Foundation for Medical Services

Head of Risk Management & Internal Auditor

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  14 Feb, 2022
  • Job Ref:  KMP-68054

Job Description

Ready for a rewarding opportunity?

The Foundation of Medical Services (FMS) is the team behind public healthcare infrastructural projects for the Ministry for Health. We are currently seeking a Head of Risk Management and Internal Auditor to join our team.

The main objective of the position of Head of Risk Management and internal audit at FMS is to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the FMS’ operations. The Head of Risk and internal audit shall assist the FMS to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.


  • Perform and control the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations.
  • Performing audits in a disciplined and organised manner and preparing and presenting reports that reflect the audit’s results and reporting of such audit findings and recommendations to Management of the auditable areas and the FMS Board.
  • Mapping systems, identifying weaknesses and providing efficient business recommendations to improve upon existing internal corporate governance structures and internal control procedures within the FMS.
  • Supporting FMS Departments in the correct implementation of recommended business processes.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain internal audit policies and procedures in accordance with national laws.
  • Maintaining effective professional working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality, and goal achievement.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • In possession of a recognised Bachelor’s degree at MQF level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS / ECVE credits or equivalent) in Accountancy or Finance or Business Administration or Economics or Management or a relevant and related field of study (In the absence of documentary evidence as to the ECTS / ECVET credits or other systems of measuring the course content, the selection board is to evaluate the submitted programme of study and determine that it is comparable to 180 ECTS / ECVET credits. The advice of the MQRIC may be sought).
  • In possession of a recognised certification or qualification in Internal Auditing, which covers International Standards of Internal Auditing as issued by the International Institute of Internal Auditing.
  • In possession of at least three (3) years of proven working experience in the internal auditing field.

Skills required for the role:

  • Excellent command of the English language (both written and verbal).
  • Impeccable analytical skills.
  • Detail-oriented approach to work.
  • Able to multi-task and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proactive, meticulous, self-motivated, and eager to learn.
  • Comfortable working independently as well as part of a team.

Interested persons are to submit their application together with the below documents:

  • Application letter.
  • An updated CV.
  • Two reference letters from previous employers.
  • Police conduct certificate (obtained within the last six months).
  • Copy of the relevant qualification certificates. (Applicants in possession of a foreign qualification need to submit a recognition statement from the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre).