The mission of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity development. IDI has six operational areas through which it works to achieve its mission: Prevention.
Care and Treatment; Training, Global Health Security, Research and Laboratory services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University-john Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
Infectious Diseases Institute Jobs: The Internal Audit Assistant will be responsible for performing internal audits of IDI projects and IDI sub-grantees in accordance with the audit work plan and audit programme and any other assignments by the supervisor(s).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in defining/ establishing the scope and methodology of the objectives of the audit.
Perform research to obtain background information for the audit.
Prepare for and participate in entry and exit meetings with auditees.
Perform cash counts, stock counts, ﬁxed assets veriﬁcation or other audit procedures as needed to meet the audit objectives.
Create work papers to document audit work performed and highlight points for supervisors’ attention as well as support the internal audit report,
Prepare audit ﬁles and index working papers, ensuring that audit ﬁles are organized, legible, and logically developed to support the internal audit reports conclusions.
Perform site visits as required at the ﬁeld offices to verify physically. Performance of activities and evaluate internal control systems.
Produce audit ﬁndings and appropriate recommendations that are developed and are presented in the required audit report format.
Perform follow-up procedures to assess the adequacy of management’s implementation of prior recommended actions.
Participate in carrying out risk assessments of potential subgrantees.
Assist in fraud investigations and gathering evidence as and when required.
Communicate status of work to the supervisor(s) on a regular basis.
Perform any other duties as may be reasonably assigned.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and auditees.
Work both independently on own initiative and as a team member.
Operate standard ofﬁce equipment and personal computers using spreadsheets and processing applications.
Perform frequent trips to our project sites upcountry.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor‘s Degree from a reputable University in any of the following disciplines Business Administration, Commerce, Statistics, Economics, or a related ﬁeld. Studying to gain a professional qualiﬁcation such as ACCA, CPA or CIA would be an added advantage. Other certiﬁcations such as CFE are strongly recommended.
At least two years of experience in a reputable audit ﬁrm. Previous NGO experience and knowledge is advantageous.
Knowledge of audit procedures and requirements
Knowledge of accounting packages
Knowledge of donor accountability requirements
Excellent communication skills in English both verbally and in writing
Effective report writing skills
Data analytical skills including audit sampling techniques
Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
Ability to use professional judgment and scepticism to conduct work.
Ability to comprehend and interpret policies, procedures, laws. regulations and guidelines
IDI is on equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
Internal candidates who meet the required speciﬁcations and have worked with IDI for a period of at least one year will be given priority.
Make sure that your application letter, CV and certiﬁcates are attached as one document
Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualiﬁcation.
How to Apply:
All Candidates that meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, please send your CVs. which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certiﬁcate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 3rd November 2019. (Email your application and CV to [email protected]idi.co.ug and let’: save the environment).