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VAC2220 - Internal Auditor

Division: Executive Management
Location: Djibouti, Djibouti
Closing Date: 09-Jan-2011

About the Business::

DP World is one of the largest marine terminal operators in the world, with 50 terminals and 11 new developments and major expansions across 31 countries(1).  Its dedicated, experienced and professional team of nearly 30,000 people serves customers in some of the most dynamic economies in the world. 

DP World aims to enhance customers' supply chain efficiency by effectively managing container, bulk and other terminal cargo. 

Africa is one of DP World's focus areas for long term investment, and through a series of new acquisition in Djibouti, Mozambique, South Africa, Egypt, Algeria and Senegal,  DP World  has achieved a true footprint in one of the most challenging continents, creating employment opportunities and stimulating infrastructure investment programmes.

(1)As of 4 November 2010

About the Role::

 DP World Africa Region is currently looking to recruit an Internal Auditor  - DP World Djibouti to be based in Djibouti. The Internal Audit Department of DP World Djibouti is entrusted with independent internal audits of DP World Doraleh Container Terminal, Port de Djibouti and business units linked directly or indirectly with DP World in Djibouti. 

The individual assigned to the position of internal auditor is responsible for professional and administrative work reporting to the Audit Committee. Under the general direction of the Audit Committee and / or the DP World General Manager in Djibouti, the individual assigned to this position manages and handle internal audit service and shall be fluent in the French language.  

The work requires expertise in the areas of internal and external auditing, including financial and operational audit functions. Work is conducted independently within the business units concerned and should be in conformity with the DP World policies and procedures and within professional guidelines for internal auditing and financial and management accounting. Individuals assigned to this position also should exercise their own initiative and judgment in developing transparent methods and procedures for conducting internal audit service.

The internal audit will address specific tasks in any area of concern or will conduct predetermined audits to ensure adherence to the process, procedures and systems and that proper controls are in place. Internal audit shall cover all areas of the business including, but not limited to corporate goals, performance objectives, financial transactions, contracts, procurements, operational efficiencies and managerial decisions within Business Units and compliance to DP World policies and procedures especially in the areas of managing risk and exposure to risk. Internal Auditor will submit his/her report to the Audit Committee.

Key accountabilities will include:

Plan and organize the activities of Internal Audit including:

  • Preparing an annual audit plan which fulfils the responsibility of Internal Audit.
  • Scheduling and assigning work to meet completion dates, and estimating resource needs.
  • Confer with Company management and the Audit Committee on policies, programs and activities of the Internal Audit Department.
  • Develop and recommend implementation of documentation, processes, systems, and procedures to carry out responsibilities and accomplish goals of the organization,
  • Ensures that statutory regulations are complied with by the BU and that accepted accounting and audit principles and policies are followed in the BU
  • Examine and evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control procedures, operating systems and authority limits.
  • Conduct Loss/fraud investigations to determine existing control weaknesses, assist Risk Management in determining the amount of the loss, and assist the unit by recommending corrective measures to prevent subsequent recurrences.
  • Meet with Company management at all levels and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, as necessary, to discuss audit plans and results and make recommendations to resolve audit findings requiring corrective action.
  • Submit written reports to the Audit Committee 7 days before its every meeting. containing an opinion on the degree of compliance with government regulations and DP World policies and procedures; the accuracy and propriety of financial transactions; the adequacy of safeguards for the BU assets; the efficiency of the unit in effecting its activities.
  • Also present recommendations for improving operations and preventing/detecting irregularities.
  • Coordinates coverage with external auditors (statutory and KPMG) and Government auditors.
  • Coordinates audit plans with DP World Internal audit department and support wherever required.
  • Follow-up reviews are performed to ensure compliance with the post audit actions agreed by the management and provide assurance that implemented changes adequately resolved audit findings. These reviews also ensure that Audit Committee has been properly notified of the BU's exposure related to unresolved audit findings.
  • Conduct physical verification of BU assets and inventory from time to time including accountability, physical safeguards, and optimum use of the company assets.
  • Identify and analyze causes of uneconomic and inefficient practices in assigned areas of responsibility. Assess and recommend alternatives, which might yield desired results.
  • Coordinate audit activities with other departments to secure resources needed to evaluate programs and conduct audits.
  • Participates in development of Internal Audit's annual budget and monitors subsequent expenditures.
  • Develops professional capability through on-the-job training and staff training programs.
  • Internal Audit should clarify any issues concerning IDP World policies, procedures, and internal controls as questions arise.
  • Conduct periodical information system audit to evaluate the backup procedures and contingency planning, information and assistance in evaluating computer system controls, provide assistance with implementation of IT systems.
  • Internal Audit actively may also participate in the development of new systems or enhancements to current systems, to promote the design of adequate internal controls prior to implementation and reduce the need for corrective measures at a later date.
  • Performs special audits as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience & Qualifications:
  • Fluent in French and in English is a must
  • Professional qualifications like CA, CPA, CMA, ACCA or at least Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or a related field.
  • Six years progressively responsible experience in performance auditing in one or more of the following fields including three years of experience planning and directing audits:
  • Financial/Operational Auditing
  • External Auditing
  • Information Systems Auditing
  • Member of recognized body of accountants.
  • Knowledge of both English and French languages
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and application of good corporate governance, business and operational risk and control processes and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of audit procedures, including risk driven audit planning techniques and methods used to examine, verify, and analyze business and financial operations, information, records, statements, and reports, and the requirements of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • Good knowledge of modern human resource management principles and practice.
  • Good knowledge of the principles of computer technology and systems analysis.
  • Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and techniques of accounting, and of financial records and transactions.
  • Ability to gain the confidence and respect of management and staff through attributes such as professionalism and positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to gather, analyzes, and evaluates facts, and prepares and presents concise oral and written reports.
  • Ability to motivate staff through proper direction and counseling.
  • Skill in the supervision of professional, technical, and clerical personnel.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships throughout the organization.


