Partners in Hope is a local Malawian, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in 2001. PIH’s vision is to be the leading health service provider in Malawi and its mission is to strengthen the capacity of Malawi’s healthcare systems to deliver quality, equitable, and sustainable services.

Partners in Hope (PIH) is seeking to recruit highly motivated individuals for the positions below:


Job Summary

The Internal Auditor will have the primary responsibility of providing strategic leadership and management for the internal audit function in the interpretation of audit policies, work processes, plans, and related budgets. Under the administrative direction of the Executive Director, the auditor will plan, manage, and conduct financial, operational, and regulatory compliance audits and other specialized investigative audits and consultations,

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a flexible annual audit plan using appropriate risk-based, methodology, including any risks or control concerns identified by management, and submit that plan to the Finance and Administration Sub-committee for review and approval.
  • Plan, manage, and perform specialized investigative audits, including determining audit objectives and scope, identifying and assessing risks, developing time budgets and audit programs, and ensuring compliance with Internal Audit work paper standards for each audit.
  • Implement the annual audit plan as appropriate, any special tasks or projects requested by management and the Finance and Administration Sub-committee; and report periodically on the status and results of the audit plan and the adequacy of resources allotted to the function.
  • Using knowledge of the area of expertise, perform examinations of specialized operations to determine compliance with all pertinent statutes, policies, procedures, effectiveness in meeting operational requirements, efficiency, and sound accounting principles and practices, and serve as an audit auditor on such matters.
  • Carry out value-for-money audits to ensure that resources are acquired economically, used efficiently, deployed effectively, and adequately protected; in achieving plans and objectives in operations, programs, and project support for PIH.
  • Provide an advisory service, beyond internal auditing assurance services, to assist management in meeting its objectives; and, maintain a quality assurance program by which the function assures the operation of internal auditing activities.
  • Undertake a review of systems of internal controls maintained by PIH to safeguard financial and physical assets and make recommendations to correct any weaknesses.
  • Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control and risk management processes by PIH.
  • Examine records of PIH fiscal expenditures in assigned area(s) for compliance with all pertinent external controls, reporting methods, and limitations.
  • Carry out special audits and investigations as may be required by the Executive Director and/ or management in case fraudulent activity is suspected.
  • Analyze/evaluate results of audits performed and develop recommendations to correct deficiencies.
  • Undertake financial, operational, administrative, and projects audits, for PIH programs and projects.
  • Collaboration with external auditors and overseeing third-party audit activities.
  • Prepare audit reports including recommendations for improved practices/procedures, with supporting data, and review findings/recommendations.
  • Stays abreast of donor policies, procedures, rules and regulations, and legal requirements and informs management of significant changes.
  • Ability to develop a coherent quarterly internal review and compliance plan and implementation of the same
  • Follow-up recommendations made as a result of audits to substantiate/evaluate the implementation of recommended changes. Make a recommendation to PIH Sub-recipient’s management capacity including provision of input to manuals, guidance, policies, procedures, and training.

Qualification and General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or equivalent, and five years of professional auditing experience, including three years of supervisory experience,
  • Must have recognized professional accounting qualifications (CIA, CPA, ACCA, CIMA) or its equivalent.
  • Membership with the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural, and gender differences.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate facts and write audit technical reports.
  • Knowledge of current professional standards, procedures, and reporting requirements.
  • Proficiency in Knowledge of accounting packages such as Sun, SAGE, Pastel, QuickBooks, etc. computer applications such as word processing, database, spreadsheets, email, internet, and the workflow process.
  • Ability to demonstrate competence and due professional care.
  • Knowledgeable of USAID and other donors’ COAG, financial regulations, and policies.
  • Ability to align with the strategies, objectives, core values, and risks of the organization.
  • Communicating effectively and providing risk-based assurance.
  • Insightful, proactive, and future-focused.
  • Ability to promote organizational improvement.
  • Ability to project and uphold Independence of mind.
  • General fraud prevention strategies and problem-solving skills.

Eligible candidates meeting the requirements should submit their applications together with their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of relevant certificates to jobs@pihmalawi.com . The deadline for receiving application letters is Friday, 3 May 2024.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.