Internal Auditor

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Established in 1949, SOS Children's Villages International is non-governmental organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children. SOS Children's Villages International is an umbrella organization that provides support and guidance to SOS member associations in over 135 countries worldwide. Our vision is that every child belongs to a family arid grows with love, respect and security.





(Job Ref: SOS CV RWANDA 11/2019)

Position:                                 Internal Auditor

Type of contract:                   Permanent

Working location:                 Kigali/ National Office

Supervisor:                             National Director

Responsible to:                      Board of Directors

Context of the position:

SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda is an independent, non-governmental social development organization. The Organization supports vulnerable children and young people in four locations of Kigali, Gicumbi, Kayonza, and Nyamagabe. SOS Rwanda applies a one program approach in its education, family strengthening, health and community development programs, that support a holistic approach in the interest of the child. In this regard, SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda seeks to recruit an Internal Auditor.

Job summary:

The Internal Auditor will assist management in reviewing, documenting and establishing effective accounting and operational controls over the Organization’s administrative and programmatic activities in the National office and all facilities within SOS CVs Rwanda, and as well as supervising the examination, investigation and review of records, reports, financial statements and management practices to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, donor requirements and Organization’s Standard Operating Procedures

Main clients:

  • Board of Directors
  • National Director
  • ESAF/Regional Internal Audit
  • Heads of Departments at the National Office
  • Villages Directors
  • Locations Accountants
  • Projects coordinators/Projects Officers
  • National Office Accountants

Key performance areas and main responsibilities: 

  • Following the SOS-Kinderdorf International auditing policy and procedure guidelines and accepted auditing standards, prepares and submits SOS-CVE auditing policies and procedures for the approval of SOS-CVE Management.
  • As per the auditing policies and procedures of SOS-CVE, carries out planned auditing activities in the various functions and projects of SOS-CVE to ensure adherence to policies, regulations and procedures in the execution of respective tasks including employment, promotion, transfer, etc. of personnel, concluding of contracts, purchases, accounting practices, etc.
  • Ensures development of an effective audit program incorporating best practice and policy ensuing a clear concept and guideline for effective implementation.
  • Ensures quality audit report containing observation, impact, and recommendation in time
  • Conducts comprehensive investigations based on the organizational requirements, find out genuine facts and prepare quality and timely reports containing observations and recommendations.
  • Implements the annual audit plan: collect, analyze and document results of audit investigations as well as communicate observations and recommendations to senior management for appropriate improvements to program, financial and information technology processes.
  • Performs follow-up on recommendations to improve/enhance the internal control environment.
  • Keeps management informed of emerging trends and successful practices in internal auditing.
  • Maintains and file concise, up-to-date records of audit plans, findings, work papers, reports and other supporting documentation for all related reviews performed.
  • Assists in the identification and management of financial and legal risks so as to minimize or eliminate those risks within the organization.

 Technical Qualifications and personal skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. MBA, a plus.
  • CPA or equivalent or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification required.
  • At least five years of related work experience with a not-for-profit organization
  • Analytical thinking
  • Sound judgment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and training ability
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency in Excel, Peachtree, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work with various administrative and program levels in the organization.
  • Strong organizational and research skills with a thorough understanding of accounting principles, audit standards, procedures and techniques
  • Willingness and ability to travel.

 Note: This job description outlines only the general scope of activity and the basic tasks and responsibilities associated with his/her position. It may be supplemented with a more detailed definition of tasks, responsibilities, and work-plan and is subject to change at the discretion of the direct superior.

 How to Apply:

 If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your detailed application (including application letter, CV and copies of education qualification) and an employment application form well filled in.  (Available at the National Office).

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 All applications should be submitted not later than 17th December 2019 at the latest by 17h00 to with a copy to Late applications will not be accepted.


Kigali, on 18 November 2019.




National Director