Internal Control Manager Non-profit Jobs – African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD)

Job Title:     Internal
Control Manager
Organisation: African
Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief
Executive Officer (CEO)
About US:
African Initiatives
for Relief and Development (AIRD) is a non-governmental, non-political,
non-religious and non-profit making organization with the main aim of
protecting and seeking durable solutions for Refugees and IDPs in Africa in
partnership with UNHCR the UN refugee agency.
Job Summary: The
Internal Control Manager is responsible for creating a disciplined approach for
monitoring organization processes through reviews, assessments, audits and
investigations to facilitate the prevention and detection of fraud.  S/he will have overall responsibility to
ensure good governance, monitoring of program implementation and compliance to
SOPs so as to help Country Programs meet donor requirements and further help
keep them from engaging in potentially illegal or unethical activities
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Review existing accounting and financial controls and other standard
    operating policies and procedures in place and make any necessary
    recommendations for revisions or additions;
  • Assess the adequacy and extent of programs designed and their
    implementation in line with approved workplans to safeguard organization
Internal Audits and
  • The internal control manager will conduct regular internal audits
    and reviews to assess the compliance of Country Programs and individual
  • S/he will test findings from audit exercises, facilitate the
    remediation of control gaps, and escalate possible critical issues;
  • Training and development: Internal Control manager will act as an
    objective source of guidance and advice for CMTs in recommending specific
    training and development needs to fill compliance gaps;
  • The Internal Control Manager will act as go-between for the
    organization and external government and auditing agencies;
  • S/he will also communicate with such external stakeholders with
    insights into changing regulations, standard compliance practices and
    other changes that may impact the merit of current internal control
  • Preparing reports: S/he will analyze and evaluate accounting
    documents, preparing reports that reflect the audit results and document
    the proposed process.
Researching on
Emerging Issues: 
The Internal Control Manager shall research
on latest trends and issues in the industry and determine scope of internal

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business,
    or a similar subject
  • Professional accounting/audit qualifications (IIA/CPA/CA/ACCA etc.)
    shall be an added advantage
  • A minimum of four years of experience in managing internal control
  • Good knowledge and experience of program implementation at
    field/Country Office level
  • Experience in fraud awareness and case investigation management
  • Computer proficiency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel,
    PowerPoint and experience working with QuickBooks financial systems
  • Experienced in preparing both financial and management accounts of
    International NGOs (IFRS knowledge important)
  • Bilingual: Fluent in written and oral English and French)
  • Significant experience in fraud and corruption prevention
  • Significant experience in audit management
  • Initiative – S/he should be able to work independently and should
    take the initiative and make decisions;
  • Self-driven change-agent and strong people management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, initiative, the ability to meet
    tight deadlines and work independently is essential
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and financial modelling skills
  • Analytical thinking – Should have an analytical mind-set and
    numerical skills useful in manipulating large amounts of data and creating
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and updated
CVs to
but also fill the form below online.
Deadline: 28th June 2019.
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