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Head of Department-Internal Audit job at Uganda Bureau Of Statistics

About the Organization

UBOS is a semi-autonomous agency of Government responsible for maintenance , coordination, supervision and monitoring to the National Statistics System to ensure the collection, analysis and dissemination of standardized statistical information. The Bureau is also mandated as the principal official statistics producing agency in the country.

Job Description

To provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve Bureau's operations.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership and Management:

  • Lead and manage the internal audit department, including setting goals, developing strategies, and ensuring team alignment with organizational objectives.

  • Supervise, mentor, and train audit staff to enhance their skills and performance.

Audit Planning:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive annual audit plan based on risk assessment and organizational priorities.

  • Ensure that the audit plan covers all significant areas of the organization’s operations.

Risk Assessment:

  • Identify and assess areas of significant business risk.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management processes and internal controls.

Audit Execution:

  • Oversee the execution of audit engagements, including planning, fieldwork, and reporting.

  • Ensure audits are conducted in accordance with professional standards and internal policies.

Reporting and Communication:

  • Prepare and present audit reports to senior management, the audit committee, and the board of directors.

  • Communicate audit findings and recommendations to stakeholders, ensuring clarity and actionable insights.

Compliance and Governance:

  • Ensure the organization complies with relevant laws, regulations, and internal policies.

  • Assess the adequacy of the organization’s governance framework and make recommendations for improvement.

Internal Controls:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls and business processes.

  • Recommend improvements to enhance operational effectiveness, reduce costs, and mitigate risks.


  • Monitor and ensure the timely implementation of audit recommendations.

  • Conduct follow-up audits to verify that corrective actions have been taken.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with management, the audit committee, and external auditors.

  • Collaborate with other departments to support organizational objectives and improve internal processes.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Stay updated with industry best practices, regulatory changes, and emerging risks.

  • Continuously improve the internal audit methodology and tools to enhance the audit function’s effectiveness.

Budget Management:

  • Manage the internal audit department’s budget and resources efficiently.

  • Ensure the department operates within its allocated budget while achieving its objectives.

Ethics and Integrity:

  • Promote a culture of ethics and integrity within the organization.

  • Ensure that the internal audit function operates independently and objectively.

Special Projects:

  • Lead or participate in special projects or investigations as required by senior management or the audit committee.

  • Provide advisory services to management on governance, risk management, and internal control matters.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • A Bachelor's degree in Commerce; Accounting and Finance; Business Administration (Accounting Option)

  • Master's degree in finance, Accounting Business Administration e.g. MBA is a must. Professional qualification like ACCA, CPA, CIA is must.


  • 10 years' experience with at least three (3) years at Principal Officer level.

  • Professional

  • Membership to Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is a MUST.

Other Requirements:

  • Analytical, Interpersonal skills, Report writing. Communication skills.

  • Must be knowledgeable in the use of computer applications and relevant auditing or financial management packages.

  • Good grasp of the technical aspects of accounting and financial statements / reports. Proven leadership skills

  • Must be a person of high Integrity. Objectivity and independence

  • Possess the ability to work as a team. Analytical interpersonal management skills.

  • Understanding of internal auditing standards (IPPF)

How to Apply

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