Jobs at Community Health Alliance Uganda

Job Title: Internal Auditor

Community Health Alliance Uganda (CHAU), formerly the International HIV/AIDS Alliance Uganda, is a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which was registered in 2010. CHAU’s portfolio of work spans technical and organizational capacity building of civil society organizations, community systems strengthening, SRHR/HIV integration, policy and advocacy. Its mission is to drive the national civil society response to health and HIV/SRH challenges by leading strong community action.

CHAU’s work focuses on Most at Risk populations or key populations: those populations that are usually criminalised stigmatized and may not have access to services and information. CHAU has a strategic partnership with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance – a UK-based International NGO. The partnership has enhanced CHAU’s technical and institutional capacity. For nearly 3 years, CHAU has built a track record of successfully managing and implementing several development assistance programs for DFID, DANIDA, SIDA, EU, and Positive Action for Children Fund and the Netherlands. This has been possible based on the CHAUs philosophy of systems strengthening for other CSO in Uganda and in effect CHAU currently works with 18 CSOs and CBOs to deliver on its projects that are under implementation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate internal control systems at CHAU, bench mark with best practices and internationally acceptable standards, recommend improvements or enhancements to ensure that resources are adequately safe guarded against misappropriation.
  • Carry out compliance audits and reviews to ensure adherence to administrative and financial procedures including verification of records for accuracy and reliability in accordance with prescribed audit standards.
  • Review and analyze financial data of CHAU including sub-granting and report on performance trends and compliance with the budgets and agreements to Management and Board.
  • Perform efficiency, economy and value for money audits to ensure utilization of resources in accordance with plans and budgets, in conformity with donor requirements and most advantageous terms of the programme.
  • Develop audit work plans for assigned audit engagements and develop audit correction plans in a clear, concise and timely manner including implementable recommendations which have been discussed and agreed on by board and auditor.
  • Follow up on the implementation of recommendations made by external auditors, advise and clarify on management responses where necessary and ensure that agreed actions are taken by management.
  • Assess the reliability and appropriateness of accounting and financial information provided to the board on which decisions and policy formulation is based.
  • Offer technical advice and guidance on related policy documents: financial management, procurement, disposal of assets, tender, administration, and risk management, IT prepared by management.
  • Actively contribute to preparedness actions such as early warning, risk analysis and contingency planning and make recommendations. Periodically monitor the implementation of risk management plan and report to management and board on actions to be taken.
  • Conduct ad-hoc investigations and reviews as may be requested by Board and management.
  • Maintain professional relations with the Uganda Institute of Internal Auditors (UIIA)
  • With Finance Manager, assist in development of CHAU work plans, budgets monitor progress, track expenses, and prepare reports for the board and management.
  • Review quarterly reports and Grant Information System Reports submitted by the implementing partners.
  • Compile and prepare timely monthly, quarterly, bi annual and annual internal audit reports and present to both Management and the Board. Participate in Board Meetings.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The Internal Auditor must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration Internationally recognized accounting or auditing certification such as CPA, CIA Internal audit, COSO, internal controls, compliance, GAAP and risk management
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in internal audit or internal control function including exposure to financial administration, funding operations and related activities.
  • Integrity, Objectivity and Openness
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills
  • Audit techniques work programs test sampling documentation and reports
  • Extensive knowledge of computerized accounting package especially quick books
  • Computer literacy skills i.e. MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Advanced Excel)
  • Expertise working in an NGO, internal audit risk and control functions
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail and thoroughness, capable of rigorous analytical approach and result oriented
  • Possess the ability to organize and prioritize and exemplary planning skills
How to apply for the job:
All suitable candidates for the above post should submit applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates, name and address of three referees and a day time contact telephone number to the International HIV/AIDS Alliance offices addressed to: The Executive Director, Community Health Alliance, Plot 19, Kawalya Kaggwa Close, Kololo P. O. Box 40333, Kampala, Uganda.
NB: Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted 
Deadline: 12th June, 2014 by 5PM
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