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Thursday 3 April 2014

Internal Auditor - African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services Uganda

Vacancy: Internal Auditor
Organisation: African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country: Uganda

About AFAAS:
The African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) is the umbrella organisation for Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) in Africa. Its objective is to create efficient, effective and synergistic linkages and partnerships between AAS of member countries to improve the delivery of these services to farmers. It operates within the framework of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP). Currently AFAAS is implementing a Strategic Plan built on five key pillars: i) Participation in implementation of CAADP Pillar IV, ii) Information and Knowledge Management, ii) Establishing and supporting Country Fora (CF), iv) Building Partnerships at national, regional and international levels and v) Developing its governance and management systems.


Within delegated authority, the Internal Auditor will generally be responsible for the following duties:
Evaluate internal control systems at the secretariat and in regional country host offices and recommend improvements and enhancements to ensure that assets are adequately safeguarded against loss and misappropriation and that administrative and financial records are accurate and reliable;
Carry out financial, operational and compliance audits at the secretariat  and in regional country host offices in accordance with prescribed audit standards, and ensure that regulations, rules, policies and agreements are adhered to;

Periodically conduct detailed reviews of AFAAS’s financial statements and the supporting documents to ascertain the fairness of balances of accounts as presented and conformity with IPSAS and the generally accepted principles.
Perform efficiency, economy and value for money audits in regional country host offices and in specific audit thrust areas at Headquarters to ensure that utilization of resources is in accordance with plans and budgets, in conformity with donor requirements and in the most advantageous terms for the Programme;
Develop audit work plans for assigned audit engagements;
Write draft and final audit reports in a clear, concise and timely manner including implementable recommendations which have been discussed with and agreed to by the auditee;
Assess the reliability and propriety of accounting and financial information provided to Management on which decision and/or policy formulation are based;
Follow up on the implementation of audit recommendations made by internal and external auditors and evaluate the responses and actions taken by management of the audited units of the Programme, as well as provide advice or clarification when necessary;
Actively coordinate with External Auditors in order to achieve adequate and complete audit coverage of all phases of operations;
Provide technical advice on policy documents prepared by management as required;
Significantly contribute to preparedness actions such as early warning, risk analysis and contingency planning and make recommendations.
Periodically monitor the management of risks and report on any actions taken;
Provide training/technical guidance to staff and consultants as required;
Perform any other related duties as required, including carrying out management audits, special studies, investigations and inspections.

All suitably qualified candidates must send their applications with a cover letter and comprehensive curriculum vitae, together with the names, addresses, telephone numbers of three referees should be addressed to the Executive Director-AFAAS, AFAAS Secretariat, Plot 22A Nakasero Road; Kampala, Uganda. Email: secretariat@afaas-africa.org copied to msnahdy@afaas-africa.org

NB: Please clearly include the position reference code indicated above as part of your subject when forwarding your application.

Deadline: 13th April 2014