Vacancies at Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA)


INTERNAL AUDITOR – RE-ADVERTISEMENT
The Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) is a parastatal organisation under the Ministry of Education and Skills Development. It started operating in November 2013 and draws its mandate from the BQA Act No.24 of 2013.
Its main objectives are to provide for and maintain a National Credit and Qualifications Framework (NCQF) and to coordinate the Education, Training and Skills Development Quality Assurance System.
The Authority invites applications from qualified candidates to fill the above position
JOB SUMMARY:
To execute the audit programme to (a) assess operational efficiency, risks, soundness of business practices, reliability of financial reporting and effectiveness of financial controls and procedures, and (b) evaluate compliance with set procedures and applicable laws.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
1. Reduction in non-compliance.
2. Effective and efficient internal controls.
3. Enhanced efficiency as a result of implementation of internal audit recommendations.
4. Detection of frauds and irregularities.
5. Reduction in external audit queries.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Education:
a) At least a Degree in Accounting or Finance from a recognised institution or any other relevant qualification acceptable to BQA.
b) Must be part qualified in any professional accounting or auditing qualifications e.g. ACCA, CIMA, CIA.
Experience:
a) At least 5 years of audit experience post qualification with proven knowledge in the development of a strong control environment and/or a risk assessment background.
b) Experience in conducting all types of audits (operational, financial and IT).
c) Exposure to similar functions in an Education and Training and/or a related regulatory environment would be an advantage.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:
• Knowledge of Education and Training sector (policy, strategy, legislation, regulations).
• Knowledge of private and public sector accounting, and financial management systems and conventions.
• Knowledge of auditing principles, practices, methodologies, as well as risk management and systems.
• Knowledge of structures, internal controls and processes, information systems, and ability to develop recommendations for improvements to these.
• Demonstrated compliance to the Professional Code of Ethics and the Standards for internal auditing.
• Computer literate and experience with systems and applications in the specific work area.
OTHER COMPETENCIES
• Creativity, innovation, flexibility and analytical thinking.
• Results oriented and performance driven.
• Decisiveness and assertiveness.
• Communication, influence, impact.
• Service oriented and client focus.
• Team work and interpersonal skills.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION APPLIES TO THESE POSITION:
Remuneration
BQA offers a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities and challenges of the job.
Terms of employment
Fixed term contract of 1-5 years for Managerial Positions and above and Permanent and Pensionable terms for officer positions and below.
Application procedure
Applications with curriculum vitae, list of referees and certified copies of certificates and Omang should be forwarded on or before Friday 4th November 2016 to:
The Chief Executive Officer
Botswana Qualifications Authority
Private Bag BO 340
Gaborone
Physical Address:
BQA Offices
Office No. S33 (2nd Floor)
Plot 66450, Block 7, Gaborone
Tel: 365 7200
N.B. Preference for interviews will be given to applicants who address the main duties/key performance indicators as part of their application.
Applicants should specify what experiences have equipped them to effectively perform in the role. We regret that due to an anticipated overwhelming response, BQA shall only enter into correspondence with shortlisted candidates. BQA shall not return any applications and associated documentation submitted by applicants.

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