Internal Audit Manager, Responsable de l’audit interne, Yaoundé, The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)

Internal Audit Manager, Responsable de l’audit interne, Yaoundé, The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit:

CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.

Department Overview

The Internal Audit function at CHAI strives to be a valued partner and advisor to CHAI’s Global Operations teams and Country Management. The department is guided by a philosophy of objective assurance and value-added commitment to supporting and improving operations at CHAI. This is achieved by a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management, internal controls, and overall policies and procedures.

Position Overview

The Internal Audit Manager has a key role in the audit department. Reporting directly to the head of the department, they will work closely with colleagues to ensure that the annual audit plan is executed efficiently and effectively. They will work to improve the visibility of organizational risks to help Management make decision.

The Internal Audit Manager will work remotely and must be able to function independently, be capable of balancing multiple priorities, and have a strong commitment to work product excellence.

CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. We are seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and excellent report writing and presentation skills, and influencing communication skills.

There is flexibility for this role to be based in a CHAI program country in Central or West Africa, pending country leadership approval.


Maintain an up to date understanding of CHAI’s global operations, risks, and compliance requirements, and international auditing standards

Assess adequacy of governance, risk management processes, internal controls, compliance with regulation and policies

Influence positive change, add value to CHAI’s operations and share best practices

Plan and conduct financial, operational and compliance audit engagements (scopes, programs, testing) of CHAI country offices, global programs, and operational unit

Evaluate financial documents for accuracy and compliance policies and procedures and host countries regulations

Write clear and concise internal audit findings into reports format reflecting the results of the work performed

Provide value added recommendations that are applicable to specific business processes, country offices and programs

Review and validate implementation of management corrective actions and prepare quarterly reports on the status of corrective actions.

Raise awareness of the internal audit function and improve communication and collaboration with management and governance

Partner with management to identify risks and improve visibility of high risks for leadership

Conduct trainings on internal controls, compliance, risk management and governance

Promote awareness of fraud risks and red flags, and promote controls to deter and mitigate fraud risks

Assist with periodic reporting to the Audit Committee

Manage outsourced internal audits with consultants

Develop processes and analytical tools to improve efficiency of the Internal Audit activity. Develop audit programs, checklists, and audit analytical tools that improve the audit function.

Maintain risk registers and control matrices

Organize and maintain clear and well-organized work papers

Conduct fact finding reviews and investigate allegations of financial misappropriations

Assist with other responsibilities and projects assigned by the Director, Internal Audit


Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Operations or Project Management; MBA an added advantage


5 – 8 years of experience in Internal Audit, Compliance or Investigation related roles

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Audit experience with International Non-Governmental Organizations a plus

Knowledge of risks, internal controls, and experience in applying them to plan, perform, manage, and report on the evaluation of various business processes/areas/functions

Knowledge and ability to apply international internal auditing standards, COSO framework and risk assessment standards and practices

Knowledge of technical aspects of accounting and financial reporting

Ability to work independently, with limited directions and guidance, and provide appropriate support to other internal audit project team members

Ability to transform data into information

Strong verbal and written English communication skills. French is a plus

Ability to exhibit leadership skills needed to promote ideas and obtain management buy-in for constructive change

Experience performing multiple projects and ability to work with diverse teams

Ability to train small and large audiences of diverse backgrounds and level of understanding

High sense of ethic, integrity, and ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Ability and willingness to travel (50% international travel)

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