Intersos recruits 01 Support to the Internal Auditor

Intersos recruits 01 Support to the Internal Auditor


Terms of reference


Job Title: Intern – Support to the Internal Auditor

Code: SR-00-913

Duty station: Rome HQ

Starting date: 13/05/2019

Contract duration: 6 months

Reporting to: Internal Auditor

Supervision of: //



General context of the project


Internal auditing is an independent function, designed to add value and improve organization’s operations. With commitment to integrity and accountability, internal auditing provides value to governing bodies and senior management as an objective source of independent advice.

The scope of internal auditing within INTERSOS involve topics such as risk management and management controls over: efficiency/effectiveness of operations (including safeguarding of assets), the reliability of financial and management reporting, and compliance with donor guidelines, national laws and internal regulations. Internal auditing may also conduct proactive fraud audits to identify potentially fraudulent acts.

Internal controls

  • Develop, test, evaluate and document an internal control system (i.e. routine controls to assess adequacy and reliability of systems);
  • Carry out reviews and verification of records to assess compliance with INTERSOS policies and procedures; with national laws; and with donor standards, policies and procedures; and to document the findings and provide recommendations in case of non-compliance;
  • Ensure regular visits to field offices to carry out verifications on compliance with internal control procedures;
  • Document best practices and develop mitigation measures for managing actual or potential frauds; and provide ad-hoc investigation reports, including updated risk analysis and recommendations.


  • Per prior agreement with Secretary General and Board of Directors, produce internal audit reports (e.g.: per project, per base, per department), to be shared with senior management, to substantiate findings and provide clear recommendations;
  • Systematically work with HoM and CFC to resolve internal & external audit findings and establish controls and mitigation measures to avoid similar findings in the future. Prove regular updates to management on progress towards such controls.



General purpose of the position


The main objective of this internship is to develop a good knowledge of audit issues in an humanitarian organization.

At the end of the six months, the intern will acquire a good knowledge of the functioning of a complex humanitarian organization like INTERSOS. He /She will also develop a good knowledge in term of donor requirements and regulation.

The involvement in the audits analyses will enable him / her to understand and know our work and the factors that come into play in an audit evaluation from an external actor.

The collaboration with the Internal Auditor will also provide the opportunity to see and be involved in the development of an internal procedure.



Main responsibilities and tasks


  • The intern, with the support of the Internal Auditor with the analysis of all External field audit reports done in 2018. The analysis will be carried out by donor, country and by nature of findings
  • At the end of the analysis, the intern will produce and internal audit findings report. The report will be used to make recommendations useful to the good performance of the organization.
  • The intern will be also involved in the finalization of an internal control procedure; the procedure will be applied by the internal auditor in the field visits and will be set some standards for the future missions in the field
Ville Rome
Expériences / Formation du candidat Education

  • Degree in economics, accounting or related field

Professional Experience

  • Previous internship/ volunteer experiences in Humanitarian Organization will be considered an asset

Professional Requirements

  • Strong analysis skills
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel


  • English, French

Personal Requirements

  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Motivation for the Humanitarian / no profit world
Experience 0 à 3 ans
Fonctions Autre
Secteurs d’activité Droits humains
Pays Europe, Italie
Comment postuler For further information and to apply, follow the link below:

In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS’ platform, you can also apply by sending your CV, motivation letter and 2 references via email to , with subject line: « SR-00-913 – Intern – Support to the Internal Auditor – HQ Rome« .

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

Date de fin de validité 07/05/2019

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