Management Sciences for Health

  • Internal Audit and Compliance Manager

    Job ID
    # of Positions
    AUD (Internal Audit)
    A516 - Malawi ONSE
    Application Due Date
    Reports To
    Country Operations Management Unit Director
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Country Operations Management Unit Director, the Internal Audit & Compliance Manager will be responsible for planning, conducting, and reporting on audits and compliance verifications over MSH Malawi’s finance and operations to ascertain that MSH policies and procedures, local laws and regulations, and applicable donor requirements are followed in conducting financial transactions and operational activities. S/he will identify gaps in existing control systems, and provide recommendations to strengthen them while also building on developing and strengthening MSH’s internal policies and SOPs. S/he will identify gaps in knowledge and skills; and will train on both existing and improved policies, process flows and SOPs.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Develops an annual internal audit and compliance verification plan, based on prioritized risks, for audits and compliance reviews over MSH Malawi operations.
    • Continuously assesses and reviews current internal policies and SOPs and updates and/or develops new policies and SOPs as needed, working with department manager and directors
    • Conducts audits and compliance verifications, in accordance with the audit and compliance verification plans, to ascertain effectiveness of internal controls and compliance within MSH Corporate and other MSH Malawi policy framework and identifies gaps in procedures and controls systems and provides recommendations for corrective actions
    • Conducts audits and compliance reviews of recipients of sub-awards and sub contracts
    • Follows-up on recommendations to ensure they have been substantially implemented
    • Manages and supervises internal audit and compliance team in performance of the approved annual audit and compliance review plans in addition to the individual roles and responsibilities to ensure they are performing well
    • Documents internal audit testing in audit work papers, detailing the procedures performed and conclusions reached; and submits reports that identify areas of weaknesses and their impact on MSH Malawi financial and operational activities
    • Conducts internal investigations of fraud and misconduct in collaboration with Corporate Internal Audit Unit
    • Supports the MSH Leadership in the promotion of a culture of integrity and compliance, which includes fraud awareness training and compliance training
    • Identifies gaps in knowledge and skills and develops a training plan; provides internal trainings based on the training plan on MSH internal control policies and procedures and industry best practice in mitigating risk and fraud
    • Prepares periodic summary reports on audits, investigations and status of audit corrective actions and presents to the MSH Leadership Team for follow up actions.
    • Makes recommendation to the Senior Leadership team on how to close internal audit recommendations
    • Provides guidance and advice with regards to Malawi local laws, registration requirements, etc. to ensure full compliance

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business management or related area. 
    • Advanced degree preferred.
    • Knowledge of accounting systems required (QuickBooks preferred)
    • Five to seven years of experience in compliance, risk management or audit required.
    • Extensive familiarity of USAID, CDC or other donor rules and regulations required.
    • Experience in international development programs preferred.
    • Excellent planning, management, and organizational skills.
    • Proven leadership and interpersonal skill.
    • Professional proficiency in English required


    Background Information

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

    EEO Statement

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    Reports To

    Country Operations Management Unit Director
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