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Job Type:Private Business


Fields of Education: A minimum of BA Degree in Accounting, Financial Management, Financial auditing or any other related fields


Organization: The Nile Basin initiative (NBI)


Salary : as per scale of the organization




Application Dead line:2016-03-12


The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)

Eastern Nile Subsidiary Action Program (ENSAP)

Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO)


Vacancy Announcement for internal Auditor

The Nile Basin initiative (NBI) is an intergovernmental partnership of ten Nile Basin states to develop he Nile River in a cooperative manner, reduce poverty, reverse environmental degradation, share substantial socio – economic benefits, and promote regional peace and security ( The  NBI is guided by a shared vision to achieve sustainable socio-economic development through the equitable utilization of, and benefit from, the common Nile Basin water resources.

The Eastern Nile Subsidiary Action Program (ENSAP) of the NBI is launched by Egypt, Ethiopia and the Sudan (South Sudan joined in 2014) to initiate concrete joint investments and action on the ground in the Eastern Nile sub-basin in the areas of power generations and interconnection, irrigation and drainage, flood preparedness  and early warning, watershed management, development of planning models and joint multipurpose programs. ENSAP is governed by the Eastern Nile Council of Ministers (ENCOM) and implemented by the Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Funding for ENSAP accrues from Eastern Nile countries and varied bilateral and multilateral development partners.

ENTRO now intends to recruit a competent internal Auditor. This position is local recruitment and filled by Ethiopian nationals

  • Major Duties  and key Responsibilities: Under the overall supervision of the Regional Finance & Administration Head, the internal Auditor is responsible to prepare annual audit plan, and implement accordingly and also assist finance and Admin Head and ENSAP projects in the preparation of Annual Work plan and budget.
  • Cash /Financial Management of ENTRO: Establish internal audit system and review its suitability periodically, conduct risk assessment of various functional areas in established/required timeline. Ensure compliance with established policies and operational procedures, and to recommend necessary changes. Build staff capacity through facilitating skill trainings on financial management /auditing, Advise ENTRO management on efficient and effective utilization of resources and providing support and guidance to management on how to handle new opportunities. Verification of bank reconciliations; cash balances (on half yearly basis all cash should be deposited in bank) and others and ensures that funds are utilized for the purpose for which it has been granted.
  • Reporting: in collaboration with ENTRO finance staff, communicate findings to ENTRO management and prepare comprehensive and complete report of audit area. Comment on the compliance with Statutory Audit recommendations of the pervious year, if any and also recommendation on analysis of planned budget vis-à-vis actual performance and variations on periodical basis or as needed.
  • Competencies: Knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to programme/project auditing, financial management and budgeting. Competence in computer-based accounting systems Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter Efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies and identifies priority activities and assignments. Exceptional interpersonal, communication, team building and analytical skills and certification as certified accountant is an advantage

Qualifications and competencies: A minimum of BA Degree in Accounting, Financial Management, Financial auditing or any other related fields in an area relevant to auditing. At least four years experience in a related field gained with a reputable organization (s). Relevant programme / project experience preferably in financial auditing, at national or regional level, is desirable. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of handling data based financial management systems such as Micro soft Dynamic Solomon or sun system is an advantage. Prior exposure and experience with an Audit firm is an added advantage and certification as Certified Accountant is an advantage

Terms of Employment: Initially for 1 year, with 6 months probation period, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Application procedures: Applicants are strongly advised to revert to the NBI website ( for further details on the vacancy announcements before applying for the post. Deadline for application is one month following this announcement. Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter indicating position in the subject and full CV to: ENTRO –Nile Technical Regional office, Attention: The Regional Finance and Administration Head email to [email protected] copied to [email protected] and [email protected]




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