I - Position Summary
CARE is implementing projects through partners inside Syria to support vulnerable women, men, girls and boys affected by the ongoing civil war. We work both through partners and through direct delivery of humanitarian assistance across different parts of Syria. In addition, CARE supports livelihoods recovery and resilience programming across Syria. Most of our work is through cross border, remote-managed assistance modalities from neighbouring countries, working closely with Syrian civil society organizations. Currently CARE’s core sectors in Syria are Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), WASH and Protection.
Programming in Syria is high risk, with significant risk of fraud, corruption, disallowed costs, risk of underperformance, security risks, risks related to compliance with government regulations and donor compliance risks. CARE therefore is seeking for an international Internal auditor to build up a dedicated CARE Syria internal audit capacity. He/she will lead on building up CARE’s internal audit team. The position is intended for one year, in which we would aim to hire and train up a national replacement. Specifically, s/he she will lead on planning and conducting operational, financial and compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls. Determine compliance with selected policies, procedures, and regulations. Make written recommendations to senior administrators to increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of the control systems of functions reviewed. Perform special investigations as requested by the Country Director or Designate. The Internal Auditor ensures that compliance matters are appropriately considered throughout the organization. Additionally, the IA liaises with other teams, including Program Quality, Finance, Human Resources, Administration, Procurement and IT, to identify and remediate organizational gaps identified during compliance audits and assessments as well as ensuring internal processes and policies relating to compliance are instituted, understood, and maintained.
II - Responsibilities
Job Responsibility # 1: Risk Management Coordination (20%)
• Be the focal point for organizational risk management, maintaining the CARE Syria risk register, working closely with other SMT members for their respective areas of focus (security, PS, finance, programs etc.)
• Conduct regular assessment of financial risk for CARE, and identify areas of greatest concern
• Conduct specific detailed risk assessments in areas of greatest risk; identifying vulnerabilities, and proposing mitigation measures
• Evaluate and contribute to the improvement of risk management, control and governance process in the following areas: o Compliance with internal policies and external regulations.
o Accomplishment of operational objectives of Reliability and integrity of information
o Efficiency of processes.
o Safeguarding assets from loss and misuse. o legal risk
Job Responsibility # 2: Ensuring Organizational Compliance with Internal, Government and Donor Requirements (15%)
• Prepare compliance activities short and long-term plans and annual required budgets for the compliance activities.
• Undertake the comprehensive compliance activity of the Country Office and conduct focused compliance audits on topics of concern.
• Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develop / implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues; and provide guidance and advice on how to prevent or address similar situations in the future
• Ensure that the Senior Management are immediately notified of concerns or reports of violations relating to accounting, internal controls, auditing, regulatory, or financial matters; violations relating to members of senior management; or violations of any of the policies that are designed to ensure that the CARE operates in an ethical manner;
• Propose changes in the policies and procedures for the general operation of the Compliance Program and its related activities to prevent illegal or improper conduct;
• Engage with other areas/departments/units or external organizations proactively, to provide ongoing guidance of how best to achieve organization’s objectives in a compliant manner;
• Develop training and education programs for internal policies, donor requirements and applicable government laws and regulations changes and topics identified as potential risk areas.
Job Responsibility # 3: Manages Audit Functions within CARE Syria (15%)
• Prepare an Internal Audit charter for the CO in view of the complex context of our remote operations and in The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards)?
• Prepare semi-annual audit plan and budget, discuss with the senior management and facilitate the Audit Committee/reps in Hubs.
• Plan audit engagements include appropriate statements of risks; control objectives; compliance with policies, plans, laws, and regulations; reliability/integrity of information; safeguarding of assets; effective use of resources; and accomplishment of objectives/goals for operations/programs
• Undertake the comprehensive audit activity of the Country Office and its funded programs; and systematic document the audit evidence.
• Coordinate External Auditors/ Third party monitors engagement with CARE International in all four hubs of operations
• Prepares and shares with the CO SMT quarterly reports on the CO’s significant risks, compliance and management issues and makes recommendations for appropriate action.
• Follow up or/and assist in implementation of the Internal and External auditors recommendations.
Job Responsibility # 4: Fraud Investigation (25%)
• Be the main focal point for fraud investigation in the CO
• Maintain a register of ongoing investigations, reported by Area Directors and others.
• Oversee all the audit teams ‘ongoing fraud investigations
• Lead on specific fraud investigations, working closely with hub teams, regional, CI and CUSA staff.
Job Responsibility # 5: Staff Management & Capacity Building (20%)
• Hire staff. The aim is for the role to hand over to a national Audit manager within one year.
• Directly line manage 1-3 staff in the audit department
• Technical oversight over other audit staff
• Build capacity of the audit team to fulfill its mandate within the CO
III - Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or combination of relevant Education and Experience
Master’s degree in Business Administration or relevant field
• 5-7 years of experience in a similar management role in humanitarian aid context, with strong understanding of risks in complex emergencies.
• experience with major donors DFID, OFDA, ECHO
• experience managing a team
• strong demonstrated understanding of risk management in procurement and sub granting
knowledge of CARE policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct experience working in partnerships with local organizations. ability to train staff and partners
Child Protection Policy
Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.
Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy
CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.
Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card, etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkey (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after the work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkey will result in your employment offer being rescinded.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates, please send a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, following to provide when you click the apply button
Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.
“Applications are strongly encouraged from female candidates“
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.