JSC-Judicial Service Commission jobs in Kenya September 2015 (10 Positions)

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Republic of Kenya:The Judiciary

The Judicial Service Commission
The Judicial Service Commission of Kenya hereby invites applications from suitably qualified, experienced and self-motivated candidates with proven track record for the following positions in the Judiciary.
The ideal candidates must be persons of high integrity, hardworking, able to work with minimum supervision, possess good interpersonal and communication skills and self-motivating.

1. Director, Audit & Risk Management

(1 Post)

The Director will report to the JSC Audit, Governance and Risk Management Committee and the Chief Justice functionally and the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary administratively.

He/She will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling of Audit and Risk Management Services in the Judiciary and the Judicial Service Commission.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with the management, prepare a risk based annual audit plan to be approved by the JSC Audit, Governance and Risk Management Committee;
  • Providing effective and efficient Secretarial services to the JSC Audit, Governance and Risk Management Committee;
  • Liaising with the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary on matters related to functions, funding and recommendations of the JSC Audit, Governance and Risk Management Committee;
  • Reviewing and appraising the efficiency and effectiveness, adequacy and application of the system of internal controls to mitigate risks and recommend remedial actions;
  • Provide leadership, develop, train, coach, motivate and evaluate audit and risk management staff to achieve their highest levels of performance;
  • Reviewing audit findings with auditees, appraise management and report to the JSC Audit, Governance and Risk Management Committee; and
  • Carry out investigations and special audits as requested by management, JSC or red flags noted.

Qualifications and Experience
The candidate must:-

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines;
  • Have a Master’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of Ten (10) years’ experience in Audit & Risk Management or related field, seven (7) years of which must be at a Senior level;
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Information Systems Auditor;
  • Be a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Institute of Internal Auditors or Institute of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA);
  • Having undertaken a Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks will be an added advantage;
  • Have broad knowledge and experience in Public sector financial management and policies;
  • Be proficient in Computer applications; and
  • Have good personality and high integrity.

2. Deputy Director, Audit & Risk Management
(1 Post)

The Deputy Director will report to the Director, Audit & Risk Management.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Director in the efficient planning, organization, control and supervision of the Audit and Risk Management Directorate;
  • Co-ordinate preparation of a risk based annual audit plan to be approved by the JSC Audit, Governance and Risk Management Committee;
  • Review of audit plans and programmes in consultation with the Director, Audit and Risk Management;
  • Reviewing audit findings with auditees and prepare final audit reports;
  • Maintaining an accurate and up to date database of audit findings, recommendations and implementation rate; and
  • In consultation with the Director, co-ordinate investigations and special audits as requested by management, JSC or red flags noted.

Qualifications and Experience
The candidate must:-

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines;
  • Have a Master’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of Ten (10) years’ experience in Audit/System & Risk Management or related field, six (6) years of which must be at a senior level;
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Information Systems Auditor;
  • Be a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Institute of Internal Auditors or Institute of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA);
  • Having undertaken a Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks will be an added advantage;
  • Have broad knowledge and experience in Public sector financial management and policies;
  • Be proficient in Computer applications; and
  • Have good personality and high integrity.

3. Assistant Director, Audit & Risk Management
(1 Post)
The Assistant Director will report to the Deputy Director, Audit & Risk Management

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Management and coordination of various audit and risk management activities and assignments;
  • Carrying out annual risk assessment and preparation of annual audit work plan and budget;
  • Review of audit plans, programmes and budgets;
  • Reviewing draft audit reports and working papers;
  • Ensuring maintenance of high audit standards, adherence to plans, budgets and work schedules;
  • Evaluating and ensuring the implementation of internal audit reports;
  • Verifying and pre-auditing of Annual Financial Statements prepared for submission to the Office of Auditor General and other reports to be submitted to statutory bodies;
  • Carry out investigations on irregularities identified or reported on in audit reports or by management or any other source;
  • Head special audit tasks that may be appointed from time to time; and
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual audit and risk management reports/returns.

Qualifications and Experience
The candidate must:-

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines;
  • Have a Master’s degree in Auditing, Accounting/Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of Ten (10) years’ experience in Audit & Risk Management or related field, four (4) years of which must be at a senior level;
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Information Systems Auditor;
  • Be a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Institute of Internal Auditors or Institute of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA);
  • Having undertaken a Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks will be an added advantage;
  • Have broad knowledge and experience in Public sector financial management and policies;
  • Be proficient in Computer applications; and
  • Have good personality and high integrity.

4. Principal Internal Auditor
(1 Post)

The Principal Internal Auditor will report to the Assistant Director, Audit & Risk Management.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identifying activities subject to audit coverage, evaluating their significance and assessing the degree of risk inherent in terms of the audit costs involved;
  • Preparation of audit plans, programmes and budgets;
  • Reviewing draft audit reports and working papers;
  • Evaluation and follow up on implementation of audit reports;
  • Evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control systems;
  • Verifying and pre-auditing of Annual Financial Statements prepared for submission to the Office of Auditor General and other reports to be submitted to statutory bodies;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual audit and risk management reports/returns; and
  • Carry out investigations on irregularities identified or reported on in audit reports or by management or any other source.

Qualifications and Experience
The candidate must:-

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance , Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines;
  • Have a Master’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of Ten (10) years’ experience in Audit/System & Risk Management or related field, three (3) years of which must be at a senior lever;
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor;
  • Be a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Institute of Internal Auditors;
  • Having undertaken a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks will be an added advantage;
  • Have broad knowledge and experience of Public sector financial management & policies;
  • Be proficient in Computer applications; and
  • Have good personality and high integrity.

