Head of Internal Audit and Forensics

MTN Zambia - Lusaka, Lusaka

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Head of Internal Audit and Forensics

Key Responsibilities

  • To lead the effective implementation of an MTN Zambia Internal Audit and Fraud Risk Management charter, policy and strategy as informed by the MTN Group Internal Audit and Forensics charter, methodology and systems.
  • To establish a well-staffed and competent Internal Audit & Forensics team to service the MTN Zambia assurance requirements in consultation with Group Internal Audit and Forensics.
  • To ensure utilisation of the Group mandated GRC tools and systems and source ancillary supplementary tools as needed and as approved by the Group function.
  • To perform special audits on an ad-hoc basis as required by regulators, business line management, the Group or MTN Zambia Audit Committees.
  • To lead and/or support specific audits to investigate adherence with policies, procedures, and legal/regulatory requirements to identify and evaluate exposures and to correct defective processes.
  • To evaluate the MTN Zambia ’s Risk Management and Governance processes and report to the Group Chief Audit Executive on the effectiveness of these.
  • To respond and effectively manage fraud, bribery and misconduct related investigations in line with the Group Fraud Policies and ensure remedial actions are taken regarding recoveries, control remediation and employee sanctioning.
  • To implement Group and MTN Zambia wide fraud prevention strategies including formalising a proactive fraud prevention plan in line with guidance provided by the Group function.
  • To adhere to the system of management reporting requirements that provides timely and relevant information on all aspects of internal audit and forensic issues to MTN Zambia Management and Audit and Risk Committee and the Group Internal Audit and Forensic function.
  • To ensure the implementation of efficient processes for documenting all audit-related initiatives and activities in line with the guidance provided by the Group Internal Audit and Forensic function.
  • At the relevant levels, review complaints, concerns, or questions relative to internal audit and forensic issues and provide consultative leadership and support to MTN Zambia as appropriate.
  • To implement and adhere to the Group Internal Audit and Forensic Quality Assurance Program.
  • To implement a learning and development program in line with Group requirements.
  • To assist with regional (i.e. outside MTN Zambia) audit and forensic activities were required.

Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum 4-year Academic Degree with Honours (Bachelor’s in finance)
  • Chartered Accountant preferred
  • Professional Internal Audit qualification such as CIA and ACFE would be an advantage.
  • Minimum 10 years of Senior Management/Executive Level experience and relevant experience in internal audit and forensics, of which 5 years in telecommunications industry
  • Work across diverse cultures and geographies advantageous
  • Competencies to include:
    • Business Acumen, Problem Solving, Information processing, Influencing others
    • Data interpretation, Judgement, Continuous improvement, Reporting
    • Get it done, Communication, Innovative, Agile, Accountable
    • Leadership and Team management


Min education
Primary school
Required experience
4 Years
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Employer name

MTN Zambia

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