Mr. Junias Etuna Kandjeke (The Auditor-General)


Profile of Mr. Junias Etuna Kandjeke, Auditor-General of Namibia

  • Mr. Junias Etuna Kandjeke was born on 29 October 1963 in the Omusati Region. He is the father of three daughtersand two sons .  He is married to Kaarina Naapopye Kandjeke, a Teacher.
  • He attended primary school at Onakaheke and Okahao, and secondary education at Ongandjera Secondary School.
  • Holder of MBA degree (thesis on Corporate Governance); Post graduate Diploma in Management Studies; a BA Degree in Financial Economy; Diploma in Development Studies and Management; Certificate in Principle of Accounts.
  • Attended courses in Prevention, Analysis and Detection of Corporate Fraud (Systems and Procedures).
  • ACFE Associate member and Affiliate member of South African ACFE Chapter.
  • He was appointed Auditor-General since 2003 and is still the Auditor General of the Republic of Namibia to present date.

  • Chair of SADC Secretariat Board of Auditors for 2015.
  • Chairman of the Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB) of Namibia.
  • Elected as Vice President of AFROSAI and Deputy Chairperson of the Governing Board for 3 years from 2014 and Chair of Finance and Administration Committee as well as to host 2017 General Assembly.
  • Drafted AFROPAC Constitution and adopted in Tanzania, 2013.
  • Host and Chair of the 21st Commonwealth Auditors-General Conference in 2011.
  • Elected by the General Assembly of AFROSAI to its Governing Board in 2011 for 3 years, representing its subgroup AFROSAI-E.
  • Auditor of SADC organisation of Public Accounts Committees (SADCOPAC) 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • Founding Chairperson of the African organisation of English speaking Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI-E) in 2005.
  • Served the civil service as a Financial Advisor, member of the National Committee on Vision 2030 and in 2002 chaired a Special Investigation  team appointed by the President of Namibia.
  • Shortly after independence of Namibia in 1990, he has worked for Namibia Air,  (now Air Namibia) as a Cash Flow Clerk, then served the public service for 12 years in the field of finance at State House, Ministry of Land and of Defence, respectively, before appointment as Auditor-General in 2003.
  • From 1980 to1989, he participated in the liberation struggle, in exile, led by SWAPO of Namibia. Has also served as Chief Planning Officer in the Department of Logistics of SWAPO in Luanda, Angola.  In 1983 he was seconded to the Office of the Vice President of Botswana for nine months by United Nations Institute for Namibia.