Global Internal Auditor – MEEENA At Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 37 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those affected by poverty, conflicts and natural disasters.

IRW is currently recruiting for the position of ‘Global Internal Auditor – MEEENA’ to join its dynamic Audit Team. The Global Internal Auditor (GIA) discharges work that supports IRW’s Audit Committee in providing independent assurance to the IRW Board on the state of the control environment and risk management arrangements within IRW. The work undertaken covers an assessment of outputs, impacts and performance across the various areas of the organisation and the organisation as a whole. The GIA will support the Internal Audit department.

To carry out independent audits of effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards in Islamic Relief offices. Travel may be outside of but are largely within the Middle East, Eastern Europe and North Africa region. To add value by acting as an advisor in risk management while carrying out reviews, thereby assisting the Islamic Relief Internal Audit Unit (IAU) and the Regional Desk in the effective discharge of their responsibilities. To ensure that all guidelines and procedures for institutional grants are followed by Islamic Relief Field Offices in the said Region.

To conduct complex investigations on incidents which may expose IRW to significant financial, reputational and programmatic harm. To advise senior management on key risks and outcomes of investigations meeting ethical and UK requirements (as best practice)

The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Arabic
  • A part or fully recognised professional qualification (same as or equivalent to):
    • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
    • ACA (Association of Chartered Accountants)
    • ACCA (Certified Chartered Accountant)
    • CIIA (Institute of Internal Auditors)

(which implies a thorough knowledge of the principles, procedures and practices of accounting and financial records and transactions)

  • A knowledge of audit procedures, including planning, techniques, test and sampling methods involved in conducting audits
  • Experience of internal audit
  • Good time management skills
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times and a good understanding of the IIA’s Code of Ethics
  • An ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts and to prepare and present concise oral and written reports
  • An ability to maintain current knowledge of developments related to business matters of interest to internal audit, particularly legislation changes and developments as they affect charities, and new auditing techniques and practices
  • The Global Internal Auditor is expected to travel to Islamic Relief field offices across the region. This may be on short notice and such visits could realistically last from several days to several weeks. Depending on circumstances, it is envisioned the post holder will be required to travel for approximately six months per calendar year.
  • The International/Global Internal Auditor must make necessary travel arrangements, visas and other travel documentation with the office in the base location and research and arrange for necessary inoculations in good time for field visits.
  • Ability to use MS Suite (e.g. Office and Excel) and understand financial databases (e.g. AX)
  • An ability to maintain knowledge of developments in the sector

For more information, please click on the Documents tab above to view the full Job Description.

If you are talented, reliable, service-minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to IRW’s mission and values of sincerity, excellence, compassion, social justice and custodianship, please apply by completing our online application form.

For more information on the excellent company benefits we offer our employees, please visit:

PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place on 09/01/2022.

Pre-employment Checks:

Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

  • screening clearance
  • receipt of satisfactory references

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

IRW is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom IRW engages. IRW expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. IRW also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the values of Islamic Relief:

(Sincerity, Excellence, Compassion, Social Justice and Custodianship)

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply–MEEENA-&l=Global-Middle-East–North-Africa–Eastern-Europe

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