Internal Auditor  USAID Project Jobs – Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

@ Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)
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  • Post Date : December 25, 2021
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Job Description

Job Title:   Internal Auditor   

Organisation: Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) was established in 2004 and is registered as a private-not-for profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) of Makerere University. MJAP’s mission is to build partnerships and strengthen health systems to optimally respond to HIV/AIDS, TB, Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other diseases of public health importance in Africa.


About USAID Project:

MJAP was granted the PEPFAR funding Award for the USAID Local Partner Health Services in the East Central Uganda. MJAP will support public health facilities and their communities in the 12 districts of Bugiri, Bugweri Busia, Buyende, Iganga, Jinja, Kamuli, Kaliro, Luuka, Mayuge, Namayingo and Namutumba; to continue implementation of quality Integrated HIV/AIDS and TB services, and contribute to the attainment/sustenance of epidemic control.


Job Summary:  The Internal Auditor will provide assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls, risk management and governance processes and to frame recommendations for improvement.


The post holder will provide strategic and technical leadership to the internal audit function, and provide guidance on MJAP’s operations control environment and risk management practices to the Board Audit Committee and management. The post holder will develop the internal audit strategy and annual plan.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate an annual risk assessment to support the development of the annual audit plan.
  • Provide support to the Leadership Team to ensure controls are in place for good governance and compliance with all regulatory and internal process requirements, risk management and monitor internal risk controls of the organization.
  • Develop a systematic, transparent and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management and governance processes.
  • Responsible for providing independent assurance on risk management, internal controls and governance in accordance with MJAP standards and USAID funding regulations.
  • Ensures compliance and risk management requirements are taken into account for any change management initiatives
  • Examines books of accounts, records, and financial statements and assess all operations activities
  • Lead special audits/assignments to substantiate cases of fraud and other irregularities reported.
  • Lead the review of the risk assessment and audit plan periodically; in consultation with Team leads, partners and the Audit and Risk Management Committee.
  • Provide strategic and technical leadership for audit activities and support the Audit Committee in the fulfilment of its oversight responsibilities.
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting on control gaps and the status and remediation of audit findings.
  • Interface with regulatory authorities and External Auditors and ensures that the Board and management are updated accordingly
  • Performs any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Head Internal Audit

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Commerce (Accounting); MBA MBA; ACCA, CMA, CPA or MCIPS) or equivalent
  • Membership of ACCA or CPA or Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Seven years of experience in audit and/or financial analysis, planning in a reputable organization
  • Computer proficiency and sound understanding of Audit software and Accounting packages (Navision, Sun System, Quick books etc).
  • Proven expertise in finance, accounting and auditing, including automated financial systems.
  • Applied knowledge in budget development, project management, contracts management, financial management, grants management and procurement.
  • Ability to submit timely Audit reports per the required financial procedures and CDC/USG requirements
  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities in a similar senior role, with continuous ability to identify and implement process improvements and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Proficiency to negotiate, influence and gain trust of others where no formal authority exists and can relate well to people at all levels in a credible manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain good working relationships while achieving the goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Highest standards of integrity and confidentiality where applicable.
  • Team player/leader, excellent oral and written communication skills, analytical skills and interpersonal relationship skills.


How to Apply:

All interested and qualified candidates should apply via the email below and submit their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic documents to: [email protected] addressed to;  The Human Resource Manager



  • The Application letter, CV and certificates be attached as one document; and should not exceed 5 MB. MJAP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
  • We do appreciate your interest to work with MJAP. However, we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 2 weeks after the submission deadline


Deadline: 27th December 2021 by 5:00pm


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