Remuneration and Employment Benefits::

We are committed to the development of our people and aim to retain talent by investing in ongoing training to improve performance and provide career development opportunities.  In addition, we offer competitive base salaries in comparison to the markets in which we operate.  The employment benefits package of this position is reflective of the location.

Additional Internal Information:

Please ensure that prior to applying to any internal vacancy you have understood the Internal Transfer Policy for DP World Corporate Head Office.  Please click here to review a copy of the policy. 

You need to ensure that your Line Manager and HR are aware and have acknowledged your application.  At the time of interview, you may be asked to demonstrate their acknowledgment.  At the time of offer, you will be required to provide an approved Internal Transfer Form.  Please click here for a copy of the form. 

All applications for existing employees can be made either though the HR intranet at www.dpworld.com/HR OR through your location intranet. 

If the internal application date has passed and the position is now open to external applications, you can still apply.  Applications should be made through the Career Section of our global website at http://www.dpworld.com/.  If you are applying through the global website, as an employee you must select ‘DP World Intranet' as your source in the appropriate field on the application form. This enables us to identify your application and you may also be required to give your employee ID, if applicable.

Recommendations and referrals of external applicants are encouraged and appreciated.  Their applications will be considered once all internal applications have been reviewed and closed.

For any further enquires, please contact a member of your Recruitment or HR Team.


Dubai, UAE :DP World, Ltd. (DP World) alerts job applicants and the public about a fraudulent scheme in which DP World has been impersonated.

The scammers fraudulently:
  • Impersonate DP World;
  • Impersonate DP World employees;
  • Conduct “job interviews” via text message, telephone, e-mail, and/or instant message (including Google Hangout) communications for work-from-home positions;
  • “Hire” employees to join DP World;
  • Provide the “employees” with funds to buy home-office equipment and pay DP World “vendors” via fraudulent checks and money orders; and
  • Instruct the “employees” via e-mail, text message, telephone, or instant message to deposit the checks into their personal bank accounts and wire or cash transfer some portion of the funds to “vendors,” which are actually the scammers.
DP World informs job applicants and the public that:
  • DP World is not expanding its operations in the United States in the next 3-6 months (as the scammers allege);
  • DP World’s operations in the United States are currently limited to Charlotte, North Carolina and are not expanding to any other locations for the foreseeable future;
  • DP World does not solicit potential employees via text message or instant messaging;
  • DP World does not interview employees by text message, e-mail, or instant messaging (including Google Hangouts);
  • DP World does not issue payment to its employees, prospective or otherwise, via paper check or money order;
  • DP World does not require employees to buy their own office equipment or personally pay vendors; and
  • The scammers have fraudulently used the name of DP World and its employees without authority and for malicious purposes.

One of the red flags that distinguishes a false communication from a legitimate DP World communication is the poor grammatical use of the English language, which is apparent in conversations with the scammers. Another red flag is the method of communication as DP World does not use commercially-available e-mail providers. No legitimate DP World communication would come from a common, publicly-available email service like Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail or Microsoft Outlook.

Further, false communications can also be identified by the tasks requested by the scammers. DP World does not request that its employees pay vendors personally, whether from their own funds or from funds provided by DP World. Likewise, DP World would never ask an employee to cash a check or money order and then make a deposit into a vendor’s account.

Contacted individuals should not respond to any communication regarding the scam, and under no circumstances should any individual deposit any checks, money orders, or other payments from the scammers into their bank accounts. If such funds are for some reason deposited, no payments should be made from those funds for at least seven (7) days after the funds are deposited to ensure the individual’s bank has accepted the check, money order, or other payment.

DP World encourages potential employees to refer to its website and its “Careers” section if they are seeking employment with DP World.

If you have any concerns about the authenticity of any correspondence or documents that purport to be issued by DP World, you should direct your concerns to DP World at HO.Recruitment@dpworld.com.

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