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Senior Internal Auditor (PAP) at the African Union (AU)

The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999). We are an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor (PAP)

Requisition ID: 1461
Location: Midrand, South Africa
Contract  Type: Regular
Reports to: Committee on Audit and Public Accounts of the PAP and the President of the PAP
Directorate/Department : Bureau of the PAP
Division: Internal Audit Unit
Number of Direct Reports: 1
Number of Indirect Reports: 1
Job Grade: P3

Purpose of Job

  • To Provide technical support in auditing PAP activities designed to add value and improve operations and the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Main Functions

  • Coordinates all the work in the OIA.
  • Supervises the Internal Auditor.
  • iTransmits and explains management policies and organizational objectives of the PAP to all staff members of the OIA.
  • Participates in staff recruitment both for the OIA and other Units.
  • Attends Management and Bureau meetings and provides advice where required.
  • Presents reports to the PAP Management and the Committee on Audit and Public Accounts.
  • Sets objectives of the OIA Unit.
  • Determines and recommends staff requirements and their job specification where necessary.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Reviews and presents Annual and 3-year work plan of the OIA to Management and the CAPA.
  • Prepares, reviews and manages the Audit programmes for all audits, investigations and other consulting services.
  • Reviews from time to time the Risk Management System of the PAP and advises on the status of the risk register and risk management process.
  • Performs and supervises investigations matters where necessary.
  • Performs consulting services when required by the PAP Management.
  • Coordinates and directs Performance audit assignments
  • Evaluates staff under him. 
  • Attends CAPA meetings and provides it with assurance services and technical support.
  • Performs audit jobs.
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned by the Management and Bureau of the PAP. 

Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Finance Management, Accounting, Business Administration, with 7 years progressive experience in Auditing or any related field. Two (2) of which must have been obtained at supervisory level.
  • Certificate in CIA ACCA, CA, CPA, ACCA, CIMA or other related certification is an added advantage
  • Experience in working on ERP-SAP


  • Bachelor’s Degree in in Finance Management, Accounting, Business Administration, with 10 years progressive experience in Auditing or any related field. Two of which must have been obtained at supervisory level
  • Certificate in CIA, ACCA, CA, CPA, ACCA, CIMA or other related certification is an added advantage.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge and experience with MS Office, Knowledge of SAP ERP desired.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Report writing skills
  • Communication and negotiating skills.
  • Planning and organizational skills. 

Leadership Competencies:

  • Strategic Perspective
  • Developing Others
  • Change Management
  • Managing Risk

Core Competencies:

  • Foster Accountability Culture
  • Communicating with impact
  • Learning Orientation
  • Change Management

Functional Competencies:

  • Drive for Results
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Job Knowledge Sharing
  • Fosters Innovation


  • Proficiency in one of the AU working languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish) and fluency in another AU language is an added advantage

Tenure of Appointment

  • The appointment will be made on a regular term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first twelve months shall be considered as a probationary period.
  • Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.


  • Indicative basic salary of US$ 37,453.00 (P3 Step1) per annum plus other related entitlements e.g. Post adjustment (57% of basic salary), Housing allowance US$ 21,832.68  (per annum), and education allowance (100% of tuition and other education-related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$ 10,000.00 per child per annum), for internationally recruited staff and a maximum of $3,300 per child per annum for locally recruited staff.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  24th October, 2022.


  • Only candidates who have met all the requirements of the post and have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Only applications registered online with a complete curriculum vitae (CV) attached will be considered. 
  • The Africa Union is an equal-opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Gender Mainstreaming: The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply

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