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CARE is a non-governmental, non-political, non-profit, non-partisan and non-sectarian humanitarian organization, extending its relief and development assistance to those in need. CARE, as an International Confederation of 13 member organizations is one of the world’s largest private humanitarian organizations working in more than 90 plus, countries committed to helping communities in the developing world achieve lasting victories over poverty.

Job Description:

  1. Summary of Key Functions:  

Internal Audit Specialist is responsible for helping internal audit Manager in providing independent, objective assurance and consulting activities designed to add value and improve the operations of CARE International in Afghanistan. S/He helps CARE Afghanistan accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes under the supervision and with support of Internal Audit Manager. S/He has to conduct independent appraisals and address reports, which consist of findings, identified weaknesses, recommendations for off-setting or eliminating those weaknesses to the Country Director to ensure that appropriate action is taken. His/her role will contribute to strengthen following key areas:

    1. Effectiveness and efficiencies of the operation.
    2. Compliances with rules and regulations
    3. Reliable financial reports and management
    4. Safeguarding of CARE’s Assets and property
  1. Key relations:  Internal Audit Department, Provincial offices, other department heads, External Auditors, Donors and Government if required.
  2. Duty Locations:  Kabul Main office and should have regular visits to country sub offices and its partners when required.
  3. Key Results Expected 
    1. Maintaining knowledge of laws and regulations, keeping abreast of changes.
    2. Review of contracts and agreements with Donors, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders and prevent illegal financial actions.
    3. Assist Audit Manager in identifying weakness of current control process and recommend enhancements to ensure fraud prevention.
    4. Conduct fraud investigations whenever required and prepare investigations report under supervision of Audit Manager.
    5. Make audit reports for each audit assignment for the review of Audit Manager.
    6. Assist Audit unit in designing and implementing processes effective for the prevention or minimization of fraud risks.
    7. Support audit unit in spreading awareness in staff and other stakeholders through trainings, workshops and visuals to mitigate corruption risk and address organization’s stand and policy against corruption.
    8. Conduct analysis of financial records, accounts and various other business data to identify financial irregularities.
    9. Communicate compliance issues to staff and management in collaboration with Audit Manager.
    10. Overseeing and monitoring the implementation of the compliance program
    11. Assist Audit Manager in developing policies and programs that encourage managers and employees to report suspected fraud and other improprieties without of fear of retaliation.
    12. Assist Audit Manager in developing, coordinating, and participating in a multifaceted education and training program that focusses on the elements of the compliances program, and seeks to ensure that all appropriate employees and management are knowledgeable of, and comply with, pertinent organization standards.
    13. Coordinating internal compliance review and monitoring activities, including periodic reviews of departments, projects and area offices.
    14. Leading audit team during audits of projects, departments and areas in absence of Audit Manager.
    15.  Keep track of external audit recommendations with management and make sure they are implemented on time.
    16. Support Audit Manager in implementation of annual audit plan.
    17. Participate, in the absence of Audit Manager, in Senior management team meeting, country leadership team meetings and any other meeting.
    18. Ensure that reports on internal auditing engagements are provided to the Audit Manager on time.
    19. Any other task assigned by Audit Manager.

Job Requirements:

  1. Competence: 
    1. Professional ethics: Promotes and applies professional ethics
    2. IPPF: Applies the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) in his/ her role
    3. Governance, risk and control: Applies a thorough understanding of governance, risk, and control appropriate to the organization
    4. Business acumen: Maintains expertise of the business environment, and specific organizational factors and practices.
    5. Communication : Communicates with impact
    6. Persuasion and collaboration: Persuades and motivates others through collaboration and cooperation
    7. Critical thinking: Applies process analysis, business intelligence, and problem solving techniques
    8. Improvement and innovation: Embraces change and drives improvement and innovation

Core Competencies:

  1. Competencies:
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to promote value of internal audit
  • Organization regulatory and standards changes
  • Organization skills
  • Conflict resolution / negotiation skills
  • Staff training and development
  • Accounting framework tools and techniques
  • Change management skills
  • IT/ICT frameworks tools and techniques
  • Objectivity
  • Confidentiality
  • Work independently
  • Team player
  • Work well with all levels of management


  1. Technical skills:
  • Statistical sampling
  • Critical thinking
  • Details oriented/ details checker
  • Accounting and Finance knowledge
  • Financial analysis tools and techniques
  • Data collection and analysis tools and techniques
  • Problem solving tools and techniques
  • Identifying types of controls (preventative, detective)
  • Governance, risk and control tools and techniques
  • Risk analysis and control assessment techniques


Job Specification

Education: An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification (Economics, Accounting and Management). ACCA and CIA qualifications are plus point.

Work Experience: Minimum four years’ experiences in Internal or external Auditing.

Languages Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English, Dari and Pashto languages.

Submission Guideline:

Please submit your completed CARE Standard Job application form (http://www.acbar.org/applicationform) to Afg.Vacancies@care.org before the closing date, applications without Care Standard Job application form will not be considered for shortlisting.
Applications after closing date will not be accepted.
Please Indicate the position title, Vacancy Number and Location in the Subject Line (Internal Audit Specialist CARE-AF-0179 Kabul) otherwise your application will not be considered.
Please note that there is no telephonic inquiry and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted with and call for Interview.
The successful applicant will be expected to undergo a Security check, Bridger check & Reference check and be compliant and sign up to Care Afghanistan’s Code of Conduct, PSHA (Prevention from Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse) and other Care Afghanistan policies prior to a final offer being made.
Qualified People with Physical Disabilities and Female candidate are highly encourage to apply.
CARE IS COMMITTED TO CHILD PROTECTION POLICY (Available at:  http://bit.ly/CAREAFG_Child_Protection_Policy)

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