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,
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
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Strong audit skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and
    team development skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • 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
Head of Human Resource and Administration
Plot 5 Mpigi Road
P.O. Box 765, Entebbe, Uganda
E-mail to:
Deadline: 14th August

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