Head of Internal Audit Career Opportunity – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Job Title:        Head of Internal Audit  
Organization: National Identification and Registration
Authority (NIRA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: The Board
About US:
National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established on
the passing of the Uganda Registration of Persons Act, 2015. The Act was made
to  harmonise and consolidate the law on
registration of persons; to provide for registration of individuals and to
establish a national identification register. It provides for the mandatory
registration of all Ugandan citizens within Uganda and abroad as well as aliens
identification cards and for related matters.
Job Summary: The Head Of Internal Audit will appraise the
Authority’s accounting system and internal controls to ascertain they comply
with established policy in the implementation of
projects and activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Examination and evaluation of financial and
    operational information
    • Examines books of accounts on a
      continuous basis to ascertain accuracy, completeness and reliability
    • Conducts periodic verification of
      assets and liabilities
    • Checks the validity of entries on
      the pay roll for compliance with statutory requirements
    • Checks correctness and accuracy of
      stock taking reports
    • Keenly reviews bank reconciliation
      statements for identification of inconsistencies
  • Makes sure that an Internal Audit Manual is
    in place and that the annual audit programmes comply with it
  • Regularly examine the efficiency and
    effectiveness of the system of internal controls – both financial and
  • Keenly examine compliance of the Authority’s
    operations with the laws of Uganda, requirements of regulatory bodies and
    relevant international requirements.
  • Keenly monitor adherence to quality systems
    as laid down in the operational manuals of the Authority.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive risk management
    framework including policies, procedures and the risk register to
    effectively identify risk, analyse and mitigate it in accordance with the
    Authority’s guidelines.
  • Prepare annual internal audit schedules/plans
    for approval by the Board.
  • Prepare and submit regular internal audit
    reports to the Board on a timely basis.
  • Bring to the attention of management any
    anomalies or violations of the established and agreed procedures and
  • Design and implement an investigative
    framework to follow up cases of fraud, misappropriation or irregularity
    reported at different implementation levels and recommend ways of
    preventing any recurrence.
  • Work closely with the Finance function and
    the External Auditors with a view to agreeing to a work program for statutory
    external audit and following up implementation of the External Auditor’s
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned
    from time to time by the Board
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the National Identification
    and Registration Authority (NIRA) Head of Internal Audit career vacancy
    should hold an Honours degree from a recognised University.
  • Full membership of CIA, ACCA, CPA, CA or CIMA
    is an essential requirement.
  • Possession of a post graduate qualification
    in a relevant field is an added advantage.
  • At least ten years’ experience in auditing
    gained while working with a reputable audit firm, public institution or
    reputable commercial enterprise five (5) of which must have been acquired
    at a senior level.
  • Broad working knowledge of relevant laws that
    govern public finances in Uganda.
  • Working knowledge of risk based internal
    auditing methodology.
  • Hands-on knowledge of auditing computer aided
  • Excellent auditing and forensic investigation
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative as
    well as supervision of a team.
  • High level of integrity, independence,
    honesty, confidentiality, diligence and reliability.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills,
    excellent report writing skills.
  • Knowledgeable about best practice standards
    such as IFRS, TQM, ISA.
How to Apply: 
suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send an
application letter and attach a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of
academic and professional certificates/ testimonials. Please also indicate a
daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of three referees to
the National Director, Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL), Plot 26B
Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya, Kampala, P.O. Box 3024, Kampala or hand deliver your
application at our offices, indicated above, from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to
Friday. In your application letter and on the cover of the envelope, please clearly
indicate which position you are applying for.
Deadline: 19th February, 2016
NB: If you do not hear from NIRA within one and a
half months from the closing date, please consider your application
unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of
canvassing or lobbying will lead to disqualification.
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