Internal Auditor (For Ugandan Nationals only)

from Save the Children
Closing date: 25 Aug 2017

About Us:

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children's lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world's largest independent child rights organisation, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organisation dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

In Uganda, we implement programmes in five thematic programme areas of Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, Education, Child Poverty, Health and Nutrition in Development and Emergency contexts. Save the Children delivers programs in over 36 districts in the North, Rwenzori, North-Eastern and Central regions of Uganda, Currently, Save the Children has a staff complement of 300 persons. We save childrens lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

Job Title: Internal Auditor

Contract Duration: Open ended

Location: Kampala Role Purpose:

The Internal Auditor supports the Senior Management Team (SMT) by evaluating adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk management and control systems. S/he will carry out audits, reviews and (fraud) investigations to deliver opinions on the effectiveness of the controls and risk framework operating across Save the Children International to the various stakeholders. The Internal Auditor heads the Internal Control Department which may include supervision of field based staff. The Internal Auditor may be called upon as and when necessary to support the emergency team in cases of humanitarian crisis

Academic back ground, Experience & Person Specifications;

  • Minimum of a bachelors Degree or higher in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other relevant field.
  • Must be a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors;
  • Must be a member of the ACCA or CPA
  • S/he must possess at least five (5) years experience in Audit and compliance at middle level management in a large international NGO or Private Sector firm;
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Excellent time management and planning capacity
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.