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The Government of Ghana was declared eligible for a poverty reduction grant from the Millennium Challenge Corporation ("MCC"), a United States Government Agency. In connection therewith, the Government submitted Concept Papers to MCC, and after a successful outcome of due diligence, and the availability of funds, has resulted in a Compact between the Government and MCC pursuant to which MCC would provide a five-year, multimillion dollar poverty reduction grant to the Government of Ghana (a "Compact"). The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) will be responsible for the management of the implementation of the Compact. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Compact, related agreements, and the availability of funds, the Government intends to use a portion of the funds provided through the Compact to procure professional personnel in MiDA to assist the Government with the management and implementation of the Compact program in a transparent, timely effective, efficient... results-oriented and fiscally sound manner,

Job Summary

Reporting to MiDA Board of Directors, responsibilities include:
• Assist the MiDA Board of Directors in establishing a plan for auditing the operation and programme activities of the MiDA that focuses on the identification and control of risk, improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of operations and programmes and compliance with external laws and regulations and internal policies and procedures.
• Participate in the MiDA Board of Director's audit committee and prepare committee review of key operational issues with a focus audit risk.
• Administratively collaborate with the Chief Financial Officer in preparing audit plans for the semi-annual funds accountability statement audit
• Prepare and conduct audits based on the plan approved by the audit committee of the MiDA Board of Directors.
• Communicate audit results to the Board of Directors and administratively to the CEO/CFO and appropriate programme managers.
• Follow up on audit recommendations to ensure corrective actions are implemented.
• Evaluate internal control systems, especially those relating to financial management, and make recommendations for improvements needed to safeguard assets and ensure the integrity of financial transactions and financial reporting.
• Ensure the recommendations of the external auditor are implemented, as appropriate.

Qualification Required & Experience
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (graduate degree preferred).
• Certified Public Accountant/Chartered Accountant (or equivalent) and/or Certified Fraud Auditor preferred.
• Eight (8) or more years of relevant experience in Accounting/Financial Management and/or audit experience with a public accounting firm, internal audit, or government audit agency.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in applying the principles, techniques, practices and procedures of an internal audit function; developing sound internal controls for financial and operational programmes; developing remediation programs where controls have been found deficient; developing risk assessment instruments and communicating to programme managers how to assess risk in their respective areas.
• Ability to achieve results while working under pressure.
• Ability to evaluate automated financial management systems and to develop methods for testing system controls.
• Be of outstanding character and integrity and free of all conflicts of interest and committed to protecting the integrity of the Programmes under the Compact.
• Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills evidenced by demonstrated capability of building and maintaining productive relationships and working collaboratively with a range of actors and stakeholders, inducting government officials, private sector partners, international donors, contractors, and counterparts.
• Must demonstrate from previous work experience the ability to collaborate effectively with peers, as well as work across departments or divisions
• Advanced computer skills (MS Office, internet, familiarity with project management software).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Applications should be sent by e-mail addressed to:-

[email protected]

Closing Date: 13 October, 2014

Citizens from any country will be considered, however, preference will be given to applicants with extensive working experience, knowledge of and/or living in Ghana. Knowledge of the Ghanaian economy, financial systems, development plans, priorities, interventions and programmes is highly valued. To receive consideration, applicants must include

i. their curriculum Vitaeof not more than (four) 4 pages stating their qualifications and experience, providing three professional references, contact phone number(s) and e-mail address(es) by which they can easily be reached,

ii. a cover note (one page maximum) explaining what the applicant envisions as the challenges of the position applied for and how their experience and education would allow them to meet those challenges.

For further details on the roles and duties of the post, especially with regard to the principal accountabilities, applicants are advised to look at the MiDA website at

Applications must be sent by e-mail addressed to the job code shown against each post and must be received by MiDA no later than midnight on Monday, 13 October, 2014.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Telephone and fax enquiries on submitted applications will not be entertained. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend a number of screening interviews
Ghana

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