Internal Auditor (2 Positions)

Northern Region Water Board

The Northern Region Water Board is a Parastatal Organisation that was established in 1996 under the Water Works Act, Cap 72:01 of the Laws of Malawi. The core mandate of the Board is to supply potable water to urban, peri-urban, and upcoming market centers in the Northern Region of Malawi.

The Board seeks to recruit suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions tenable at Head Office in Mzuzu.


Duties and responsibilities
Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, the Internal Auditor will, among other duties, be responsible for the following:

  • Assessing and making appropriate recommendations for improving the Board’s governance processes.
  • Examining and evaluating adequacy and effectiveness of internal control and risk management systems of the Board
  • Reviewing the Board’s compliance with established policies, procedures, regulations, and statutory requirements.
  • Assessing the Board’s Information and Communication Technology Systems to ensure they are operating effectively and efficiently.
  • Carrying out ad hoc investigations when needed.
  • Discussing Internal Audit findings with relevant line managers for corrective action.
  • Preparing internal audit reports that clearly highlight findings, causes, effects, recommendations, management comments, and corrective action plans.
  • Carrying out follow-up audits to assess whether recommendations have been implemented as per the agreed action plans.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Internal Audit or equivalent fields obtained from a recognized university or professional qualifications such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • Those with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy or internal audit and also possessing or studying for professional qualifications will have a distinct advantage.
  • At least 3 years internal auditing experience or auditing experience at supervisory or higher level in a reputable auditing firm.
  • Good knowledge of the International Professional Practices Framework.
  • Knowledge of ICT Systems Audit will be an added advantage.

Other Required Attributes

  • A mature self-starter.
  • A good and effective communicator (oral and written)
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • A good team-worker
  • Strong computer skills.

Terms and Conditions

The Board shall offer an attractive package (commensurate with qualifications and experience) which includes salary, medical insurance, water allowance, and membership to a Contributory Group Pension Scheme.

Method of Application

Application letters together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates or notification of results and at least three traceable referees must be submitted to the following address: –

The Chief Executive Officer
Northern Region Water Board
Kawiluwilu House, Bloemwater Street
Private Bag 94

Application letters should reach the Chief Executive Officer not later than 31st May 2024. Only shortlisted applications will be acknowledged.