Senior Internal Auditor job at The Higher Education Authority (HEA)
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Vacancy title:
Senior Internal Auditor

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Education, and Training , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

The Higher Education Authority (HEA)

Deadline of this Job:
Monday, July 31 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka, South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 25 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is a statutory body established by the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013. The mandate of the Authority is to regulate and monitor standards in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in order to ensure quality services and contribute to the enhancement of human capital and accelerated national development.

Higher Education Authority invites applications from suitably qualified Zambians to fill the following vacant position:


Job Purpose
To provide independent assurance on the Authority’s risk management, governance and internal control systems in order to ensure compliance with the relevant laws, policies, procedures and sound business practices.


a) Formulates and implements periodically, the audit policies to ensure effective internal controls.
b) Undertakes effectively, audit and risk management assignments in order to have effective internal controls and provide intervention measures where necessary. Identifying, developing and documenting of audit issues and recommendations.
c) Undertakes timely, preparation of internal audit and risk management reports in order to facilitate decision making.
d) Prepares regularly, Annual Audit work plans and programmes in order to attain set objectives and continuously monitor implementation of the annual audit plan.
e) Prepares timely Unit budget in order to facilitate acquisition of resources.
f) Develops periodically, the work plans in order to facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of performance.
g) Evaluate the risk management frameworks of the operations of HEA and the monitoring of compliance.
h) Review and evaluate the financial management and internal control systems. Assess accounting and financial management policies, implementation and recommend to the Board for approval, any changes to accounting and financial management policies.
i) Evaluate the adequacy of HEA’s internal control framework in addressing risk and accomplishing the organisation’s goals and objectives. Review the internal control framework and make recommendations to consistently ensure its compliance.
j) Periodic review of the auditing system to establish their relevance.
k) Ensure safeguards for the prevention or prompt detection of fraud or loss of stores, cash or other government assets are adequate.

Minimum Requirements

a) Full School Certificate or equivalent
b) Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Full Professional Accounting
Qualifications such as ACCA/CIMA/CA – Zambia or its equivalent
c) Member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants or Institute of Internal Auditors

• Five (5) years post qualifying experience in auditing

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
For detailed job description of the position, visit 

Applicants who meet the above qualifications are encouraged to submit an application letter, copies of Academic and Professional Certificates together with detailed Curriculum Vitae including three (3) traceable referees, copy of NRC, email address and day time telephone numbers to 

OR by sending hard copies to the undersigned

The Director General
Higher Education Authority
Plot No. 2374
Engineering House, 2nd Floor
Kelvin Siwale Road
P.O. Box 50795
+260 950470444

All applications must reach the undersigned not later than on or before 31st July, 2023.

Note: The Higher Education Authority is an equal opportunity employer and does not request for payments for job openings. Any such activities should be considered fraudulent and reported immediately.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Monday, July 31 2023
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 25-07-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 25-07-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 25-07-2077
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