National Drug Authority (NDA) Jobs – Senior Internal Auditor

Organisation: National Drug Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head, Internal Audit
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 Senior
Internal Auditor will mainly provide strategic leadership and management of the
internal audit function ensuring availability of effective internal controls,
performance of all relevant audits; in line with NDA mandate and adherence to
internal controls.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure timely execution of internal audits
    of all NDA transactions and present audit reports to management and the
    Audit Committee with relevant recommendations on improvements in internal
    control in line with changing needs of the organization.
  • Oversee performance and development of
    staff in the Audit unit to ensure the unit’s maximum contribution to the
    achievement of organisational objectives
  • Keenly review compliance of NDA to laws,
    regulations, external requirements, internal policies, directives, best
    practices and other requirements including appropriate authorization of
  • Produce quarterly internal audit reports
  • Ensure that there is continuous follow up
    on the implementation of both internal and external audit recommendations
    to acceptable conclusions.
  • Actively coordinate, supervise and report
    on special audits or investigations agreed with management and /or Audit
    Committee and follow up relevant actions to logical conclusions.
  • Work in liaison with staff and management
    to audit, educate and share evaluations, assessments, recommendations and
    findings from field visits to ensure understanding and compliance to
    internal control and audit principles
  • Proactively conduct regular risk
    assessment and advise management on appropriate internal control systems
    and risk management procedures.
  • Actively coordinate the external audits of
    NDA’s books of Account
  • Perform other duties assigned by the
    supervisor from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Master’s
    Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing, Finance
    or closely related field. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce
    (Accounting), Business of Business Administration or the equivalent Active
    membership to professional bodies such as CIA, ACCA, ACA, CIMA,CPA,
  • At least eight (8) years as an auditor
    five (5) of which should be in a senior position in a reputable
  • Past exposure and experience with
    specialized accounting packages
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of
    compliance requirements and risk based auditing
  • Demonstrable experience setting
    performance targets, monitoring and appraising employee performance
  • Strong conceptual and interpersonal skills
  • Be a good team player with high level
    integrity and confidentiality
  • Ability to consult and make informed and
    unbiased decisions
  • Possess the ability to handle multiple and
    conflicting priorities and stand pressure under tight deadlines
  • Ability to give feedback appropriately
  • Ability to communicate with and report to
    multiple stakeholders including the Authority members
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their handwritten or or electronically 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
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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