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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Internal Auditor Job at Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Service - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Internal Auditor 

Jobs at:
Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Service 

Deadline of this Job:
23rd November 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 5th November 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

1.0 Introduction:
The Government of Uganda received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health Service Improvement Project implemented by the Ministry of Health. The Project Development Objectives (PDOs) are to: (a) improve utilization of essential health services with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services in target districts; and (b) scale-up birth and death registration services. The Government wishes to engage the services of suitably qualified candidates to fill vacant positions under the Project of an Internal Auditor (01), Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (01) and Accounts Assistants (02), all based at the Ministry of Health. Full description of the posts is as below:
2.0 Internal Auditor (1 POST)
  •  Duty Station: Ministry of Health Headquarters, Kampala with frequent upcountry travel.
  •  Duration: The duration shall be 2 years renewable upon satisfactory performance.
 Objectives of the Assignment:
The objective of the assignment is to provide an independent, objective assurance and consulting role designed to add value and improve the Ministry’s operations. It is meant to help the Ministry accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. In so doing the Internal Auditors will support the Ministry in implementing World Bank funded projects in the health sector and specifically the results based financing programs in the health sector.

2.4 Responsibilities and tasks:
In accordance with the Project objectives, the Internal Auditor shall:
  •  Verification and validation of requests for payments from health facilities implementing results based financing services and all requests for payments under the World Bank projects;
  •  Provide assurance on the accuracy of requests for payment under World Bank projects;
  •  Participate in the preparation of annual work plans and budgets for World Bank projects;
  • Prepare within agreed time frames the Semi-annual internal audit reports for submission to World Bank as specified in the Financing Agreements;
  • Development and review of compliance to internal controls guidelines in the management of project financial and physical resources to ensure effectiveness, efficiency and economy in the use of the resources;
  •  Recommend to management best practices in internal controls and financial management;
  •  Liaise with user departments for timely response to requests for information and clarifications;
  •  Conduct internal audits/ reviews at project implementation sites including districts and health facilities; -. Review quarterly and annual financial reports as per reporting requirements;
  •  Periodic assessment of the project financial performance against the project objectives;
  •  Coordinate execution of external audits by the Auditor General of Government and audits by the Internal Auditor of Government; and
  •  Any other duties as may be assigned.
2.5 Reporting
The Internal Auditor shall report to the Assistant Commissioner Internal Audit.
2.6 Qualifications and Competences
  •  Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting option), Business Administration (Accounting option), Accounting, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  •  A full member of a professional body such as CIA, ACCA, CPA or CFA or equivalent.
  •  At least 5 years of practical experience in internal auditing in a public or private organization.
  •  Internal audit experience working on large donor funded projects.
  •  Computer literate in various soft-wares including accounting packages including Navision and sun systems.
  • Membership to Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CIA) is an added advantage.
  •  High level of interpersonal and management skills and ability to work with teams at all levels.
  •  Evidence of training in leadership and management skills is added advantage.
  •  High level of integrity and governance as proven by written testimonials from previous assignments would be requirement.
2.7Other requirements:
  •  Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, both oral and written.
  •  Sets high personal standards and is goal oriented
  •  Strong coaching and leadership skills
  •  Works under minimum supervision and meets strict deadlines.
  •  Demonstrated integrity and confidentiality in handling public matters/resources.
  •  Computer knowledge and skills in MS Word, Ms Excel and internet/email is a mandatory requirement.
2.8 Key Performance Indicators
  •  Verification and validation of requests for payments under World Bank projects.
  •  Timely preparation of semi-annual internal audit reports
  •  Monitoring compliance to internal controls guidelines.
  •  Conducting field visits to review financial management practices by health facilities implementing RBF and accordingly improve capacity
Job application procedure

Written applications accompanied with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials and at least three competent referees, one of whom must be from your current or previous employer should be addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Plot 7 Lourdel Road,
P. O. Box 7272

The applications shall be delivered by hand or courier, not later than 17:00 hours on 23rd November, 2018 to:
Ministry of Health,
Room D109,
Plot 7 Lourdel Road,

In addition, applicants should submit a soft copy of their Curriculum Vitae to .

6. Procurement Schedule:
The procurement schedule is (subject to minor changes) as follows:
S/N Activity Date
b. Closing date of Submission of applications 23/11/2018
c. Short listing and approvals 21/12/2018
d. Interviews 4/01/2019
e. Award of Contract 1/02/2019

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Any form of canvassing shall automatically lead to disqualification of a Candidate.
Dr. Diana Atwine