Head of Internal Audit
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
منذ 3 يوم

Careem is the leading technology platform for the greater Middle East. A pioneer of the region’s ride-hailing economy, today Careem is building the region’s everyday Super App and expanding services to include payments, delivery, transportation and more.

Careem’s mission is to simplify and improve the lives of people and build a lasting institution that inspires. Established in July 2012, Careem operates in more than 100 cities across 13 countries and has created opportunities for more than 1.

5 million people in the region to earn an income.

You will be joining a fast-moving, remote-first, tech enabler with over 1,300 colleagues spread across the region. We are values driven and believe in empowering leaders, teams and colleagues to reach their full potential.

Collaboration beats reporting lines and titles at Careem and leaders are expected to work collectively in the best interest of our customers, captains, colleagues and our wider community.

What you'll do :

Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add

value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives

by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of

governance, risk management and control processes.

The Head of Careem Internal Audit , within the Global IA mandate, oversees the entire Internal

audit operation for Careem. He / She is an objective and trusted governance partner to Careem

CEO and Senior leadership team. This leader maintains effective leadership presence, expertise

and contribution. The Careem Head of IA :

Partner with Careem Management to identify and maintain an objective view of Careem Risk

Profile at all times.

In alignment with the Global IA function, design and manage Careem internal audit strategy

which appropriately considers the relevant and evolving business risks facing Careem.

specifically as well as any requirement of the Internal Audit Function per local laws and


In collaboration with His / her Global IA peers, direct audit scheduling and allocation of the

global IA resources to staff CAreem’s Audit projects and oversee the execution of the

Careem Audit book of work.

Establish professional expectations and ensure that all audits are conducted with best

practice and in line with Global IA operating guidelines, a proper balance of objectivity and

constructive contribution of ideas to improve effectiveness, efficiency of risk management in

business processes.

Ensure corrective action plans are developed and implemented and provide timeline progress

reporting to local management and Global IA

Coordinate Audit activities with Global IA as well as other external assurance or assessment

parties, including the external auditors to ensure proper audit coverage, elimination of

duplication of effort, and improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of the audit


Prepare and maintain periodic communication with management and global IA providing

information on the status and results of the Audit Plan, highlighting successes or

opportunities of Careem’s governance, risk management and control processes which

support the organization achieve its strategic, operational, financial, and compliance


Progressively manage, recruit, and develop professionals to serve in the internal audit

department and to become a source of leadership for the organization.

Promote high levels of ethical awareness and conduct within the Company and under the

oversight and guidance of Global IA Fraud Risk Management and Investigation leadership,

administer independent investigations.

What we’re looking for :

A minimum of 15 years of internal audit or a risk management function in fast pacing

industries with a significant experience in m tech driven business, including 8+ years with

managerial responsibilities

Strong understanding of Technology (Infra, Application, Engineering, Product development

lifecycle) and microservice environment

Comprehensive understanding of internal auditing and ability to drive internal audit

operations and projects across the entire business spectrum.

Robust experience in the MENA region and familiarity with the governance and Regulatory

nuances across the region

Strong risk-minded individual with extensive experience in the following :

Managing audits within a complex operational and regulatory environment

evaluating risks and mitigating strategies / activities associated with complex

business and systems in a devops and microservice environment

working cross-functionally with diverse teams including Lines of Business,

functional domains (Legal / Policy. Compliance, Finance, HR) s and in the tech

space : Engineering Security, Product, Platform Engineering

serving as a trusted risk advisor to management and senior leadership in

everything Business governance.

Exceptional executive presence, influencing skills and the ability to discuss complex issues

across all levels of the organization

Strong supervisory and time management skills, including experience in managing a staff of

diverse professionals

Experience using the following various frameworks and standards : COSO, ITIL, COBIT,


Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in business or Technology / computer science or a related

field though Graduate or Master’s Degree preferred / combination of fields would be prefered

CIA required, other professional credentials (CISA, CISSP, PMP, etc..) is a plus

Other things you will do, but are not limited to :

Demonstrates mastery of Results leadership, and exercises very effective Self, Thought

and People leadership (see Table 1)

Manages IA operations in a subset of the global org, executes a selection of IA projects

locally or globally, and contributes to IA projects of other IA senior leaders

Assists the IA Senior Leadership Team with the management, planning, organizing,

directing, and monitoring of IA operations, with a focus on effective resource and project

management, and the coaching and development of IA team members

Identifies improvement opportunities and participates in the continuous enhancement of

Internal Audit processes

Ensures operational excellence and the delivery of projects on time, on budget and at

optimal quality; this includes establishing effective project plans, reviewing execution,

ensuring the use of optimal methodologies, tools and techniques, and assisting

professionals in removing roadblocks

Drafts Internal Audit reports, presents observations, and validates remediation actions

and deadlines from management

Develops and maintains productive team-oriented stakeholder and staff relationships

Provides people leadership to Managers or Individual Contributors on the Internal Audit


Pursues professional development opportunities, including external and internal training

and professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-


Represents Internal Audit on organizational project teams, at management meetings,

local board meetings, and with external organizations

Performs related work as assigned by the CAE

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