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Regulation 28 of the Public Finance Regulation (2001) requires every Accounting Officer to establish an effective Internal Audit functions throughout the Public Sector Entities. Internal Audit Function is an important component of internal control, risk management and corporate governance and provides the necessary assurance and advisory services to the organization.

The Internal Audit Unit at NM-AIST is a unit formed by a team of auditors with the aim of providing independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. Due to the NM-AIST’s dynamic environment, the scope and intents of Internal Audit is changing every now and then to align with environmental changes and for streamlining purposes and to align with International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and International Standards on Auditing (ISA).
The Internal Audit Unit is responsible for providing internal audit services in accordance with the Internal Audit Charter and in compliance with the Code of Ethics for Internal Auditors, Standards for Internal Auditing and other guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance.

The Chief Internal Auditor reports functionally to the Audit Committee and administratively to the Vice Chancellor. Among other functions, CIA reports quarterly to the Audit Committee on whether management’s action plans have been implemented and whether the actions taken have been effective.

Mission of Internal Audit Unit
The mission of internal auditing in the Public Sector Entities in Tanzania is to enhance and protect organizational value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice and insight.

Mr. Japhet E. Shirima
Chief Internal Auditor
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