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Internal Auditor


21st November 2018

Internal Auditor

1. Job Background



Job Purpose/Mission of Role

The Internal auditor is an independent, objective assurance and consulting role designed to add value and improve the organisation's operations. The incumbent would help AFRINIC accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the efficiency of risk management, control, and governance processes as well as assessing all the activities of the organisation and giving appropriate recommendations in improvement measures to be adopted.


The internal auditor’s mission would be to:

  • Objectively review the organisation's business processes
  • Design and implement risk management procedures
  • Protect against fraud and theft of the organisation's assets
  • Ensure that the organisation is complying with relevant laws and statutes
  • Make recommendations on how to improve internal controls and governance processes
  • Identify cost centres and make recommendations on the efficiency of utilisation of AFRINIC’s financial resources.

Reports to

Board of Directors (Audit Committee) and/or the CEO

Number of Direct Reports


Essential Qualifications and Work Experience

  • Proven working experience as Internal Auditor or Senior Auditor with proven, appropriate certification by an applicable regulatory and/or industry bodies;
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in English (any other regional language will be an added advantage);
  • ACCA qualified or Master’s degree in Finance & Accounting or in relevant field
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile and present detailed reports to management, executive and Board of Directors;
  • Proven knowledge of applicable auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations with specific emphasis on those related to Mauritius system;
  • Ability to exhibit independence, objectivity, soft skills, including the ability to explain complex topics to different audiences including those with no audit experience;
  • Ability to guide management's decisions as may be required and applicable
  • Ability to use the internal audit function to support various sections within the organisation, such as the legal departments, HR and the Board.
  • Unquestioned personal integrity with strong ethics and values consistent with AFRINIC’s culture
  • Ability to stand firm on difficult issues when required
  • Strong analytical capability
  • Displays awareness of the need for confidentially in sensitive matters
  • Fully computer literate
  • Enjoys working in a team environment
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Good knowledge of working on an accounting software.


2. Reporting Structure:

internal auditor


3. Key Responsibilities




Perform full audit cycle from Top Management to all divisions of the company

  • Perform and control the full audit cycle including:
    • Risk management and control (including the identification of loopholes and recommendations on risk aversion measures);
    • Compliance with all applicable regulations;
    • Achievement or maintenance of relevant standards and certifications;
    • Asset management;  
    • Human resources;
    • Information Technology; and
    • Projects and programs.
  • Develop and follow annual plans for conducting audit activities for approval by the Board of Directors


Reporting, Recommendations and Advice

  • Evaluate internal procedures, recommend improvements, and report to the Board of Directors;
  • Act as an objective source of independent advice, to ensure validity and adequacy of goal achievement, to the management and the Board of Directors;
  • Prepare and present progress and annual reports that reflect audit findings mitigation plans; and
  • Submit reports of findings to Management and the Board of Directors


Risk Management and the efficient use of AFRINIC’s resources

  • Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures;
  • Develop risk management controls and contingency plans
  • Evaluate cost centres within the organisation and recommend on the efficient use of AFRINIC’s resources


General Responsibilities

  • Engage in continuous knowledge development regarding sector rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards for the benefit of the organisation;
  • Ensure that all processes are clearly documented as per ISO 9001 standards
  • Perform other ancillary duties as required and assigned by the Board of Directors and/or the CEO which are in line with the above responsibilities



4. Competencies




  • Ability to effectively lead projects /services organised around a complex array of programs with the ability to leverage strengths of across program areas; excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to find ways to enhance operating efficiency and effectiveness through results and an analytical mind that foster performance improvement.
  • Understanding of the nomenclature, the ecosystem and the operating culture of the Internet especially in developing Countries.
  • Good understanding of the statutory requirements of the Mauritian Legislations, and ability to maintain systems and procedures to guarantee proper adherence.
  • Good understanding of International Accounting Standards and Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Understanding of human resources functions.
  • Analytic and decisive decision maker with the ability to prioritise and communicate to staff key objectives and tactics necessary to achieve project goals
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools and Applications
  • Knowledge of Sage Pastel
  • Knowledge of the functioning of Accounting Softwares


  • AFRINIC’s Behavioural Competencies as applicable to managers and as revised from time to time


5. Applications

If you wish to apply for this position, please send a letter of motivation accompanied by your CV, both in English, by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , putting as email subject title the job reference;

  • afjob-IA-20181005
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 21st November 2018
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Interviews will be held at AFRINIC office in Ebène or telephone interviews will be conducted for candidates outside Mauritius. AFRINIC reserves the right to call only the best-qualified candidates for an interview and not to make any appointment following this advertisement.

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