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Internal Auditor World Bank SDF Program Jobs - Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Job Title:          Internal Auditor
Organization: Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Project Name: Skills Development Facility (SDF)
Funding source: World Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chairman Project Steering Committee (PSC), SDF /PSFU Board and Administratively - to the Executive Director, PSFU

About US:
Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is Uganda’s apex body for the private sector. It is made up of over 200 business associations, corporate bodies and the major public sector agencies that support private sector growth. Since its founding in 1995, PSFU has served as a focal point for private sector advocacy as well as capacity building and continues to sustain a positive policy dialogue with Government on behalf of the private sector.

About World Bank SDF Project:
The Government of Uganda received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the Uganda Competitive Fund for employer-led short-term training (Uganda Skills Development Fund -USDF). The Uganda competitive fund for employer-led short-term training is part of the Skilling Uganda Project addressing prevailing skills imbalances and shortages in Uganda. An important element of the initiative is to facilitate collaboration between training providers and industry to promote demand driven skills development with special attention to innovative modes of training. The USD 18 Million matching grant facility - SDF is managed by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU). The Project component has a total budget of 21.8 Million USD including operational costs.

Job Summary: The internal audit function is an outsourced service aimed at providing independent oversight on the quality of financial and operational functions of Skills Development Facility (SDF). The internal audit services will work across all departments and projects’ operational and financial processes, and identify weaknesses and suggest improvements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Review the internal audit annual work plan for the SDF covering risk and adequacy of management controls and procedures in all areas of the project.
  • Perform internal audit assignments on a systematic and periodic basis in accordance with the annual coverage plan.
  • Review and advise on internal controls of financial and operational processes and identify any weaknesses for the project.
  • Consolidate and prepare bi annual audit reports to the management and relevant oversight bodies under the project.
  • Seek ways in which to improve efficiency, economy, transparency and completeness in the financial and operational processes.
  • Follow-up implementation of recommendations by the external auditors.
  • Review and investigate integrity breaches by staff and work with the Executive Director and Head-SDF to resolve matters.
  • Perform engagements with the least possible interference in the day-to-day functioning of the Project.
  • Carry out any other assignments as required by the Project management.

Key Result Areas:
  • Develop the internal audit annual coverage plan and strategy for SDF covering risk and adequacy of management controls and procedures in all areas of the project.
  • Perform health checks and internal audit assignments on a systematic and periodic basis in accordance with the annual coverage plan.
  • Assist in the design of internal controls on financial and operational processes
  • A Bi-annual Report to SDF Management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance from a reputable University.
  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration or Finance or related field obtained from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
  • Full professional qualifications of CPA or ACCA and a member of the ICPAU.
  • Certification and membership to Internal Audit Institutes (ISACA, IIA etc.)
  • MUST not be an employee of the Government of Uganda MDAs (Ministry, Department and Agency) or project.
  • Extensive public sector and internal audit experience and with at least 5 years at a senior level in the public sector or large, busy business environment.
  • Computer literate and familiar with various Audit soft wares. Proficiency in internal auditing in a manual and computerized environment Working knowledge in donor funded projects will be an added advantage. Working knowledge on implementation of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
  • Knowledge and experience of at least 3 years in Evaluating/assessing Internal controls, Internal and external auditing and Value for money auditing Conducting risk assessments including fraud vulnerability;

Assignment Duration: The assignment will be upon call and availability of work. The appointment will be for a period of two years based on a call and availability of work. The review will be twice a year and required to report within twenty (20) days.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter with an updated CV and support academic documents in hardcopy to:

HEAD SDF Private Sector Foundation Uganda, Plot 43 Nakasero Road, P.O. Box 7683 Kampala

Deadline: 17th April 2018

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