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Internal Auditor job at Center for the Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD)


Center for the Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD)

About the Organization:

CEHURD is a non-profit, research and advocacy organisation which is pioneering the justiciability of the right to health. CEHURD is a key actor whose work is central in efforts to advance social justice and health rights in health systems in Uganda, East Africa, Pan-Africa and Globally.

Job Description

The Internal Auditor is responsible for providing independent assurance on the effectiveness of internal control, risk management and governance processes of the organisation. This involves planning for and execution of Internal Audit assignments conducted in line with CEHURD’s annual risk based audit plan, as well as other adhoc assignments and investigations, reporting on results arising there from, and monitoring the status of implementation of recommendations raised. The scope of work includes financial, compliance, value for money, performance effectiveness, forensic and information systems audits.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Risk assessment: Identify and evaluate risks that could affect the organization's objectives, operations, or financial health. This involves analyzing internal processes, systems, and controls to determine potential weaknesses or vulnerabilities.

  • Audit planning: Develop an audit plan based on the identified risks and priorities. This includes determining the scope, objectives, and methodologies for each audit engagement, as well as allocating resources and establishing timelines.

  • Internal control evaluation: Assess the effectiveness of internal controls in place to mitigate risks and safeguard assets. This involves testing controls through inquiries, observations, document reviews, and other audit procedures to ensure they are operating as intended.

  • Compliance auditing: Review compliance with laws, regulations, industry standards, and internal policies and procedures. Ensure that the organization is adhering to relevant legal and regulatory requirements and identify any areas of non-compliance.

  • Financial auditing: Review financial statements, transactions, and accounting records to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) or international financial reporting standards (IFRS).

  • Operational auditing: Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of operational processes and activities. Identify opportunities for improvement in areas such as resource utilization, workflow efficiency, cost reduction, and quality enhancement.

  • Fraud detection: Investigate allegations or suspicions of fraud, waste, or abuse within the organization. Conduct forensic audits and examinations to identify fraudulent activities, determine the extent of losses, and recommend corrective actions or remedial measures.

  • Reporting and communication: Prepare audit reports summarizing findings, conclusions, and recommendations resulting from audit engagements. Communicate audit results to management, the board of directors, audit committees, and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Follow-up and monitoring: Track the implementation of audit recommendations and corrective actions identified during previous audits. Monitor progress and verify that issues have been adequately addressed to mitigate risks and improve internal controls.

  • Continuous improvement: Stay informed about emerging risks, industry trends, best practices, and regulatory changes relevant to the organization. Continuously assess and enhance the internal audit function to ensure it remains effective and aligned with organizational goals and objectives.

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Qualifications and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or Finance related field.

  • A member of a professional body CPA, ACCA

  • Professional qualification in internal audit will be an added advantage.

  •  At least 4 years of relevant experience in a similar position preferably with an NGO

How to Apply

Legible individuals should submit their application clearly indicating the position/title to the Human Resource and Administration manager via email only to

Deadline for Application

May 2, 2024

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