04 Kikuyu Road, Sunninghill, Johannesburg, 2157



Entry Date: 21 Aug 2022
Expiry Date: 28 Aug 2022

The Housing Development Agency (HDA) is a national public sector development agency that acquires and prepares land as well as develop the land and project manage the development of housing and human settlements. We carry out our activities in partnership with a range of stakeholders including national, provincial and local government and municipalities, as well as with communities, developers, financiers and other affected parties. Established in 2009, the Agency was established by an Act of Parliament in 2008 and is accountable through its Board to the Minister of Human Settlements. For more information about the HDA, please visit our website: www.thehda.co.za.

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The HDA has the following: Five-year fixed term contract position:


Location: HDA Head Office - Johannesburg

Reporting Line: Chief Executive Officer and HDA Audit & Risk Committee

Ref: HDA CAE 2022

Main Purpose of Job: To provide strategic direction and manage the development and implementation of the Audit Management framework. To monitor compliance with statutory requirements, policies, and procedures in line with Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards and the HDA’s policies and procedures.

Key Responsibility Areas:

Strategic Management

Develop and maintain Internal audit policies and procedures in compliance with relevant legislation and standards

Develop and implement a strategic and operational audit plan framework

Develop an engagement plan in line with IIA standards and the HDA’s Internal Audit policies

Participate in the strategic planning of the HDA

Contribute to the overall effective functioning of the HDA

Develop a plan to operationalise the unit’s strategic performance targets

Internal Audit

Develop and maintain the internal audit charter

Consider input from Board and Management and develop an internal audit plan

Liaise with and manage the internal audit resources in line with the audit plan

Develop audit tools and frameworks, check alignment with good practice and implement within the HDA

Track and report on internal and external audit progress and findings

Conduct priority / sensitive internal audits and make recommendations for corrective action

Analyse internal and external audit findings to address audit trends and patterns

Collate information to prepare and submit Board Audit Committee report

Audit and Risk Committee management and Reporting

Develop an Internal Audit Annual Performance Plan and reports on progress to the Audit Committee

Initiate the updating of the findings register and present to the Audit Committee

Manage and review the internal and external audit engagement outcome in respect of; objectives, quality, completeness and feedback, in accordance with Internal Audit standards, policies and procedures

Ensure the final audit report is timeously completed, signed-off and submitted to key stakeholders

Ensure that the audit process is comprehensively evaluated in order to produce quarterly reports internal audit reports to Audit Committee and stakeholders

Prepare the quarterly dashboards reports to the Audit and Risk Committee, AGSA

Draft risk reports for presentation and adoption by the Risk and Audit Committee, EXCO

Attend the Risk and Audit committee meetings, provide inputs on the improvements of controls and risks mitigations within the organization

Report on the performance / achievements of risk and compliance management

Report on progress towards implementation of audit finding recommendations

Audit Committee Support

Coordinate the activities of the Audit Committee and perform secretariat function

Produce reports on the annual IA Plan, amendments, significant findings and recommendations

Report on internal audit activities and ensure the effective coordination thereof

Coordinate the audit activities of other assurance providers through the agreement of a time bound combined assurance model, including; internal and external audit, risk management, forensics and compliance functions

Collate information to prepare and submit Board Audit Committee report

Compliance Management

Develop and implement a quality assurance and improvement programme

Ensure that the implementation of the quality assurance and improvement programme is rolled out in line with internal audit standards

Manage implementation of work within established policies, systems, procedures, processes and practices

Provide advice and assistance to others in order to ensure their compliance with policy and governance procedures

Identify areas of non-compliance and implement corrective action

Develop the compliance management framework and conduct audits on compliance

Develop, monitor and maintain compliance registers

Develop and implement compliance management procedures and monitoring mechanisms

Manage implementation of work within established policies, systems, procedures, processes and practices

Identify areas of non-compliance and implement corrective action

Train staff on compliance matters

Ensure efficiency and economy of operations and avoidance of fruitless and wasteful expenditure, within the organisation

Provide advice and assistance to others in order to ensure their compliance with policy and governance procedures

Governance and Administration

Ensure good governance and compliance with risk and audit matters, as well as legislative requirements.

Review annual audit management letter and internal audit reports and act on any findings

Identify and train all personnel on Risk Management and related policies and plans:

Assistance with Review and Redress of Hotline Complaints

Prevention of Fraud and Corruption

Monitor the policy developments and requirements from the Sector, Auditor General and National Treasury that govern Risk Management policies and procedures to ensure that they are up-to-date and efficient.

Risk Management and Internal Controls

Manage good governance and compliance within the HDA Risk Management policy and procedures

Responsible for the identification, implementation, evaluation, measurement and management of the HDA strategic and operational risk management profile

Develop the strategic and operational risk assessment on business unit operations for the organisation

Ensure regular monitoring on the implementation of mitigation measures and implementation of action plans derived from audit finding recommendations and other reports

Assist the organization with monitoring and rollout of fraud prevention mechanisms

Provide continuous support to Business Units on risk and internal control related matters

Promote and institutionalize risk awareness culture and compliance in the organisation

Coordinate the implementation of audit finding recommendations to mitigate identified risks as per respective department’s risk register.

Implement risk management business continuity in the organisation

Develop the fraud risk register that includes mitigation measures


A degree in Auditing, Finance Management or similar is required as recognised by SAQA

A Certification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

MBA or CA (SA) will be an added advantageAt least 10 Audit management experience including at least 5 years in a senior management level obtained within Governance, Risk or Audit Management

Knowledge of legislative and regulatory framework

Knowledge of Public Finance and Management Act (PFMA), Treasury regulations and guidelines

Knowledge of National Treasury Internal Audit Framework

Knowledge and understanding of internal audit principles and practices

Knowledge of King Report (ii and iii) on Corporate Governance


Please forward your recently updated CV (Clearly marked with the reference number of the position) in a Microsoft Word format to: recruit@sixsense.co.za

Remuneration Scale: R1 269 200 - R1 650 000 per annum (all-inclusive package)

Kindly note that should you not receive a response within 21 days please consider your application unsuccessful

Conditions of service:

The HDA is an equal opportunity employer ● Appointments will be made in accordance with the HDA Employment Equity policy ● The HDA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Please do not send certificates, diplomas or testimonials. We thank all applicants for their interest. Communication will be conducted with short-listed applicants only.

Closing date for applications: 28 August 2022

Enquiries: Khalid Maal 010 007 5649 or 082 389 2252