Internal Audit & Compliance Officer NGO Careers – Marie Stopes International (MSI)

Organisation: Marie Stopes
International (MSI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Marie Stopes International (MSI) is an international non-profit
organisation providing personalised contraception and safe post-abortion care
services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate
about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services we
provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she is
free pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.
Job Summary: The Internal
Audit & Compliance Officer will conduct an ongoing independent appraisal of
the effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards by which the
organisation’s financial, physical and information resources are managed. You
will add value by acting as a facilitator in business risk management and
carrying out value for money reviews, thereby assisting the organisation in the
effective discharge of its responsibilities.
Key Responsibilities
Audit Planning:
o   Provide
input into the preparation of the annual audit work plan & to carry out
audits spanning all major business areas.
o   The
incumbent will develop relevant audit programs in consultation with management
of the relevant service delivery channels.
o   Prepare
and retain comprehensive audit working papers.
Results Management and Implementation:
Make recommendations on the systems, processes, operations and procedures being
Identifying Operational Risks & testing
Keenly analyse risks in relation to each process reviewed and
test the effectiveness of the control design and whether the controls are
operating effectively.
Regular Reporting: Keenly review the
annual financial statements and determine whether they are complete and
consistent and assess whether they reflect appropriate accounting principles.
Monitoring and Reporting of Economy,
Efficiency and Effectiveness:
Reviewing and appraising the economy,
effectiveness and efficiency with which resources are employed and identify
opportunities to improve operating performance.
Review of IT: Assess the entity’s IT
Systems including the design and operating effectiveness of the automated, IT
dependant manual controls and the effectiveness of the IT General Controls.
Compliance: Measuring compliance
with the entity’s policies and procedures; donor requirements/agreements and
relevant laws and regulations.
Fraud: Investigate occurrences of
fraud, embezzlement, theft, waste and bring such occurrences to the attention
of the Internal Auditor.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
Bachelor’s degree in a Business related course, Economics, Statistics from a
recognised University.
Partial Professional qualification (e.g.  ACCA, CPA)                                                       
Certification in any of the following: Certified
Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified
Information System Auditor (CISA) will be an added advantage.
A minimum of two to three years of internal or
external audit experience.
Previous exposure and experience using and
implementing audit procedures, including planning, techniques, test and
sampling methods.
Experience using computerized accounting and
auditing record keeping systems (e.g. SUN, Vision XL)
Experience working within donor funded
Demonstrable experience of establishing and
maintaining effective working relationships internally and externally.
Previous experience preparing accurate audit
findings reports for presentation to Senior Management.
Excellent communication skills, able to
communicate and influence at all levels of the organisation (both verbally and
Thorough knowledge of the principles, procedures
and practises of accounting, financial records and transactions
Broad knowledge and understanding of current
internal audit legislation with the ability to maintain up to date knowledge
and sharing developments with colleagues
Possess strong coaching skills
Able to work as part of an effective team.
Able to work unsupervised and maintain
Excellent organizational skills with the ability
to work under pressure
Able to work autonomously, plan and prioritise
own workload
Able to effectively adapt to a variety of
working environments.
Personal Competencies:
Attitude / Motivation:
Successful performance at MSI is not simply
defined in terms of ‘what’ people achieve, but equally is about ‘how’ people go
about their jobs and the impact that they have on others. We encourage and
expect all team members will demonstrate the following behaviours:
Initiative:  Thinking ahead and taking action to make the
most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution
Innovative: Thinking creatively and
outside of the box so that ideas generated create a positive outcome
Effective Communication:
Communicating through active listening and good questioning techniques, using
appropriate body language, ensuring information is clear and concise.
Responsive: Being responsive to
changing priorities and demands
Working Efficiently: Planning,
prioritising and organising work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines are
Sharing Information:  Sharing information and knowledge
whilst maintaining confidentiality
Focus on Learning: Taking
responsibility for keeping knowledge and skills updated and for seeking
opportunities to develop further
Awareness and understanding of goals, vision and values and how
your role impacts on this and going the extra mile to meet role requirements
Drive and determination to deliver results
Accountable: Taking responsibility
for appropriate decisions that you make, and the actions and behaviour you
Embracing Change: Openness to
embracing change within the organisation and being able to adjust
plans/activities accordingly
Motivated: Motivation towards
achieving quality results to maximise potential
Team Player: Working as part of a
team by being supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other
The Internal Audit & Compliance Officer is required to demonstrate
MSU’s core values of:
Accountability of all staff to each other and
our clients and stakeholders
Equality of opportunity and access
Value for money in the management of our
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply online at the link below.
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Select Apply Online option with this Position Title
Deadline: 4th
November, 2016 by 12:00 am
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