National Drug Authority (NDA) Career Vacancy – Head, Internal Audit

Organisation: National Drug Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Chairman, Audit Committee and Executive Director
About NDA:
The National Drug Authority (NDA) is an autonomous body which was
established by the National Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 , Laws of
Uganda (2000 Edition) to regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other
healthcare products. NDA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of
human and veterinary medicines and other healthcare products through the
regulation and control of their production, importation, distribution and use.
Job Summary:  The Head, Internal
Audit will provide independent and objective advisory services to the Audit
Committee to support the organization manage risk, strengthen internal controls
and compliance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Significantly contribute to the
    Authority’s strategic initiatives to accomplish organisation objectives
    through an effective and efficient audit system.
  • Manage the development and implementation
    of an effective compliance and internal audit infrastructure including
    internal control design, resources, policies and procedures
  • Ensure operational effectiveness of the
    audit department.
  • Offer technical guidance to the Authority
    and management team on audit matters.
  • Ensure that any concerns regarding audit
    functions are thoroughly followed up, reported on and concluded
  • Ensure that audit reports and audit
    working papers are prepared, supported with sufficient evidence, approved
    and shared out with all relevant parties for reference and/or guiding
    decision making.
  • Advise management to take action in
    response to audit reviews ensuring effective follow up and validate remedial
    actions prior to closing of outstanding issues.
  • Ensures that all audit plans and reports
    meet auditing standards and the Audit Committee’s expectations.
  • Manage, motivate and coach employees in
    the audit department and manage their performance through regular communication
    and timely feedback, annual performance appraisal and making provision for
    appropriate training and development options
  • Ensure that the organisation adheres to
    the risk management policies, corporate governance and compliance
  • Continually monitors the internal and
    external environment for changes in the risk profile and recommend
    strategies to ensure that NDA maintains the required level of assurance over
    key strategic and other risks.
  • Quickly report to the Audit Committee, at
    the required intervals, on internal audit assignments including planned
    reviews, special investigations, risk management assignments and any other
    ad-hoc audit activities as required.
  • Build and strengthen working relationships
    with all key stakeholders to facilitate effective auditing framework
  • Support external auditors as appropriate
    and coordinate NDAs response to audit findings and recommendations.
  • Ensure that all employees of NDA are
    sensitized about the internal controls and other audit initiatives to
    enhance compliance.     
  • Perform special investigations and any
    others duties assigned by the Authority.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Head, Internal
    Audit opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in Commerce, Business
    Administration, Accounting, Auditing or Finance. The incumbent should also
    hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting), Business Administration or the equivalent.
  • Possession of professional qualifications
    such as ACCA, CPA, CIA
  • Active membership to professional bodies
    such as CIA, ACCA, ACA, CIMA,CPA and other relevant bodies
  • A minimum of twelve (12) years in audit
    with 6 years in a senior management position in a recognised institution
  • Significant experience supervising staff
    and audit teams
  • Practical experience using specialized
    accounting/ auditing packages
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in the use of word
    processing and spreadsheet  software,
  • Possess excellent analytical and evaluation
  • Skills in influencing and negotiation
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Strong team building skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their handwritten application letters with a detailed CV and copies of academic
certificates and transcripts, contact addresses and day time telephone numbers
of three (3) work related referees; should be submitted to:
The Human Resource and Administration Officer,
National Drug Authority,
Plot 46-48 Lumumba Avenue,
P O Box 23096,
Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to:
Deadline: 20th May 2015 by 5PM

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