Internal Auditor Job Placement – Makerere/UVRI Infection and Immunity Research Training Programme (MUII)

Job Title:     Internal Auditor
Organization: Makerere/UVRI Infection and Immunity Research
Training Programme (MUII)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Director UVRI
About US:
Makerere University /Uganda Virus Research Institute was established in 2008 as
a Centre of Excellence to Infection & Immunity Research and Training
(MUII-plus) is based at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), and
collaborates with the Makerere University Colleges of Health Sciences (CHS),
Natural Sciences (CoNAS) and Veterinary Medicine, Animal Health and Biosecurity
(CoVAB) as well as the Infectious Diseases Institute. Among its objectives
MUII-Plus seeks to support strong finance and administration structures for
research management at UVRI. 
Job Summary: The Internal Auditor will support the Institute
with the compliance function in order to mitigate risks and ensure that the
terms and conditions of awards are adhered to 
and that  the  Uganda Virus Research Institute is responsive
to all donor financial,  audit, cost and
administrative principles as well as the relevant GOU  regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will develop and update the
    institution risk matrix, maintain and implement the risk management plan
    in consultation with the Director UVRI
  • Evaluate internal control systems at UVRI,
    bench mark with best practices and internationally acceptable standards,
    recommend improvements or enhancements to ensure that resources are
    adequately safe guarded against misappropriation.
  • Carry out compliance audits and reviews to
    ensure adherence to administrative and financial procedures including
    verification of records for accuracy and reliability in accordance with
    prescribed audit standards.
  • Keenly review and analyse financial data of
    UVRI including sub-granting and report on performance trends and
    compliance with the budgets and agreements to the Director UVRI.
  • Perform efficiency, economy and value for
    money audits to ensure utilization of resources in accordance with plans
    and budgets, in conformity with donor requirements and most advantageous
    terms of the programme.
  • Develop audit work plans for assigned audit
    engagements and develop audit correction plans in a clear, concise and
    timely manner including implementable recommendations which have been
    discussed and agreed upon with UVRI management.
  • Follow up on the implementation of external
    audit recommendations made by external auditors, advice and clarify on
    management responses where necessary and ensure that agreed actions are
    taken by management.
  • The Internal Audit will also assess the
    reliability and appropriateness of accounting and financial information
    provided to the Director on which decisions and policy formulation is
  • Provide technical advice on related policy
    documents such as financial management, procurement and disposal of
    assets, administration, risk management, I CT and anti-bribery and fraud
  • Significantly contribute to audit
    preparedness by such actions as early warning, risk analysis and
    contingency planning and making corrective recommendations to audit
  • Periodically monitor the implementation of
    risk management plan and report to management and the Director on actions
    to be taken.
  • Conduct adhoc investigations and reviews as
    may be requested by the Director or UVRI  
  • Prepare and submit timely monthly, quarterly,
    bi annual and annual internal audit reports and present to management
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
  • A minimum of two to four years’ experience in
    audit of a donor funded organization
  • Previous experience of risk management
    systems in grants
  • Prior exposure and experience in internal
    audit risk and internal controls review and compliance audits in
    accordance with GAAP
  • Possession of internationally recognized
    accounting or auditing certification such as CPA, CIA
  • Working knowledge of GoU PPDA rules and
  • Working knowledge of M& E trends in a
    public health service delivery organization.
  • Proficiency in computerized accounting
    packages preferably QuickBooks AccountingProven interpersonal skill, a
    team worker in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Effective oral and written communication
    using MS Office (Word, Power Point, Advanced Excel)
  • Self-driven with Integrity, Objectivity and
    Openness, efficiency and keen to meet tight deadlines
  • Audit techniques work programs test sampling
    documentation and reports
  • Keen attention to detail and thoroughness,
    capable of rigorous analytical approach and result oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and
    prioritize and exemplary planning skills
How to Apply:
candidates are encouraged to send their application letters, curriculum vitae
including names, email addresses and telephone contact details of two (2)
referees, plus copies of academic qualifications via E-mail to: and / or
Deadline: Friday 25th March 2016

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