Embassy of Ireland Jobs – Financial Systems Senior Advisor

Organization: Embassy of Ireland
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Embassy of Ireland is a diplomatic mission that represents the economic,
political, cultural and social interests of the Government of Ireland in
Uganda. It is responsible for implementing and overseeing Irish Aid Uganda
Development Programme, catering for the consular needs of Irish citizens in
Uganda and promoting cultural interaction between Ireland and Uganda.
Job Summary: The Financial Systems/Internal Audit Senior
Advisor will provide independent and objective audit assurance and services
designed to improve the Embassy’s operations and manage risk effectively. The
duties involved combine the development and management of an audit work programme
in line with Irish Aid’s audit policy, and the successful candidate is expected
to significantly contribute to the development of appropriate audit policies
and practices appropriate to the Irish Aid programme in Uganda. Specifically
duties will include the audit of partner organisations, provision of advice to
management on risk, providing support to the public financial management
function in the Embassy and maintaining relations with external auditors,
Office of the Auditor General and other organisations. The incumbent may also
require carrying out specific audit and value for money type assignments and,
as required, special investigations.  The
Financial Systems/Internal Audit Senior Advisor will also be required to
prepare a variety of reports on audit issues for Headquarters.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Irish Embassy
    Financial Systems/Internal Audit Senior Advisor job vacancy should hold an
    internationally recognised accounting qualification such as CIMA, ACCA or
    CA with full membership of ICPAU
  • At least ten years’ experience, three of must
    be post-qualification experience
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    development context, including relevant initiatives to improve the delivery
    of development assistance
  • Excellent computer skills in a range of
    accounting packages to interrogate systems and produce information and
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including
    negotiation skills, to work with senior members of staff at the Embassy as
    well as with partners on audit issues
  • Impeccable degree of personal integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to demonstrate
    initiative, resourcefulness and perseverance, and the ability to work both
    independently and as part of a team
  • Prior audit experience in a development
    agency or international NGO at a senior level is an added advantage
  • Detailed knowledge and experience of public
    financial management systems at either a macro- economic level or at the
    level of a relevant social sector is also highly desired
How to Apply:
candidates who wish to join the Embassy should apply by forwarding a covering
letter of not more than two pages which demonstrates relevant experience. The
letter should be accompanied by your Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages)
detailing qualifications and work experience to date. Please note that the
specified page limits will be strictly enforced and any excess pages will be
disregarded in appraising your application. The complete applications should be
sent via Email only to: 
Deadline: 1st February 2016

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