Internal Auditor Job Placement – Marie Stopes International

Job Title:        Internal
Organization: Marie
Stopes International
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Marie Stopes International is a
global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion
services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate
about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services they
provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s
free pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.
Job Summary: The Internal
Auditor will provide assurance on the effectiveness of controls in place to
address risks to the achievement of MS’s strategic and operational objectives.
In addition the Internal Auditor has responsibility for ensuring full
implementation of the Anti-Fraud and Bribery Programme by all the Directorates,
including training and all processes and registers, which he/she will achieve by
working with the directors of other functions and in particular People and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage
    the planning and management of the organization’s audit and investigation
    functions, including assisting with development of strategic objectives
    and operational procedures.
  • Plan,
    coordinate, and oversee investigative activities to detect, deter, prevent,
    and eradicate fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement and ethical misconduct.
  • Develop,
    recommend, and implement internal audit programs that evaluate the
    adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and test compliance with
    established policies and procedures.
  • Plan,
    conduct, and control audits, including financial, compliance, and
    operational audits
  • Provide
    direction to and supervise assigned personnel.
  • Formulate
    and prepare audit reports that attest to the effectiveness of managerial
    controls over the organization’s assets and finances.
  • Manage
    the preparation of audit reports and review all audit work papers prepared
    by audit staff to ensure quality control, uniformity, and adherence to
    generally accepted practices.
  • Evaluate
    internal accounting controls over the organization’s financial operations;
    and perform substantive tests of financial records, systems, programs, and
    projects within MS to ensure adherence with policy and laws
  • Review
    operational performance data (including numbers of client visits and other
    activity data) and compliance with each local entity’s SIP (Significant
    Involvement Policy).
  • Report
    on the value for money that the country program obtains, focusing on
    economy, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Develop
    and implement an organizational compliance program, to ensure adherence to
    MSI and donor standards.
  • Actively
    contribute proactively to the design of new processes and systems to
    ensure that appropriate controls are built in by design.
  • Manage
    the risk management process including maintaining the risk register,
    training and/or coaching management and staff as required to ensure due
    compliance with the risk register and risk management process, and
    tracking of all related actions
  • Reporting
    on risk, controls and internal audit reports to the Board of trustees
  • Support
    the Country director in her role as secretary to the Board.
  • Ensure
    that MS, through its Board and Senior management acts, in accordance with
    its constitutional documents in all instances and take minutes at all
    board meetings.
  • Oversee
    the Anti-Fraud and Bribery Program, including a) ensuring proper
    completion of: the fraud register, the conflicts of interest register, the
    gifts and entertainment registers and training those responsible as required;
    b) ensuring regular communications are sent out to all staff members
    reminding them of MS’s zero tolerance approach and their duty to report
    fraud, conflicts of interest and gifts and entertainment.
  • Oversee
    a regular training Program for all staff on the Anti-Fraud and Bribery
    Program to include an introduction by line managers during first week of
    joining followed by participation in a half day training within the first
    4 months of starting.
  • Provide
    leadership and guidance to the Internal Audit team in order to achieve the
    organization’s mission and strategic objectives.
  • Ensure
    all staff are aligned with the organization’s and MS values.
  • Proactively
    mentor and/or coach direct reports to critically assess opportunities to
    improve efficiency and maximize impact
  • Ensure
    that the structure of the team is fit for purpose and that all roles and responsibilities
    are relevant to the needs and demands of the organization, and that goals
    and strategies are clearly communicated to all team members.
  • Role
    model Marie Stopes core values, and demonstrate Marie Stopes behaviors at
    all times.
  • Represent
    Marie Stopes externally and internally in accordance with its values and
    policies and as may be delegated by the Country Director at any time
  • Perform
    any other duties that may be assigned by the Country Director

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in
    Accounting, Business Administration or related field
  • Qualified
    accountant with either ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA
  • At
    least five years of supervisory experience in business and/or an
    accounting field in a reputable organization or in the audit of large
    donor funded programmes.
  • Strong
    internal audit experience; able to demonstrate an understanding of the
    approaches and objectives of a good internal audit function.
  • Significant
    senior management experience (a mix of donor funded and private sector
  • Excellent
    knowledge of financial management systems and reporting, especially donor
    contract requirements for budgeting and reporting.
  • Ability
    to perform under pressure, handle heavy workloads, and meet stringent
    reporting deadlines
  • Hands-on
    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
  • Proven
    leadership and management skills that motivate high performing teams and
    encourage innovation and creativity.
  • Proven
    IT skills with the ability to analyse data for strategic purposes and
    decision making.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the Marie Stopes International in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by clicking on the link
Deadline: 4th May 2018
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