5. Chief Internal Auditor
(3 Posts)
The Chief Internal Auditor will report to the Principal Internal Auditor.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of audit plans, programmes and budgets;
  • Ensuring maintenance of high audit standards, adherence to plans, budgets and work schedules;
  • Reviewing audit reports and working papers;
  • Evaluation and implementation of audit reports;
  • Ensuring compliance with existing regulations, instructions and procedures in financial and other operations;
  • Verifying and pre-auditing of Annual Financial Statements prepared for submission to the Office of Auditor General;
  • Carry out investigations and head special audit tasks; and
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual audit and risk management reports/returns.

Qualifications and Experience
The candidate must:-

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines;
  • Master’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines will be an added advantage;
  • Have a minimum of Seven (7) years’ experience in Audit/System & Risk Management or related field;
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor;
  • Be a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Institute of Internal Auditors;
  • Having undertaken a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks will be an added advantage;
  • Be proficient in Computer applications; and
  • Have good personality and high integrity.

6. Senior Internal Auditor

(3 Posts)
The Senior Internal Auditor will report to the Chief Internal Auditor

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of audit plans, programmes and budgets;
  • Reviewing internal control systems and other operations;
  • Ensuring economy, efficiency and effectiveness in financial and operating systems;
  • Verifying the existence and safety of assets;
  • Preparing draft audit reports and submit to the immediate supervisor for review;
  • Follow up with management on action taken to implement audit recommendations;
  • Supervising staff in the team; and
  • Maintenance of high audit standards and general discipline.

Qualifications and Experience
The candidate must:-

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of Five (5) years’ experience in Audit/System & Risk Management or related field in a Public or Private sector;
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Information Systems Auditor;
  • Be a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Institute of Internal Auditors;
  • Having undertaken a Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks will be an added advantage;
  • Be proficient in Computer applications; and
  • Have good personality and high integrity.

7. Senior Internal Auditor (ICT)
(1 Post)
The Senior Internal Auditor (ICT) will report to the Chief Internal Auditor
Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of audit plans, programmes and budgets for audit of IT systems;
  • Reviewing of Security and Risk Management of Information Systems;
  • Reviewing of implementation of Information systems and processes;
  • Application of IT control reviews;
  • Minor maintenance of Information, Communication & Technology Equipment in the Directorate; and
  • Training of staff on IT systems audit.

Qualifications and Experience
The candidate must:-

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of Five (5) years’ experience in Audit/System & Risk Management or related field;
  • Be a Certified Information Systems Auditor;
  • Be a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA);
  • Having undertaken a Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks will be an added advantage; and
  • Have good personality and high integrity.

8. Internal Auditor I
(3 Posts)
The Internal Auditor I will be responsible to the Senior Internal Auditor

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Executing audit programmes;
  • Collecting audit evidence;
  • Reviewing internal control systems in operation;
  • Verifying the existence and safety of assets;
  • Preparation of draft audit reports;
  • Reviewing budgetary controls on the issuance of authority to incur expenditure and commitments; and
  • Ensuring completeness and accuracy of records and reports.

Qualifications and Experience
The candidate must:-

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of Three (3) years’ experience in Audit/System & Risk Management or related field;
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor;
  • Be a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Institute of Internal Auditors;
  • Having undertaken a Supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks will be an added advantage;
  • Be proficient in Computer applications; and
  • Have good personality and high integrity.

9. Internal Auditor I (ICT)
(1 Post)

The Internal Auditor I (ICT) will report to the Senior Internal Auditor
Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Executing audit programmes on IT systems;
  • Collecting audit evidence;
  • Reviewing of Security and Risk Management of Information Systems;
  • Reviewing of implementation of Information systems and processes;
  • Application of IT control reviews; and
  • Minor maintenance of Information Communication Technology Equipment in the Directorate.

Qualifications and Experience
The candidate must:-

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of Three (3) years’ experience in Audit/System & Risk Management or related field;
  • Be a Certified Information Systems Auditor;
  • Be a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA);
  • Having undertaken a Supervisory lasting not less than two (2) weeks will be an added advantage; and
  • Have good personality and high integrity.

10. Internal Auditor II
(3 Posts)
The Internal Auditor II will report to the Internal Auditor I
Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing internal control systems in operation and report on any weakness;
  • Undertaking specific audit assignments and preparing detailed audit observations and reports as required by his/her superior; and
  • Reviewing budgetary controls on issuance of authority to incur expenditure and commitments

Qualifications and Experience
The candidate must:-

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Business Administration or other relevant disciplines;
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Information Systems Auditor;
  • Be a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Institute of Internal Auditors or Institute of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA); and
  • Be proficient in Computer applications.

Salary / Benefits

A competitive remuneration package in addition to other benefits will be offered to the successful candidate(s).

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements and consider yourself proactive, self driven and up to the challenge, please submit your application to the Judiciary jobs website: jobs.judiciary.go.ke on or before 30th September, 2015.
You are required to attach detailed curriculum vitae, including daytime telephone contact, copies of academic and professional transcripts, certificates and testimonials.
Note:
a. Please do not apply for these positions if you do not have the required qualifications and experience as per the advertisement.
b. Only short listed candidates shall be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
c. Please note, hard copy applications will not be accepted.
The Judicial Service Commission is an equal opportunity employer
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