04 August 2017

Internal Auditor Non-profit Jobs - ASARECA

Job Title:         Internal Auditor
Organization: Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: ASARECA Board of Directors and Executive Secretary

About US:
The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a sub-regional not-for-profit organisation covering eleven countries in Eastern and Central Africa, comprising Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its mission is: To mobilize regional collective action in agricultural research for development, extension, training and education enhance sustainable use of resources in Eastern and Central Africa. The Goal of ASARECA is to reduce poverty, eradicate hunger, promote inclusive economic growth; protect the planet and enhance competitiveness of the sub- regional agricultural systems.’

Job Summary: The Internal Auditor will lead ASARECA’s audit function, direct and coordinate audit work on the various operating systems of the Secretariat, to provide assurance to Management and the Board on compliance to policies, procedures, rules, regulations and standards; and to ensure that assets and resources protected, effectively and efficiently utilized to fulfill the institutional goals and objectives. The incumbent will be responsible for providing advisory technical input on the policies and procedures within the institution for all aspects related to Auditing.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Review of Internal Controls:
  • Tasked with the review and appraise the soundness, adequacy and application of internal controls in the operating systems and sections of the Secretariat.
  • Discuss findings and recommendations with auditees.
  • The incumbent will inform the Executive Secretary on fiduciary controls and report findings and recommendations to the Audit Committee.
  • Compile quarterly and annual reports with all the audit findings and present the same to the Audit committee of the Board.
  • Conduct follow up on implementation of action plans as well as internal and external audit recommendations
Risk Management:
  • Regularly review the risk profiles developed by the different programs/project/support function sections.
  • Offer timely assurance that the risks to the organization are understood and managed properly.
  • Evaluate that risks identified by management are controlled to acceptable levels.
  • Mentor and train all heads of programs/project/support function sections on risk management.
Fraud investigations:
  • Check and ensure compliance to the organisations anti fraud policy
  • Provide assurance to the management and the Board that fraud controls are sufficient for identified fraud risks and ensure that the controls are functioning effectively.
  • Conduct investigations for suspected cases of fraud, prepare reports and make necessary recommendations to management.
  • Prepare flash reports to update the Audit Committee on any exceptional occurrences that may require investigation.
Auditing Contracts under Partnership framework:
  • Prepare audit plans and produce audit programs for audit of ASARECA partners.
  • Visit ASARECA partners to check compliance to contracts/agreements, adequacy on internal controls, reliability and integrity of financial and operating information and that the objectives are being achieved.
  • Prepare annual work plans
  • Identify auditable areas based on the risk profiles submitted by the various programs/project/support function sections and major audit findings.
  • Prepare an Annual budget for audit.
  • Work closely with external auditors of the Secretariat on issues raised.
  • Develop strategic plan for the Internal Audit function
  • Review and update existing audit programmes as per the new developments in the policies and procedures

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Commerce, Finance/Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration, Finance/Accounting is an added advantage.
  • Professional qualification (IIA, CIA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA) and membership to professional body is a must.
  • A minimum of five years of related experience in auditing at senior managerial level working in a donor funded organisation preferably with an International NGO particularly those addressing agriculture and those applying partnership approaches is desirable
  • Extensive knowledge of applicable donor rules and regulations such as for USAID, World Bank, DFID, EU
  • Previous experience in setting up and managing donor compliance monitoring systems, developing and implementing relevant tools
  • Prior exposure and experience of training and transferring skills to other staff members (workshop and one-to-one coaching)
  • Strong audit skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and team development skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to hold staff accountable
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to demonstrate error-free writing 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send your application in confidence to the address below by indicating the job title on the subject line and send (by post or email). The  application letter and curriculum vitae (as one PDF document) must contain details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/ academic certificates. Please include day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references. Please send to:

Head of Human Resource and Administration
Plot 5 Mpigi Road
P.O. Box 765, Entebbe, Uganda

E-mail to: hr@asareca.org

Deadline: 14th August 2017

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