Chief Internal Auditor, Risk & Compliance Officer Careers – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Audit Committee
of the Board Of Directors
About Us:
Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd was incorporated in March
2001 under the Companies Act, 2012 on the basis of the Public Enterprises
Reform and Divestiture Act, Cap 98 and Electricity Act, Cap 145 respectively.
UEGCL is wholly owned by the Government of the Republic of Uganda. UEGCL’s key
role is to – carry on the business of electric power generation and sale within
Uganda or for export to neighbouring countries; build, operate and maintain
Electricity Generation Plants; monitor the operation and maintenance of its
Concessioned Assets – Nalubaale and Kiira Power Stations; provide Technical
Support as and when required by the Government of the Republic of Uganda
through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development; organize, support,
encourage and maintain training facilities in technical and related fields,
amongst others.
Job Summary: The Chief
Internal Auditor, Risk & Compliance Officer will manage the Internal Audit,
Risk and Compliance functions within UEGCL by ensuring that the company and its
employees are complying with regulatory requirements, internal policies and
procedures and the established risk management and internal control systems.
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent will serve as the head of
    Head of internal audit.
  • Direct and control the work of the
    Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Department.
  • Provide inputs into the business strategy
    and lead and ensure the achievement of strategy in the department in
    support of UEGCL objectives.
  • Keenly review the soundness and
    application of all systems and procedures and plans, including internal
    controls and their compliance to good utility management practices
  • Prepare and implement audit plans and
  • Furnish the Board of Directors on a
    quarterly basis with internal audit, compliance and risk management
    reports on the key issues that came to the attention of the Department and
    how Management has addressed those issues.
  • Regularly review the reliability and
    integrity of financial and operating information and means used to
    identify, measure, classify and report such information.
  • Review the means of safeguarding assets
    and verify the existence of such assets.
  • Carry out assignments as may be assigned
    by the Finance & Audit Committee, the Governance, Risk and Compliance
    Committee, Committees of the Board and the CEO.
  • Develop, implement and coordinate UEGCL’s
    risk management strategy
  • Keenly monitor and report on the
    compliance of the company and its employees with regulatory requirements,
    internal policies and procedures.
  • Assess and propose appropriate
    recommendations for improving the governance frame work and accomplishment
    of its objectives
  • Plan for adequate manpower with the right
    competencies in the Department
  • Conduct day to day supervision for all the
    staff in the Department
  • Monitor departmental budgets and assets.
    16. Maintain a robust risk register for the company.
  • Represent the department in management
    meetings or appropriate committees of the Board
  • Prepare and submit annual work
    plans/compact for the department to Management
  • Ensure that internal controls are in place
    and functioning as intended and that value for money is obtained.
  • Coordinate with external auditors or
    office of the Auditor General ensure that they are well briefed on areas
    of concern.
  • Keenly review risk management, control and
    governance processes and identify area of improvement.
  • Report both to the Finance and Audit
    committee and Management of UEGCL on the policies, programs and activities
    of the Board.
  • Ensure copies the internal audit reports
    are submitted with the external auditor or office of the Auditor General.


Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s Degree in Business
    Studies , Accounting or Management
  • Full
    professional qualification such as ACCA, CIMA, CPA, or other
    internationally recognized professional accounting qualification.
  • Full
    membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors, CIA, CISA
  • A
    minimum of five years’ experience at Senior Management in a large
    reputable organization in Audit and Accounting fields.
  • Leadership
  • Good
    people and stakeholder management skills
  • Performance
  • Highly
    analytical, testing and sampling skills
  • Good
    negotiation and influencing skills
  • High
    degree of professionalism
  • Knowledge
    of Audit Strategy.
  • Knowledge
    of Audit Methodology and scope:
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding Risk, Control and Governance
  • Management
    of Audits skills
  • Good
    reporting skills
  • Computer
    & IT competencies
  • Age: Below 45 years
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications with copies of their academic documents and detailed CVs
indicating two referees and their full addresses physically to:
The Chief Human Resource Officer,
Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL),
Block C, Plot 6-9 Victoria Office park, Okot Close, Bukoto,
P.O. Box 75831, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: 2nd October

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