Internal Auditor UNICEF Project Jobs – Ministry of Health


Job Title:    Internal Auditor

Organization:  Ministry of Health

Project Funding Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Senior Internal Audit


About US:

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was created to work with
others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and
discrimination place in a child’s path. The child survival and development
programme, strives to improve the health and nutrition of children,
adolescents, mothers and other vulnerable groups by strengthening national
capacity to deliver services, through these strategic areas: Child survival and
development; Reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health; Nutrition; HIV
and AIDS and adolescent health; Water, sanitation and hygiene.


Donor resources are additional to and not a replacement for financing to
the health sector from recipient Governments. Recipient Countries are required
to demonstrate transparency, traceability, attribution and efficient
accountability of the resources.


Job Summary:  The
internal audit function provides independent and objective assurance and
advisory services designed to add value and improve the operations of UNICEF
funded programs. It helps the Ministry of Health to accomplish its objectives
by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the
effectiveness of governance, risk management and control processes.


The Internal audit function will assesses whether UNICEF funded
activities at the Ministry of Health governance, risk management and control
processes provide reasonable assurance that:

Resources are acquired economically and used

Assets are safeguarded;

Activities comply with regulations, rules, policies,
procedures, directives, administrative instructions and contracts;

Financial, managerial and operating information is
accurate, reliable and timely; and

Programmes, plans and business objectives are


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the general supervision and guidance of
the Senior Internal Audit, the Internal Auditor, will be responsible for the
following key duties:

Efficiently plan and undertake audit assignments in
multi-disciplinary audit teams in accordance with internal procedures and
auditing standards.

Contribute to the preparation and implementation of risk-based audit
plans and programmes.

Draft audit observations, seek feedback from the
departments and programs to ensure completeness and adequacy of supporting
documentation and all statements made in the audit report.

recommended actions required from the departments and programs to address
shortcomings identified, strengthen internal controls and improve business

Prepare accurate working papers for review by the
team leader.

Where required, conduct audit assignments as a team leader under the
overall supervision of Senior Internal Audit.

Contribute to the evaluation of risk management and
internal control systems of Ministry of Health, and further analysis as
assigned by the supervisor.

Proactively follow up on implementation of audit recommendations and make initial
evaluation of responses and actions taken by managers of the audited offices.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The applicant should have a background qualification
with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance, Business stud
ies or other related studies from a
recognized University shall be preferred.

A Master’s degree or Post Graduate Diploma in
Accounting, Finance or Management will be an added advantage.

Must be a full member of the Institute of Certified
Public Accoun
tants of Uganda
(ICPAU) OR the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and in good standing with
the Institute.

At least three (3) years’ experience in accounting
and/or auditing. Preference will be given to those with experience in audit of
onor funded projects and/or
Public sector.

A high degree of honesty, transparency, professional
ethics and integrity.

Good inter personal relations.

Highly innovative and pro activeness.

Good decision-making and problem solving skills.

Demonstrate leadership skills.


How to Apply:

ONLINE applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of
academic certificates, professional qualifications and testimonials and at
least three referees, one of whom must be your current or previous employer
should be submitted within one week from the date of the advert. Applications
should be clearly marked ‘INTERNAL AUDITOR’ as the subject and the position
applied for should be addressed to the Permanent Secretary on email:


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