Manager, Internal Audit – Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL)


Uganda Electricity
Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) a fully state owned limited Company is a
lead player in the Uganda power sector. It is responsible for the bulk purchase
and sale of electricity from the generating companies to the distribution
companies throughout Uganda. It is also responsible for all exports and imports
of electricity in Uganda.
Our Vision is ” to
become a leading strategic business partner in the transmission and single
buyer business and to support sustainable energy development in Uganda.”
Our Mission is to;
  • Dispatch, transmit quality
    reliable bulk power in the viable and efficient manner.
  • To be an efficient and
    commercially focused single buyer actor
  • To mitigate emergency
    power situations in Uganda.
UETCL seeks a
suitable qualified candidate to fill the vacant position of Manager,
Internal Audit.
Purpose: The purpose of the position is to
provide an independent advisory function designed to add value and improve the
Company’s operations, and promote the effectiveness of risk management, control
and governance processes.
Key Performance Areas
are?
  • Provide an independent appraisal
    function within UETCL for the continuous review and evaluation of the
    adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls through ensuring:
  1. compliance with corporate
    objectives, policies, plans and procedures;
  2. compliance with external
    legislation and regulation.
  3. the reliability and integrity of
    financial management information and other controls.
  4. controls which ensure that risks
    are effectively managed and that UETCL  assets and interests are
    properly accounted for and safeguarded from losses arising through any
    reason including frauds; and
  5. value for money is obtained across
    all activities.
  • Develop and direct comprehensive
    programmes of Audit assignments covering internal controls, risk
    management processes, regulatory compliance, reliability of financial and
    management accounts and investigations of sensitive and fraud related
    issues.
  • Maintain a continuous and
    effective working relationship with the Audit Committee of the Board,
    Chief Executive Officer and Management to deal
  • Develop comprehensive strategic
    and annual audit plans covering all the functions of the Company based on
    the risk assessment programmes.
  • Develop and review policies,
    procedures and Audit programmes that help to guide the Audit staff.
  • Advise Management on the programme
    of selecting appropriate human resources for Internal Audit in
    consideration of all technical aspects of the Company and manage all other
    Company resources within the department.
  • Advise Management on new
    developments that affect controls and provide solutions in a proactive
    manner, including reviewing policies and procedures to ensure that they
    provide for adequate and efficient internal controls to mitigate associated
    risks.
  • Assist the Company individual
    functions in developing their own risk management programmes including
    identification of risks inherent in UETCL business and technology systems
    that support Company business with current and major issues relating
    to improvement of internal controls, governance and risk management
    processes within the Company
  • Keep the Audit Committee of the
    Board and Chief Executive Officer informed of the results of the Audits,
    significant risks associated with Company.
  • And to carry out any other duties
    as may be assigned from time to time.
PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
The dashed parson
should hav
e the following essential requirements:
  • A Bachelors (Hons) Degree or Its
    equivalent from a reputable University.
  • A professional Accounting/Auditing
    qualification such as ACCA, CPA(U). CPA(K).
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Packages.
  • Membership to the Institute of
    Internal Auditors of Uganda will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience of key
    computer Audit packages such as ACL, IDEA etc. will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 10 years of
    auditing/accounting experience. 5 years of which as Head of Section or
    Head of Department or Head of a Directorate/Division in a reputable
    organization.
  • 35 years of age and above.
  • Familiarity with the electricity
    sector is an added advantage.
  • Proven good management and
    interpersonal skills.
  • Highly motivated, innovative and a
    committed team player.
How
to apply: 
The holder of this
position subject to a successful probation will be offered a five year contract
renewable based on performance and a remuneration package that will fully
reflect the importance of this role in meeting the challenges of UETCL
Suitably qualified
persons should send their applications enclosing photocopies of academic
qualification certificates and testimonials along with their curriculum
vitae indicating contact postal address, daytime contact telephone, fax or mall
and giving three (3) referees to
The Manager, Human
Resource and Administration Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited
P.O. Box 7625. KAMPALA
The closing date to
receive applications is Friday17th February 2012.

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