Clinton Health Access Initiative

Internal Auditor

United States
Full Time
Program (Division)
Finance - Internal Audit
Additional Location Description
Flexible for program country, pending leadership approval


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:


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 Auditor 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 Auditor will work remotely from their manager 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 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 units
  • 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 out sourced 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/Project Management; MBA preferred
  • A holder of one of CIA, CPA, CFE
  • 3-5 years of experience in Internal Audit/Compliance/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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