Become a QA Volunteer

Become a Quality Services Volunteer with the UAE IAA:

The UAE IAA depends on volunteers and internal audit professionals to complement its team for performing external quality assessments.

Benefits of being a volunteer:

What we seek from you is only your time. We will compensate travel, meals, and other incidental expenses; as applicable. There are several benefits if you choose to become a volunteer.

Requirements to become a QA volunteer:

To be able to be considered as a member of the QA team you should:

  • Have a minimum 3 years internal auditing experience.
  • Be professionally certified (e.g. CIA, CISA, etc.). Certification will be preferred, but not mandatory. However, certain engagements may require you to be certified.
  • Have knowledge of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards).
  • Have attended the IIA’s training course: QAR – Based on the IIA Standards.
  • Preferably be a member of the UAE IAA.

Expectations from a volunteer:

We do not have many expectations from you, just a few.

  • Time – the most important expectation. Typically an engagement lasts for about a 5 working days (Sunday-Thursday).
  • You will be required to do some advance reading on client supplied material which will form part of your preparation for the engagement.
  • Typically the team meets at the hotel on Saturday afternoon with the team leader to discuss and plan the engagement and distribute the responsibilities.

How to become a volunteer:

Email us at and we will guide you through the process.


  • It is my pleasure to cooperate with UAE Internal Auditors Association to conduct the Quality Assurance. It was good experience for us. The report was valuable and benefited us tremendously.

    - Alia Marjan Mubarak - - Vice President, Internal Audit, Amlak Finance -

  • "Let me express my appreciation to excellent work done during the quality assessment review you’ve recently completed for our internal audit department. It was a fruitful exercise and we welcome the improvement opportunities highlighted to enhance the quality and performance of the department. I assure you that your value-added recommendations will be acted upon fully and promptly. May I also take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the professional approach and courtesy displayed by the team."

    - Beelall Ramdianee - - Vice President, Internal Audit, Dubai International Financial Centre -

  • “Thanks to the IAA UAE Team for the great efforts exerted during the quality assurance review done for our department. The Audit team was very professional, systematic and helped us towards further improving our quality performance, professionalism and use of best practices. It was a great experience indeed!!”

    - Tamer Said Ali - - Deputy Chief Internal Auditor, Obeikan Investment Ggroup -

  • "Thanks to the UAE IAA Team for the excellent & professional work done during the quality assessment review for our Internal Audit Department. The QA provided us with great insights and confirmations on the practices we currently follow and the overall assurance of conformance to the standards. Every Head of Internal Audit should do this and I would definitely recommend the UAE IAA be your starting point for this exercise."

    - Louise O'Donnell - Oman Insurance Company - - Executive Vice President- Head of Internal Audit -

  • “Delivery of the quality assessment is organized and backed with a comprehensive manual, and the approach is clear and timely. Collaboration with different stakeholders was exemplary and full worth of the data gathering exercise was attained. The team at IIA UAE identified what is important and managed their deliverables in the best interest of their client. Thank you for being reliable, professional and a great example of what the IIA stands for.”

    - Manar Alnazer - Aramex - - Head of Internal Audit -

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