The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs (MADLSA) represented by the Institute of Public Administration, in cooperation with the Community Service and Continuing Education Center (CCE) at Qatar University, concluded the 'Basics of Internal Auditing' and 'Administrative Audit' programs, with the participation of employees in the internal audit departments of 15 government agencies.
The three-week programs aimed to enable participants to professionally practice internal audit tasks and understand and apply the basic principles of the internal audit process in government agencies in accordance with the environment, practical experience and the relevant legislation in force in the State of Qatar.
Each program included two parts. The first is the basics of internal audit, in which all candidates from internal audit departments participated. The second part, in which employees in internal audit departments participated in the administrative aspect, is related to human resources, organization, law enforcement, work management, and relations between departments in all specialties.
The training programs focused on providing the internal auditor with practical skills and applications related to the implementation of the functions and tasks of the internal audit department. In the Basics of Internal Auditing program, the training units dealt with knowledge concepts, professional ethics, technical internal audit standards, audit and control institutions in Qatar, and the actual audit practice process, including determining classification and evaluation of risks, preparing the annual audit plan for the work entity and planning to carry out specific audit tasks.
The Administrative Audit program deals with auditing compliance with laws, regulations, instructions and work procedures, and auditing compliance with plans, as well as assessing service quality, efficiency and effectiveness.
Also, the program dealt with the strategic and operational role of the internal audit activity, its strategic tasks in the organization, recommendations for improving performance, managing tasks within the audit department, and auditing participation in control, oversight, and recommendations committees.