Director of Internal Audit

Civil Service Commission



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 Hargesia, Civil Service Commission
4. Grade Level                       Stream A, Level 2, step 1 Director
5. Reporting To                     The Director General of  Civil Service Commission
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 Chairman
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

·         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:

·         Formulate and implement internal audit policies, systems  and procedures for  appropriate internal control systems to effectively discharge the functions of the departments in accordance with the strategic goal of the commission

·         Ensure adherence to internal control policies and procedures by staff in the commission to safeguard the  commission’s resources

·         Review statutory, assurance, special audit and risk  reports on the commission to ensure that the activities of departments are in line with the objectives of the commission and present to the Chairman

·         Enforce the independence of the Internal Audit Department through the audit committee of the board and ensuring the department can carry out its functions autonomously

·         Undertake continuous review of procedures and policies to ensure that adequate controls are in place and that the commission’s resources are effectively safeguarded

·         Oversee internal audit and assurance activities in the commission to ensure that they are in accordance with generally accepted audit standards

·         Coordinate the execution of investigations, forensic audits and other special assignments as per the specific terms of reference to ensure that the commission’s activities  are in accordance with generally accepted audit standards

·         Coordinate post audit and assurance reviews to ensure implementation of agreed upon corrective actions and compliance with legal and statutory obligations

·         Review the extent to which financial statements and reports for the commission conform to the financial regulations of the Ministry of Finance

·         Liaise with external auditors as they audit the commission and ensure that the commission’s activities  are in accordance with generally accepted audit standards

·         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, 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

·         Focuses on outcomes

·         Gives purpose and direction

·         Thinks strategically

·         Involves people in decision-making

·         Communicates effectively

·         Demonstrates commitment to organisation/ 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 enquiries, please contact the above email or visit the CSC Office during the working hours.