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Nipam partnership brings professional status to internal auditors

From left to right: Birgit de Lange, Lemmy Kave, Yrika Maritz; Undja Kazondanga; Prof. Joseph Diescho; Jennifer Comalie; Brian Chaka; Dr Vishwas Saxena; Aksel Nangolo and Dennis Shindume.

This week, the Namibia Institute of Public Administration (NIPAM) entered into a partnership agreement with the Institute of Internal Auditors, South Africa (IIA-SA) to professionalise internal auditors across the public sector through the Internal Audit Technician Programme (IAT) and the Professional Internal Auditor (PIA) Programmes in Namibia.
The Internal Audit Technician Programme (IAT) comprises eight modules, while the Professional Internal Auditor (PIA) Programme comprises five modules. Each module is three full days in duration.

“We are glad to have the opportunity to do something big for the Namibia as a whole, we have confidence in the programme and are sure that it will help those who will take part and give back.”
“Our role is to develop internal auditors as it is better to have internal auditor than external auditors because they will understand the organization better,” Lemmy Kave of IIA South Africa said.
According to Nipam Director: Human Capital and Strategic Relations, Birgit Hoffmann, “the training programmes aim to build institutional capacity of internal auditors within the public sector which includes the state owned enterprise sector and regional and local government to be able to perform their duties efficiently and effectively, to build the professional competencies of internal auditors within the public sector as a prerequisite to proceed with a Certified Internal Audit (CIA) qualification.”
“After successful completion of the training programme, graduates can use the certificate obtained as a qualification for appointment or confirmation of probation, promotion or transfer of internal auditors within the public service including regional councils,” she said.

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