Internal Audit Officer Job Opportunities – Joint Medical Store (JMS)

Job Title:    Internal Audit Officer
Organisation: Joint
Medical Store (JMS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Director Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance
About US:
Joint Medical Store
(JMS) is a Church founded private not-for-profit organization whose mission is
to supply medicines, medical equipment and related healthcare services, and
training of assured quality to the people of Uganda at affordable prices. It
was established in 1979 as a joint venture between the Uganda Catholic Medical
Bureau (UCMB) and the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB).
Job Summary:  The Internal Audit          Officer will work with Director Internal Audit, Risk and
Compliance in ensuring that JMS is conducting its business in full compliance
with applicable laws, regulations, standards, accepted business practices, and
JMS policies, procedures and guidelines. H/She will work on the implementation
of approved annual internal audit, risk and compliance plans, continually
review systems, procedures and controls to ensure that they are efficient and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare audit programmes and provide input in the development of the
    Annual Audit, Risk and Compliance Plans.
  • Carry out risk-based audits on key business processes and projects
    as per annual audit plans, in order to provide assurance on the quality,
    efficiency and effectiveness of JMS systems.
  • Conduct periodic assessment of the organisation’s operations to
    ensure they are in line with applicable laws, regulations, standards,
    management policies, procedures, guidelines and plans, analyzing data
    obtained for evidence of deficiencies in controls or non-compliance.
  • Obtain data from source systems and reports, analyze it and assess
    potential areas of risk for the organization in view of systems,
    procedures and processes.
  • Develop remedial plans with risk owners to manage risks to desired
    levels on an ongoing basis.
  • Monitor risk and compliance exposures and follow up implementation of
    risk mitigation measures.
  • Carry out special audit assignments as may be required such as
    ad-hoc investigations, due diligence assessments and spot checks.
  • Carry out follow-up audits on recommendations for all audit
    observations raised as per Management’s agreed upon action.
  • Provide assistance in developing and updating policies and
    procedures by enforcing document standards.
  • Prepare and submit assurance, risk & compliance reports to
    Director Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance.
  • Support in enterprise-wide risk and compliance sensitization and
  • Support in coordinating the risk assessment process.
  • Develop strategies for adherence to all JMS policies, regulatory
    requirements, standard operating procedures, health and safety rules and
    submit informative reports.
Key Performance Indicators
  • Number of risks identified
  • Percentage of risk mitigations implemented
  • Percentage of assignments completed relative to the annual plan
  • Number of compliance issues registered
  • Number of compliance issues addressed
  • Percentage of audit recommendations implemented
  • Percentage of audit assignments completed in time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting),
    Business Administration (Accounting) or BSc (Finance and Accounting)
  • Must have full relevant professional qualifications such as ACCA or
    CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)
  • Membership to the Institute of Internal Auditors Added advantage
  • IT audit skills
  • Qualification in Enterprise Risk Management
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) or Master of
    Finance or Masters qualification in a related field.
  • A minimum of three years of audit experience in a large and busy
    firm preferably with complex Inventory Management Systems.
  • Practical experience in using computerized financial accounting
    packages and inventory management systems.
  • Practical experience in systems audit, and knowledge about best
    practice standards including IFRS, IPPF, TQM, ISA, ISO 31000 Risk
    Management Standard are desirable.
  • Dependable, honest and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Good team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed oral, written (report writing) communication skills
  • Self-motivated, able to prioritize work and follow up tasks and issues
    to the end
  • Strong numeric, analytical, accounting and audit skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point,
How to Apply:
All qualified
candidates are invited to submit applications, resume, copies of academic
certificates, testimonials and three referees (who are not relatives) with
their day time telephone contacts. Only short listed candidates will be
contacted. Applications may be hand delivered to JMS Head office Reception Desk
or Email to Please
address your applications to:
The Manager Human
Resource & Administration,
Joint Medical Store,
P.O. Box 4501
Deadline: 21st December 2018
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