Internal Controller NGO Job Careers – Plan International

Job Title:     Internal
Controller
Organization: Plan
International
Project Name: Girls’
Advocacy Alliance (GAA) project
Duty Station: Kamuli, Uganda
Reports to: Risk Assurance
Manager
About US:
Plan International was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the oldest
and largest children’s development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the
world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas
to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s
vision is of a world in which all children realize their full potential in
societies that respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with
no religious, political or governmental affiliations.
About GAA
Project:
Plan International is implementing a five-year youth-led Girls Advocacy
Alliance (GAA) project in partnership with Restless Development and Terres Des
Hommes. The programme will promote a youth-led approach to building capacity of
CSOs and generate evidence that will be used to engage with key decision makers
and hold them accountable on girls’ economic and protection rights.
Job Summary: The Internal
Controller will offer support in the achievement of objectives of the Girls
Advocacy Alliance (GAA) project and the fulfillment of the accountabilities of
partners, including those of its management and staff by providing independent
and objective assurance and advisory services that assess and analyze the
effectiveness and adequacy of Plan International Uganda’s risk management,
controls and governance processes and report on the results. The jobholder will
be tasked with the examination and evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness
of the governance and risk management process, system of internal control, and
the quality of performance in implementation of the GAA project and grants to
achieve Plan International Uganda’s stated goals and objectives.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Prepares
audit programmes and conduct audits to assess compliance/adherence to policies,
plans, procedures, laws, regulations, contracts or other Plan International
Uganda or Partner requirements following the risk based methodology.
·        
The
incumbent guides the projects audit by working within the confines of
the project risk register.
·        
Keenly reviews and tests the agreed GAA Plan
International Uganda and partner projects financial transactions and confirm
that those transactions are relevant to the projects. (Relevant shall mean that
the transactions do not violate budgets, or work plans, or activity plans and
that those transactions do not conflict with agreements or other project
documents).
·        
Visits project sites implemented by GAA partners
to physically ascertain the implemented project activities – activities that
have been reported as done.
·        
Manages compliance of terms and conditions of
agreements by all partners.
·        
Evaluates evidence about the adequacy of
projects risk management arrangements of Plan International Uganda and
partners.
·        
Carries out appropriate follow-ups on previous
engagement observations and agreed actions for GAA project work.
·        
Reviews the grant management process in
accordance with grants management standards.
·        
Prepares
and submits all audit and other related reports to Risk Manager and
follows up to evaluate adequacy of corrective actions for the GAA project.
·        
Defines and provides detail information about
unmitigated risk causes, and strategies that are agreed on with management to
adequately manage risk exposures, and improve system resilience.
·        
Maintains all records in relation to the project
audit assignments as confidential, including audit reports, audit programme and
working papers for reference.
·        
Determines if GAA project assets are safeguarded
and verifies the existence of the assets.
·        
Supports the capacity development processes for
partners in order to increase their capacity in risk management.
·        
Dealing with Problems: Negative perception on audit,
managed through sensitisation of staff about auditing.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant for the Plan International
Internal Controller vacancy should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree,
preferably, in Business with specialisation in Accounting, is an added
advantage.
·        
An intermediate level professional accountancy
qualification such as, CIA/CPA/ACCA.
·        
At least three years working experience in a
similar position in a reputable institution.
·        
Previous exposure and experience in auditing of
Community Based Development Organisations and grant funded projects
·        
Good computer skills with ability to work with
spreadsheets.
·        
Prior practical working knowledge of IT general
controls, development processes, application controls and interfaces in complex
environments using SAP or similar ERP applications is highly desirable.
·        
Good team work
·        
Natural inquisitiveness
·        
High degree of persuasiveness
·        
Must be a person of integrity
·        
Must be assertive and mature
·        
Global mindset
·        
Confidentiality
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send their letters of
application, together with updated CVs, contact telephone numbers, copies of
relevant certificates, names and contact details of three references plus
salary history and send to:
The Ag. Country Human Resources Manager,
Plan Uganda
Email to:
uganda.recruitment@plan-international.org.
NB: Only short-listed
applicants will be contacted. Please consider your application unsuccessful in
case you do not hear from us by 30th November 2016.
Deadline: 2nd September, 2016

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