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Infectious Diseases Institute Jobs – 3 Internal Audit Assistants 

Job Title: 3 Internal Audit Assistants – Infectious Diseases Institute Jobs

Organisation:  Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:  Senior Internal Auditor

Vacancy Code:   IASXGB

Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Profile:

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.

Job Profile:

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
  • Preferably Navision.
  • 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

Key Notes:

  • 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] and let’: save the environment).

The Senior Human Resource Manager

Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre,

Makerere University-Main Campus

College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

P.O. Box 21418, Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: 3rd November 2019

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