VACANCY: Head of Internal Control in Congo DRC (x2)

JobnetAfrica , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo) , East

Vacancy Summary

  • Organisation Type: Government / non profit
  • Sector: Conservation / wildlife
  • Field of Expertise: Finance / Accounting
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Salary: USD 3000 - 4000
  • Gross / Nett: Nett
  • Benefits included: Accommodation, Flights, International insurance, Transport
  • Preferred Candidates: Only international jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Apr 17, 2018
  • Vacancy closing date: May 16, 2018

Job Description

Head of Internal Control (Democratic Republic of Congo – DRC)

Our client is looking for a Head of Internal Control for a wildlife conservation organisation to work from its office in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. They are a UK-registered charity and have a 25-year contract with the Congolese Wildlife Authority (“ICCN”) to manage a wildlife park.

Department: Finance
Reporting to: CFO and Board

Key Objective:
To review all internal processes, systems and policies and make recommendations and
actively assist in implementing procedures to ensure the risks to the organisation are maximally mitigated.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
- Reviews and appraises the soundness, effectiveness, and proper application of accounting
and financial controls, compliance procedures and controls throughout the park.
- Conducts and directs ongoing reviews of organization controls, operating procedures,
and compliance with policies and regulations
- Assesses the adequacy and extent of programs designed to safeguard organization assets
- Compiles and issues reports detailing conclusions and providing recommendations for
improvements
- Recommends employee training and modifications to procedures as needed
- Analyses and concludes on effectiveness and efficiency of control environment
- Identifies control gaps and opportunities for improvement
- Identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and engage in continuous education and staff
development re best practices
- Reports risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified directly to
management and provides recommendations for improving the organisation's operations

Skills, Experience and Attributes:
- Educated to degree level in a related field or equivalent
- At least 10 years’ experience in accounting, finance, auditing or Business Management in
a rapidly growing business
- Experience in writing internal policies and procedures and process evaluation and
documentation
- A demonstrated knowledge of internal controls
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Strong analytical skills. Detail oriented and ability to work and interpret figures and other
financial information
- Fluent in both French and English
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to address issues and effect change
- Capable of working independently, under pressure in demanding field conditions. Very
regular traveling required throughout the park’s main locations.