Internal Auditor, Risk & Compliance Job Opportunity – Rural Electrification Agency (REA)

Organisation: Rural
Electrification Agency (REA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Internal
Auditor, Risk & Compliance
About US:
The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) is the Secretariat of the Rural
Electrification Board (REB) as established by Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 75.
The REB’s main function is to oversee the management of the Rural
Electrification Fund (REF) and facilitate the development and implementation of
the Government’s Rural Electrification Programme.
Job Summary: The Internal
Auditor, Risk & Compliance will be responsible for supporting the planning,
designing, implementing, and maintaining agency-wide compliance and audit
programs, policies, and procedures that promote a corporate culture that
fosters ethical and compliant behavior and provides the basis for ensuring
adequate internal controls and compliance with all laws and regulatory
requirements applicable to REA and all of its partners (i.e. Service Providers
in the Service Territories, Contractors and Consultants).
Key Duties and
Keenly reviews and reports on compliance and
risk policies and procedures in accordance with audit programs as a deterrent
to committing illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.
Periodically reviews Standards of Conduct to
ensure continuing currency and relevance in providing guidance to management
and employees and issues recommendation for their update.
The incumbent collaborates with other
departments dealing with compliance and risk issues in order to highlight
complaints on alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures,
and Standards of Conduct so as to channel them for appropriate review and
Regularly monitors, and as necessary,
coordinates compliance activities of other departments to remain abreast of the
status of all compliance activities and to identify trends.
Assists management in the identification and
assessment of potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk.
Supports Management as appropriate, to develop
an effective compliance training program for new employees as well as ongoing
training for all employees.
Regularly monitors the performance of the
Compliance Program and relates activities on a continuing basis, taking
appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant for the Internal Auditor, Risk
& Compliance job opportunity should a Bachelor’s degree in the following areas: Risk, Compliance,
Finance & Accounting, Law & Engineering disciplines. Master’s degree
in any of the above disciplines is desirable.
relevant professional qualification in auditing, risk & compliance, fraud,
and accounting is a must
least three years’ experience in Audit, Risk and Compliance assurance or a
similar discipline.
in Internal audit, COSO, internal controls, compliance and risk management
frameworks is essential.
knowledge and understanding of audit techniques as they relate to audit work
programs, audit testing and sampling, assembling/documenting findings,
and audit report writing.
in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, advanced Excel)
knowledge about compliance and/or audit issues in the electricity and
on-grid distribution sector is desirable.
How to Apply:
All interested and qualified Ugandans should send their applications
including; a cover letter, detailed CV, names and addresses of three referees
and copies of relevant certificates and testimonials addressed and delivered
to: The Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency, Plot 10 Windsor Loop,
Kololo 2nd Floor, House of Hope, P.O. Box 7317, Kampala – Uganda.
NB: Only short listed
applicants will be contacted.
Deadline: 2nd
December 2016 by 5.00PM.
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