Senior Internal Auditor – Technical Job Placement – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager
About US:
Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade
Industry and Cooperatives responsible for standardization, Quality Assurance,
Metrology and Laboratory Testing (SQMT) with the objective of facilitating fair
trade, promoting local industries and Consumer protection. The Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade,
Industry and Co-operatives established by the UNBS Act Cap 327 and became
operational in 1989. It is governed by the National Standards Council and
headed by the Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day
operation of UNBS.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Participate in identifying auditable
    areas in SQMT and develop a focused work plan to guide the technical audit
  • Participate in conducting preliminary
    risk assessments to identify most risky areas and areas of focus in SQMT
  • Qualitatively document the degree to
    which the procedures and processes specified in the approved standard
    operating procedures, operating manuals and quality manuals are being
    implemented by the Bureau.
  • Continuously and periodically assess the
    real time implementation of an activity or activities to determine
    conformance to established procedures and protocols.
  • Schedule and carry out conformance
    audits to define system requirements to which UNBS accredits to e.g. ISO
    17020 and ISO 17065, ISO 17025, ISO 17021 etc
  • Carry out readiness reviews for
    procedures, personnel, equipment and facilities to perform the technical
    activities planned by the Bureau
  • Review operational programs and
    reporting requirements and ascertain that results are in tandem with UNBS’
    set goals and objectives;
  • Carry out system audits that include
    multiple processes confined to specific Departments or interrelated and
    spread across various Departments of UNBS
  • Review and appraise Quality Assurance
    plans and their implementation by the different Departments and recommend
    improvement to the UNBS’ quality Management System
  • Evaluate and recommend corrective action
    on the extent to which factors contributing to uncertainties in operating
    results are being taken into account in developing methods and procedures,
    training and qualification of staff.
  • Prepare audit programs for specific
    audit assignments and prepare the attendant audit reports in a timely
  • Monitor or follow up and report on
    status of implementation of agreed actions with audit clients to confirm
    their implementation.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the UNBS Senior
    Internal Auditor – Technical job opportunity should hold an Honours Degree
    in Biology, Food science, Food Technology, Engineering or any other
    science related qualification from a recognized University/Institution
  • Experience as a Laboratory Assessor,
    Quality Systems Auditor, Inspector or Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
  • At least five years of working
    experience with 3 years’ experience in Quality Assurance and or Monitoring
    and Evaluation activities.
  • Training in the ISO 19011:2011 –
    Guidelines for auditing management systems
  • Lead Auditor Training in Quality Management
    Systems-requirements (ISO 9001:2008)
  • Hands-on supervisory competencies with
    capacity to multi-task and deliver results efficiently with minimal
  • Proven people leadership and functional
    management competencies with hands-on skills in Risk Management and
    internal controls in the functional areas
  • Must be computer literate with skills in
    MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet applications
  • The successful candidate must have a
    high level of integrity, professionalism, Communication,
  • Teamwork and Analytical skills.
  • Age: Between 30 and 45 years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons are encouraged to apply as per the guidance
  • Please follow the link thus; Click Here
  • Use your email address as your
    registration mail
  • Fill in all tabs as per the application
    as required
  • Attach your updated CV with mobile
    telephone numbers indicated, copies of academic qualifications and
    national identity card under the tab for documents
  • Complete your application by clicking
    ‘submit application’
  • No hand delivered applications will be
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to
    automatic disqualification.
  • UNBS does not request for any payments
    at any stage of recruitment and review process
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be
Deadline: 7th March 2019 by 5:00pm
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