsourced to external auditors, coordinate and monitor the quality of the audits and ensure results are input into HQMS.

 Coordinate annual statutory LP financial statement audits with external auditors and the CO for the assigned Region.

 Verify LP progress and close corrective actions from LP ICAs by the agreed upon date.

Report on overdue corrective actions to Senior and/or Manager.

 Participate in CO reviews to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes and internal control systems and provide practical recommendations to address identified issues. Facilitate the development of management action plans and assess if they are appropriate and reasonable.

 Present findings from CO reviews orally at audit exit conferences and in written reports. Work with CO staff and management to test and close corrective actions from CO reviews in accordance with the timeframes originally given by CO management. Report on overdue corrective actions to the Directors.

 Conduct investigations in COs and LPs as assigned and overseen by the Technical Director. Investigations may include reviewing various documents and interviews of personnel at the CO, LPs and communities as necessary. Report results of investigations both orally and in writing.

 Conduct audits or special projects assigned and overseen by the Directors. Present findings orally and in writing. Work with CO or LP management to address concerns.

 Conduct audits or special projects requested by a CO, if assigned and overseen by the Directors. Present findings orally and in writing. Work with CO or LP management to address concerns.

 Document work performed on LP ICAs, CO reviews, Investigations and special projects to reflect work performed, type of testing and conclusions drawn. Exceptions must be flawlessly supported.

 Schedule and oversee the CO annual financial statement audit, if requested by the CO. 

 Facilitate training to COs on relevant compliance topics and ChildFund policies and procedures, as assigned by the Director.

 Proficiently use HQMS.

 Know and fully understand organization policies, procedures, and structures and provide guidance to CO management and staff accordingly.


 At least six years of experience in external or internal audits of INGOs.

 Moderately proficient spoken and written English skills and proficient in French.

 Technical expertise in evaluating systems and processes, identifying weaknesses and recommending areas for improvement.

 Ability to independently define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and present findings in concise oral and written reports in English.

 Highly accurate, detail-orientated, and able to complete multiple projects, with conflicting priorities, on a timely basis.

 Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiating and relationship building. A demonstrable ability to deliver difficult messages with tact and confidence and to acknowledge the auditees concerns.

 Willingness to travel domestically and internationally (40%) within developing countries, to include visits to remote project locations.

 Strong cultural awareness and the ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

 Demonstrated ethics, integrity and independence.

 Medium level proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


 Bachelor’s degree.

 Achievement of one or more of the following professional certifications and licenses, at a local level, is a plus: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor, or Certified information Systems Auditor.

ChildFund International is committed to safeguarding the interests, rights, and well-being of children with whom it is in contact and to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for children.

ChildFund creates a culture where diversity of people, thought and experience is celebrated, and everyone is seen and welcomed equally.


Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position

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