Manager Internal Audit Employment Opportunity – Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA)

Job Title:  Manager Internal Audit

Organization: Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Board & CEO


About US:

The Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority manages retirement plans for Uganda’s public workforce by serving as the fiduciary stewards of the contributions and disbursements of the pension trust funds. In partnership with the state’s public employers, we help ensure that they can offer their employees a comprehensive retirement plan that is responsive to their needs and is equitable to all stakeholders. URBRA’s primary mandates include;

  • Regulate the establishment, management and operation of retirement benefits schemes in Uganda in both private and public sector
  • Supervise institutions which provide retirement benefits products and services
  • Protect the interest of member and beneficiaries of retirement benefits schemes
  • Promote the development of the retirement benefits sector
  • Provide for licensing for custodians, trustees, administration and fund managers of retirement benefits schemes, the appointment of inspectors and interim administrators.


Job Summary:  The Manager Internal Audit will head and provide expert advice on formulation and review of internal audit policies; oversee implementation, appraise management systems and practices to ensure efficient and effective utilization of the Authority’s resources.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement internal audit policies, procedures, plans, programs in line with the URBRA objectives and strategic plan;
  • Develop and review the internal audit charter and ensure that it clearly establishes appropriate reporting lines that facilitate engagement with the leadership team, the Board and other stakeholders;
  • Objectively assess the adequacy and effectiveness of governance and management of risks, giving evidence-based opinions on all aspects of governance, risk management and internal controls;
  • Lead Internal Audit’s annual risk assessment and planning process to develop annual risk-based audit plan and monitor its implementation and compliance to appropriate standards and methodologies as per the Authority objectives;
  • Champion best practice in governance and guide on responses to emerging risks and proposed developments;
  • Review and disseminate quarterly reports to Senior Management and the Board ensuring that the reports are clear, concise, identify root causes with practical recommendations and ultimately provide value to the Authority;
  • Lead the internal audit team in conducting on spot and special Internal Audit assignments.
  • Ensure that internal audit’s work is risk-based and aligned to the organization’s strategic objectives and provide support to the external audit and any other special audits;
  • Assess implementation of audit recommendations both internal and external;
  • Review and update the corporate risk register.
  • Contribute to the development of the overall strategy of the Authority
  • Develop capacity building strategies and develop a team of high performing Internal Audit staff who possess outstanding knowledge, experience, ethics and integrity; and
  • Oversee routine and ad hoc operations of the internal audit function and ensure efficient and effective management of the department resources.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in either Finance; or Accounting; or Commerce; or Business Administration; with a bias in Accounting from a recognized institution.
  • Master’s Degree in any of the above fields, from a recognized institution.
  • Full professional qualification in Accountancy obtained from a recognized institution.
  • Must be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Professional qualification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is desired
  • At least seven years of relevant working experience, 4 (four) of which must have been at Senior Officer level or equivalent level in Government or its equivalent in a reputable organization in Audit work.
  • Audit Strategy and Planning
  • Risk, Control and Governance
  • Audit Reporting
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • ICT proficiency
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Innovativeness
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Results and team oriented
  • Leadership Skills
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Time management


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates should submit applications complete with an application letter, CV (include names, address and daytime contacts of three referees) and copies of academic certificates by email to


The above documents should be attached to the email as one PDF document. Applications should ONLY have the position name in the subject line.

Or hand delivered to:

The Chief Executive Officer

Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority

Plot 1, Clement Hill Road, 5th Floor

P.O. Box 7561 Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: Friday 2nd June 2023 by 5:00pm


NB: Only candidates who follow the above instructions and meet the minimum requirements shall be contacted


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Date Posted 2023-05-26
Valid Through 2023-06-02
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA)
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda