Director of Internal Audit

Ministry of Employment, Social Affairs and family



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 Employment, Social Affairs and family
4. Grade Level                       Stream A, Level 2, Step 1
5. Reporting To                     Director General  Of Ministry of Employment, Social Affairs and family
6. Supervisory Responsibility The Director, Internal Audit will be directly responsible for the supervision of Heads of Sections of the department
7. Job Purpose The Director, Internal Audit is the functional Head of the Department. He/ she is responsible for the overall technical, administrative and management of the Department. 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 Department. He/ She shall be responsible for providing technical and professional support to the Director General
8. Objectives of the Job ·         Overall management of internal auditing and reporting

·         Provide effective leadership, enabling the Department to improve performance of its functions and achieve set results

·         Coordinating the development and implementation of Internal Audit policies and procedures

·         Provide accurate and timely reporting on progress of implementation of internal audit policies, strategies and programmes

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

·         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 MESAF

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

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

·         Reviewing and reporting on operations or programmes 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 MESFA

·         Conducting performance audits on appraisal of development projects.

·         Supporting internal auditors

·         Preparation and implementation of annual work plans in collaboration with section heads

·         Preparation of quarterly and annual audit reports

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

·         Strategic audit plans

·         Internal audit policies and procedures manual

·         Operational internal audit systems and controls

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

·         Systems for safeguarding assets

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

·         Internal audit reports

·         Management on internal audit

·         Reports on response to management letter

·         Computerized ICT systems

·         Reports on performance audits on appraisal of development projects

·         Response on internal audits

·         Annual work plans

·         Quarterly and annual audit reports

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
13. Skills Mix Requirements ·         Governance

·         Change management

·         Leadership and development

·         Problem-solving techniques

·         Blend of analytical, observational, organizational 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

·         Focuses on outcomes

·         Gives purpose and direction

·         Thinks strategically

·         Involves people in decision-making

·         Communicates effectively

·         Demonstrates commitment to organization/ corporate decisions

·         Displays an intelligent awareness of the political environment

·         Prepares plans with clear short and long term objectives

·         Functions effectively in a team of professionals

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 inquiries, please contact the above email or visit the CSC Office during the working hours.