02 June 2017

Manager Audit, Risk and Compliance Career Opportunity - Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organisation: Rural Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Rural Electrification Board

About US:
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the Secretariat of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) as established by Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 75. The REB’s main function is to oversee the management of the Rural Electrification Fund (REF) and facilitate the development and implementation of the Government’s Rural Electrification Programme.

Job Summary: The Manager Audit, Risk and Compliance will support the delivery of REA’s strategic objectives by championing the best practice in governance, risk and controls.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Functional Duties:
  • Lead, develop and implement the audit Strategy and annual Risk-Based Audit plans to be compatible with the RESP 2013/2022’s priorities and with prior to approval of the Board.
  • Champion best practice in GRC, guide the annual risk assessment activity, and support management in developing a robust risk-management framework
  • Develop co-or outsource agreements for the subject areas not covered by internal audit staff expertise
  • Establish and maintain a quality assurance and improvement program that encompasses all aspects of the internal audit activity.
  • The jobholder will provide independent advice and counsel to the board, and also attend in GRC meetings whenever required
  • Actively participate in various committees or task forces geared to policy/ procedure development and operational improvements.
  • Tasked with the design of audit programs for use in planning and conducting scheduled technical operational, financial and compliance audits
  • Monitor REA’s handling of existing risks and challenge its responses to emerging risks and recommend alternative solutions to ensure that the risk register is kept up to date
  • Keep the ED and the Board informed of the risk and controls assurance through quarterly reporting on the status of implementation of the Audit Plan, and outstanding corrective Management Agreed Action Plans ( MAPS)
Administrative Duties:
  • Manage audit staff performance, ensure work papers are adequately documented, and sufficient audit evidence is gathered to prepare accurate monthly internal controls reports.
  • Establish and maintain audit operating policies and procedures manuals to guide audit staff in executing their assignments in line with the requirements of current professional auditing standards.
  • Formulate continuous professional development and educational plans for audit staff in the areas of risks and controls.
  • Conduct periodic training to promote awareness of internal controls and to discuss changes in policies that will impact the system flow of information.
  • Actively participate in the recruitment, retention and motivation of the audit staff and appraisal of their performance in accordance with REA’s Human Resource manual.
  • Keenly monitor the departmental budget by appropriately allocating resources and individuals in accordance with the available skills and approved audit activities.
  • Proactively support regulations and other providers of assurance and consulting services as appropriate and assist in coordinating REA’s response to their audit findings and recommendations
  • Collaborate with colleagues in other parts of the Compliance, Risk Management, and Legal functions to improve the quality of controls and risk management across the Agency. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in: Accounting / Finance; Business Administration: Risk & Controls; is required.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in the above disciplines is mandatory
  • Professional certification as a Certified Public Accounts [ACCA, CPA], Certified Internal Audit [CIA], Certified Fraud Examiner [CFE], Certified in Risk & Controls [CIRC] is required.
  • Additional relevant certifications in risk, governance and controls are desirable.
  • At least ten years relevant experience in audit, accounting or risk management, six of which should be at principal or manager level.
  • Expertise with computer information systems.
  • Public sector experience is an added advantage.

How to Apply:
All interested and qualified Ugandans should send their applications including; a cover letter, detailed CV, names and addresses of three referees and copies of relevant certificates and testimonials addressed and delivered to: The Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor Loop, Kololo 2nd Floor, House of Hope, P.O. Box 7317, Kampala - Uganda.

NB: Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Deadline: 6th June 2017 by 5.00PM.

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