Head Internal Audit Job Opportunity – National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Job Title:    Head Internal Audit
Organization: National
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Reports to: Director General
About NARO:
The National Agricultural Research Organisation is established by the
National Agricultural Research Act 2005 as a body corporate with the mandate to
provide strategic direction for publically funded agricultural research in
Uganda. The organisation is composed of the Council as its governing body,
Committees of Council, a Secretariat for its day-to-day operations with
semi-autonomous Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARI’s) under its
policy guidance.
Job Summary: The Head
Internal Audit will primarily be responsible for planning, managing,
coordinating and implementing the organizations auditing process and designing
innovative strategies for ensuring value for money and for efficient
operations.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Carry
    out a risk assessment of the organizations operations and
    procedures, profile the risks and design mitigation measures.
  • Regularly
    monitor the adequacy of internal controls by conducting regular audits of
    the financial transactions and systems, administrative procedures and operations
    in the organization and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Monitor
    and review procurement processes and procedures to ensure that all
    decisions made with regard to procurement and disposal of assets comply
    with Uganda Government public procurement and disposal guidelines
    or with procurement guidelines of funding agencies.
  • Carry
    out regular audits in order determine and enforce compliance with
    contractual obligations and ensure adherence with established policies and
    procedures.
  • The incumbent will evaluate progress and status of
    steps taken to address any current and past audit recommendations made by
    external and internal auditors in order to strengthen the reliability and
    integrity of operations and business processes.
  • Supervise
    and evaluate the performance of internal auditors at NARO
    Secretariat and in Public Agricultural Research Institutes.
  • Develop
    innovative and creative recommendations for correcting unsatisfactory
    conditions, improving operations and reducing costs.
  • Prepare
    and submit periodic written reports of findings concerning the,
    source and application of funds, use of assets and facilities, adherence
    to policies procedures ad guidelines and makes recommendations for
    improvement to NARO council.
  • Actively
    facilitate the operations of the Audit Committee of Council.
  • Perform
    any other duties as will be assigned by the Chairperson Audit Committee
    and the Director General.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the NARO Head Internal
    Audit job must be a Ugandan who possesses a good degree in Commerce,
    Financial Accounting or Business Administration with an accounting/Finance
    option from a recognized University.
  • The applicant must have an A’ level
    certificate with at least two principal passes.
  • Professional accounting qualification e.g.
    ACCA, CPA, CIMA or any other internationally recognized professional
    accounting qualification.
  • Must be a member Accountancy professional
    body such as CPA(U) or ACCA.
  • Professional training in auditing is
    desirable
  • A minimum of five years’ experience of
    heading an Internal Audit Department/Unit in a reputable organization.
  • Age: Below 50 years.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join NARO are encouraged to send their
applications to the Director General, National Agricultural Research
Organization, P.O. Box 295, Entebbe, Uganda.
The complete applications should include applications, detailed
curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone contacts, names and postal/e-mail
addresses and daytime telephone contact of 3 (three) referees of good standing
in society as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials.
Deadline: 7th October 2016
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