Internal auditor

Expired on: Jul 15, 2022

Job Purpose

To provide strategic direction and leadership in the development and implementation of internal controls, review the adequacy of controls established by Management to ensure compliance with policies, plans, procedures and University objectives and purpose.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading the development, monitoring, reviewing and implementation of Risk Management Policy and Internal Audit Policy of the University;
  • Providing professional support to colleagues on other Ad hoc Committees of the University;
  • Maintaining effective internal controls by evaluating their effectiveness and efficiency and promoting continuous improvement;
  • Identifying and assessing the potential risks to the University operations, evaluating significant exposures to risk and contributing to the improvement of risk management and control systems;
  • Assessing the reliability and security of Financial Statements and Management Information Systems and operations and assessing the means of safeguarding the assets of the Institution;
  • Appraising the use of resources with regard to the economy, efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Contributing to the development of projects, selected according to the risks involved, by confirming that the University project methodology is followed and that, in particular, adequate controls are incorporated;
  • Incorporating knowledge of risks, gained from consulting engagements, into the process of identifying and evaluating significant exposures of the Organisation;
  • Following up recommendations to make sure that effective remedial action is taken;
  • Carrying out Ad hoc appraisals, investigations or reviews requested by the Management;
  • Reporting functionally regularly to the Audit Committee appointed by the Board;
  • Reporting administratively to the Vice Chancellor;
  • Managing the activities of the Internal Audit Department;
  • Delegation and supervision of subordinates;
  • Reviewing of Internal Audit reports as submitted and performed by the Assistant Internal Auditor;
  • Developing the Audit Plan including scope and Audit Procedures; and
  • Performing any other duties specifically assigned by the Vice Chancellor.

Qualifications/Experience/Personal Attributes

  • Grade 12 Certificate;
  • Member of Institute of Internal Auditors Zambia or ZICA;
  • Must be computer literate;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • High levels of integrity, honesty, and diligence;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision; and
  • Must have at least five (5) years relevant professional experience.


Applicants should send letters of application; detailed and up-dated CVs; contact details of three (3) referees; and certified copies of certificates to:

The Registrar

Zambian Open University

Newfoundland Campus

Unity Road, off Mumbwa Road

Lusaka West

P.O Box 31925


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