Fresher Internal Audit Officer Job Vacancies – Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

 

Job Title:    Internal Audit Officer
(Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Rakai Health Sciences Program (RHSP)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to:
Internal Auditor

 

About US:

The Rakai Health
Sciences Program (RHSP) was established in 1987 as a collaboration between
researchers at Makerere, Columbia and John Hopkins Universities, the Division
of Intramural Research at the National Institutes of Allergy & Infectious
diseases and the International Centre for Excellence Research (ICER). This was
as a result of the first identification of clinical AIDS in Rakai district
Uganda in 1982 by Drs. Sewankambo and Serwadda. The initiation of the Program,
then known as Rakai Project led to a series of clinical studies characterizing
the disease and its epidemiology; and also brought the partnership with other
colleagues including Professor Maria Wawer and Prof Ronald Gray.

 

Job Summary:   The Internal Audit Officer shall assist the
Head of Internal Audit in the independent and objective evaluation of the
Program and subgrantee financial systems, processes, compliance, risk
management and internal controls. S/he will carry out audits, reviews and
investigations to deliver opinions on the effectiveness of the controls and
risk framework operating across the Program to the various stakeholders.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Review
RHSP financial and accounting systems, to ensure that they are adequate,
effective and conform to the set standards.

·       
Inspect
/ examine organization’s Accounts to ensure adherence to financial reporting
standards, regulations, policies and procedures.

·       
Perform
sub grantee financial and donor compliance reviews.

·       
Identify
and report process improvements value added observations for audited units that
help enhance operational effectiveness, service quality and efficient use of
resources.

·       
Ensure
adequate documentation is maintained to substantiate all audit related issues
in all sections of the program.

·       
Prepare
audit reports in an efficient, timely and concise manner.

·       
Assist
the Head of internal Audit in preparing periodic management and Board reports.

·       
Conduct
follow-up activities to make sure audit findings are resolved.

·       
Communicate
audit findings with Management at the end of audit fieldwork through a
discussion and through written reports.

·       
Asses
the best financial practices for the program and make appropriate recommendations.

·       
Perform
routine audit monitoring activities for Presentation to Management

·       
Carry
out special audits and adhoc investigations as assigned by Senior Management.

·       
This
position entails 80% travelling time within Program Cluster Offices and
implementation sites within Masaka region.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance,
Business Administration (Accounting option) or related field.

·       
Part
Professional accounting or auditing certification at final level such as ACCA
(Part 2), CPA (level 3), CIA (Part 3).

·       
Ability
to work under minimum supervision.

·       
Minimum
of a Credit in Mathematics and English at O’ level.

·       
A
minimum of one (1) years’ experience in auditing and financial reporting with a
reputable local NGO or reputable organization.

·       
Experience
with CDC/PEPFAR funding programs is an added advantage

·       
Excellent
oral and written communication (report writing) skills

·       
Computer
proficiency (MS office) with good working knowledge of accounting software
preferably Navision

·       
Capacity
to relate to a different range of Internal & External stakeholders

·       
Knowledge
of Risk-Based Integrated Audit (planning, execution, reporting and follow up)

 

How to Apply:

All interested
Candidates possessing the above attributes can send their applications
including a cover letter, latest Copy of CV (with 3 referees), copies of
academic qualifications/certificates ( in one document (Word/PDF)) addressed to
the HR Manager to jobs@rhsp.org. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject
line of the email. Only online applications will be considered.

 

Deadline: 24th March 2021 at 5:00 pm

 

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