To contribute to an efficient and effective internal audit department which supports British Council in the management of risks and achievement of objectives. This will include performing all aspects of internal audit assignments (planning, fieldwork & reporting), in support of the annual audit opinion around the adequacy and effectiveness of governance, risk management and control processes across the organisation.
Main opportunities and challenges for this role:
The candidate is a collaborative, engaging and commercial thinking (risk & assurance) professional and has the ability to support, work with and influence colleagues across the organisation. The candidate is a seasoned internal auditor with a solid background and experience in internal audit with the ability to lead on account management of a region. Ability to add value through identifying and communicating good quality insights to stakeholders is essential.
Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:
- The post-holder will be responsible for leading and conducting the preparation, planning, execution and reporting of risk-based audits (incl. country audits).
- You will input into the development of the risk-based audit plan.
- Providing both verbal and written recommendations for improvements to Country, Regional and Functional Management.
- Delivery of high-quality work and the production of excellent working papers and summaries of information.
- Analysing complex situations and issues to provide value adding insight and identify key themes to facilitate management action.
- Preparing (draft) reports and management updates, assisting the managers and other members in the team.
- The performance of ad hoc assignments as required (e.g. investigations, advisory engagements).
- Liaising at all levels of the organisation including senior management.
- all times.
Role specific knowledge and experience:
The ideal candidate should be skilled in the following areas:
- Internal Audit practices (COSO, IIA etc.)
- Strong report writing skills
- Strong communication and presentation skills
- Excellent analytical skills
Pay band: 8
Contract type:- Indefinite
Alternative locations the role could be based: Kenya
The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:
- A professional accountancy or internal audit qualification is required
- Proven track record in assurance i.e. solid experience as a Senior Internal Auditor or middle management Internal Audit role with exposure to a mixed portfolio of clients
- Strong experience of risk-based audit
- Experience of working in international and multi-cultural organization
- Proven skills in stakeholder relationship management at all levels of the organization
- Reporting and engaging effectively with senior management
- Independently minded and willing to challenge existing business practice.
- Be an exemplar of integrity, honesty, discretion and professionalism for the organization
- Other relevant professional qualification e.g. CISA, CRMA
- Program management qualification e.g. MSP, PRINCE2
- Knowledge of SAP applications
- Knowledge of shared services operations
- Program assurance
- IT assurance
- Knowledge of Computer Assisted Audit Techniques
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Pay band: 8
Post Location: Flexible
Department: Cultural Engagement
Contract type: Locally Engaged
Duration: 3 Year Fixed Term Contract
The ideal candidate will be responsible for leading and managing the EDI strategy and delivery for the Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) region. This includes refreshing and delivering the overall EDI Strategy for SSA, in alignment with the organisational priorities and objectives in this space, within the context of major organisational change.
The post holder will also be providing strategic direction to the Regional Executive Team in the area of EDI, working closely with the Regional Executive Team EDI Link (Country Director South Africa), and ensuring the strategy has a clear focus on the area of EDI Leadership and leaders’ accountability in EDI.
S/he will be responsible for strategic planning, management and implementation of actions, along with the governance, resource planning, financial and risk management, monitoring, evaluation and learning, internal communications and staff engagement, and research and insight plan to make sure we make necessary changes and embed them into our day to day working practice.
The post holder will be one of the British Council’s Accredited Diversity Facilitators or will aim to become one within the first year in the role.
Main opportunities / challenges for this role:
The Regional Head of EDI (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion) will:
- Work with the Regional Executive Team and wider SSA Leadership (particularly Country Directors), with EDI leads and coordinators, with the Diversity Unit in the UK and with the broader EDI global network and relevant external stakeholders in SSA to ensure that the EDI strategy is relevant to our region and to wider organisational priorities, especially in the context of major organisational change, and that it is appropriately engaged with and effectively delivered.
- Work effectively and collaboratively with leaders and colleagues across the region to help them understand and implement EDI strategy and objectives through mainstreaming, effective use of planning tools, engaged leadership and EDI-related initiatives, and to help develop their EDI capability, confidence and competence.
- Balancing proactivity with the inevitable reactive nature of the work and juggling competing priorities to ensure EDI is progressed, colleagues are supported, and risks related to EDI (business, reputational, legal, and moral) are proactively and effectively managed.
- Working with the Diversity Unit and the broader EDI network to ensure that the EDI strategy for SSA is robust, that we are accountable to our colleagues and to the wider organisation for progress and that successful SSA initiatives are shared with the wider organisation for best practice.
- Ensure there are ongoing opportunities for all staff, regardless of their pay band, contract status, location within the region, ethnicity, age, gender, role, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief are engaged to share their experiences – even when tackling difficult or uncomfortable issues –, contribute to the development of the EDI strategy and its delivery, and are encouraged to play a role in it.
- Ensure our EDI strategy and approach contributes to and is aligned with wider initiatives and teams including the organisation’s Anti- Racism Action Plan or the Diversity Assessment Framework.
- Excellent English communication skills
- 3 – 5 years work experience within EDI
- Strong practical skills, knowledge, and experience of working in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion space
- Experience of working with competing priorities on multiple projects, supporting different and dispersed teams to work towards a shared goal
- Proven experience of developing and implementing EDI strategies/initiatives to a culturally diverse group
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present competently, influence at various levels and adapt and tailor communications according to different and diverse audiences
- Willingness to work flexibly within a small stretched team to contribute holistically, with a solution seeking mindset
- Leading and/or working as part of a virtual team
- Knowledge and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion issues and related legislation in SSA
Additional Information: All applicants should have a pre-existing legal status to live and work in their country of application.
We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for the role. There is an occasional requirement to travel to different regions and to regularly travel to the headquarters in London, UK. This may sometimes involve working unsocial hours.
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Pay band: Hourly rate
Post Duration: Two Years Renewable Contract
Eligibility: Existing right to live and work in Kenya
Deadline for application: 15 July 2021 (23:59 GMT)
About IELTS & Cambridge Language Examiners
We are looking for suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join our team of IELTS Speaking Examiners. You will conduct one to one interviews with IELTS candidates to assess their spoken English according to set requirements, and assess written scripts produced by candidates under exam conditions.
- We are keen to build excellence in language assessment in Kenya through the recruitment of qualified and motivated professionals.
- Examiners are recruited on a casual basis and are expected to examine at least ten sessions a year at regular intervals
- IELTS examinations regularly take place at our locations in Kenya
- Training of successful candidates will be after shortlisting.
- An undergraduate or Master’s degree or a qualification which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to an undergraduate or Master’s degree.
- A recognised qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or recognised equivalent as part of a recognised university award course.
- At least 3 years’ full time (or the equivalent part time) relevant TESOL teaching experience (minimum one year post-certificate level qualification). The majority of this teaching experience must relate to adult students (16 years and over).
- The required professional attributes and interpersonal skills.
If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you.