Internal Auditor Job Placement – Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA)

Job Title:   Internal Auditor
Organization: Electricity
Regulatory Authority (ERA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Chief Executive Officer
About ERA:
The Electricity
Regulatory Authority (ERA) is a statutory body established in 2000 in
accordance with the Electricity Act 1999 to regulate the generation,
distribution, transmission, sale, export, import of electrical energy in Uganda
and to guide liberalization of the electricity industry, manage licensing,
rates, safety and other matters concerning the industry.
Job Summary:  The Internal Auditor will provide assurance on
the adequacy and effectiveness of the organisation’s risk management, internal
control and governance processes. The incumbent will also contribute to
improvement in the efficiency, effectiveness and economy of the operations of
the organization by providing insight based on analyses of data and processes.
The jobholder will provide operational support to the Head of Internal Audit
(HIA) as may be required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Understanding the
business of the Regulator
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the business of the Regulator,
    the relevant risks to achieving its operational goals and the related
    internal control activities.
  • Understand the strategic risks to the organization’s control
    environment and Governance processes.
  • Assess and make appropriate recommendations for improving the
    governance processes at ERA.
  • Support the Head of Internal Audit in fostering an appropriate
    ethical climate within the organization.
  • Support a culture of fraud risk awareness at all levels of the
Audit Engagement
  • Develop and draft engagement plans taking into account the
    objectives of the activity under audit, the key risks it faces, the
    controls responding to those risks, and any opportunities for improvement
    in performance.
  • Ensure that every audit engagement has clear objectives, and the
    established audit scope is sufficient to achieve the objectives of the
    audit engagements.
  • Determine the appropriate and sufficient resources to achieve
    engagement objectives based on an evaluation of the nature and complexity
    of each engagement, time constraints, and available resources.
Audit Engagement
  • Carry out audits on the audit universe of the Authority as informed
    by the risk based internal audit plan.
  • Identify sufficient, reliable, relevant, and useful information to
    achieve the audit engagement’s identified objectives.
  • Perform appropriate analysis, evaluation and documentation of the
    identified sufficient, reliable, relevant, and useful information to
    support the conclusions and engagement results.
  • Analyse the financial, operational and management processes and
    system control effectiveness and efficiency with a view to improvement and
    propose value adding recommendations.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of risk management and internal control
    framework in meeting the operational and control objectives of ERA.
  • Assess and report on the conformity of operations and processes to
    applicable laws and current policies and international best practice.
Regularly follow-up
on engagement findings and Management’s implementation of recommendations
adopted by the Authority Committee.
Audit Reporting
  • Draft internal audit reports for the review of the HIA in conformity
    with the requirements of ISPPIA (International Standards on the
    Professional Practice of Internal Auditing).
  • Draft preliminary versions of other Audit Committee papers for the
    review of the HIA if required.
  • Take initiative in enhancing and retaining the skills and
    competences necessary to deliver on the mandate of the position.
  • Take initiative in achieving and retaining Institute of Internal
    Auditors’ professional certification to meet the requirements of the
    internal audit function.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold an Honours degree in Commerce,
    Accounting, Business Administration, Risk Management or a related field.
    However, a full member of ICPAU, ACCA or an equivalent IFAC recognized
    professional accountancy organization who has an honours degree in any
    other discipline is also suitable.
  • Certification as an Internal Audit practitioner of the Institute of
    Internal Auditors is a key added advantage but not mandatory.
  • Risk management certification is an added advantage.
  • CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certification is an
    added advantage.
  • Three years of relevant experience in Auditing.
  • Experience in a regulatory setting or in the electricity sector is
  • Experience in automated audit processes such as data analytics and
    use of audit management software will gain significant credit.
  • Experience in risk functions is an advantage
  • Excellent Integrity & Ethics.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Result orientation and Effective Communication skills.
  • Stakeholder Engagement skills
  • Good Understanding of the business of the Regulator.
  • Solid understanding of risk and control concepts. Ability to apply
    these concepts to ERA operations.
  • Objectivity and freedom from undue influence (independence).
  • Demonstrates quality and continuous improvement.
  • Age: Between 28
    and 50 years
How to Apply:     
All suitably
qualified candidates are required to express their interest by sending their
application letters and enclosed copies of:
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (indicating
    daytime telephone number (s) and email address and daytime telephone
    numbers and email addresses of three Referees).
  • Relevant transcripts and certificates
Address to:
The Manager, Human
Resources and Administration,
Regulatory Authority (ERA),
Plot 15 Shimoni
P. O. BOX 10332,
Kampala – Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 17th August 2018 by 5:00pm
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