Internal Auditor Career Opportunity – Marie Stopes International

Job Title:   Internal Auditor
Organization: Marie Stopes International 
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country Director
About MSI:
Marie Stopes International
exists to bring quality family planning and reproductive healthcare to the
world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. We’ve been delivering family
planning, safe abortion, and maternal health services for over 35 years.
Millions of women worldwide turn to us for help each year, whether in limiting
the size of their families, or avoiding dangerous complications in pregnancy or
unsafe abortion.
Job Summary: The Internal Auditor will provide
independent, objective assurance and consultation to identify and manage risks
associated with non-compliance to Marie Stopes International brand, policies,
and donor obligations. He / she supports MSI Uganda to deliver its promise to
clients, donors and the Marie Stopes partnership.  Effective internal audit is a systematic,
disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk
management, control, and governance processes across the organisation. The key
responsibilities include: effective management of the risk register; regular
reporting on mitigation actions taken against agreed actions; the review of
policies and systems required to support the management of risk; the
independent investigation of key areas of concern that arise; review of Board
compliance; and liaison with MSI’s global internal audit function.
Key Duties and
1. Management of the Risk Register:
  • Evolve
    and continuously review the Risk Register, securing approval from the
    Country Director, Regional Director, and MSI and MSU Boards
  • In
    charge of the identification of data and indicators to be monitored by
    directors monthly and reported to Board quarterly in relation to Finance,
    Human Resources, Procurement and Logistics, Commercial activities,
    Clinical Quality, and Programme Operations
  • Revision
    of risk assessments and introduction of new ones as need arises
2. Review of Policies and Systems across All Departments:
  • Regular
    review of all policies and systems and recommendations for amendment
  • Agreement
    of minimum standards against each policy area
  • In
    charge of monitoring of review timetable
  • Testing
    of effectiveness through regular visits and checks
  • Recommendations
    for amendments arising from review of implementation
3. Investigation of Key Issues Arising:
  • Discreet
    investigations into issues of concern identified by Directors
  • Responses
    to whistle blowing
  • Ensure
    prompt reports and recommended actions
  • Independent
    investigation reports using appropriate methodologies
4. Board and Governance Compliance:
  • Actively
    coordinate and effectively minute all Board meetings
  • Ensure
    full compliance with all Board documentation for MSI Uganda and MSU
  • Regular
    reporting to Board on internal audit and investigation findings, and
    suggested revisions to risk mitigation as appropriate
  • Take
    part in Board Meetings as scheduled and document
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should hold a Bachelor of Accountancy degree or equivalent
  • Professional
    qualifications in accounting i.e. ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA)
  • Significant
    senior management experience at a similar level (donor funded and private
    sector preferred)
  • Excellent
    knowledge of financial management systems and reporting
  • Working
    knowledge of donor contract requirements for budgeting and reporting
  • Possess
    the ability to perform under pressure, handle heavy workloads, and meet
    stringent reporting deadlines
  • Proven
    ability to identify and set performance deliverables
  • Strategic
    thinker with excellent analytical skills
  • Practical
    experience with electronic accounting systems; knowledge of SUN Systems
    and mobile money essential
  • Ability
    to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Excellent
    verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Excellent
    leadership and management aptitude leading diverse teams at a distance
  • Excellent
    organisation and communication skills
  • Cross-functional
    team player
  • Proven
    leadership and management skills that motivate high performing teams and
    encourage innovation and creativity
  • Knowledge
    of more than one Ugandan language desirable
  • Proven
    IT skills with the ability to analyse data for strategic purposes and
    decision making
Personal Competencies:
  • Attitude / Motivation: Successful performance at MSI is not
    simply defined in terms of ‘what’ people achieve, but equally is about
    ‘how’ people go about their jobs and the impact that they have on others.
  • Initiative: Thinking ahead and taking action to
    make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution
  • Innovative: Thinking creatively and outside of
    the box so that ideas generated create a positive outcome
  • Effective Communication: Communicating through active listening
    and good questioning techniques, using appropriate body language, ensuring
    information is clear and concise.
  • Responsive: Being responsive to changing
    priorities and demands
  • Working Efficiently: Planning, prioritising and organising
    work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines are met
  • Sharing Information: Sharing information and knowledge
    whilst maintaining confidentiality
  • Focus on Learning: Taking responsibility for keeping
    knowledge and skills updated and for seeking opportunities to develop
  • Commitment: Awareness and understanding of goals,
    vision and values and how your role impacts on this and going the extra
    mile to meet role requirements
  • Driven: Drive and determination to deliver results
  • Accountable: Taking responsibility for appropriate
    decisions that you make, and the actions and behaviour you demonstrate
  • Embracing Change: Openness to embracing change within
    the organisation and being able to adjust plans/activities accordingly
  • Motivated: Motivation towards achieving quality
    results to maximise potential
  • Team Player: Working as part of a team by being
    supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other
The Internal Auditor is
required to demonstrate MSI Uganda’s core values of:
  • Accountability
    of all staff to each other and our clients and stakeholders
  • Equality
    of opportunity and access
  • Value
    for money in the management of our resources
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to
join Marie Stopes are strongly encouraged to send an updated CV and cover
letter via email to:
NB: Please do not attach transcripts
Deadline: Friday 12th June, 2015
by 5pm
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