Job Title: Senior Risk Officer
Department: Office of the Executive Director
Reports to: Principal Internal Auditor
Salary Scale: NEMA E4
Supervises: None

Main Purpose of the Job:
To support effective management of the risk function of the Authority.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Support the development and implementation of Work Plans, Budgets, and prepare timely reports for the unit.
  2. Review the Authority’s significant business processes including the financial and accounting systems in different departments and sections of the Authority.
  3. Carry out audits and appropriate investigations in the Authority and provide technical guidance and support.
  4. Conduct risk checks on financial, operational performance, and assets of the Authority.
  5. Compile Risk data and information to support the preparation of the final Internal Audit reports.
  6. Suggest areas for improvement of the Authority’s internal control systems to mitigate risks.
  7. Perform any other official tasks that may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • An Honors Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field of Business Administration (Accounting Option); Commerce (Accounting Option) or Accounting and Finance.
  • A Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Accounting or Finance).
  • Full Professional qualifications of ACCA or CPA.
  • Full membership to the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda.

Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years post-qualification professional relevant working experience in Accounting or Auditing in a public institution.
  • Hands-on experience with accounting packages such as Sun systems, GoU IFMIS, Navision Financials, or Pastel.

Key Competencies/Skills:
a) Leadership, team building, and supervision skills.
b) Strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills.
c) Excellent analytical and presentation skills.
d) Financial and human resource management skills.
e) Excellent report writing skills.
f) Resource Mobilization skills.
g) Risk Management skills.
h) Command of excellent Information Communication Technology skills.
i) Planning and organization skills.

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