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The National University of Science and Technology invites applications from suitably qualified and

experienced persons for the post of Chief Internal Auditor that has arisen at the University.

The Chief Internal Auditor is responsible for the formulation of the University’s Internal Audit

Strategy; including programmes and procedures to evaluate the effectiveness and adequacy of the

University’s internal control environment, and to effectively manage the day to day Audit activities of

the University, ensuring that all audit work is performed independently with due diligence and

timeliness. The role requires demonstrable experience in auditing complex information technology

driven environments for compliance with applicable regulations, internal control regimes,

development frameworks and best practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares and administers an annual audit plan for the University;
  • Plans and oversees audits operational efficiencies and compliance with all policies,

procedures and regulations;

  • Maintains a comprehensive system for recording all audit plans, work papers, findings,

reports, and follow up audits;

  • Ensures timely and accurate completion of the audit plan;
  • Prepares and completes detailed audit work;
  • Conducts special audits as required by Management and Council and issues results;
  • Recommends review of policies and procedures in order to improve operations as well as

internal controls; and

  • Responds to ad hoc requests to address control issues and provides consultative services to

the University as delegated by Council and the Vice Chancellor.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Auditing, Accounting or equivalent qualification.
  • A Masters’ Degree in any of the above areas is a requirement, plus five (5) years’ post

qualification experience in a similar setting.

  • A professional qualification such as CIA will be a distinct advantage.
  • Competence in University Information and Communication Systems (ICT) is essential.

Skills and Attributes

This is a senior position that requires a mature, hardworking, and reliable professional with all round

experience and sound knowledge and understanding of corporate governance and the audit and risk

environment. Ability to operate at a strategic level, excellent interpersonal and communication skills,

ability to investigate and understand emerging trends particularly in the Higher Education sector andto explore, evaluate and advise the University timeously are essential. Further, the successful

applicant must be able to coordinate and assist external and regulatory Auditors; in addition to the

ability to work independently and balance multiple work priorities.


An attractive package which includes Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits is offered; details of

which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates.

To apply


All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Applications, which should include a curriculum vitae (giving full personal particulars of applicant including full name, place and date of birth, qualifications, employment and experience, present salary, telephone numbers and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three contactable referees) and copies of certificates must be addressed to:

The Senior Assistant Registrar

Human Resources Department

National University of Science and Technology

P O Box AC 939


Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE

And emailed to in a single pdf file clearly indicating the position being applied for in the subject line.


The National University of Science and Technology is an equal opportunity employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity



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