PACE NGO Jobs – Head of Internal Audit at Program for Accessible health, Communication and Education

Program for Accessible
health, Communication and Education (PACE)
Duty Station:
PACE Head Office –Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Audit and Finance
Committee (PACE Board)
Program for Accessible
health, Communication and Education (PACE) is a Ugandan indigenous health
organization leading solutions in the health market through the private sector.
We deploy social marketing approaches to measurably improve the health of
Ugandans. PACE is looking for professionals with the passion to advance
development programs in the areas of Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Reproductive Health,
Child Survival and Maternal & Child Health. For more information, please

Job Summary: The Head of Internal
Audit will assess and provide assurance on the efficiency and effectiveness of
internal controls, investigate stakeholder concerns and provide additional
review and consultancy services to help the organization achieve its objectives
and bring a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the
effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop,
    maintain, and review policies and procedures to support internal audit,
    whistle blowing and risk management processes.
  • Perform
    a comprehensive platform risk assessment and prepare an annual risk based
    internal audit plan to provide management and other stakeholders with
    assurance on the efficiency and effectiveness of internal controls.
  • Conduct
    internal audits in accordance with the annual risk based plan; communicate
    findings and recommendations for improvement.
  • Receive
    and evaluate whistle blower complaints, management concerns and conduct
    investigative or special reviews to highlight exceptions and recommend
    corrective action.
  • Track
    the implementation of the agreed internal audit (including Global Internal
    audit) recommendations with senior management, department managers and
  • Prepare,
    submit and present periodic board summaries of the major audit issues,
    risks facing PACE and the management actions taken to address them.
  • Prepare
    and Conduct compliance/internal control training for partners and staff on
    internal controls, risk management, policies and procedures, laws and
  • Provide
    advice and input to senior management and staff on risk management,
    internal controls, donor and regulatory compliance, to support the
    development of internal controls, policies and procedures.

Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant should hold a Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
  • Professional Accounting or Auditing qualifications with a
    recognized body like ACCA, CPA, CISA, CIA. Membership of the Institute of
    Internal Auditors Uganda will be an added advantage.
  • At
    least eight years experience in internal and external audit, finance, risk
    management in an international NGO, reputable commercial organization or
  • Leadership
    skills to provide authoritative guidance to functional business area
  • Excellent
    communication skills with the ability to interact across all levels of
    management and across all business units.
  • Clear
    and concise oral and written communication skills and the ability to
    influence at all levels of the organization.
  • Capable
    of working independently and in a team environment.

to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates should send their applications to: Deputy
Director HR – PACE, Plot 2 Ibis Vale-Kololo, P.O. Box 27659, Kampala. Uganda.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
18th July 2013 
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