Exciting Role Alert! Work Remotely as an Internal Auditor Consultant at WIEGO: Apply Now!!


Women‌ ‌in‌ ‌Informal‌ ‌Employment:‌ ‌Globalizing‌ ‌and‌ ‌Organizing‌ ‌(WIEGO)‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ global‌ ‌network‌ ‌focused‌ ‌on‌ ‌securing‌ ‌livelihoods‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌working‌ ‌poor,‌ ‌especially‌ ‌women,‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌informal‌ ‌economy.‌ ‌We‌ ‌believe‌ ‌all‌ ‌workers‌ ‌should‌ ‌have‌ ‌equal‌ ‌economic‌ ‌opportunities‌ ‌and‌ ‌rights.‌ ‌WIEGO‌ ‌creates‌ ‌change‌ ‌by‌ ‌building‌ ‌capacity‌ ‌among‌ ‌informal‌ ‌worker‌ ‌organizations,‌ ‌expanding‌ ‌the‌ ‌knowledge‌ ‌base‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌informal‌ ‌economy‌ ‌and‌ ‌influencing‌ ‌local,‌ ‌national‌ ‌and‌ ‌international‌ ‌policies.‌ ‌

WIEGO accomplishes its objectives directly through five core programmes of work viz. Law, Organization and Representation, Social Protection, Statistics and Urban Policies. Additionally, subgrants are provided to contractors or institutions who help to deliver projects. The key group of beneficiaries include Waste Pickers, Domestic Workers, Street Vendors and Home-Based Workers, in the following five main geographic locations-Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal; Delhi, India; Mexico. Mexico City; and Lima, Peru.

The Position

We are currently looking for aremote Internal Auditor Consultant to support our work around the globe.

Providing support to the Finance Committee, and as needed to the Board of Directors, you will be responsible for providing independent and objective evaluations/assurances of WIEGO’s financial, operational and compliance risks, and IT systems; identifying potential vulnerabilities and making recommendations for risk mitigation strategies as needed.

The main duties and responsibilities shall be providing support to the Finance Committee and the full Board of Directors as required, including:

  • Developing and maintaining an Internal Audit Manual.
  • Developing and executing audit plans which are in alignment with WIEGO’s strategies, objectives, and risks, and presenting the audit plans annually to the Board for approval.
  • Reporting the results of the internal audit to the Board quarterly, or as required.
  • Reporting on and monitoring the effectiveness of internal controls with a view to safeguarding assets, preventing fraud, and maintaining accuracy.
  • Investigating suspicious activities and recommending preventive measures.
  • Ensuring that Financial Statements accurately reflect transactions, reviewing adherence to the budget, and assessing the reliability of estimates and forecasts.
  • Monitoring Financial Statements to provide assurance that they are prepared in accordance with International Auditing Standards, and that financial data adheres to International Accounting Standards and Charities Statements of Recommended Practice (SORP).
  • Monitoring compliance with operating procedures and policies with a view to maximising efficiency and effectiveness across the organisation.
  • Monitoring compliance with statutory obligations of the Charity Commission and Companies House.
  • Monitoring compliance with the requirements of international donors.
  • Communicating with external auditors to enhance efficiency, share relevant information, and contribute to the organization’s overall assurance framework, so that audit resources are directed towards the more high-risk areas of the organization.

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About You 

To be successful for this position you will need to have:

  • Professional certification, such as CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant with at least 5 years post qualification experience in internal audit, including leading the internal audit function of an international not for profit organization.
  • Proficiency in using audit management software and data analysis tools.
  • Experience in developing and executing audit plans and evaluating internal control systems.
  • Proficiency in preparing and reviewing financial documents and audit reports.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, experience of working with senior management, Board members and Finance Committee members.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of governance and working with international donors.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain the highest level of integrity and scepticism.
  • Strong ethical standards and a commitment to maintaining confidentiality.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Willingness to travel as needed, for example to conduct subgrantee audits.

What we offer

This is a flexible hours role and working arrangements will be discussed as part of the recruitment process.      The position is home-based, and the successful candidate will need to have their own office and office equipment. 

Salary‌ ‌and terms are‌ ‌dependent‌ ‌on‌ ‌experience,‌ ‌location‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌role‌ ‌profile‌ ‌as defined by WIEGO’s Remuneration Policy–‌ ‌this‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌discussed‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌successful‌ ‌candidate.

Next Steps

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining how you fulfil the above requirements. Please submit this to [email protected] by the closing date of April 30th 2024

WIEGO is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All applicants are welcome. 

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