National Drug Authority (NDA) Jobs – Internal Auditor

Organisation: National Drug
Authority (NDA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About NDA:
The National Drug Authority (NDA) is an autonomous body which was
established by the National Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 , Laws of
Uganda (2000 Edition) to regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other
healthcare products. NDA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of
human and veterinary medicines and other healthcare products through the
regulation and control of their production, importation, distribution and use.
Job Summary: The Internal
Auditor will carry out risk-based internal audit assignments and contribute to
the improvement of the organization’s risk management, internal control,
reporting and governance processes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Regularly review accounting and internal
    control systems of NDA and advise on required improvements
  • The incumbent will examine financial and
    operating information to ensure that it is reliable and complete
  • Review the economy, efficiency and
    effectiveness of the operations of NDA to ensure that value for money is
    being obtained in all transactions
  • Perform approved audit procedures and
    prepare working papers in accordance with departmental guidelines and
    professional auditing standards.
  • Identify areas for improvements in the
    organization’s governance, reporting, risk management and internal
    controls
  • Perform special investigations as may be
    required
  • Regularly review and recommend improvement
    of internal controls designed to safeguard NDA resources and to ensure
    compliance with drug regulations, NDA Act and Policies
  • Undertake field visits to verify
    operations, assets, liabilities as and when needed and produce reports
  • Follow-up on audit recommendations by both
    internal and external auditors
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the
    supervisor from time to time
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting) or Bachelor’s in Business
    Administration (Accounting) BSC Finance (Accounting option) or equivalent
  • Membership with a professional
    qualification such as CIA, CPA, ACCA
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in
    a similar position in a reputable organization/ or audit firm.
  • Previous experience using specialized
    accounting packages such as Navision
  • High degree of integrity and
    confidentiality
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Excellent
    interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level of initiative and
    self-motivation
  • Knowledge of the NDA policies, rules,
    regulations, procedures and best practices governing the management and
    accountability for funds and assets.
  • Knowledge of the Public Finance management
    Act
  • Knowledge of best practices in financial
    management and value for money Audits
  • Proficiency in MS Office computer programs
    (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Access)
  • Knowledge of IT based Auditing
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their handwritten application letters with a detailed CV and copies of academic
certificates and transcripts, contact addresses and day time telephone numbers
of three (3) work related referees; should be submitted to:
Head of Human Resource & Administration,
National Drug Authority,
Plot 46-48 Lumumba Avenue,
P.O. Box 23096, Kampala, Uganda.
E-mail to: hr@nda.or.ug
Deadline: 21st October
2016

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