NGO Career Jobs – Internal Auditor at Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU)

Job Title: Internal
Organisation: Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU)
Reports to: CHAU Board
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About CHAU:
Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU), formerly the International
HIV/AIDS Alliance Uganda, is a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
which was registered in 2010. CHAU’s portfolio of work spans technical and
organizational capacity building of civil society organizations, community
systems strengthening, SRHR/HIV integration, policy and advocacy. Its mission
is to drive the national civil society response to health and HIV/SRH
challenges by leading strong community action. CHAU’s work focuses on Most at
Risk populations or key populations: those populations that are usually
criminalised stigmatized and may not have access to services and information.
CHAU has a strategic partnership with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance – a
UK-based International NGO. The partnership has enhanced CHAU’s technical and
institutional capacity. For nearly 3 years, CHAU has built a track record of
successfully managing and implementing several development assistance programs
for DFID, DANIDA, SIDA, EU, and Positive Action for Children Fund and the
Netherlands. This has been possible based on the CHAUs philosophy of systems
strengthening for other CSO in Uganda and in effect CHAU currently works with
18 CSOs and CBOs to deliver on its projects that are under implementation. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate internal
    control systems at CHAU, bench mark with best practices and
    internationally acceptable standards, recommend improvements or
    enhancements to ensure that resources are adequately safe guarded against
  • Carry out compliance
    audits and reviews to ensure adherence to administrative and financial
    procedures including verification of records for accuracy and reliability
    in accordance with prescribed audit standards.
  • Review and analyze
    financial data of CHAU including sub-granting and report on performance
    trends and compliance with the budgets and agreements to Management and
  • Perform efficiency,
    economy and value for money audits to ensure utilization of resources in
    accordance with plans and budgets, in conformity with donor requirements and
    most advantageous terms of the programme.
  • Develop audit work
    plans for assigned audit engagements and develop audit correction plans in
    a clear, concise and timely manner including implementable recommendations
    which have been discussed and agreed on by board and auditor.
  • Follow up on the
    implementation of recommendations made by external auditors, advise and
    clarify on management responses where necessary and ensure that agreed
    actions are taken by management.
  • Assess the reliability
    and appropriateness of accounting and financial information provided to
    the board on which decisions and policy formulation is based.
  • Offer technical advice
    and guidance on related policy documents: financial management,
    procurement, disposal of assets, tender, administration, and risk
    management, IT prepared by management.
  • Actively contribute to
    preparedness actions such as early warning, risk analysis and contingency
    planning and make recommendations. Periodically monitor the implementation
    of risk management plan and report to management and board on actions to
    be taken.
  • Conduct ad-hoc
    investigations and reviews as may be requested by Board and management.
  • Maintain professional
    relations with the Uganda Institute of Internal Auditors (UIIA)
  • With Finance Manager,
    assist in development of CHAU work plans, budgets monitor progress, track
    expenses, and prepare reports for the board and management.
  • Review quarterly
    reports and Grant Information System Reports submitted by the implementing
  • Compile and prepare
    timely monthly, quarterly, bi annual and annual internal audit reports and
    present to both Management and the Board. Participate in Board Meetings.
  • Perform any other
    duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Internal Auditor
    must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business
    Administration Internationally recognized accounting or auditing
    certification such as CPA, CIA Internal audit, COSO, internal controls,
    compliance, GAAP and risk management
  • A minimum of five
    years’ experience in internal audit or internal control function including
    exposure to financial administration, funding operations and related
  • Integrity, Objectivity
    and Openness
  • Demonstrate good
    interpersonal skills
  • Audit techniques work
    programs test sampling documentation
    and reports
  • Extensive knowledge of
    computerized accounting package especially quick books
  • Computer literacy
    skills i.e. MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Advanced Excel)
  • Expertise working in
    an NGO, internal audit risk and control functions
  • Excellent
    communication and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail
    and thoroughness, capable of rigorous analytical approach and result
  • Possess the ability to
    organize and prioritize and exemplary planning skills
How to Apply:
All suitable candidates for the above post should submit applications
with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, name and
address of three referees and a day time contact telephone number to the International
HIV/AIDS Alliance offices addressed to: The Executive Director, Community
Health Alliance, Plot 19, Kawalya Kaggwa Close, Kololo P. O. Box 40333,
Kampala, Uganda.
NB: Please note that only
short listed candidates will be contacted 
Deadline: 12th June, 2014 by 5PM

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