Concern Worldwide is looking for Internal Auditor







Internal Auditor, Concern Worldwide Turkey

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern has been working in Turkey since August 2013 and currently looking for a potential candidate for the Internal Auditor position.


Job Purpose:

The internal auditor is responsible to ensure that the Concern programme, including its partners, is fully compliant with Concern and its donors’ rules and regulations. The job holder will ensure sound financial monitoring by planning and executing both scheduled and ad hoc audit assignments including donor compliance, internal control assessments, partners’ verification visits and fraud investigations. This contributes to a systematic and disciplined approach to risk management, controls and governance processes within Concern and partners.

Job Title                                 Internal Auditor

Location                                Sanliurfa

Reporting line                     Finance Coordinator

Start Date Required          ASAP

Department                         Finance

Contract Length                 Fixed-Term Contract – 12 months

Grade                                     C

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Internal controls:

  • Developing, evaluating and documenting an internal control system.
  • Systematically sampling the internal control and accounting systems to assess adequacy and reliability.
  • Carrying out reviews and verification of records, to assess compliance with Concern policies and procedures and national and donor standards & policies and procedures, and to recommend changes.
  • Ensuring compliance with established procedures as laid down in the Overseas Finance and Overseas Procurement Manuals.
  • Ensuring internal control procedures are being complied with. This involves regular visits to all Concern projects as well as HO departments, to ensure all Concern worldwide financial policies and procedures are being correctly adhered to and implemented.
  • Produce high quality concise audit reports, to substantiate finding, with clear recommendations for submission to the Country Management teams.
  • Monitoring policy and procedures compliance and establishing techniques to discover and prevent potential fraud.
  • Investigating any identified suspicions of fraud and make recommendations for appropriate management response. Identify/track the incidence of fraud and error; by carrying out necessary checks to ensure transactions are genuine and fair and to prevent abuse and misuse of Concern’s resources.
  • Produce high quality factual and concise investigation reports, when requested.



  • Systematically track implementation of audit findings and recommendations.
  • Periodically auditing/reviewing systems or operations to determine whether the risks are being effectively managed, carrying out regular checks on Concern’s finance, transport, logistic, administrative and stores systems in order to assess potential risk.


Donor specific compliance:

  • Ensuring effective donor compliance; reviewing donor guidelines on areas that could lead to ineligibility of costs (procurement, overspend, rule of origin) and carrying out training with staff and partners to assist with compliance and clear audit trail.
  • Leading on the archiving of all documentation preparing for audit trail.


Partner financial monitoring:

  • Monitoring partners to ensure their financial integrity within the framework of policies and procedures established by Concern and generally accepted accounting principles and standards.
  • Assessing financial and operational risks of Concern’s partner and ensure that all risks identified are adequately managed. This will involve identifying partner’s financial capacity gaps, making recommendations to address the gaps and follow up the implementation of the recommendations.
  • Assess partner organizations using CLOFAT at the time of new partner selection and make recommendations on partner risk management to the Country Management.
  • Periodically audit/ review systems or operations to determine whether the risks are being effectively managed and to check compliance with terms and conditions stated in the partnership agreement.
  • Carry out investigation audit of partners as requested by Concern management.
  • Review the partners external audit reports and management letters and follow up on issues raised.
  • Participate/facilitate training for partner staff as requested by management.
  • Producing high quality visit/audit reports with substantiated finding and clear recommendations


o Any other duties as requested by the Country Director



Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • A recognised professional qualification:
    • ACCA (Certified Chartered Accountant)
    • CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
    • 3+ years in auditing
  • At least 3 years post qualification working in an audit function
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and application of good corporate governance, business and operational risk and control processes and procedures


Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Attendance of training courses in quality standards such as SPHERE, HAP, Red Cross Code of Conduct, etc.
  • Experience of the specific requirements of ECHO, USAID and UN Agencies.
  • Previous experience of Middle East.

Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:

  • Very high attention to detail is essential
  • Cultural and political sensitivity
  • Must be flexible and willing to adapt to a fluid situation
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to take initiative and work independently.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Willing to travel frequently.
  • Ability to gather, analyse, and evaluate facts, and prepare and present concise oral and written reports


Concern’s Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them.

Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions in this document.

Any breach of Concern Staff Code of Conduct or the Programme participant Protection Policy by employees of Concern Worldwide during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including dismissal.

If you feel that your qualification and experience matches with our requirements, and you share a commitment to Concern’s values, please send an up-to-date CV

Equal opportunities: Concern values diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, class, caste or religion.

Concern has a Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy to ensure the maximum protection of Programme participants from abuse and exploitation.


Please clearly set out the position applied for in the email subject line.


Application Closing Date: 24th of October, 2016


Please note that candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing date for applications



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