Senior Internal Auditor Job Opportunity at Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)

Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor
Organisation: Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)
Duty Station: UHMG Head Office – Kampala (with periodic field travel)
Reports to: Chairman Audit and Risk Management Board Committee
Job Summary:
The primary responsibility of this position is;
  • To direct, manage, and participate in the regular internal audit of UHMG’s activities and projects.
  • S/he will ensure that a risk-based audit plan and schedule with adequate coverage and depth is implemented.
  • S/he will also be responsible for assigning audit tasks among the audit staff.
  • S/he will have a direct reporting relationship to the Board (Audit and Risk Management Committee), but shall on a day-to-day basis work in consultation with the Managing Director and in liaison with departmental heads.
This position requires a person who has;
  • Strong skills in business processes and management, leadership, and communication, to effectively and proactively reinforce the organization’s commitment to strong internal controls.
  • S/he must focus on quality, improvement effectiveness and efficiency, and model independence, objectivity, ethics, integrity, professionalism, and avoidance of bias and conflict of interest.
Essential Job Functions:
The Senior Internal Auditor will be specifically responsible tor the following
  • Provide assurance services on the three key areas of the organization internal control, corporate governance, and risk management.
  • Create an annual audit plan for the Centre and Its projects, and assign audit resources.
  • Oversee and review the work of any other auditors, summarizing reported findings and Issues for the information of the Management Team and Board of Directors.
  • Follow UHMG management principles by working with the Board, line management, section supervisors, and other staff.
  • Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems that are consistent with UHMG’s requirements in the tracking of Key Results Areas/Indicators.
  • Identify training needs and opportunities for programme staff in accounting and administration systems, including internal controls and any other areas pertinent to effective project financial management.
  • Periodically travel to UHMG project sites to audit operational and financial systems, administration records, accountability procedures, staffing, budgets, specific key result indicators, legal compliance issues, and general management practices.
  • Recommend appropriate interventions or solutions to problems based on project/programme performance, risk assessment, and other needs to the Management Team and Board of Directors.
  • Work closely with department managers to schedule meetings and audits and to share evaluations, assessments, recommendations and/or findings from audit visits.
  • Submit regular written reports to the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Board Committee on duties and audits performed.
  • Keep current and up-to-date on developments in accounting, auditing, business, not-for-profit issues, and government regulations.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
  • A Masters degree in Accounting or Business Administration. Professional qualification (e.g. ACCA, CPA, and CIMA) is mandatory. Post graduate diploma or degree in financial/audit management will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years experience in managing a senior audit function of a busy profit-making organization. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting and Auditing Principles and laws, rules and regulations related to accounting is a must.
  • Experience with donor accountability, strong computerized accounting and financial skills, extensive experience and knowledge of financial management and reporting processes and procedures is a pre-requisite.
  • Should have computer literacy with very good knowledge of MS Excel and hands-on experience in use of accounting packages and accounting software packages preferably Tally, Sage, Sun Systems, and/or Navision.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial and systems support requirements and provide consultation and recommendations to management. Ability to consult, make and implement decisions in line with agreed principles and criteria. Display high ethical standards and integrity, strong personal values and character.
  • Able to think analytically, independently and creatively, and have attention to detail. Must have strong leadership and result-oriented skills, and should be meticulous, and able to work independently, with objectivity and sound judgment.
  • Have self motivation, initiative, hard work orientation and good team work/player skills.
  • Have organization and facilitation skills, as well as good communication and feedback skills in person and in writing (reporting).
  • Able to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and to stand pressure, observe and work under strict deadlines.
  • Able to grow in a challenging career and to add value to the organization’s strategic goals, and adapt to change.
How to Apply
Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee, whose vision is Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans”. We envision a Uganda society with good life, when products and services in Reproductive Hearth, HIV, Malaria and Child Health are accessible, affordable and effectively utilized by all those in need. Our Mission is “To improve the quality of life of Ugandans, through the provision of superior and affordable health care solutions”. Our Core Values are; Integrity, Transparency, Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence, Flexibility, and Equity.
Send or deliver your CV, copies of certificates and cover letter clearly Indicating position applied for on the top left-hand side of the envelope to:
The Human Resources & Administration Manager,
Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG),
Plot 20-21, 27-28,
Martyrs Crescent,
Ntinda, or to
P.0. Box 4553, Kampala.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 13th September, 2012
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