Internal Audit & Compliance Officer Job Vacancy – GOAL

Internal Audit & Compliance Officer Job Advert

GOAL is currently seeking to hire an Internal Audit & Compliance Officer to join our Uganda team. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join an extremely dynamic International NGO and to apply your skills.

About the Role

Internal Audit & Compliance Officer will be responsible to promote a culture of knowledge of donors, GOAL and Government policies, rules and regulations and ensure compliance with those rules and regulations at all GOAL offices and sub-grantees/partners. The role will also be supporting the Internal Audit manager to conduct Internal Audits and Finance reviews for GOAL field locations and Partners. The position holder will undertake field Offices Internal audits and attend grant management meetings. He/She will be responsible for preparing Bi-annual Compliance reports using a standard template for submission to Head Office. This process will include performing tests on sample transactions to ensure compliance with donors, GOAL and Government rules, laws and regulations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Internal Audits:

  • Ensure that Risk focused audit calendar/planner for each financial year is developed and shared with auditees.
  • Participate in the regular auditing of GOAL locations and Implementing partners operations to ensure compliance with GOAL, Donors and Government rules and regulations.
  • Assess and provide independent Assurance on whether GOAL’s systems of internal controls are adequate and identify improvements where necessary across all departments.
  • Ensure timely submission of all audit reports and see to it that identified gaps are shared and discussed with relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure that risk management processes in line with COSO framework are effectively embedded throughout the organization.


  • Complete Donor Compliance Bi-annual Reports for HQ submission and review time sheets
  • Review the Audit control file and ensure the documentation for cost apportionment to donors is properly filed for ease identification in an audit.
  • Review donor files to ensure they are well maintained in accordance with GOAL Grant management guidelines
  • Test sampled stock purchases to ensure physical count agrees with stock card balance, correct donor codes, proof of distribution, correct value is recorded
  • Review of FAR to ensure new and old assets are properly recorded i.e. correct value, asset and donor codes and check physical existence of assets.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • University Degree in finance or related field.
  • CPA, CCA or CIMA; minimum level II is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of one year of experience in auditing and compliance is a must.
  • Previous NGO experience and knowledge of Donor rules and regulations is required.
  • Experience in preparation of presentations for Meetings
  • Very good analysis and report writing skills required.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Power Point, etc.
  • Willingness to travel to field sites on a regular basis


Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Accountability within GOAL

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our Programmeming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.


Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development Programmemes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

General description of the country programme:

First operational in Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health Accountability and Nutrition programing); and a market-based systems approach to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender, child protection, social behaviour change and resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil society organizations, local government, the private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.

GOAL Uganda has a skilled team of approximately 100 personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €8.7 million (2018). GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Abim, Kaabong and Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who include Mastercard, charity: water, Irish Aid and some small foundations.

Details of remuneration package and benefits

Our package includes a competitive salary, health insurance cover for up to 3 dependents, comprehensive 24 hour personal accident cover, terminal benefits equivalent to one month for each completed year of service and our working hours provide for a half day on Fridays.  GOAL promotes a learning and development environment with training & study opportunities aligned to our staff development policy.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email with at least 3 reference contacts (Must be Line Managers from the last three employers) and daytime contact number to;  indicating the title ‘Internal Audit & Compliance Officer’ in the subject line by 20th July 2020.  PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.

Deadline: 21st  July 2021

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