National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) Jobs – Head Internal Audit

Job Title: Head
Internal Audit
Organisation: National
Agricultural Research Organization (NARO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: NARO Secretariat
Chairman, Audit Committee of NARO Council
About NARO:
The National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) is established
by the National Agricultural Research Act 2005 as a body corporate responsible
for the coordination and oversight of all aspects of agricultural research in
Uganda. The Director General, NARO invites suitably qualified Ugandans to apply
for the following positions at NARO Secretariat and Public Agricultural Research
Institutes (PARls).
Job Summary: The Head
Internal Audit will be responsible for planning, managing, coordinating and
implementing the organisations auditing process and designing innovative
strategies for ensuring value for money and for efficient operations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct a risk
    assessment of the organizations operations and procedures, profile the
    risks and design mitigation measures.
  • Monitor the adequacy
    of internal controls by conducting regular audits of the financial
    transactions and systems, administrative procedures and operations in the
    organisation and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Monitor and review
    procurement processes and procedures to ensure that all decisions made
    with regard to procurement and disposal of assets comply with Uganda
    Government public procurement and disposal guidelines or with procurement
    guidelines of funding agencies.
  • Conduct regular audits
    in order determine and enforce compliance with contractual obligations and
    ensure adherence with established policies and procedures.
  • Evaluates progress and
    status of steps taken to address any current and past audit
    recommendations made by external and internal auditors in order to
    strengthen the reliability and integrity of operations and business
    processes.
  • Supervise and evaluate
    the performance of internal auditors at NARO Secretariat and in Public
    Agricultural Research Institutes.
  • Develop innovative and
    creative recommendations for correcting unsatisfactory conditions,
    improving operations and reducing costs.
  • Prepare and submit
    periodic written reports of findings concerning the, source and
    application of funds, use of assets and facilities, adherence to policies
    procedures ad guidelines and makes recommendations for improvement to NARO
    council.
  • Facilitate the
    operations of the Audit Committee of Council.
  • Perform any other
    duties as will be assigned by the Chairperson Audit Committee ad the
    Director General.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicants must
    hold a good degree in Commerce, Financial Accounting or Business
    Administration with an accounting/Finance option from a recognized
    University.
  • Must have an A level
    certificate with at least two principal passes.
  • Possess a professional
    accounting qualification eg. ACCA, CPA, CIMA or any other internationally
    recognized professional accounting qualification.
  • Additional professional
    training in auditing is desirable
  • Applicants must have
    at least five years experience of heading an Internal Audit Department/Unit
    in a reputable organization.
Age Limit: Below 45 years
How to Apply:
All interested candidates should send their hand-written applications
together with a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), day-time telephone numbers and
names and addresses of  at least 3 (three) referees as well as copies
of professional certificates and testimonials to: The Director General,
National Agricultural Research Organisation, P.O. Box 295, Entebbe, Uganda.
Deadline: 1st November, 2013
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