Plan International Zambia
Posted Job
4 months ago

Internal Controller – Lusaka (2 years)

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-governmental organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for 80 years, and are now active in more than 75 countries. Safeguarding children and young people is key in all that we do.

Working in Zambia since 1996, Plan International Zambia’s development and capacity building programmes focus primarily on Education, Health, Water and Sanitation, Economic Security and Youth Empowerment, including Child Protection and Participation. Plan International Zambia has Programme Areas in; Central, Luapula, and Eastern Provinces including in Lusaka, where the Country Office is located.

Plan International Zambia is looking for experienced, innovative, motivated, self-starter individuals to fill the following position

Position Description

The position exists to provide support to management in ensuring that the system of internal control and procedures necessary to ensure that the risk management process or system within the country operations is working at the required level of effectiveness.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Facilitate the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Country’s risk register.
  • Verify that projects, whether implemented by Plan or by partners, are implemented as per laid down procedure and as documented.
  • Track the implementation of Audit Action
  • Develop and implement periodical detailed audit plan, which is risk based, to cover all program, financial, human resources, sponsorship, grants, ICT, Child Protection and administrative activities
  • Review the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information for completeness
  • Review controls employed by the organisation to safeguard assets and appropriately verifying existence of such assets
  • Raise fraud awareness in-country
  • Put in place fraud prevention mechanisms
  • Conduct fraud investigation
  • Follow up and evaluate adequacy of actions taken to implement recommendations of international and local audits and link them to the country risk register


  • Degree in Accounting or Equivalent.
  • A professional accounting/internal audit/internal control qualification i.e. ICSA,
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in internal/external audits, Investigations, Risk
  • Management preferably in an NGO environment 2 years at a Senior Audit level


  • Develops, motivates coaches and manages Program team in the country
  • Promotes high performance by all staff
  • Promotes innovation and learning
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Gains, develops and retains credibility about his/her performance
  • Resource mobilisation skills – proposal development and appraisals for program work preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong negotiation, facilitating and influencing skills.
  • Excellent networking and partnership skills
  • Innovative and independent thinker

Method of Application

To apply, kindly send through your application letter and CV, clearly stating the job title of interest to Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their CVs, and photocopies of their relevant academic qualifications. Day time telephone and/or mobile contacts should be clearly indicated. Applications should reach the undersigned not later than Wednesday 17th June 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Plan International provides equal employment opportunities to qualified and experienced women and men

Women are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline
17 Jun 12:08
Email applications to

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