Internal Auditor NGO Jobs – GOAL International (6 Months Contract)

Organization: GOAL
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: 
Country Director
About US:
GOAL International
is an international non-profit organization that was founded in 1977 and works
to promote the realization of the fundamental rights of the poor, the
vulnerable, and those affected by humanitarian crisis. GOAL currently works in
16 countries, with our head office in Dublin, Ireland.
Job Summary:  The Internal Auditor Officer will be
responsible for regular auditing of GOAL Uganda’s programmes, operations and
Partners to ensure compliance with GOAL and Donor rules and regulations. The
audits will assess whether GOAL’s systems of internal controls are adequate and
identify improvements where necessary across all departments, including
programmes, finance, logistics, HR and IT. 
 Although reporting directly to
the Country Director in country, the IA will be expected to keep the HQ Roving
Internal Auditors (RIAs) fully informed of activities, reporting regularly to
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Policies and Procedures: To stay informed of and ensure adherence to the standard of GOAL
    procedures and policies in relation to Logistics, Finance, HR and
    Programmes as set out in the;
    • Current HQ Logistics Manual & GOAL Uganda Procurement &
      Authorization Levels Chart
    • HQ Finance Manual & GOAL Uganda finance procedures and polices
    • GOAL’s Partnership Manual
    • GOAL’s Training guidelines
    • GOAL Uganda HR Manual
    • GOAL Grant Management Guidelines
    • GOAL Dublin HQ proposal / interim / final report checklists
    • HQ Safety & Security policies & GOAL Uganda Security
      Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • Have an understanding and awareness of GOAL’s MEAL processes and
      guidelines, and how they contribute to the internal control environment
  • Fraud, Anti-corruption and Whistleblowing: To familiarize oneself with the fraud,
    anti-corruption and whistleblowing policies and help implement these
    policies to staff as directed by in-country management. 
  • Donor Compliance:
    To familiarize oneself with and ensure adherence to Donor rules and
    regulations in relation to Logistics, Finance, HR and Programmes as set
    out in grant agreements and through GOAL donor guidelines and training
    materials (as and when required based on assigned donors)
  • Planning: To
    prepare, agree and coordinate periodic Internal Audit plans & Donor
    Compliance reviews, based on risk assessment.  The plans should be reviewed and
    reassessed at least 6 monthly, in consultation with in-country management
    and Roving IAs.
  • Internal Controls:
    To walkthrough and test GOAL Uganda’s systems and controls, assessing
    whether they are operating as per policies, procedures and donor
    regulations (as noted above), with emphasis on risk management, finance,
    cash handling, trainings, logistics, procurement, stores, fleet
    management, HR, security and distributions.  This should include following
    transactions through the supply chain and to beneficiaries or recipients, and
    adhoc visits to trainings etc.
  • Internal Audit: To
    conduct regular internal audits at Kampala head office, field offices
    (locations) and Implementing Partners based on the agreed Internal Audit
    plans, with particular emphasis on transaction testing, cash management,
    float transaction testing, program trainings, asset management, stock
    keeping, vehicle operations, personnel management, beneficiary
    distributions and records, and general donor compliance.
  • General IA Reporting: To produce internal audit reports, in the agreed standard format,
    for presentation to the in-country Senior Management Team and the Roving
    Internal Auditors with findings and issues identified during the audit,
    give appropriate recommendation and actions, providing advice and
    suggestions on improvements to GOAL Uganda systems and procedures where
    appropriate.  The Internal Auditor
    will also liaise with RIA to maintain an up to date issues log from their
    own audits and will follow up on all outstanding issues until they are
  • Monthly Reporting:  To produce a monthly IA status report in
    the agreed standard format, for presentation to the in-country Senior
    Management Team and the Roving Internal Auditors.  Reports should be sent to the email address on the first working day of each
  • Feedback: To
    provide regular feedback and updates to in-country management on the
    Consolidated issues lists.
  • Risk Management:
    To independently assess risk management in Goal Uganda to ensure that risk
    management processes are effectively embedded throughout the
    organisation.  As directed by
    in-country management this should include some attendance at Senior
    Management Team and/or Risk Committee meetings and/or regular review of
    the risk register, including trend analysis, and comparison to internal
    audit results.
Secondary Duties
  • Investigations: To conduct any ad-hoc internal audit, compliance and financial
    investigation assignments as requested by the CD and/or Head of
    Investigations, Roving Internal Auditors or HQ Compliance Department.
  • Others: To
    perform other audit / compliance oriented tasks as requested by GOAL
    Uganda Senior Management Team from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the GOAL International Internal Auditor job
    placement should be a University graduate, background in, management,
    administration, finance or related field.
  • A qualified accountant (CPA or ACCA)
  • Three years of audit experience
  • Excellent communication skills in English both verbally and in
  • Excellent computer skill in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, power
    point and accounting packages
  • Ability to learn new systems and IT software quickly and effectively
  • Organised and flexible, ability to respond to changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently on own initiative, assess risk and
    make plans accordingly
  • Willingness to travel to field sites on a regular basis
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills while interacting with colleagues and
  • Previous NGO experience and knowledge of donors is an advantage
  • Evidence of experience in compiling and conducting training
    workshops is also an advantage
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications which must
include at least 4 reference contacts (2 professional, 2 character references,
including your supervisor and the most recent/previous employer), and daytime
contact number to; The Human Resource Manager, GOAL Uganda on the email: Please do not attach certificates, indicate the job
title in the subject line.
Deadline: 19th June 2018
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