Internal Auditor World Bank SDF Program Jobs – Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

Job Title:          Internal Auditor
Organization: Private
Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
Project Name: Skills
Development Facility (SDF)
Funding source: World
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chairman
Project Steering Committee (PSC), SDF /PSFU Board and Administratively – to the
Executive Director, PSFU
About US:
Private Sector Foundation
Uganda (PSFU) is Uganda’s apex body for the private sector. It is made up of over
200 business associations, corporate bodies and the major public sector
agencies that support private sector growth. Since its founding in 1995, PSFU
has served as a focal point for private sector advocacy as well as capacity
building and continues to sustain a positive policy dialogue with Government on
behalf of the private sector.
About World Bank SDF Project:
The Government of Uganda
received credit from the World Bank towards implementation of the Uganda
Competitive Fund for employer-led short-term training (Uganda Skills
Development Fund -USDF). The Uganda competitive fund for employer-led
short-term training is part of the Skilling Uganda Project addressing
prevailing skills imbalances and shortages in Uganda. An important element of
the initiative is to facilitate collaboration between training providers and
industry to promote demand driven skills development with special attention to
innovative modes of training. The USD 18 Million matching grant facility – SDF
is managed by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU). The Project
component has a total budget of 21.8 Million USD including operational costs.
Job Summary: The
internal audit function is an outsourced service aimed at providing independent
oversight on the quality of financial and operational functions of Skills
Development Facility (SDF). The internal audit services will work across all
departments and projects’ operational and financial processes, and identify
weaknesses and suggest improvements.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Review
    the internal audit annual work plan for the SDF covering risk and adequacy
    of management controls and procedures in all areas of the project.
  • Perform
    internal audit assignments on a systematic and periodic basis in
    accordance with the annual coverage plan.
  • Review
    and advise on internal controls of financial and operational processes and
    identify any weaknesses for the project.
  • Consolidate
    and prepare bi annual audit reports to the management and relevant
    oversight bodies under the project.
  • Seek
    ways in which to improve efficiency, economy, transparency and
    completeness in the financial and operational processes.
  • Follow-up
    implementation of recommendations by the external auditors.
  • Review
    and investigate integrity breaches by staff and work with the Executive
    Director and Head-SDF to resolve matters.
  • Perform
    engagements with the least possible interference in the day-to-day
    functioning of the Project.
  • Carry
    out any other assignments as required by the Project management.
Key Result Areas:
  • Develop
    the internal audit annual coverage plan and strategy for SDF covering risk
    and adequacy of management controls and procedures in all areas of the
  • Perform
    health checks and internal audit assignments on a systematic and periodic
    basis in accordance with the annual coverage plan.
  • Assist
    in the design of internal controls on financial and operational processes
  • A
    Bi-annual Report to SDF Management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance
    from a reputable University.
  • A
    Master’s degree in Business Administration or Finance or related field
    obtained from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
  • Full
    professional qualifications of CPA or ACCA and a member of the ICPAU.
  • Certification
    and membership to Internal Audit Institutes (ISACA, IIA etc.)
  • MUST
    not be an employee of the Government of Uganda MDAs (Ministry, Department
    and Agency) or project.
  • Extensive
    public sector and internal audit experience and with at least 5 years at a
    senior level in the public sector or large, busy business environment.
  • Computer
    literate and familiar with various Audit soft wares. Proficiency in
    internal auditing in a manual and computerized environment Working
    knowledge in donor funded projects will be an added advantage. Working
    knowledge on implementation of the International Standards for the
    Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
  • Knowledge
    and experience of at least 3 years in Evaluating/assessing Internal
    controls, Internal and external auditing and Value for money auditing
    Conducting risk assessments including fraud vulnerability;
Assignment Duration: The
assignment will be upon call and availability of work. The appointment will be
for a period of two years based on a call and availability of work. The review
will be twice a year and required to report within twenty (20) days.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send an application letter with an updated CV and support
academic documents in hardcopy to:
HEAD SDF Private Sector
Foundation Uganda, Plot 43 Nakasero Road, P.O. Box 7683 Kampala
Deadline: 17th April 2018
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