Location Kampala, Uganda No. of Direct Reports 0 Reporting to Head Internal Audit Budget Responsibilities (Y/N) Y
Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a global organization providing personalized contraception and general reproductive health services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services we provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she is free pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family. MS-Uganda is the Uganda branch office of MSI. In partnership with the Ministry of Health, we champion programmes that support the long-term capacity of public and private sector providers to deliver high quality FP counselling and services.
The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Global Goal: THE PREVENTION OF UNWANTED BIRTHS and its mission of ensuring every individual’s right to: CHILDREN BY CHOICE NOT CHANCE.
The Role The Internal Audit Officer will support the Head Internal Audit in providing independent assurance on the effectiveness of controls in place to address risks to the achievement of MSUG’s strategic and operational objectives. In addition, the Internal Audit Officer will assist in the implementation of the Anti-Fraud and Bribery Programme. Key Responsibilities
• Assist in the implementation of the approved internal audit plan. • Perform audits through the review of physical and electronic records, evaluate the level of compliance with established control policies, processes, procedures, standards, laws and regulations in assigned functional areas/Channels, identify control weaknesses or process improvement opportunities and initiate workable solutions. • Document and file work papers and audit procedures performed. Track timely and effective corrective actions taken following audit recommendations. • Maintain back up (physical and electronic) of all internal audit materials for easy retrieval and • Assist in monitoring and driving compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements across all business areas/Channels. • Investigate and report all alleged cases of fraud, waste, abuse and inefficiencies and make recommendations on appropriate preventive or remedial actions. • Assist in the Implement the internal audit strategic initiatives relating to key responsibilities. • Assist in the implementation of the Anti-Fraud and Bribery Program i.e. assisting in regular communications to all staff members reminding them of MSUG’s zero tolerance approach and their duty to report fraud, conflicts of interest and gifts and entertainment. • Assist in the regular training Program for all staff on the Anti-Fraud and Bribery Program. • Carry out other responsibilities as may be required by the Head Internal Audit. Experience • A minimum of 2 years of experience of internal or external audit with a reputable organisation (a mix of donor funded, and private sector preferred) • Experience working with an International audit firm will be an added advantage. • Strong knowledge of financial management systems and reporting, especially donor contract requirements for budgeting and reporting. • Ability to perform under pressure, handle heavy workloads, and meet stringent reporting deadlines • Experience in using computerized accounting and audit record keeping systems such as SUN. • Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organisation (both verbally and written). • Ability to work as part of an effective dynamic team. • Ability to work unsupervised and maintain motivation. • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure. • Ability to work autonomously, plan and prioritize own workload. • Ability to effectively adapt to a variety of working environments. • Ability to frequently travel upcountry.• Qualifications and Training (essential/ desirable)
• A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Business Administration or related field. • Partial professional qualification e.g. ACCA, CPA and CIA will be an added advantage. Personal Attributes • Pro- choice. • Approachable with strong interpersonal & listening skills together with the ability to empower their team. • Analytical and critical thinking skills. • Strong results orientation and accountability. • Objectivity and Independence. • Innovative and pays attention to details. • Self-motivated and a self-starter. • The highest levels of integrity, honesty, reliable and strong ethical attitude. • Strong commitment to the goals and vision of the Marie Stopes Interest in public health, particularly sexual and reproductive health. • Flexibility to operate in a changing environment. • Able to communicate effectively (both written and oral) at all levels. • Computer literacy. • Information Technology (IT) General Knowledge. • Cross-functional team player. Team Member Behaviours Work as One MS • You contribute, use, and share accurate data and evidence to improve understanding, insight and decision-making across MSUG, enabling us to maximise our ability to influence others. • You share relevant knowledge, expertise and resources to strengthen teamwork and prevent duplication of effort. • You actively work as part of a team, providing support and flexibility to colleagues, demonstrating fairness, understanding and respect for all people and cultures. Show courage, authenticity and integrity • You hold yourself accountable for the decisions you make and the behaviours you demonstrate. • You are courageous in challenging others and taking appropriate managed risks. Develop and grow • You seek feedback to enable greater self-awareness and provide the same to others in a way which inspires them to be even more effective. • You manage your career development including keeping your knowledge and skills up to date. Deliver excellence, always • You strive to consistently meet and exceed expectations, putting clients at the centre of everything, and implement smarter, more efficient ways of performing your role. • You build and maintain effective long-term working relationships with all stakeholders and are a true MSUG ambassador. MS Values • Mission driven: With unwavering commitment, we exist to empower women and men to have children by choice not chance. • Client centred: We are passionate about our clients and dedicate our efforts to delivering agreed objectives to the highest possible quality. • Accountable: We are accountable for our actions and take responsibility for everything we do to ensure long term sustainability and increased impact. • Courageous: We recruit and nurture talented, passionate and brave people who have the courage to push boundaries, make tough decisions and challenge others in line with our mission.