Advisor for External Audit
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Advisor for External Audit

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Advisor for External Audit

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GIZ is looking to fill the position of an Advisor for External Audit in the Good Financial Governance Programme (GFG).

Duty station: Dodoma

Fixed term contract

A. Responsibilities

The Advisor is responsible for

  • managing support to the partner institution i.e the National Audit Office of Tanzania (NAOT) in the context of GIZ’s Good Financial Governance Programme (GFG)
  • in collaboration with the GIZ Senior Technical Advisor provide professional advisory services to institutional development programme initiatives and cooperate with a broad range of target groups within and outside NAOT
  • facilitating innovation, knowledge management and capacity building in both core and support functions of NAOT
  • assisting with analysis of complex technical processes on External Audit to facilitate adherence to International Audit Standards regarding Supreme Audit Instutions
  • proactively facilitate capacity building for NAOT staff and Oversight Committees of Parliament
  • applying of principles, concepts, practices and standards in the area of Public Financial Management (PFM), Risk Management, Systems and Control.

B. Tasks

1. Advising the partner institution

The Advisor

  • assists and monitors the development and implementation of programme plans and activities in close consultation with counterparts
  • contributes to preparing and implementing the coordination process, joint programme activities and work at the regional level
  • deals with the design, preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues connected with the programme’s area of activity
  • develops and organises quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives
  • contributes to achieving the objectives of GIZ’s Good Financial Governance Programme (GFG) in the Field of Action on External Audit.
  • provides technical in-depth advice on External Audit processes for NAOT, primarily as regards Compliance and Financial Audit using electronic working documentation programmes such as TeamMate.
  • facilitate that high-quality management and professional practices are well established and applied in the Tanzanian Supreme Audit Institution
  • promotes norms, standards and best practices of External Auditing in the Public Sector in accordance with international standards
  • assists NAOT in developing performance measures to monitor the effectiveness of External Audit processes and results
  • assists in strengthening dialogue with the Legislative and Executive Branches of Government so as to promote a common understanding of the role and need for independence of the Supreme Audit Institution (SAI) of Tanzania in exercising accountability in the public sector
  • facilitates in cooperation with NAOT staff ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
  • facilitates in formulating need based Terms of Reference (ToR) for and hiring of consultants to implement development activities
  • prepares appropriate inputs for various programme report

2. Networking and cooperation

The Advisor

  • supports cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, assists with Public Relations (PR) work and cooperates with local communities, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the programme environment and with other programmes to improve and maintain good working relationships
  • communicates local interests and efforts, forwards these and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the programme

3. Knowledge management

The Advisor

  • ensures knowledge transfer to programme information
  • develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
  • draws up reports and presentation documents
  • prepares appropriate input for various programme reports including annual reports, and contributes to the other reports required by the programme manager and GIZ Head Office
  • assists with research activities and studies on political issues which benefit joint programmes.

4. Coordination tasks

The Advisor

  • assists with general programme planning and develops programme concepts including preparation, organisation and moderation of planning exercises and their implementation, management, monitoring, quality management, evaluation, communication and documentation
  • coordinates relevant programme activities at local level in consultation with the manager and in cooperation with the partners, both as regards implementation and preparing organisational aspects
  • compiles the relevant information for joint activities and assignments
  • handles order management on behalf of GIZ (e.g. offer preparation, impact monitoring, programme progress review, reporting)

5. Other duties/additional tasks

The Advisor

  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of management
  • is working on cross cutting topics for the overall programme (e.g. Gender, impact monitoring)

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience

Qualifications

  • A University Degree in a relevant discipline such as economics, finance, accounting, business administration or public administration.
  • Professional Certifications such ajira as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Professional experience

  • At least 5 years of recent and relevant experience in Public Sector Auditing.
  • Preferably, experience from working with or in a Supreme Audit Institution
  • Working experience from Performance Audit would be an added value
  • Skills and experience in executing control design assessments, identifying and mapping key risks, controls and gaps
  • Experience and knowledge in creating, maintaining and interpreting technology policies, standards and procedures, and understanding their impact across organizations

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • in-depth knowledge of the (political) environment, administrative structures and procedures
  • profound knowledge of complex public sector reform processes and their challenges/dynamics
  • fluent written and oral knowledge of English and Swahili
  • willingness to frequent travels as required
  • excellent team, communication and reporting skills including the application of basic IT tools (e.g. MS Office 365)

Applications:

Interested candidates are requested to send their letter of application together with the CV and academic certificates by email to hr.giz-tanzania@giz.de

Please use the subject line ‘Advisor External Audit’

Closing date for submission: 17.05.2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

GIZ Tanzania is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their gender, origin, religion/belief, disability or any other minority group.

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  • Location: Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Job Title: Advisor for External Audit
  • Application Deadline: 2021-05-17
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