Director of Internal Audit

Ministry of Health and Development



Civil Service Strengthening Project – (CSSP)



Assignment:      Talent Management Program



The Somaliland Civil Service Strengthening Project (SCSSP) is an Investment Project Financing (IPF) with an element of result-based financing. The TMP will provide targeted MDA with a cadre of managerial and professional staff to strengthen core functional capacities. Expected outcomes from the TMP are first, improved leadership and management in the civil service; second, the formulation of key government strategies, policies, and regulations; third, improved HRM and organization design capabilities; and fourth, the development of basic functionalities in the areas of M&E and project oversight.

An important feature of the program is that it will be linked to ministry reform efforts: access to the TMP will depend upon the achievement of key reform benchmarks in the reorganization process. These access criteria are identical with the DLI indicators for the disbursement of the results-based financing portion.



1. Job Title Director of Internal Audit
2. Department Internal Audit
3. Assignment Location Hargeisa, Ministry of Health and Development
4. Grade Level                       Stream A, Level 2, Step 1
5. Reporting To                     The Director General, Ministry of Health and Development
6. Supervisory Responsibility The Director of Internal Audit will be directly responsible for the supervision of the head of sections
7. Job Purpose The Director, Internal Audit is the functional Head of the Unit. He/ she is responsible for the overall technical, administrative and management of the Unit. The incumbent is a career senior civil servant appointed through a competitive process and is responsible for providing leadership and vision for achieving goals of the Unit. He/ She shall be responsible for providing technical and professional support to the Director General.
8. Objectives of the Job ·       To provide effective leadership, enabling the Unit to improve performance of its functions and achieve set results

·       To provide accurate and timely reporting on progress of implementation of policies, strategies and programs

9. Duties and Responsibilities The Director of Internal Audit will be responsible for:

·       Preparing and implementing strategic audit plans

·       Developing audit policies and procedures to facilitate compliance with relevant standards

·       Designing and institutionalizing internal audit systems and controls

·       Facilitating the formulation of the institution wide risk management framework, risk profiling and evaluating risk management

·       Reviewing and reporting on conformity with financial and operational procedures laid down in any legislation or any regulations or instructions for control over the expenditure of Ministry

·       Reviewing and reporting on internal controls over financial resources of Ministry

·       Reviewing and reporting on the reliability and integrity of financial and operations systems

·       Reviewing and reporting on operations or programs to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives and goals

·       Reviewing and reporting on the systems in place used to safeguard assets, and verify existence of assets

·       Reviewing and reporting on the classification and allocation of revenue and expenditure accounts

·       Undertaking the internal audit in collaboration with heads of departments preparation of internal audit reports

·       Reviewing and reporting on the reactions by the management to internal audit reports and assist management in the implementation of recommendations

·       Reviewing and reporting on the adequacy of controls built into computerized systems in place in Ministry

·       Conducting performance audits on appraisal of development projects.

·       Preparing and implementing of audit annual work plans for the unit

·       Preparing of monthly, quarterly and annual audit reports

·       Facilitating the preparation of harmonized risk management framework

·       Harmonizing annual monitoring and evaluation report

10. Deliverables The Director of Internal Audit will be responsible for the production of the following deliverables: –

·       The 5-year strategic plan and budget for the unit

·       Internal audit policies and procedures manual

·       Strategic audit plans

·       Annual work plans

·       Audit programs

·       Operational internal audit systems and controls

·       Reports on conformity of financial procedures and controls over financial resources and the expenditure

·       Reports on systems for safeguarding assets

·       Reports on the classification and allocation of revenue and expenditure accounts

·       Internal audit reports

·       Reports on response to management letter

·       Computerized ICT systems audits

·       Reports on performance audits on appraisal of development projects

·       Response on internal audit reports

·       Internal controls assessment reports

·       Harmonized audit work plans

·       Monthly, quarterly and annual audit reports

·       Harmonized risk management framework

·       Annual monitoring and evaluation report

11. Education ·       A minimum of 1st Degree in Accounting, Auditing or related discipline from a recognized University or equivalent professional qualification

·       A Master’s Degree in audit management discipline will be an advantage

12. Experience Seven years’ experience, four (4) of which must have been at the senior management level in the public service/private sector
13. Skills Mix Requirements ·       Governance

·       Change management

·       Leadership and development

·       Problem-solving techniques

·       Blend of analytical, observational, organisational and networking skills

·       Strategic planning and benchmarking

·       Project management

·       Performance measurement

·       Team building and management

·       Monitoring and evaluation

·       ICT skills

·       Report writing

·       Excellent oral and written English and Somali languages

14: Competency Requirements ·       Gives objective advice based on sound analysis of audit findings

·       Focuses on outcomes of audit work plans and programmes

·       Gives purpose and direction on management of internal audit

·       Thinks strategically in audit planning, management and execution

·       Involves people in decision-making in internal and external audit management

·       Communicates effectively to support the audit engagements, findings and recommendations

·       Demonstrates commitment to organisation/ corporate decisions in audit matters

·       Displays an intelligent awareness of the political environment affecting auditing and Government operations

·       Prepares auditing plans with clear short and long term objectives

·       Functions effectively in a team of professionals in the Internal Audit and across the Ministry

Submission Requirements

The Civil Service Commission now invites interested candidates to submit CSC Application Form (in Somali), application letters along with CVs and copies of their certificates/credentials  by Email to: and copy to

Deadline for the submission is Monday, 23/11/2020 at 3:00pm local time.

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

For further information and enquiries, please contact the above email or visit the CSC Office during the working hours.